Best Places To See in Grand Rapids

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1000 East Beltline Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Since 1995

Venues and Event Spaces, Shop, Student Field Trips, Outdoor Gardens, Nature Trails and Boardwalk, Classrooms and Meeting Rooms, Horticulture, Groups Tours, Sculpture Galleries and Permanent Sculpture, Park, Summer Concerts, Café Gift Shop, Collections, Exhibitions & Adult Groups

The mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment, and the arts. Has over 600 volunteers and supported by gifts from more than 17,500 member households and many donors. Their dream, their commitment is to create a legacy of lifelong learning, enjoyment, and a rich cultural experience for generations to come. View modern sculpture in a stunning garden setting at this combination botanical garden and sculpture park

Price: Adults (14-64) $14.50
Seniors (65 and older) $11
Students (with student ID) $11
Children (5-13) $7
Children (3-4) $4

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Mon & Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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1300 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Since 1891

Garden, Behind the Scenes, Natural Environment Center, Traveling Zoos, Exhibitions, Food Service, Outdoor Activities, Aquariums, Wildlife, Birthday Parties, Nature Play, Gift Shops, Schools/Teachers, Camps, Library, Animal Adventures, Private Events, Classes for Kids, Scout Programs, Overnight Adventures & Twilight Tours

John Ball Zoo inspires their community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and their natural environment. Has over 2,000 animals including lions, tigers, bears (oh my) and chimpanzees John Ball Zoo brings behind-the-scenes training and care to the public daily. Guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to the advancement of public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation

Price: Adults (ages 13-61) $7
Seniors (ages 62 and up) $6
Children (ages 2 - 12) $6
College Students (must present valid School ID) $6

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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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303 Pearl Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Since 1976

Educational and Community Programs, Special Events, Summer Camps, Rental Facility, Private Parties, Exhibitions, Library, Special Needs, School/Tour Groups, Workshops, Wedding, Field Trips, Dining, Cooking Classes, Stores, Family Zone & Classrooms

Offers a wide variety of family-friendly events and lectures on a regular basis; the Museum Store sells items relating to the Ford presidency, other Presidents and First Ladies, and other souvenirs. Free parking is available. The current temporary exhibit is available for both viewing at the Ford Museum and online. Museum galleries depict Gerald Ford's rise from a humble youth to Eagle Scout, star football player. Free admission for children under the age of 5

Price: Adults $10
Senior citizens and military service members $8
College students with ID $7
youth ages 6-18 $4

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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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