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Fish Ladder Sculpture

  • 560 Front Ave. Nw
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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.


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


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.