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Grand Rapids Tourism and Sightseeing
The Grand Rapids area is full of activities for all types of people. Grand Rapids has large shopping malls, strip malls, and small boutique shops downtown. The downtown area is rich in history and has art museums, public museums, and the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Grand Rapids also has nice outdoor recreation, such as the John Ball Zoo and the Fredrick Meijer Gardens. Then there is the amazing night lfe in downtown Grand Rapids, that consists of countless night clubs, bars, and the DeVos place and the Van Andle Arena. This city is smaller is size, but it makes up for it in things to do.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA

This museum offers world-class exhibits on history, nature, cultural heritage and more. Ride a 1928 carousel, catch a show in the planetarium or eat in the cafe overlooking the Grand River. General Admission charged.


Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White House State Dinner, step inside the Oval Office and Cabinet Room, and see the original Watergate burglar tools. Admission charged. Gerald R.

John Ball Zoo
John Ball Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI USA

John Ball Zoo, with over 1,000 animals, is located in a 110-acre park. The zoo has an aquarium, children's zoo, African area and chimpanzee exhibit. Admission charged.

Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA
User Rating:  User Rating 3.0
GRAM presents exhibitions of national caliber and regional distinction. Its collection spans Renaissance to modern art. Call for information on exhibitions and programs or visit the website.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Top Attraction!
Nature in Grand Rapids, MI USA

This 132-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, guided tram and 5 acre Children's Garden. Admission charged.


Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Imax Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI USA


Chili Cook Off
Chili Cook Off things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

Come out to the Coopersville Farm Museum to taste and vote for your favorite chili from people around the Coopersville Area. Admission is free but sampling spoons are 2/$1 or 12/$5.

Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center
Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Coopersville, MI USA

Family fun, tractors, quilts, activities - all inside! At Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center, visitors will enjoy the displays of farm tools, tractors, and other vintage collections. Art, exhibits, corn shelling, rope making, and the Kid's Area make for a memoriable multigenerational family experience.

Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center
Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Coopersville, MI USA

Multigenerational event venue with interesting exhibits too! The Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, inspiring memories of yesterday, serving the community today, and preserving stories for tomorrow.


Getting Bit Guide Service
Getting Bit Guide Service
Fishing in Grand Rapids, MI USA

West Michigan Fishing Guide Service We are a West Michigan Fishing Guide Service that specializes in fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass. We primarily guide on the Big Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Muskegon River, Grand River, and White River.

Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Grand Rapids Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Childrens Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is all about play. The Grand Rapids Children's Museum demonstrates the learning power of play. We have 20,000 square feet of open ended, interactive exhibits which entice children and their adults to imagine, create, role play and just have fun.

Jam Night
Jam Night things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Music in Coopersville, MI USA

Acoustic Music Held the first and third Tuesday of every month inside Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center, year round. Doors open at 5 pm. Sign up to perform a song and let us know what key it will be in so that others may strum along. Music from 6 pm - 9 pm.

Kids, Crafts and Critters
Kids, Crafts and Critters things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

Kid's Activites

Line Dancing
Line Dancing things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Dance in Coopersville, MI USA


Quilts & Their Stories
Quilts & Their Stories things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Arts and Craft in Coopersville, MI USA

Quilt Show Form to fill out to have a quilt on display can be found at www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org and then bring it in to the Coopersville Farm Museum so we can get your story and put it on display. The Director's Choice Exhibit is Disappearing 9-Patch.

Wild Wild West Night
Wild Wild West Night things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Dance in Coopersville, MI USA

Line Dancing

#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years Of Yes at 20 Monroe Live
#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years Of Yes at 20 Monroe Live things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Weekend, Jun 29, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years Of Yes June 29, 2018 at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI 6:30PM

1978 Tribute Show at The Pyramid Scheme
1978 Tribute Show at The Pyramid Scheme things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 10, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

1978 Tribute Show August 10, 2018 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 9:00PM

20th Annual Tractor Show
20th Annual Tractor Show
Aug 07, 2018 (Tuesday) to Aug 10, 2018 (Friday) Festival event in Coopersville, MI USA

Tractor Show Since 1999. All types of tractors will be on display with Oliver being the feature. Pedal Pull for kids on Wednesday at 10 am, tractor drive through town on Thursday night, and much more.

4U - A Symphonic Celebration of Prince at 20 Monroe Live
4U - A Symphonic Celebration of Prince at 20 Monroe Live things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 10, 2018 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

4U - A Symphonic Celebration of Prince October 10, 2018 at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI 6:30PM

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Best Places to Stay in Grand Rapids


Drury Inn & Suites Grand Rapids
Guest Score:
From $108 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Guest Suite Off Large East Grand Rapids Home
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids-north
Guest Score:
From $110 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
The Lafayette House Bed & Breakfast
Guest Score:
From $135 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Union Hill Inn Bed And Breakfast
Guest Score:
From $115 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Grand Rapids


The best time to visit Michigan is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Grand Rapids


Month Low Avg High
January 15.6 22.4 29.3
February 17.4 25.0 32.6
March 25.9 34.6 43.3
April 36.1 46.3 56.6
May 46.6 58.1 69.6
June 55.8 67.1 78.4
July 60.5 71.4 82.3
August 59.0 69.4 79.7
September 51.0 61.3 71.7
October 40.2 49.9 59.6
November 31.2 38.4 45.5
December 21.4 27.6 33.7

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