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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 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.


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.

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.

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.

10 Years at Intersection - Elevation
10 Years at Intersection - Elevation things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 13, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

10 Years August 13, 2022 at Intersection - Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM


10 Years at The Intersection
10 Years at The Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 13, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

10 Years August 13, 2022 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

3ICE at Van Andel Arena
3ICE at Van Andel Arena things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Independence Day Weekend, Jul 02, 2022 (Saturday) Sports event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

3ICE July 02, 2022 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

After The Burial at Intersection - Elevation
After The Burial at Intersection - Elevation things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jun 07, 2022 (Tuesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

After The Burial June 07, 2022 at Intersection - Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

After The Burial at The Intersection
After The Burial at The Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jun 07, 2022 (Tuesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

After The Burial June 07, 2022 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM


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

Alice Cooper at DeVos Performance Hall
Alice Cooper at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 21, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Alice Cooper September 21, 2022 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

America at Frederik Meijer Gardens
America at Frederik Meijer Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 27, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

America July 27, 2022 at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Amos Lee w/ Neal Francis at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Amos Lee w/ Neal Francis at Frederik Meijer Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jun 17, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Amos Lee w/ Neal Francis June 17, 2022 at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine at Frederik Meijer Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 05, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine August 05, 2022 at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Anthony Green at Intersection - Elevation
Anthony Green at Intersection - Elevation things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Today, May 24, 2022 (Tuesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Anthony Green May 24, 2022 at Intersection - Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Anything for Selenas! A Selena Tribute Party
Anything for Selenas! A Selena Tribute Party things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jun 24, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Anything for Selenas! A Selena Tribute Party June 24, 2022 at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Apocalyptica - Cell-0 Tour at Intersection
Apocalyptica - Cell-0 Tour at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 21, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Apocalyptica - Cell-0 Tour September 21, 2022 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Apocalyptica - Cell-0 Tour at The Intersection
Apocalyptica - Cell-0 Tour at The Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 21, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Apocalyptica - Cell-0 Tour September 21, 2022 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Arcem + Tiny Tree + Fathom XIX + American Cheese
Arcem + Tiny Tree + Fathom XIX + American Cheese things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
This Weekend, May 27, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Arcem + Tiny Tree + Fathom XIX + American Cheese May 27, 2022 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

As I Lay Dying at Intersection
As I Lay Dying at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 01, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

As I Lay Dying July 01, 2022 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 6:00PM

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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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