The Downtown Market: Something for every taste

Grand Rapids boasts a number of attractions that are must-see for visitors, including Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, John Ball Zoo, the Grand Rapids…

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Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids

There are a lot of great ways to explore Grand Rapids history. You can browse the exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives, stroll the Heritage…

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Grand Rapids LipDub

You never know what will cause a viral sensation. In 2011, Grand Rapids did it with a large-scale LipDub set to a live version of Don McLean’s epic “American Pie.” The video was filmed on the streets…

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Heartside

Beginning just a few steps south of downtown's busiest intersection, Heartside encompasses art galleries and retail shops along with leading-edge medical facilities and revered spiritual centers. This…

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Community Insights: What We Heard About Tourism

It’s fair to say that the team at Experience Grand Rapids is passionate about the hospitality and tourism industry. We know it’s a vital economic driver and positively contributes to the quality of…

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth – short for June Nineteenth – commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863…

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GR Beer Tourism is Booming

Known as “Beer City USA,” Grand Rapids has lots of reasons to celebrate its booming craft beer industry – 38.5 million reasons, to be exact. An independent study showed that the regional economic…

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A destination we call home

It all starts with a visit The work of a destination marketing organization like Experience Grand Rapids can be thought of as two sides of the same coin—we advocate for, invest and engage in…

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Medical Innovation Built on Big Data

West Michigan is a magnet for collaboration in medical research, innovation and care. This is the second of two articles that take a look at what’s happening now and what’s on the horizon. Setting a…

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