Byron Center is a friendly, family-oriented community with a growing commercial presence. The 2015 opening of a Tanger Outlet Mall has drawn huge crowds to the area – and those that venture beyond the massive shopping center are delighted to discover unique independent stores, hearty comfort-food restaurants and abundant recreation opportunities. Byron Center is easily accessible from two major expressways and is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.

Where to Eat in Byron Center

Byron Center is the perfect place to indulge your comfort-food cravings. Emma Lynn’s Chicken and Waffles offers the best of home-style Southern and Northern cuisines. Dallas Deli is a “mom-and-pop” eatery serving up some of the best BBQ in Michigan. And the Byron Family Restaurant satisfies all ages with heaping helpings of classic fare.

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Where to Shop in Byron Center

Shop 80+ designer discount stores of Tanger Outlet Mall  – then explore the family-owned shops lining the central business district.


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What to Do in Byron Center

Picnic in beautiful Douglas Walker Park – there are playgrounds, ballfields, a horseshoe court and a link to Kent Trails, a 15-mile paved path running south to Grand Rapids.

Head to scenic Ironwood Golf Course or impeccably conditioned Railside Golf Course for a challenging day on the links.

Attend the Byron Days Festival in late July – kids’ activities, live entertainment, a parade, 5k race, fireworks and more.

What to See in Byron Center

See the giant rooster statue outside Byron Station, famous for its scrumptious chicken dinners.

See a show at Master Arts Theatre – it specializes in wholesome, enlightening and enriching plays and events, guided by a Christian worldview.

Local Byron Center Favorites

Van Singel Fine Arts Center hosts touring stage shows, live music, art exhibits and more in a state-of-the-art facility.

The Byron Fun Spot is a family-friendly roller rink offering affordable entertainment for all ages.

Byron Center Hidden Gems

The Byron Center Museum & Historical Society, located in an 1870s-era Town Hall, includes fascinating displays and a genealogy research room.