Major Attractions in Grand Rapids

Introducing you to some of the activities and accessories that make Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids. These staple pieces of GR are sure to impress the resident and visitor traveling to the Grand Rapids Region. Grand Rapids is easily one of our all time favorite places in the world, and the major attractions that this magnificent city is home to is only one of the reasons why this place is so special!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI

This is first off the oldest museum in Michigan, and it holds a lot of history within it. The GRPM offers rotating exhibits that are always so intriguing and definitely worth checking out. Your visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be a memorable one, and we can speak from experience!

The Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

There’s something so beautiful and serene about any art museum and the GRAM encompasses just that. Spend an afternoon letting your creativity admire the creativity of others whose work is in this iconic Grand Rapids museum

Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

On a sunny day we could spend hours in this beautiful place. The sun peeks through the windows in the greenhouses and shines down on the beauty of the outdoor exhibits. Frederik Meijer Gardens offers a variety of exhibits, some being seasonal that keep you wanting to spend every Saturday afternoon there.

Calder Plaza

300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids appreciates art well, and it’s displayed in a variety of different ways all throughout the city. The big red sculpture you’ll find here is titled “La Grande Vitesse” which is French for “the great swiftness” or “the grand rapids”. (Otherwise known as the Calder)

Van Andel Arena

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Van Andel is the biggest arena and concert venue in the city and is home to concerts, events, and the Grand Rapids Griffins, the local hockey team. A fun night is made here with friends and family and if you’ve never been to an event held at this venue, your definitely going to want to add that to your list!

Grand Rapids Sports

Grand Rapids really knows how to have a wonderful balance of music, arts, architecture, activities, and sports. GR brings so many people in from the sports teams they are home to such as the Grand Rapids Griffins the West Michigan Whitecaps, and the Grand Rapids Gold. The Griffins are GR’s hockey team and The Gold is GR’s basketball team that both play at Van Andel Arena and the Whitecaps are GR’s baseball team that plays at LMCU Ballpark.

The Blue Bridge

The Blue Bridge is what I like to think of as the face of GR. This gorgeous blue painted arch over the Grand River is the perfect place for pictures and is also known as an iconic place to get engaged! We love the Blue Bridge and so will you!

Rosa Parks Circle

Rosa Parks Circle is home to so many fun GR events! In the winter you’ll find an ice rink here where you can enjoy a beautiful winter evening in the heart of downtown GR and in the other months of the year you’ll find a variety of other activities such as swing dancing, concerts, food trucks, and so much more!

We love love love Grand Rapids!!

Not only is this city a fantastic place to visit or spend the day, but it is an unbeatable place to settle down and find your home! Our real estate experts would love to help you do exactly that. We strive to connect homebuyers to their local communities so that home feels more personal. Don’t hesitate to reach out today to learn more about living in the perfect West Michigan community for you and your family!


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