Plenty of Places to Launch in Grand Rapids

Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat…

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Visit John Ball Zoo's Red Pandas & More

For more than 125 years, John Ball Zoo has given Grand Rapids locals and visitors of all ages the experience to learn more about animals from around the world. The zoo is home to over 2,400 animals…

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Local’s Guide to U-Pick Apple Farms & Orchards

Grand Rapids has the best of both worlds – a vibrant city life along with dozens of nearby farms filled with easy-to-pick, delicious fruit. The city’s proximity to the Fruit Ridge, a region about 15…

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Veen Observatory: A Hidden Gem in The Grand Rapids Area

City lights aren’t the only wonders in the night sky over Grand Rapids. Just minutes from the gleaming streetlamps and twinkling buildings of the city’s downtown, you’ll encounter dark country skies…

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Fun Places to Go Bowling

Heading to the bowling center (or alley, as it's often called) is a great activity to enjoy with family and friends both young and old. Throw in some good food, drinks, friendly competition and of…

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