We've hosted thousands of group tours over the years and these are the places everyone wants to visit. Check out some of our favorite tours and activities:

Aperitivo at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is the perfect destination for shopping or eating with large groups. With 17 different vendors, the market hall offers a solution for indecisive minds!

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

A local food emporium featuring 20 local artisan food merchants. A public space for dining and entertaining located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 

Explore the Gardens with self-guided and docent-led tours for groups of 10 or more year-round. May through October, enjoy a narrated scenic tour on the park's tram. 

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum 

Learn about our 38th President in this museum that features exhibits highlighting moments in President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Ford's lives. Self-guided, docent-guided, and coach tours are available for patrons to experience. 

Grand Lady Riverboat - docked with sign.

The Grand River is Michigan's longest, and flows right through the epicenter of Grand Rapids. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the river up close.

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Grand Lady Riverboat 

Enjoy a unique sightseeing tour along the Grand River. The riverboat accommodates up to 130 passengers and offers private charters for larger groups. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum 

Head to the GRAM, the nation's first LEED-certified museum, for impressive collections of art. Both self-guided and docent-led tours are available. Groups of eight or more can add optional activities to their visit such as art-making workshops.

2024 Grand Rapids Lantern Festival at John Ball Zoo

The Zoo is not just for children! Enjoy a tour of the beloved John Ball Zoo in the off-season, or experience special events during the summer like the Grand Rapids Lantern Festival or Rock, Roar & Pour.

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John Ball Zoo 

This iconic zoo has been a popular attraction since its arrival to Grand Rapids in 1891. Choose from a variety of unique tours, including the Zoo's Twilight Tours or their off-season Guided Tours. 

Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives 

GRAAMA showcases artifacts and collections of artwork to tell the historic stories of African Americans living in Grand Rapids. On the Downtown Grand Rapids Black History Tour, learn about historical moments of the African American experience. 

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Be transported to outer space in GRPM's planetarium shows. In addition, guided tours of at least 20 guests can interact with three floors of history, science and Grand Rapids culture.

Wine Tasting at Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery

Grand Rapids is one of Michigan's top best apple-growing regions (thanks to fertile soils). Head to popular cider mills and farms like Robinette's Apple Haus to get a taste of our efforts!

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Robinette's Apple Haus & Gift Barn 

Robinette's is open year-round and offers group tours for 10 or more people. Take your pick from lots of activities to choose from, including a nature trail, corn maze, hayrides, wine tasting, apple picking, and more. 

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm 

Located on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, Ed Dunneback & Girls accommodates group tours and creates a personalized experience. The farm has live music and events every week, a full menu to choose from, and a tap room that serves craft beer, hard ciders, seltzers, and wine. 

Meyer May House in Heritage Hill, 2023

With over 1,300 homes dating back to 1843, Heritage Hill is the perfect area to explore the history of Grand Rapids.

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Heritage Hill 

Head back in time to this historic neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Complete a self-guided walking tour of Michigan's largest concentration of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century houses.

Meyer May House 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908, this Prairie-style house was restored and opened to the public in 1987. Tours of the house are free to the public and can accommodate groups of eight. For groups larger than eight, contact the Meyer May House for advance planning.

MJ the Musical from Broadway GR

Enjoy a Broadway show at DeVos Performance Hall with your group.

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Broadway Grand Rapids 

The region’s major presenter of professional, national and New York Broadway touring productions, all performing at DeVos Performance Hall. Broadway Grand Rapids accommodates groups of at least 10 patrons by offering priority group seating, discounts up to 20% off on tickets to select performances, backstage tours, and even a stage mention. 

Wax Poetic 

With over 60+ fragrances, there is endless candle making potential at Eastown's Wax Poetic. The cozy environment will create an enjoyable time for any group. 

Our Daily Bread Publishing 

Our Daily Bread produces spiritual books, DVDs, and stationery. Groups are welcome to tour the publisher at request.

Cooking class at the Local Epicurean

A private cooking lesson at The Local Epicurean is a great way to connect with your group.

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The Local Epicurean 

Have a fun team building experience with The Local Epicurean's cooking classes for groups of six to 48. Offered day and night, seven days a week, all cooking classes are paired with an activity.

Motherland Cooking Xperience 

Roll up your sleeves and learn something new! Motherland Cooking Xperience pairs cooking, storytelling, and music together to create a unique team building experience centered around African American culture.


Want even more options? Explore our suggested itineraries for ideas for your next visit to Grand Rapids.