Freedom Cruise 2016

Grand Rapids looks forward to welcoming
Freedom Cruise 2016
June 14-18, 2016

A historic, five-day, West Michigan event designed to spread commerce across the area; and provide awareness, fun, and funding for the West Michigan Veterans.

Help us make history from June 14-18, 2016 when this massive "Art on Wheels" event comes to town. Classic cars and bike groups from around the country will be on hand for an auto show, live music and entertainment, plus organized rides to honor our veterans.

All proceeds go to the Finish the Mission Relief Fund to benefit local soldiers and heroes at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Use this page to find places to stay and eat, and to learn about all the things you can do while you are in Grand Rapids for the 2016 Freedom Cruise.

 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel


Freedom Cruise 2016 hotel specials will be posted soon.



Pack up your tent or RV and enjoy nature at its finest.

Click here to explore our campground directory.

 Eats JDeck outside dining


Grand Rapids offers an astonishing breadth and depth of restaurants. Local chefs emphasize fresh, creative, farm-to-table cuisine. There are dozens of eateries within walking distance of downtown hotels and hundreds throughout the city. Click the Dining link at left for a taste.

Click here for a map of the restaurants in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids is the perfect place to unwind! Brewpubs, sports bars, live music and comedy clubs can be found within walking distance of downtown hotels, and throughout the city. Click the Nightlife link at left to plan your night(s) out.



From mega malls to independent boutiques, Grand Rapids is a treasure-hunter's paradise. Unique art galleries and specialty shops are found throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Click the Shopping link at left to see what's in store for you.

 Art Museum

Art & Culture

Grand Rapids is renowned for its support of the arts. City streets are lined with sculptures, two downtown art museums captivate visitors and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been named one of the world's "Top 30 Must-See Museums." Great live music and theatre, too! Check it out at the Other Things To Do link at left.

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Family Playcation

Families of all ages will find lots to see and do in Grand Rapids. From amusement parks to zoos, your kids will enjoy a safe, friendly, wholesome good time. Click on Other Things To Do at left to get your kids excited about coming to town with you.


Outdoor Escape

Outdoor enthusiasts love Grand Rapids for its incredible variety of recreational pursuits. Championship golf courses, fishing and swimming lakes, biking and hiking trails, and much more are just minutes away from wherever you are. Explore your options at the Other Things To Do link at left.

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Click here to check out some of our recent short videos about Grand Rapids.

 Grand Rapids Visitor Guide

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