Nestled along the shores of the Grand River, about 10 minutes southwest of downtown Grand Rapids, Grandville boasts a plethora of parks, miles of hiking and biking trails, and one of the region’s largest shopping and dining districts. Visitors enjoy the small-town feel preserved in such rituals as holiday parades, fireworks displays and other community celebrations.
Check the City of Grandville website for community festival dates and details.
You’ll find many of the national restaurants you know and love here, but if your taste runs to local and unique, try Anna’s House (voted the Best Breakfast in Michigan), GrandVilla (serving American and Mexican comfort foods) and The Rainbow Grill, which has been delighting diners since 1946.
Rivertown Crossings Mall lets you shop 100+ stores under one roof – and there are dozens of additional local and brand-name retailers surrounding it. Walkable downtown Grandville also boasts a number of distinctive local shops.
Head to Johnson Park for disc golf in summer and sledding in winter. You can follow the paved hiking/biking trail from Johnson Park to the beach, splash pad, playground and picnic pavilions at Millennium Park.
Bowl, shoot billiards and play arcade games at Fairlanes Family Entertainment Center, which also features a large bar.
See a movie at the 20-screen Celebration! Cinema Theater at Rivertown Crossings.
See the 6,000-gallon aquarium stocked with Michigan fish at Cabela’s, the outdoor outfitter store.
See the Grand River on a picnic cruise aboard the Grand Lady Riverboat, modeled after the paddlewheel steamboats that cruised the river in the 1800s.
See artifacts of days gone by at the Grandville Historical Museum (on the lower level of City Hall) and the historic No. 10 Schoolhouse in Heritage Park.
Steenstra’s Royal Dutch Bakery is the place for fresh-baked goodies – including authentic Dutch pastries like banket.
Shop Peters Gourmet Market for traditional Dutch foods imported from Holland plus a wide selection of beer, wine, coffee, tea and other beverages.
With no bunkers or water hazards, Maple Hill Golf Course is a fun course for all ages. It also offers a full-grass driving range, golf simulators, heated stalls and a massive pro shop.
Loeschner’s Village Green is a miniature golf course, complete with doglegs, angle shots and sand traps, just off the main drag between Grandville and Jenison.
Wildroast Coffee Co., located in a lovingly restored 100-year-old building, serves a variety of specialty beverages plus sandwiches, croissants and sweets.
Take a spin around Tarry Hall Roller Rink, which offers public skating sessions, skate rentals, and a dazzling sound system and light show.
Buy, sell and trade LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, audio gear and more at The Corner Record Shop.