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Fish Ladder Sculpture

  • 560 Front Ave. Nw
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Built along the Grand River in 1974 by artist Joseph Kinnebrew, the Fish Ladder was created to aid spawning fish in their struggle to swim upstream.

  • Art & Culture

    Designed by noted sculptor Joseph Kinnebrew, this functional artwork allows migrating fish to bypass a Grand River dam by leaping a series of stair-step pools.

  • Family

    Kids love to watch migrating salmon, trout and steelhead leap up the stair-step pools of this functional artwork in downtown’s Grand River.