A vibrant art scene and eclectic shopping district add character and charm to this largely rural city 20 minutes east of Grand Rapids. Historic downtown Lowell spans six city blocks alongside the scenic Flat River, close to numerous parks, lakes and golf courses.
Where to Eat in Lowell
From fast food to fine dining, Lowell offers a range of culinary experiences. Favorites include Flat River Grill, offering traditional favorites with creative flair; Keiser’s Kitchen, a classic family-style diner; and Mynt Fusion Bistro, boasting made-from-scratch Pan-Asian fare.
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Where to Shop in Lowell
Find one-of-a-kind treasures at art galleries, antique shops and variety stores:
What to Do in Lowell
Take a walking tour of historic Main Street, guided by interpretive boards installed by the Lowell Area Historical Museum.
Attend Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts – free concerts held in Riverwalk Plaza on summer Tuesday evenings, in the shadow of a historic riverboat.
What to See in Lowell
See the Fallasburg Covered Bridge, built in 1871, one of only three covered bridges open to traffic in Michigan.
See fascinating art exhibitions all year long at LowellArts! – and don’t miss the annual holiday market in November and December.
See a movie at Goodrich Quality Theaters – first-run films and amazing admission and concession prices.
Local Lowell Favorites
The Fallasburg Fall Festival is a two-day event featuring fine arts and fine crafts, live music, food and more – it’s held in beautiful Fallasburg Park every September.
The Lowell Area Historical Museum invites visitors to step back in time through a wide range of permanent and traveling exhibits – including a Victorian parlor, dining room and porch.
Lowell Hidden Gems
The James C. Veen Observatory is one of the most elaborate amateur-built astronomical facilities in the Midwest – it’s open to the public on the second and last Saturday of each month, April through October.
Beautiful Stony Lakeside Park is home to the Lowell Dog Park, an off-leash space divided into two areas for small and large dogs – the lights are on until 10 pm!
Fun Ideas in Lowell
Anyone thinking about fishing in the Grand Rapids area can find more than a few reasons to wet a line. The city is surrounded by rivers, lakes and ponds, all natural settings where the sounds of
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