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Places Rated Almanac ranked Grand Rapids as the #3 city in the nation for fun and recreation. Probably because we combine the cultural diversions of a cosmopolitan city with the spectacular recreation of an outdoor paradise.
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Explore these stories of things to do in Grand Rapids.
One of the world's top 30 must-see museums.
This classic urban zoo is located two miles west of downtown Grand Rapids.
Experience Grand Rapids on the water!
Ready to run, bike, paddle, swim, fish and golf your way around?
Tee off at 35+ excellent courses within 30 minutes of town.
80+ amazing craft breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail.
Summer fun at the beach is always a win! Just a short drive from GR too!
From local storeowners presenting one-of-a-kind finds to brand-name retailers offering mass-market goods…
Tour covered bridges, historic homes, lighthouses and more.
You want local, fresh, healthy and sustainable choices? We have it here!
Did you know Grand Rapids crafts amazing beer, coffees, ciders, spirits and wines?
Grand Rapids is bursting with tours and experiences for you to be immersed in our culture. Take a scenic drive or tour to see what all the buzz is about.
Grand Rapids has a plethora of art for creators and admirers alike. Explore the many festivals, museums, events, and shops we have involving the arts.