Area Attractions

Experience Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids Michigan
Phone: 616-459-8287


The new interactive website targets 18 different interests, from “art lovers” to “thrill seekers” allowing the visitor to customize their trip. For example, craft beer enthusiasts can find breweries to explore, activities and nightlife related to craft beer and accommodations to stay at for the weekend.

The Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616.456.3977

An approximate 5 minute walk from DeVos Place. World-class exhibitions on history, nature, science, regional cultural heritage and Native Americans. Visitors also enjoy riding the 1928 carousel and viewing planetarium sky shows.

Gerald R. Ford Museum

303 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.451.9263

An approximate 5 minute walk from DeVos Place. The nation’s most entertaining presidential museum puts visitors in the middle of history, whether it’s eavesdropping on the Oval Office or an elegant White House State Dinner. Smithsonian caliber temporary exhibits delight visitors as well. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Information line: 616.831.1000

On October 5, 2007, the new Grand Rapids Art Museum opened its first purpose built museum building, ninety-seven years after its founding in 1910. The collection includes over 5,000 works of art: approximately 3,500 works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs), 1,200 works of design and modern craft (furniture, ceramics, glass, metal and textiles), and 300 paintings and sculptures. The works on paper collection begins in the year 1500 with works by Dürer and extends to contemporary art. The design collection begins in the modern era of the late 19th century and extends to the present. The collection of painting and sculpture is primarily 19th and 20th century American and European.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

22 Sheldon Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.235.4726

Celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing hands-on exhibits that inspire exploration.

Rosa Parks Circle

During the winter, outdoor ice-skating is available at Rosa Parks Circle. The warming house with skate rentals is located in the Grand Rapids Art Museum along Louis Avenue.  During the summer, Rosa Parks Circle hosts a variety of free outdoor concerts such as Blues on the Mall Wednesday nights.

DeVos Performance Hall

Located inside DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.742.6500
Fax: 616.742.6590

Home to the four Performing Arts Groups - Broadway Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and Opera Grand Rapids. Also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows, comedy shows and other touring events.

Van Andel Arena®

130 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.742.6600

Connected to DeVos Place by skywalk.  The 12,000-seat arena is home to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows, comedy shows and sporting events.

For other things to do in and around Grand Rapids, please visit Experience Grand Rapids.