Explore Greater Grand Rapids: Bike the White Pine Trail

Biking the White Pine Trail provides a simultaneous exercise in solitude and solidarity. The trail allows for an escape from the buzzing cars on the roadway and fosters a sense of camaraderie with…

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Revisiting ArtPrize With Permanent Works of Art

ArtPrize is an international art competition entered by hundreds of artists from around the world each year. Launched in 2009, ArtPrize was recognized as the world’s most public art event just five…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids and locals know outdoor art is everywhere you look downtown. Whether it’s your first visit, or you live nearby, here are suggestions for “must-see”…

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Education Experiences

If your family is homeschooling or loves taking educational vacations, you may want to take advantage of the many learning opportunities in and around Grand Rapids to supplement your children's…

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West Michigan Lighthouses

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state. Over 100 of them sit along the Great Lakes and serve as a reminder of our rich nautical history. Luckily for Grand Rapidians, Lake Michigan's coast…

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Perfect Picnic Places in Grand Rapids

Summer in Grand Rapids is a great time of the year to grab some good food and head outdoors to enjoy it. With so many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces in Grand Rapids to have a picnic, Experience…

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Local’s Guide to Party Venues in Grand Rapids

Whether you’re planning a birthday bash, a graduation celebration, holiday outings, corporate events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or simply a fun gathering with friends, you’ll find a venue with…

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Exploring Cherry Street in Grand Rapids

While downtown Grand Rapids boasts the city’s largest concentration of shopping and dining destinations, there are numerous neighborhood business districts offering their own distinct pleasures. Many…

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Beaches that Make a Great Day Trip from Grand Rapids

If you love the sand, sun and shore, West Michigan is the place for you. With 300 miles of gorgeous shoreline, lucky visitors and residents enjoy quick access to beaches that dot the Michigan…

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Heritage Tours

Indigenous peoples lived in what is now Grand Rapids for thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived in the early 1800s. Detroit-born Louis Campau, known as the father of Grand…

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