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Grand Rapids, Michigan

From world-class attractions and outdoor recreation to nationally ranked food and craft beverage scenes – Grand Rapids, Michigan is filled with unexpected surprises. Discover why we're America’s Best Beer City, the nation’s Craft Beverage Capital and a Top 20 U.S. Foodie City. Get an eyeful of spectacular art and an earful of live music. Explore our endless opportunities for family fun. Make your travel dreams come true in Grand Rapids!

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World of Winter Festival celebrates Michigan's cold climate, provide fun ways for people to get outside and enjoy the season! Explore all the events going on Jan 6 - Mar 5, 2023.

Art & Culture
Art & Culture

Local World of Winter Artist: Mandy Cano Villalobos

  • by Jordoun Eatman photo by Nick Irwin for Experience GR Artwork: Carnevale by Mandy Cano Villalobos
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Since it started in 2018, the World of Winter Festival (WOW) has invited all of us to rethink how we…

Family
Family

World of Winter Family Itinerary

  • by Jackie Kanyolo photo by Rashelle Whiteharris for Experience GR. Artwork: Passage of Shadow and Light by Laura Kloosterman.
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Grand Rapids is the city I’ve called home my whole life. And while I’ve traveled…

Family
Family

Where to Rent Winter Gear in Grand Rapids

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From the heart of downtown to the coast of Lake Michigan, the Grand Rapids area offers all sorts of…

Beer City
Beer City

Dive Bars to Check Out in Grand Rapids

  • by Rick Jensen photo by Austin Graff (@austinkgraff on Instagram)
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The term “dive bar” has evolved in meaning over the years. What once meant an…

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