Grand Rapids looks forward to welcoming:

Michigan Science Teachers Association
62nd Annual Conference
February 26-28, 2015
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel


Grand Rapids is pulling out all the stops to assure an incredible meeting experience! Register for the MSTA Conference by clicking here.

 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel


MSTA has negotiated a special room rate at the following hotel for those attending the MSTA 62nd Annual Conference in Grand Rapids.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (headquarters hotel)

Click here for a direct link to your conference hotel reservation page!

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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 Dining Deals Map

Nightlife - the BOB


This is the perfect place to unwind after a long day! 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.

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Events and Things To Do

Click here for the top 10 things to do while in Grand Rapids.



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.

 Family 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.

 Family - Running at Gardens

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.

 Family Biking

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.