Trip Ideas

Beer City, USA

National polls have voted Grand Rapids Beer City USA and USA TODAY readers have named it Best Beer Scene. The Beer City Ale Trail has over 80+ breweries to visit. While in Grand Rapids get your Beer City Brewsader Passport and check in at 8 of the 40+ participating breweries to get your exclusive Brewsader t-shirt.

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Lake Michigan Beaches
9 Beaches within a 30 minute drive of Grand Rapids

Holland State Park, Millennium Park, and Grand Haven Park are just a few of the beautiful places to spend the day relaxation by the water.
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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

One of the world’s 100 most-visited art museums and one of the top 30 must see museums in the world. This 158 acre indoor and outdoor park provides a significant sculpture and botanical experience.
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Grand Rapids Public Museum

One of the oldest museums in the United States, the Grand Rapids Public Museum offers fascinating collections from the past and present. One of the most popular attractions is a ride on the carousel that has been around since 1928.
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Grand Rapids Art Museum

Commonly known as the GRAM, this building is the first newly constructed ‘green’ museum in the United States. It holds collections from Renaissance to Modern Art, with a special focus on 19th and 20th century European and American art.
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

The Ford Museum offers visitors the chance to learn about the lives of Gerald and Betty Ford. It offers family-friendly activities, daily lectures, and has both permanent and ever-changing exhibits.
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Urban Institute of Contemporary Art

UICA showcases art from regional, national and international artists. It also shows independent cinema, foreign films and documentaries six days a week.
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Looking for more ideas? Visit the Experience Grand Rapids website to plan your trip.