One of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Michigan is home to a wide variety of shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment options, all easily accessible from downtown Grand Rapids (14 minutes away) and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (just outside the city limits). Family-friendly and culturally diverse, Kentwood is welcoming to all visitors.
Where to Eat in Kentwood
Choose from more than 80 restaurants of every kind, from global fast-food chains to homegrown independent eateries. Adventurous palates can enjoy ethnic cuisines including Bosnian, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Nepalese, Thai, Vietnamese and more … all within the space of 20 square miles.
Where to Shop in Kentwood
The shopping experience in Kentwood begins at Woodland Mall, with 100+ famous brand-name stores, and extends to dozens more shopping options.
What to Do in Kentwood
Play all sorts of arcade games and watch big-screen sports at Dave & Buster’s.
Visit Castaway Bay at Ramada Plaza – the mini waterpark includes an indoor pool and 180-ft high indoor water slide.
Head to Sky Zone Trampoline Park for an indoor, “out-of-the-box,” fun workout.
What to See in Kentwood
See outdoor movies and concerts during the Summer Entertainment Series at the Kentwood branch of Kent District Library.
See your kids squeal with delight on the Splash Pads at Veteran’s Park and Pinewood Park.
See independent films and reduced-price second-run movies at Celebration! Cinema Woodland.
Local Kentwood Favorites
Cascade Winery/Jaden James Brewery features a wide assortment of wine, beer, cider and mead, all made in house.
Kentwood Ice Arena offers public skating on Sundays.
Kentwood Hidden Gems
Asian Delight Marketplace, Kim Nhung Superstore, Korpo’s Imports African Market and Super Green Market are excellent sources of international grocery items.
Both Jaycee Park and Old Farm Park feature challenging disc golf courses.
Kentwood Trip Ideas
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