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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

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    18 family-friendly places to visit in 2018

    Chicago Parent named Grand Rapids one of the "18 family-friendly places to visit in 2018". Learn why here ....


    January 12, 2018
    GILDA’S LAUGHFEST ADDS JOHN MULANEY, RIK ROBERTS AND MORE AS TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JAN. 12

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 10, 2018 – Gilda’s LaughFest has added several artists and shows including John Mulaney and...


    January 12, 2018
    Grand Rapids Public Museum Celebrates Space Exploration during Roger That!

    Grand Rapids, MI – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today the second year of Roger That! featuring...


    January 12, 2018
    Concerts Under the Stars Begin This Month at the GRPM's Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

    Grand Rapids, MI – The Grand Rapids Public Museum begins 2018 Concerts Under the Stars on January 18 hosting local band...


    January 10, 2018
    GRPM New Exhibit “Water’s Extreme Journey” Opening and Ethnic Heritage Festival

    In Water’s Extreme Journey, visitors will explore firsthand the science behind the water cycle. Through powerful...


    January 9, 2018