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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


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.

$UICIDEBOY$ at Intersection
$UICIDEBOY$ at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Dec 09, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

$UICIDEBOY$ December 09, 2017 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

1997 Tribute Show at The Pyramid Scheme
1997 Tribute Show at The Pyramid Scheme things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Dec 01, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

1997 Tribute Show December 01, 2017 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

A Drag Queen Christmas at DeVos Performance Hall
A Drag Queen Christmas at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Tomorrow, Nov 19, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

A Drag Queen Christmas November 19, 2017 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

A Perfect Circle at Deltaplex
A Perfect Circle at Deltaplex things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Week, Nov 22, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

A Perfect Circle November 22, 2017 at Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Agua Caliente Clippers at Grand Rapids Drive at Deltaplex
Agua Caliente Clippers at Grand Rapids Drive at Deltaplex things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 01, 2018 (Thursday) Sports event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Agua Caliente Clippers at Grand Rapids Drive February 01, 2018 at Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 21, 2018 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby March 21, 2018 at Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Ani DiFranco at 20 Monroe Live
Ani DiFranco at 20 Monroe Live things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 27, 2018 (Tuesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Ani DiFranco February 27, 2018 at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Avatar at Intersection
Avatar at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 11, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Avatar February 11, 2018 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 6:00PM

Back To the 90s: Black Friday Pajama Jammy Jam
Back To the 90s: Black Friday Pajama Jammy Jam things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 24, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Back To the 90s: Black Friday Pajama Jammy Jam November 24, 2017 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 9:00PM

Backstage Immersion: MOVEMEDIA: Diversity I
Backstage Immersion: MOVEMEDIA: Diversity I things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 11, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Backstage Immersion: MOVEMEDIA: Diversity I February 11, 2018 at Peter Martin Wege Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI 2:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Grand Rapids


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Grand Rapids East
Guest Score:
From $112 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Grandville
Guest Score:
From $127 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Grand Rapids
Guest Score:
From $110 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids
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From $239 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed And Breakfast - Adults Only
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From $279 / night.


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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