Hugging the Grand River as it travels north out of Grand Rapids, Comstock Park was a major transportation hub in the 1850s, serving both the Grand Rapids Indiana Railroad and Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad. Today, it is best known as the site of Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team.
Nick Fink’s, the oldest bar in Michigan, offers classic tavern favorites like a Monster Burrito. Mill Creek Tavern serves burgers, sandwiches and pub grub in a cozy, vintage setting. Vitale’s Pizza and Sports Bar is a local chain restaurant offering an array of casual bar eats and craft beers.
Play mini golf and laser tag, ride go-karts and bumper boats, and step into the batting cage or arcade at AJ’s Family Fun Center.
Test your skills at Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center, named 2012 Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association.
Watch the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, battle their Midwest League opponents at Fifth Third Ballpark.
Check out the Mill Creek Water Wheel in Dwight Lydell Park – it commemorates two of the area’s first businesses, a sawmill and a grist mill.
Dwight Lydell Park spans 39 acres of recreation space – paved trails, open picnic shelters, fishing ponds, a ball diamond and play ground.
The White Pine Trail State Park runs through the heart of Comstock Park, offering access to 92 miles of biking/walking trails.
Grand Rapids Popcorn Company, family-owned since 1944, offers 40+ flavors of homemade popcorn, plus popcorn gifts and accessories.
Tucked away in a quiet area of Comstock Park, Perrin Brewing Company creates works of art in the form of beer, including experimental one-off brews and hard-to-find specialty batches.
Spring is in the air! Get your family out and come and explore Grand Rapids! To help you get started, we've rounded up family-friendly things to do in GR each day of the week. Let's go! Evening Fun
Photo Courtesy of Fifth Third Ballpark If you're missing football or already losing your March Madness bracket, you're in luck! Baseball is coming back to Grand Rapids quicker than you can say