The Best Places To See in Grand Rapids

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Since 1995

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

Members, Children (2 and younger): Free Admission - The largest exhibit with more than 150,000 visitors annually - 15,000 square-foot facility featuring rock landscapes, a waterfall and a variety of exotic plant selections

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

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

Exceptionally happy that we were able to see this on our weekend trip to Grand Rapids! the Meijer Gardens beautifully combine art and nature in a large scale botanical and sculpture garden. Despite the brisk October temperatures, we walked around the various gardens on the property for more than 90 minutes. I vastly enjoyed the Asian tea gardens with water features. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be with more in bloom.

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1300 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Since 1891

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

Children (1 and under) Free Admission - Group discount rates are available for the summer season - Over 227 species and 1,300 individual animals are care for daily - 700,000 people reached annually with wildlife and conservation messages

Price: Adults (ages 13-61) $7.00, Seniors (ages 62 and up) $6.00, Children (ages 2 - 12) $6.00, College Students (must present valid School ID) $6.00

Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

So far this is my favorite zoo in the area. Pretty shaded for the most part. Great kids area in the shade to play in a club house or pretend camp and practice balancing. There is picnic areas set up all over to have a nice lunch with the family. Yes you can bring in your own food. They do have 2 places to buy food also. Lots of animals to see. They do a great job displaying them so you can find them. The new part is awesome with wooden path and the Wild way trail. A lot to see when you go.

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303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Since 1976

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

Children Under Age 5: Free Admission - The 44,000-square-foot (4,100 m2) two-story triangular museum was designed by Marvin DeWinter Associates and built at a cost of $11 million

Price: $8.00 Adults, $6.00 College Students With ID, $4.00 Youth Ages 6-18, $7.00 Senior Citizens and Military Service Members

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

I have been to the Gerald Ford Museum 3 times, twice before the remodel and once after. Maybe it's the Republican in me, maybe it's the U of M grad in me, maybe it's because him and I are both Eagle Scouts...but I LOVE this museum!!! Prior to the remodel it was good. Told his story before, during, and after the presidency in a coherent series.. Post remodel it still tells the story but even better!

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