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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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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.


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.

Annual Bunny Train
Annual Bunny Train things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

The Easter Bunny and friends will entertain kids of all ages The Annual Bunny Train will be departing from the Coopersville & Marne Railway station, in historic downtown Coopersville, each Saturday and Sunday from March 28th through April 11th.

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


Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train
Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

Train ride featuring Santa, elves and a story telling Prince The annual Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train includes a 90-minute trip on our vintage railroad. During the trip kids will be entertained by a storytelling Princess reading Christmas books.


EnterTRAINment Excursions
EnterTRAINment Excursions things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

Musical entertainment and a 90 minute vintage railroad train The Coopersville & Marne Railway offers EnterTRAINment Excursions featuring local musicians performing for passengers taking our 90 minute vintage train ride.

Famous Pumpkin Train
Famous Pumpkin Train things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

A vintage train ride featuring characters entertaing passeng The Coopersville & Marne Railway's Famous Pumpkin Train offers a 90 minute vintage train ride through Eastern Ottawa County from Coopersville to Marne and return.

Agent Orange Wsg  Thee Elder Gods
Agent Orange Wsg Thee Elder Gods things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 05, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Agent Orange Wsg Thee Elder Gods October 05, 2022 at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

All Time Low at GLC Live at 20 Monroe
All Time Low at GLC Live at 20 Monroe things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Oct 23, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

All Time Low October 23, 2021 at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids, MI 6:30PM


Alton Brown Live at DeVos Performance Hall
Alton Brown Live at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 22, 2022 (Tuesday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Alton Brown Live March 22, 2022 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

An American in Paris at DeVos Performance Hall
An American in Paris at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 07, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

An American in Paris January 07, 2022 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

An American in Paris at DeVos Performance Hall
An American in Paris at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 08, 2022 (Saturday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

An American in Paris January 08, 2022 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

An Evening With David Sedaris at DeVos Performance Hall
An Evening With David Sedaris at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 13, 2021 (Monday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

An Evening With David Sedaris December 13, 2021 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

And the Award Goes to... at DeVos Performance Hall
And the Award Goes to... at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 21, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

And the Award Goes to... January 21, 2022 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

And the Award Goes to... at DeVos Performance Hall
And the Award Goes to... at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 22, 2022 (Saturday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

And the Award Goes to... January 22, 2022 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Andy Mineo at The Intersection
Andy Mineo at The Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Week, Sep 29, 2021 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Andy Mineo September 29, 2021 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Arlo Mckinley at The Pyramid Scheme
Arlo Mckinley at The Pyramid Scheme things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 02, 2021 (Thursday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Arlo Mckinley December 02, 2021 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Ashley McBryde - This Town Talks Tour
Ashley McBryde - This Town Talks Tour things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 13, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Ashley McBryde - This Town Talks Tour January 13, 2022 at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

August Burns Red at Intersection
August Burns Red at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Oct 22, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

August Burns Red October 22, 2021 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

August Burns Red at The Intersection
August Burns Red at The Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Oct 22, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

August Burns Red October 22, 2021 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 6:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Grand Rapids


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
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From $189 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Grand Rapids/North
Guest Score:
From $148 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Guest Score:
From $153 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.

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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