GRAND RAPIDS: There is no place like home!


Grand Rapids is a city built by visionaries who have shaped the work ethic and value of family by their willingness to share their hard earned bounty and whose leadership skills have formed the community in which we reside today.The residents of this city exude energy, creativity and resourcefulness – we are on the move! We are a settlement of people who enjoy world class health care, the appreciation of design, the arts and exceptional education, both public and private. West Michigan can boast about things little or large: Van Andel Arena, Meijer Gardens, Circle Theater, John Ball Park Zoo, Saint Cecelia’s and God’s Kitchen. From our Chamber of Commerce to the rapids on the Grand, we have the best that life has to offer. Our city is easy to walk, the choices for excellent and exceptional foods are boundless! Shall we talk about our world renowned local breweries?Green grass, beautiful trees, colorful flowers – the Grand River flows through it. The fresh waters of Lake Michigan share our most Westerly border. This truly is “Pure Michigan”.



Awards and Articles on How Great We Are!

Five Festive Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2013 (ArtPrize) – Time
America’s Best Cities for Raising a Family – Forbes
14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List – The Huffington Post
The Most Secure Large Cities in the U.S. – Farmers Insurance
Beer City U.S.A –
The 10 best places to live in the U.S. – The Wallstreet Journal Marketplace Watch


Things to See

Check out these links to our Art and Entertainment Venues


Various Art Venues

Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Ballet Company
Grand Rapids Barbershop Singers
Grand Rapids Symphony
James C. Veen Observatory
John Ball Zoo
Opera Grand Rapids
St. Cecelia Music Society

Theater Venues

Broadway Theatre Guild
Community Circle Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids


Fine Dining

Grands Rapids has Great Food! Here are a few of the best places to eat in Grand Rapids

Bistro Bella Vita
Tre Cugini


Grand Rapids Guides

These Guides to Grand Rapids and the surrounding Areas can help you learn more about the Region

Search Grand Rapids
Experience Grand Rapids



Make sure to visit these Great Art and History Museums

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park


Sports and Sporting Events

Sport fans of all stripes can find something to love here!


Professional Sports

Grand Rapids Griffins
West Michigan Whitecaps

Sporting Events

Fifth Third River Bank Run
Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
National 24 Hour Challenge


More Places to Visit

Make sure to stop by these other Great Places to visit in Grand Rapids!

DeVos Performance Hall
The DeltaPlex Entertainment and Expo Center
Van Andel Arena
Van Singel Fine Arts Center