Adrenaline junkies will find no end of exciting adventures in Grand Rapids. Get out on one of the world’s most amazing bodies of water. Get up on one of the world’s best roller coasters. Scale the heights of a towering sand dune or freestyle your way through a snow-covered sports park. You’ll find thrills and chills for all ages, all designed to challenge your limits and let your spirit soar.
Millennium Park is one of the nation's largest urban greenspaces. Facilities include playground equipment, a beach, swimming lake, splashpad and nearly 20 miles of trails.
The John Ball Zoo is where you can see nearly 2,000 animals in play, but for the thrill seeker, ride a zipline over the zoo or negotiate a four-story sky trail ropes course. When your done, ride a funicular to a treehouse offering panoramic city views.
Bring your bike! Grand Rapids is nationally recognized for mountain biking and we have great traditional bike trails, too - many within minutes of downtown.
Bring your skis and snowboards! West Michigan plays just as hard in winter - at Cannonsburg Ski Area and Pando Winter Sports Park, both just 15 minutes from downtown.
Just a short drive away is Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park, with 60+ thrill rides for all ages - including Shivering Timbers, one of the world's best wooden roller coasters.
Head 15 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids to Rockford for fantastic canoeing, kayaking and tubing.