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    Things to Do in Grand Rapids

    You can see and do more in Grand Rapids in one day than you can in one week in other cities. We've got an endless array of things to do in Grand Rapids - and everything is close and convenient!

    Some area attractions may not have open yet. Please check our travel updates and openings page for visitor tips and safety guidelines. Together, we can ensure that you can travel confidently.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are masks required in Grand Rapids?

    Yes, Michigan’s governor’s executive order requires that face coverings be worn inside and also outside where social distancing is not possible. Click here for more information.

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    What is the shopping situation in Grand Rapids?

    All retail stores can now operate at 50% customer capacity. All malls are open, as are most national stand-alone retailers and local shops. Search our retail listings by merchandise category and neighborhood, and check with individual stores to confirm hours. 

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    Are Grand Rapids attractions open for visitors?

    Yes, many are open now, including: 

     Most others are opening very soon. Search our attractions and be sure to check their open status and hours of operation.

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    Area Things To Do

    Grand Outdoors

    Hit the trails, lakes & golf courses.


    Check out our hottest culture and recreations spots.

    Beer City USA

    80+ amazing craft breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail.

    Tours & Experiences

    Immerses yourself in the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of Grand Rapids!

    Family Fun

    Lots to see and do for families of all ages!

    Food & Dining

    You want local, fresh, healthy and sustainable choices? We have it here!


    Two 100-store malls, an outlet mall, and unique neighborhood shops.

    Art & Culture

    Grand Rapids has long been a mecca for creators and admirers of art.


    You'll find plenty of things to do after dark in Grand Rapids.


    Are you ready to cheer your favorites on to victory?


    The Grand Rapids Children's Museum will keep the kids entertained for...


    You’ll find something for every musical taste here at 100+ live-music...

    Historic Sites

    Tour covered bridges, historic homes, lighthouses and more.

    Dining & Drinking

    While carry-out and delivery are still available, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cideries, coffeehouses, and bars are ready to welcome customers for in-person service. View open restaurants and book your reservations today!…

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    Summer Sizzlers

    Beaches, baseball, farm markets and outdoor concerts.

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    Save on Attractions with Our Culture Pass
    Receive admission into many cultural attractions around Grand Rapids as well as additional exclusive discounts with our $20.00 Culture Pass.

    1. Grand Rapids Art Museum

    Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Art...

    2. John Ball Zoo

    Over 1,500 animals including lions, tigers, bears (oh my)! Both indoor and...

    3. Circle Theatre

    Each summer, Circle Theatre produces five main stage productions from May...

    4. Children's Museum

    The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of...

    5. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

    Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White...

    6. TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park

    TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park is Michigan’s newest adventure park...

    7. African American Museum & Archives

    Oral history, in African culture, was performed by the griots or...

    8. Grand Rapids Public Museum

    The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and...

    9. Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids

    Actors' Theatre provides West Michigan with the best in entertaining,...

    10. Broadway Grand Rapids

    Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988, opening with...

    11. Civic Theatre

    Established in 1925, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre...

    12. DeVos Performance Hall

    Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the 2,404-seat...

    13. Grand Rapids Ballet

    Under the artistic leadership of Patricia Barker since 2010, Grand Rapids...

    14. Opera Grand Rapids

    Our mission is to foster and fulfill demand for high quality, live opera in...

    15. River City Improv

    River City Improv exists because we enjoy entertaining audiences using...

    16. Van Andel Arena

    Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's fastest-growing...


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