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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.


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.

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.

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.

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

1998 Tribute Show at The Pyramid Scheme
1998 Tribute Show at The Pyramid Scheme things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Dec 07, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

1998 Tribute Show December 07, 2018 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 8:30PM

61syx Sda Presents Timeless : Age-Based Breakin Battle
61syx Sda Presents Timeless : Age-Based Breakin Battle things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Dec 16, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

61syx Sda Presents Timeless : Age-Based Breakin Battle December 16, 2018 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 4:00PM

Amanda Miguel & Diego Verdaguer - Siempre Juntos US Tour
Amanda Miguel & Diego Verdaguer - Siempre Juntos US Tour things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
This Weekend, Nov 16, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Amanda Miguel & Diego Verdaguer - Siempre Juntos US Tour November 16, 2018 at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Amoura + Lokella + Foxfollow + Vestigial
Amoura + Lokella + Foxfollow + Vestigial things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Dec 14, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Amoura + Lokella + Foxfollow + Vestigial December 14, 2018 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Another Man's Trash and the Wrap
Another Man's Trash and the Wrap things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Dec 02, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Another Man's Trash and the Wrap December 02, 2018 at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill in Grand Rapids, MI 3:00PM

As It Is at Intersection - The Stache
As It Is at Intersection - The Stache things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 13, 2019 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

As It Is February 13, 2019 at Intersection - The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI 6:00PM

Battery - Tribute to Metallica at 20 Monroe Live
Battery - Tribute to Metallica at 20 Monroe Live things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 23, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Battery - Tribute to Metallica November 23, 2018 at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Belleville Senators at Grand Rapids Griffins
Belleville Senators at Grand Rapids Griffins things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 12, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Belleville Senators at Grand Rapids Griffins January 12, 2019 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

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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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