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Grandville

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.

Where to Eat in Grandville

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.

Where to Shop in Grandville

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.

What to Do in Grandville

Wet your whistle at two local craft beverage producers: Osgood Brewing and Michigan Moonshine Distillery.

Launch a kayak in the Grand River and paddle the 41-mile Grand River Heritage Water Trail. The launch is universally accessible.

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.

What to See in Grandville

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.

Local Grandville Favorites

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.

Hidden Gems

Take a spin around Tarry Hall Roller Rink, which offers public skating sessions, skate rentals, and a dazzling sound system and light show.

Follow paved Buck Creek Trail as it winds through two miles of Grandville neighborhoods and then on through the neighboring suburb of Wyoming.

Buy, sell and trade LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, audio gear and more at The Corner Record Shop.