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About Grand Rapids

Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.

It's all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland - all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle.

Check out more Things to Do in detail or explore what make Grand Rapids a Cool City!

All about Grand Rapids!

History of
Grand Rapids

From Furniture City to Beer City - Grand Rapids history is full of art and...

President Ford & Betty Ford

One of the most iconic couples, President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford spent...

Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids offers a variety of entertainment, dining, shopping...


Grand Rapids has 8 distinct destination neighborhoods to explore each with...

Grand Rapids Regions

The Grand Rapids is made up of many surrounding communities with their own...

Beach Towns

Coastal towns with unique shops, beaches and lighthouses!

Colleges & Universities

Grand Rapids is a college town with at least 15 institutions of higher...

EXGR Recognitions

We're proud of our accomplishments - Check them out!

Eco Friendly

You live a green lifestyle and you want your travel experiences to reflect...

A Grand Investment
Ongoing series exploring the business landscape of Grand Rapids.
Our Talented and Experienced Team

The COVID-19 crisis has cut straight to the core of the meetings industry, as stay-at-home orders, travel shutdowns and...

Experience Grand Rapids
August 31, 2020
Fly Confidently to Grand Rapids

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is experimenting with revolutionary new tools in its ongoing efforts to...

Experience Grand Rapids
August 3, 2020
'Safe Meetings in Michigan' Report Crafted with Grand Rapids Input

What will large-scale meetings and events look like amid concerns over the coronavirus? In some respects, not much...

Experience Grand Rapids
June 29, 2020
The Future of Meeting Planning: Virtual and Hybrid Experiences

Hybrid events—live, in-person gatherings that are streamed out to virtual audiences in some way—have been part of the...

Experience Grand Rapids
June 15, 2020
Building a More Inclusive Business Community

Home to more than 130 global companies and one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S., West Michigan has long been...

Experience Grand Rapids
March 11, 2020

The Rapid Exchange Blog

Perspectives on enriching our community.