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Located in the middle of one of the world’s finest growing regions, influenced by the horticultural prowess of our Dutch ancestors, Grand Rapids offers plenty of inspiration for visitors with green thumbs – and plenty of natural eye candy for everyone else.

Butterflies are Blooming | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

This annual event puts you in the center of these magical creatures! March - April

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (2-4 hours)

One of the world's 100 most visited art museums features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor gardens. Guided tram tours available.…

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The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden (1 hour)

This 8-acre oasis at Meijer Gardens achieves the tranquility, simplicity and beauty of a traditional Japanese garden.…

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Grand Ideas Garden (1 hour)

Master gardeners maintain thousands of diverse plants, all labeled for your education and inspiration. Additional educational opportunities available.…

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Natural Habitats (1 hour)

Blandford nature Center and Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve offer 100s of trail-lined acres of woods, water and meadows in the midst of the city.…

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Windmill Islands Garden (1 hour)

A 250-year-old working Dutch windmill towers above 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.…

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Tulip Time Festival (Event)

"America's Best Small Town Festival" features millions of tulips, national entertainment acts and authentic Dutch activities, each May.…

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Contact Us

For complimentary assistance planning your itinerary or making travel arrangements, contact Dave Nitkiewicz, CTA.…

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