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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

      Get Ready to Experience Grand Rapids

      Trend-setting beer, food, art and music scenes. A wonderland of outdoor recreation and family fun. Easy to get to, easy to get around in, easy to afford. No wonder Expedia calls Grand Rapids, Michigan one of America’s Super Cool Cities. Plan your visit today!

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      1. Grand Rapids Art Museum

      Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Art...

      2. John Ball Zoo

      Over 1,500 animals including lions, tigers, bears (oh my)! Both indoor and...

      3. Circle Theatre

      Each summer, Circle Theatre produces five main stage productions from May...

      4. Children's Museum

      The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of...

      5. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

      Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White...

      6. TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park

      TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park is Michigan’s newest adventure park...

      7. African American Museum & Archives

      Oral history, in African culture, was performed by the griots or...

      8. Grand Rapids Public Museum

      The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and...

      9. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

      The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by...

      10. Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids

      Actors' Theatre provides West Michigan with the best in entertaining,...

      11. Broadway Grand Rapids

      Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988, opening with...

      12. Civic Theatre

      Established in 1925, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre...

      13. DeVos Performance Hall

      Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the 2,404-seat...

      14. Grand Rapids Ballet

      Under the artistic leadership of Patricia Barker since 2010, Grand Rapids...

      15. Opera Grand Rapids

      Our mission is to foster and fulfill demand for high quality, live opera in...

      16. River City Improv

      River City Improv exists because we enjoy entertaining audiences using...

      17. Van Andel Arena

      Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's fastest-growing...

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      A Cool City with Endless Possibilities

      What if the world was a blank canvas and our imagination the brush? We would use only the most vibrant colors, the most dramatic strokes. Creating a world of endless expression and endless possibilities. Creating a world like Grand Rapids.