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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.

    Top Things to Do in Grand Rapids

    There are so many things to see and do in Grand Rapids. Start planning your vacation with our list of top attractions and activities you won't want to miss while you're here.

    Need more to help you plan? Check out the top 10 reasons to visit Grand Rapids to get more great ideas.

    All of the activities below are included in our Culture Pass which provides admission to many cultural attractions in Grand Rapids along with additional savings and discounts for only $24.00.

    Grand Rapids Art Museum

    In the heart of downtown, the Grand Rapids Art Museum is internationally known for its...
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    • General Admission
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    John Ball Zoo

    Over 1,500 animals including lions, tigers, bears (oh my)! Both indoor and outdoor exhibits, interactive experiences and more!
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    • Zoo Admission Pass
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    Children's Museum

    The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing hands-on exhibits that inspire leaning...
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    • General Admission
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    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

    Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White House State Dinner, step inside the Oval Office, see the original Watergate burglar tools and more exhibitions.
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    • General Admission
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    Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

    The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art.
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    • General Gallery Admission
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    Grand Rapids Public Museum

    The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture for families to explore.
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    • General Admission
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    African American Museum & Archives

    Oral history, in African culture, was performed by the griots or storytellers. They kept the history and traditions of the family, the tribe and the nation but this was generally a masculine job...
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    • Free Admission + Tour
    • A $20.00 donation gets you a free GRAAMA backpack with reflective strips for night!
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    Circle Theatre

    Each summer, Circle Theatre produces five main stage productions from May through September - including three musicals and two plays...
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    • $5 off Any Main Stage Musical or Play Ticket
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    TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park

    TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park is Michigan’s newest adventure park that’s become popular among many different groups who love challenge, adrenaline and the independence of an aerial adventure...
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    • 25% off Climbing Experiences
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    Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids

    Actors' Theatre provides West Michigan with the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging, and thought-provoking theatre.
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    • 25% off Mainstage Tickets
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    Broadway Grand Rapids

    Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988, opening with South Pacific starring Robert Goulet, AND with a mission to bring in the very best of national touring Broadway productions to West Michigan.
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    • 10% off Tickets for Select Performances
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    Civic Theatre

    Established in 1925, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation.
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    • $5 off Any Adult Ticket for Civic Shows
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    DeVos Performance Hall

    Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the performing arts theater that hosts performances by The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Grand Rapids Ballet, and more.
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    • Save on Tickets for Select Events
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    Opera Grand Rapids

    Opera Grand Rapids enriches our West Michigan community through the creativity and excellence of this timeless art form.
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    • 15% off Select Tickets
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    River City Improv

    River City Improv exists because we enjoy entertaining audiences using comedic improvisation. Our shows weave skits, games and songs with audience suggestions to create unique entertainment experiences for each show.
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    • BOGO Improv Night
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    Van Andel Arena

    Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry.
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