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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.


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.

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.

49 Winchester at Intersection - Elevation
49 Winchester at Intersection - Elevation things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jul 16, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

49 Winchester July 16, 2024 at Intersection - Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM


Alan Jackson's Last Call: One More For The Road
Alan Jackson's Last Call: One More For The Road things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 24, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Alan Jackson's Last Call: One More For The Road August 24, 2024 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM

Alkaline Trio at Intersection
Alkaline Trio at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 26, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Alkaline Trio September 26, 2024 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Allen Stone Summer Headline Tour at Intersection - Elevation
Allen Stone Summer Headline Tour at Intersection - Elevation things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
This Weekend, Jun 21, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Allen Stone Summer Headline Tour June 21, 2024 at Intersection - Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Amos Lee w/ Mikaela Davis at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Amos Lee w/ Mikaela Davis at Frederik Meijer Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jul 03, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Amos Lee w/ Mikaela Davis July 03, 2024 at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI 7:00PM


Amy Grant at DeVos Performance Hall
Amy Grant at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Columbus Day, Oct 14, 2024 (Monday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Amy Grant October 14, 2024 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Andrew Bird at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Andrew Bird at Frederik Meijer Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 09, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Andrew Bird August 09, 2024 at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI 6:30PM

Andy and Kurt O. Together Again
Andy and Kurt O. Together Again things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Jul 05, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Andy and Kurt O. Together Again July 05, 2024 at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill in Grand Rapids, MI 8:30PM

Arrows In Action at Intersection
Arrows In Action at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Weekend, Jun 28, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Arrows In Action June 28, 2024 at Intersection 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
Next Month, Jul 19, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

As I Lay Dying July 19, 2024 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 9:00PM

Asking Alexandria: All My Friends North American Tour 2024
Asking Alexandria: All My Friends North American Tour 2024 things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 29, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Asking Alexandria: All My Friends North American Tour 2024 September 29, 2024 at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids, MI 5:30PM

Avatar - The Last Airbender at DeVos Performance Hall
Avatar - The Last Airbender at DeVos Performance Hall things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Labor Day Weekend, Sep 01, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Avatar - The Last Airbender September 01, 2024 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI 6:30PM

Bass Country at Intersection
Bass Country at Intersection things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 03, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Bass Country August 03, 2024 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI 8:30PM

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring)
Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Juneteenth, Jun 19, 2024 (Wednesday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) June 19, 2024 at Grand Rapids Civic Center in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring)
Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Tomorrow, Jun 20, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) June 20, 2024 at Grand Rapids Civic Center in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring)
Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
This Weekend, Jun 21, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) June 21, 2024 at Grand Rapids Civic Center in Grand Rapids, MI 7:30PM

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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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