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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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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Countryside Tours

One of the coolest things about Grand Rapids is that all our big-city amenities – art & culture, nightlife, the Beer City Ale Trail and more – are just minutes away from breathtaking natural scenery…

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Sculptures & Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Art is everywhere you look in downtown Grand Rapids, from sculptures to historic buildings to murals on historic buildings. You can get an eyeful on the walking tour outlined below, which covers about…

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Downtown Walking Tour

Grand Rapids was named one of the 14 most walkable cities in the U.S. a few years back, largely because of our amazingly compact and fun-filled downtown. There are more than 200 restaurants, shops…

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Self-Guided Audio Tours

GR Tag Tour - A smart phone tour of downtown Grand Rapids Scan the tag, take the tour Listen to stories from our past Snap a picture and give us your best shot "Check-in" and share See…

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Take the Black History Tour of Downtown Grand Rapids

To commemorate Black History Month 2017, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., (DGRI) asked locals to share their stories and knowledge of African-American leadership, culture and community in Grand Rapids. The…

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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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