Experience Grand Rapids 2020

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A VISITOR’S GUIDE TO THE BEST OF GRAND RAPIDS

2020

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ADVERTISING

Jamie Cannon, Group Tour Media

The 2020 Grand Rapids/Kent County Official Visitors Guide is published for the benefit of the visiting public and partners of Experience Grand Rapids. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this guide, no responsibility will be assumed by Experience Grand Rapids, any of its partners, or Group Tour Media, LLC. for errors or omissions. No warranties are made regarding the information contained herein. No endorsement of the views and opinions in advertisements are binding. All of the information furnished herein is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. No portion of this guide may be reproduced without prior written consent.

DESIGN & EDITORIAL

Greg Wagner, Wagner Design Inc.

Mike Dykstra, Copywriting

PHOTOGRAPHY

Experience Grand Rapids, Aaron Peterson Photography, LLC, Bree + John Photography, Brian Craig at Craig Photography, LLC, Brian Kelly Photography, Chad Ronald Photography, Craig van der Lende, Dean Van Dis, Emily Sierra Photography, Eric Zuniga, Grand Rapids Drive, LaughFest, Mod Bettie, Nick Irwin Images, Nile Young Photography, Paul Jendrasiak, Raul Alejandro - Alejandro Photography, Ray Nard Image Maker, Robert Neumann/Big Event Studios, Sam Iannamico/Grand Rapids Griffins, Steph Harding for Brewery Vivant, Terry Johnston, The MittenTogDionel Fisher, Tiberius Images, @TopFlightFamily, West Michigan Whitecaps, William J. Hebert

GUIDE & SUPPLEMENT COVER PHOTO

Haute at New Hotel Mertens

Photographed by Mod Bettie

Published by:

EXPERIENCE GRAND RAPIDS

171 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 545 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 258-7388 / (877) 847-4847 ExperienceGR.com

GROUP TOUR MEDIA

2465 112th Ave. Holland, MI 49424-9657 (800) 767-3489 grouptour.com

2020 the experience WELCOME 4 OUTDOOR RECREATION 6 FOOD 12 BEER 32 CRAFT BEVERAGES 40 COFFEE 42 ART & CULTURE 44 FAMILY FUN 50 MUSIC 56 TOURS & EXPERIENCES 60 SHOPPING 62 SPORTS 66 BEACHES 70 EVENTS 74 AIR SERVICE 78 ACCOMMODATIONS 80 TRIP ESSENTIALS 86 the experience 2020 | 3 | ExperienceGR.com TO ADVERTISE: (616) 836-3431 PRICE PER COPY $4.00
Kelly Messerly, Experience Grand Rapids Team Laura Edgington, Experience Grand Rapids Team Elly DeVries, Group Tour Media
SALES
Haute at New Hotel Mertens The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden One Bourbon

The Art of Visiting Grand Rapids

“What is there to do in Grand Rapids?” is a question I often hear from first-time visitors. Now I have a new answer for them.

I point them to A Grand Ride, a 2019 painting by West Michigan-based artist Joel Schoon-Tanis. We asked Joel to capture the essence of the Grand Rapids travel experience in a painting – and he delivered a vibrant, whimsical piece depicting 20 or so of the area’s most iconic destinations, activities and events.

Think of A Grand Ride as a road map to a quintessential Grand Rapids getaway. Start your journey at ExperienceGR.com/A-Grand-Ride, where we identify the elements of the painting – then browse the rest of our website and this guide for more grand travel ideas that wouldn’t fit onto Joel’s canvas.

A Grand Ride is also a nod to the prominence of our local arts scene –

and the global arts competition we host every other year. Mark your calendar for ArtPrize® 2020, Sept. 16 - Oct. 4.

If you last visited us for ArtPrize 2018, you’ll find a bevy of new hotels, restaurants, craft beverage makers and entertainment venues eager to show you a grand time!

P.S. Want to bring a piece of Grand Rapids home with you?

You can purchase a print or ceramic coaster version of A Grand Ride at ExperienceGR.com/A-Grand-Ride.

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Douglas Small, CTA President and Chief Experience Officer, Experience Grand Rapids A Grand Ride by Joel Schoon-Tanis

Next Door to Nature. Downtown Grand Rapids is your gateway to all sorts of outdoor recreation –including 10+ MTB trails as close as 10 minutes away. Find these and many other routes on the MyCityBikes app.

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GET UP AND GO
Cannonsburg Ski Area

Different Strokes. Canoe, kayak or paddleboard dozens of waterways –including downtown’s Grand River.

Dog Treats. Explore 10+ dog parks and numerous dog-friendly parks and beaches with your furry friend.

Snow Tires. Groomed fatbike trails include a city golf course and downhill ski resort – rent or bring your own bike!

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids Cannonsburg Ski Area

All Ski. The Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association helps skiers with disabilities tackle area slopes.

Towering Achievement. Climb sand dunes lining Lake Michigan for awesome views (and incredible workouts).

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P.J. Hoffmaster State Park OUTDOOR RECREATION
Cannonsburg Ski Area

Great Catch. Fish for salmon, steelhead and other prize species in America’s 6th Best Fishing City.

Walk in the Woods. Hike 50+ paved and natural rails winding through forests, wetlands and meadows.

Out on the Ice. Skate under the sun and stars in downtown’s Rosa Parks Circle –an art piece doubling as an ice rink.

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Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids Provin Trails Park Rosa Parks Circle
the experience 2020 | 10 | ExperienceGR.com Enjoy the Drive. Play 30+ excellent golf courses within 5-30 minutes of downtown Grand Rapids. Find a fairway at ExperienceGR.com/Golf.
Pointe OUTDOOR RECREATION Details at ExperienceGR.com/ Brewsader Become a Brewsader®! Get your Beer City Brewsader Passport or download the Brewsader app to start sipping your way to a free collectible t-shirt!
Thornapple

Here’s the Scoop. In 2019, Grand Rapids was named Michigan’s Best Food City (by Thrillist) and the 25th Best Foodie City in America (WalletHub).

Ice Cream
Desserts FOOD
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Pinkie’s
and
Bliss bite into

Fun Zones. Many distinct city neighborhoods offer unique dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Taste the City. 70+ eateries create special menus featuring fresh, local ingredients for Restaurant Week GR.

The Eaten Path. Plot your own tour of 50+ delectable destinations on the Grand Rapids Food Trail.

Aug 5-16

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Field & Fire Bakery + Café The Green Well – Uptown Neighborhood

Chew with a View. City rooftops, streetside patios and lakeside decks serve up a visual as well as culinary feast.

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The Søvengård Biergarten Fresh Air Fare. A shipping container bar anchors one of many cool and sometimes quirky outdoor dining spots. Haute at New Hotel Mertens
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It Your Way. Clean? Plantbased? Gluten-free? You’ll find plenty of tasty options for mindful eating.
Have
Meals on Wheels. Food trucks line city streets and parks for lunch, dinner and special event service.
Vegan Chocolate Pudding at Grove
Cuisine. Taste the difference farm-fresh ingredients make for your favorite comfort foods.
Downtown Food Trucks
Comfort
Stella's Lounge

Bunches of Brunches. Go ahead, sleep in – we’ve got plenty of weekend brunch options for you.

Crop Hop. Visit farmer’s markets and family farms for just-picked (and pick-your-own) produce.

Diverse Diets. Taste your pick of Italian, Mexican, French, Asian, soul food and other cuisines.

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The Littlebird Fulton Street Farmers Market The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
FOOD
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Search hundreds of dining spots at ExperienceGR.com/Restaurants.

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RESTAURANT

DOWNTOWN

AC Lounge

• 50 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-3200

Atwater Brewery - Grand Rapids • 201 Michigan St. NW • (616) 649-3020

The B.O.B. • 20 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 356-2000 • thebob.com

B.O.B.’s Brewery • 20 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 356-2000

Big Boy - Downtown • 407 Pearl St. NW • (616) 451-2717

Big E’s Sports Grill - Downtown • 710 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 512-5716

Bistro Bella Vita • 44 Grandville Ave. SW • (616) 222-4600

The Bistro • 11 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 242-6000

Bobarino’s at The B.O.B • 20 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 356-2000

The Bull’s Head Tavern • 188 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 454-3580

Charley’s Crab Restaurant • 63 Market Ave. SW • (616) 459-2500

The Chop House Grand Rapids • 190 Monroe Ave. NW • (888) 456-3463

City Built Brewing Co. • 820 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 805-5755

CitySen Lounge at CityFlats Hotel • 83 Monroe Center St. NW • (616) 608-1725

Divani • 15 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 774-9463

Flanagan’s Pub • 139 Pearl St. NW • (616) 980-0705

Forty Pearl • 40 Pearl St. SW • (616) 551-2070

Founders Brewing Company • 235 Grandville Ave. SW • (616) 776-1195

Fountain Hill Brewery • 151 Fountain St. NE • (616) 234-3700

Garage Bar and Grill • 819 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 454-0321

Gilly’s Smokehouse • 20 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 356-2000

GP Sports • 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-6495

Grand Rapids Brewing Company • 1 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 458-7000

Grand Woods Lounge • 77 Grandville Ave. SW • (616) 451-4300

H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B. • 20 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 356-2000

HopCat - Downtown • 25 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 451-4677

J. Gardella’s Tavern • 11 Ionia Ave. NW • (616) 459-8824

Judson’s Steakhouse at The B.O.B. • 20 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 356-2000

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck • 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-3230

The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck

187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-6428

Linear • 1001 Monroe Ave. SW • (616) 200-4343

The Littlebird • 95 Monroe Center St. NW • (616) 419-4168

Love’s Ice Cream and Chocolate • 435 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 965-1054

Lumber Baron Bar • 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 774-2000

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RESTAURANT - DOWNTOWN CONTINUED

Luna • 64 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 288-6340

Margaux • 235 Louis St. NW • (616) 242-1448

MeXo • 118 E. Fulton St. • (616) 828-4123

Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant • 180 Monroe Ave. NW (616) 776-9000

Osteria Rossa • 16 Monroe Center St. NE • (616) 988-9350

Panera Bread - Downtown • 99 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 451-4007

Pearl Street Grill • 310 Pearl St. NW • (616) 235-7611

Peppino’s Downtown Grille & Pizzeria Sports Lounge

130 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 456-8444

Rendezvous at Amway Grand Plaza • 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-3265

Reserve Wine & Food • 201 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 855-WINE

Roam by San Chez • 250 Monroe Ave. SW • (616) 288-9129

Rocky’s Bar & Grill • 633 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 356-2346

Ruth’s Chris Steak House • 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-6426

San Chez Bistro • 38 W Fulton St. • (616) 774-8272

six.one.six lounge & jdek • 235 Louis St. NW

Slows Bar BQ • 435 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 454-1588

Social Kitchen and Bar • 435 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 724-4464

SpeakEZ Lounge • 600 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 458-3125

Starbucks Café at Amway Grand Plaza • 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 774-2000

Starbucks Café at JW Marriott • 235 Louis St. NW • (616) 242-1416

Stella’s Lounge • 53 Commerce Ave. SW • (616) 742-4444

Sundance Grill and Bar • 151 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 776-1616

Tavern & Tap Grand Rapids • 100 Ionia Ave. SW • (616) 456-7673

Tupelo Honey • 140 Ottawa Ave. NW • (Opens in 2020)

Uccello’s Ristorante - Downtown • 122 Monroe Center St. NW • (616) 773-1687

Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails • 67 Ottawa Ave. SW • (616) 226-3319

Whitewater Cafe and Lounge • 710 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 512-5700

Zoko 822 • 822 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 828-1118

Z’s Restaurant & Bar • 168 Campau Promenade • (616) 454-3141

EAST GRAND RAPIDS

Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen • 2213 Wealthy St. SE. • (616) 805-5231

Houlihan’s • 1968 Breton Rd. SE • (616) 957-1683

Olive’s Restaurant and Bar • 2162 Wealthy St. SE • (616) 451-8611

Omelette Shoppe - Grand Rapids SE • 1880 Breton Rd. SE • (616) 726-7300

Osta’s Lebanese Cuisine • 2228 Wealthy St. SE • (616) 456-8999

Rose’s Express • 2224 Wealthy St. SE • (616) 458-4646

Rose’s on Reeds Lake • 550 Lakeside Dr. SE • (616) 458-1122

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RESTAURANT

HEARTSIDE

The Cottage Bar & Restaurant • 18 LaGrave Ave. SE • (616) 454-9088

New Hotel Mertens • 35 Oakes St. SW • (616) 551-1713

One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom • 136 E. Fulton St. SE • (616) 235-7669

Rockwell Republic • 45 S. Division Ave. • (616) 551-3563

HERITAGE HILL

The Commons

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MEDICAL MILE

7 Monks Taproom • 740 Michigan Ave. NE • (616) 265-5417

Bagel Beanery • 455 Michigan Ave. NE • (616) 235-7500

The Friesian Gastro Pub • 720 Michigan St. NE • (616) 825-3001

Grand Coney • 809 Michigan St. NE • (616) 776-5580

Omelette Shoppe • 545 Michigan St. NE • (616) 726-5800

Palio Ristorante • 545 Michigan St. NE, Suite 102 • (616)719-3554

NORTH QUARTER

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River Rock Dining & Lounge • 270 Ann St. NW • (616) 363-9001 $$ No Yes Yes $$ Yes Yes No

Creston Brewery • 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE • (616) 805-4523

NORTHEAST

Bier Distillery

• 5295 West River Dr. NE • Comstock Park • (616) 888-9746

Blue Water Grill • 5180 Northland Dr. NE • (616) 363-5900

Bostwick Lake Inn • 8521 Belding Rd. NE • Rockford • (616) 874-7290

Castle Brewing Co. • 1310 W. Washington St. NE • Greenville • (616) 712-6226

Cedar Springs Brewing Company • 95 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs (616) 696-2337

Elk Brewing - Comstock Park • 400 Dodge St. • Comstock Park • (616) 214-8172

Gravity Taphouse Grille • 3210 Deposit Dr. NE • (616) 719-4944

HopCat - Knapp’s Corner • 2183 E. Beltline Ave. NE • (616) 369-0600

Kitchen 67 • 1977 East Beltline Ave. • (616) 272-3778

Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen • 2896 Knapp St. NE • (616) 608-6912

Mill Creek Tavern • 3874 West River Dr. NE • Comstock Park • (616) 784-3806

Nick Fink’s • 3965 West River Dr. NE • Comstock Park • (616) 784-9886

Reds at Thousand Oaks • 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. NE • (616) 447-7750

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery • 3142 4 Mile Rd. NE • (616) 361-5567

Rockford Brewing Company • 12 E. Bridge St. • Rockford • (616) 951-4677

The Score Restaurant & Sports Bar • 5301 Northland Dr. NE • (616) 301-0600

Taste of the Gardens Café at Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 East Beltline Ave. NE • (616) 957-1580

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- NORTHEAST CONTINUED

Third Nature Brewing Co. • 7733 Childsdale Ave. NE • Rockford • (616) 512-9314

Timbers Inn Restaurant & Tavern • 6555 Belding Rd. NE Rockford • (616) 874-5553

Vander Mill Grand Rapids • 505 Ball Ave. NE • (616) 259-8828

Vitale’s - Comstock Park • 3868 West River Dr. NE Comstock Park • (616) 784-5011

NORTHWEST

Amore Trattoria Italiana • 5080 Alpine Ave. NW • Comstock Park • (616) 785-5344

Cellar Brewing Company • 133 E. Division St. • Sparta • (616) 383-1234

Greyline Brewing Co. • 1727 Alpine Ave. NW

Perrin Brewing Company • 5910 Comstock Park Dr. NW Comstock Park • (616) 551-1957

Swan Inn Motel & Restaurant • 5182 Alpine Ave. NW Comstock Park • (616) 784-1245

The Walker Roadhouse • 3272 Remembrance Rd. NW • (616) 792-9922

SOUTHEAST

Aryana Restaurant and Bar • 5700 28th St. SE • (616) 957-1775

Beltline Bar • 16 28th St. SE • (616) 245-0494

Big Boiler Brewing • 318 E. Main St. • Lowell (616) 987-3155

Big E’s Sports Grill • 2325 East Beltline SE • (616) 608-8825

Brass Ring Brewing Company • 2404 Eastern Ave. SE • (616) 460-1587

Cascade Roadhouse • 6817 Cascade Rd. SE • (616) 259-7439

Cork Wine & Grille • 5500 Cascade Rd. SE • (616) 949-0570

Courtyard Marriott Bistro • 4741 28th St. • (616) 954-0500

Dave and Busters • 3660 28th St. SE • (616) 224-8800

EB Coffee and Pub • 8980 N. Rodgers Ct. SE, Suite D • Caledonia • (616) 891-7700

FireRock Grille • 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. • (616) 656-9898

Flat River Grill • 201 E. Main St. • Lowell • (616) 897-8523

Ganders Grand Rapids • 4747 28th St. SE • (616) 957-0100

Grand Coney - 28th St. • 401 28th St. SE • (616) 228-4516

Grand Coney - Cascade • 5121 28th St. SE • (616) 930-3680

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery • 452 Ada Dr. SE, Ste 100 • Ada • (616) 920-7398

Hyderabadi Foodie Adda - Indian Cuisine • 1280 28th St. SE • (616) 888-2888

Jaden James Brewery • 4665 Broadmoor Ave. SE • (616) 656-4665

NoCo Provisions • 4609 Cascade Rd. SE • (616) 747-0300

Noto’s Old World Italian Dining & Banquet/Conference Facility 6600 28th St. SE • (616) 493-6686

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom • 3333 28th St. SE • (616) 940-1111

Railtown Brewing Company • 3595 68th St. SE • Dutton • (616) 881-2364

The Red Geranium • 6670 Kalamazoo Ave. SE • (616) 656-9800

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Shiraz Grille

• 2739 Breton Rd. SE • (616) 949-7447

Sundance Grill and Bar - 28th St. • 5755 28th St. SE • (616) 956-5644

Thornapple Brewing Co. • 6262 28th St. SE • (616) 288-6907

Vintage - Prime & Seafood at Cork • 5500 Cascade Rd. SE • (616) 949-0570

SOUTHWEST

84th Street Pub & Grille • 8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW Byron Center • (616) 583-1650

Kitzingen Brewery • 1760 44th St. SW • (616) 805-5077

Osgood Brewery • 4051 Chicago Dr. SW • (616) 432-3881

Pike 51 Brewery • 3768 Chicago Dr. • Hudsonville • (616) 662-4589

Railside Bar & Grill • 2500 76th St. SW • Byron Center • (616) 878-1140

The Red Geranium - Wyoming • 5751 Byron Center Ave. SW • (616) 532-8888

Rush Creek Bistro • 624 Port Sheldon St. SW • Grandville • (616) 457-1100

TwoGuys Brewing • 2356 Porter St. SW • Wyoming (616) 552-9690

White Flame Brewing Company • 5234 36th Ave. • Hudsonville • (616) 209-5098

UPTOWN

Brewery Vivant • 925 Cherry St. SE • (616) 719-1604

Danzon Cubano • 1 Carlton Ave. SE, Suite A • (616) 989-9788

Elk Brewing - Grand Rapids • 700 Wealthy St. SE • (616) 238-5227

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen • 1059 Wealthy St. SE • (616) 723-9770

The Green Well • 924 Cherry St. SE • (616) 808-3566

Grove • 919 Cherry St. SE • (616) 454-1000

Harmony Brewing Company - Eastown • 1551 Lake Dr. SE • (616) 233-0063

The Local Epicurean • 1440 Wealthy St. SE • (616) 206-5175

The Pub at Paddock Place • 1033 Lake Dr. SE • (616) 742-0600

Terra GR • 1429 Lake Dr. SE • (616) 301-0998

WESTSIDE

Blue Dog Tavern • 638 Stocking Ave. NW • (616) 608-6050

Brann’s Steakhouse - Leonard • 401 Leonard St. NW • (616) 454-9368

Butcher’s Union • 438 Bridge St. NW • (616) 551-1323

DeHops Brewing Company and Café • 363 Cummings Ave. NW (616) 805-3363

El Granjero Mexican Grill • 950 Bridge St. NW • (616) 458-5595

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. • 227 Winter Ave. NW • (616) 459-6257

Harmony Hall • 401 Stocking Ave. NW • (616) 233-9186

The Holiday Bar • 801 5th St. NW • (616) 456-9058

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery • 428 Bridge St. NW • (616) 419-4676

Long Road Distillers • 537 Leonard St. NW • (616) 228-4924

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the experience 2020 | 28 | ExperienceGR.com RESTAURANT - WESTSIDE CONTINUED Price Range RSVP Accepted Open Sunday Outdoor Dining The Mitten Brewing Company • 527 Leonard St. NW • (616) 608-5612 Monarch’s Club • 646 Stocking Ave. NW • (616) 233-9799 New Holland - The Knickerbocker • 417 Bridge St. NW • (616) 345-5642 One Bourbon • 608 Bridge St. NW • (616) 608-5766 The Søvengård • 443 Bridge St. NW • (616) 214-7207 Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill • 760 Butterworth St. SW • (616) 272-3910 Westside Social American Tavern • 2802 Lake Michigan Dr. SW • (616) 453-5877 $$ No Yes Yes $$ No Yes No $$ Yes Yes Yes $$ Yes No Yes $$ Yes Yes Yes $ No Yes No $$ No Yes No DINING GUIDE ExperienceGR.com/Restaurants For official gear and apparel from popular community brands. SHOP ARTPRIZE • BEER CITY • GRAND GEAR PURPLE COMMUNITY • FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS RestaurantWeekGR.com Savor specially created lunches, dinners or both at 70+ area restaurants. AUGUST 5-16, 2020 TASTE THE CITY SABORES DE LA CIUDAD Share your Grand Rapids food experiences on social media! #ExperienceGR #grandrapids = Dog-friendly patio approved through the Kent County Health Department.
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ADVERTISING SECTION
& DRINK

From bistros and burger joints to steakhouses and global eateries, Grand Rapids will treat your taste buds to a true feast.

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TAP INTO

Join the Brewsade®. Nearly 18,000 beer lovers from 50 states and 20+ countries have earned Beer City Brewsader® status – and gotten the t-shirt to prove it! Details at ExperienceGR.com/Brewsader.

BEER
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More at ExperienceGR.com/Beer

Follow the Foam. The Beer City Ale Trail map guides you to 40+ craft breweries – nine you can walk to from downtown hotels. Beyond Beer. New Holland - The Knickerbocker is one of several breweries that also craft their own spirits.

Hoppy Days. Enjoy special beer dinners, tap takeovers, a massive tasting festival and more during Beer Month GR, Feb. 15-March 15.

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Greyline Brewing Co. New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker

Grand

Beer City Runner beercityrunner.com
(616) 490-7762
Rapids Beer Tours
Rapids Beer Trolley grbeertrolley.com
Lakes Pub Cruiser greatlakespubcruiser.com
Around Michigan toursaroundmichigan.com
Michigan Beer Tours westmichiganbeertours.com
Enjoy Responsibly. Visit ExperienceGR.com/Transportation for alternatives to driving or let one of these tour operators do the honors: BEER the experience 2020 | 34 | ExperienceGR.com Beers ‘n Bites. Some of the most delectable food in town is served in our craft breweries – get a taste at BeerCityEats.com Beer City Bravo. CNN named Grand Rapids – the reigning Beer City USA champion – one of 2019’s top 15 world beer destinations.
grbeertours.com (616) 901-9719 Grand
(616) 439-4677 Great
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(616) 970-4825 West
(269) 350-4598
Perrin Brewing Company City Built Brewing Company

Brewing up Change. Women lead a number of local breweries and related businesses – and they’re working to make the industry more inclusive.

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Kris Spaulding, co-owner, Brewery Vivant Fido Faves. Dog-friendly patios and dog treats made with nonalcoholic spent beer grains get four paws up. Harmony Brewing Company - Eastown

80+ Breweries Within a 60-Minute Drive! We’re listing only Beer City Brewsader® Passport breweries here – explore more at ExperienceGR.com/Beer

BREWERY Facility Tours

DOWNTOWN

Atwater Brewery - Grand Rapids • 201 Michigan St. NW (616) 649-3020 • atwaterbeer.com/locations/atwater-grand-rapids

B.O.B.’s Brewery • 20 Monroe Ave. NW (616) 356-2000 • thebobsbrewery.com

City Built Brewing Co. • 820 Monroe Ave. NW 616-805-5755 • citybuiltbrewing.com

Founders Brewing Company • 235 Grandville Ave. SW (616) 776-1195 • foundersbrewing.com

Fountain Hill Brewery • 151 Fountain St. NE (616) 234-3700 • fb.com/fountainhillbreweryatgrcc

Grand Rapids Brewing Company • 1 Ionia Ave. SW (616) 458-7000 • grbrewingcompany.com

NORTH QUARTER

Creston Brewery • 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE 616-805-4523 • crestonbrewery.com

NORTHEAST

Bier Distillery • 5295 West River Dr. NE • Comstock Park (616) 888-9746 • bierdistillery.com

Castle Brewing Co. • 1310 Washington St. • Greenville (616) 712-6226 • castlebrewingco.com

Cedar Springs Brewing Company • 95 N. Main • Cedar Springs (616) 696-2337 • csbrew.com

Depot No. 36 • 31 Courtland St. • Rockford (616) 951-7001 • kaylaraecellars.com/beer.html

Elk Brewing - Comstock Park • 400 Dodge St. NE • Comstock Park (616) 214-8172 • elkbrewing.com

Rockford Brewing Company • 12 E. Bridge St. • Rockford (616) 951-4677 • rockfordbrewing.com

Speciation Artisan Ales • 3721 Laramie Dr. NE • Comstock Park speciationartisanales.com

Third Nature Brewing Co. • 7733 Childsdale Ave. NE • Rockford (616) 512-9314 • thirdnaturebrewing.com

NORTHWEST

Cellar Brewing Company • 133 E. Division St. • Sparta (616) 205-5286 • cellarbrewingco.com

Greyline Brewing Co. • 1727 Alpine Ave. NW • greylinebrewing.com

Perrin Brewing Company • 5910 Comstock Park Dr. NW Comstock Park • (616) 551-1957 • perrinbrewing.com

SOUTHEAST

Big Boiler Brewing • 318 E. Main St. • Lowell (616) 987-3155 • bigboilerbrewing.com

Brass Ring Brewing • 2404 Eastern Ave. SE (616) 460-1587 • brassringbrewing.com

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Broad Leaf Local Beer • 2885 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. (616) 803-0602 • broadleafbeer.com

EB Coffee and Pub • 8980 N. Rogers Ct. SE • Caledonia (616) 891-7700 • ebcoffeepub.com

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery • 452 Ada Dr. • Ada (616) 920-7398 • gravelbottom.com

Jaden James Brewery • 4665 Broadmoor Ave. SE (616) 656-4665 • jadenjamesbrewery.com

New Union Brewery • 400 W. Main St. • Lowell (616) 319-7171 • newunionbrewery.com

Railtown Brewing Company • 3595 68th St. SE • Caledonia (616) 881-2364 • railtownbrewing.com

Schmohz Brewing Company • 2600 Patterson Ave. SE (616) 949-0860 • schmohz.com

Thornapple Brewing Company • 6262 28th St. SE (616) 288-6907 • thornapplebrewing.com

SOUTHWEST

Kitzingen Brewery • 1760 44th St. SW • (616) 805-5077 • kitzingen-brewery.com

Osgood Brewing • 4051 Chicago Dr. SW • Grandville (616) 432-3881 • osgoodbrewing.com

Pike 51 Brewery Co. • 3768 Chicago Dr. • Hudsonville (616) 662-4589 • pike51.com

TwoGuys Brewing • 2356 Porter St. SW (616) 552-9690 • fb.com/twoguysbrewing.beer

White Flame Brewing Company • 5234 36th Ave. • Hudsonville (616) 209-5098 • whiteflamebrewing.com

UPTOWN

Brewery Vivant • 925 Cherry St. SE • (616) 719-1604 • breweryvivant.com

East West Brewing Company • 1400 Lake Dr. SE (616) 288-5250 • fb.com/eastwestbrewingco

Elk Brewing - Grand Rapids • 700 Wealthy St. SE (616) 238-5227 • elkbrewing.com

Harmony Brewing Company - Eastown • 1551 Lake Dr. SE (616) 233-0063 • harmonybeer.com

WEST SIDE

DeHops Brewing Company and Café • 363 Cummings Ave. NW (616) 805-3363 • dehops.com

Harmony Hall • 401 Stocking Ave. NW • (616) 233-9186 • harmonybeer.com

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery • 428 Bridge St. NW (616) 419-4676 • jollypumpkin.com

Küsterer Bier • 642 Bridge St. NW • (Opens in 2020)

The Mitten Brewing Company • 527 Leonard St. NW (616) 608-5612 • mittenbrewing.com

New Holland - The Knickerbocker • 417 Bridge St. NW (616) 345-5642 • newhollandbrew.com/theknickerbocker

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November 13-21, 2020

Taste the Difference. Local ingredients – grains, botanicals and more –infuse crafted-in-GR spirits with fresh, distinctive flavors.

Out for a Drink. Relax with good friends and great libations on an outdoor patio or deck.

Best in Glass. Long Road Distillers was named 2019’s Best Craft Brandy Distillery by USA Today.

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The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck Long Road Distillers

May 11-17, 2020

Better Together. Bars, restaurants and tasting rooms complement top-shelf drinks with top-notch food.

DISTILLERIES

Atwater Brewery - Grand Rapids • 201 Michigan St. NW • (616) 649-3020 atwaterbeer.com/locations/atwater-grand-rapids

Bier Distillery • 5295 West River Dr. NE, Suite 100 • Comstock Park • (616) 888-9746 • bierdistillery.com

Eastern Kille Distillery (formerly Gray Skies Distillery) • 700 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 893-3305 • easternkille.com

Long Road Distillers • 537 Leonard St. NW • (616) 228-4924 • longroaddistillers.com

Michigan Moonshine Distillery • 4005 Chicago Dr. SW • Grandville • (616) 259-1000 • michiganmoonshine.us

New Holland - The Knickerbocker • 417 Bridge St. NW • (616) 345-5642 newhollandbrew.com/location/grand-rapids

Thornapple Brewing Company • 6262 28th St. • (616) 288-6907 • thornapplebrewing.com

Wise Men Distillery • 4717 Broadmoor Ave. SE • (616) 805-7003 • wisemendistillery.com

CIDERIES

Creston Brewery • 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE • (616) 805-4523 • crestonbrewery.com

Farmhaus Cider Co. • 5025 Stanton St. • Hudsonville • (616) 920-1867 • farmhauscider.com

People’s Cider Co. - Tasting Room • 539 Leonard St. NW, Suite B • (616) 322-7805 • thepeoplescider.com

St. • Grant • (231) 674-2040 • ridgecider.com Pux Cider • 311 Fuller Ave NE • puxcider.com Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery • 3142 4 Mile Rd. NE • (616) 361-5567 • robinettes.com Thornapple Brewing Company • 6262 28th St. • (616) 288-6907 • thornapplebrewing.com Vander Mill - Grand Rapids • 505 Ball Ave. NE • (616) 259-8828 • vandermill.com MEADERIES Adesanya Mead • 3012 28th St. SW • Grandville • (616) 299-1963 • adesanyamead.com Arktos Meadery • 442 Bridge St. NW • (616) 406-4444 • arktosmeadery.com Grimsby Hollow Meadery • 4525 N. M-37 Hwy., Suite E • Middleville • (616) 916-2418 • grimsbyhollowmeadery.com Thornapple Brewing Company • 6262 28th St. • (616) 288-6907 • thornapplebrewing.com One Bourbon = Dog-friendly patio approved through the Kent County Health Department.

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
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Ridge Cider Co. • 351 W. 136th
COFFEE Roast of the Town. Local coffee roasters create unique blends available in their own cafés (and outdoor spaces) as well as restaurants and grocery stores. More at ExperienceGR.com/Coffee the experience 2020 | 42 | ExperienceGR.com COFFEE ROASTERS Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. • 839 Seward Ave. NW* • ferriscoffee.com Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters • 1111 Godfrey Ave. SW, Suite S-530 • grandrapidscoffee.com Herman’s Boy • 220 Northland Dr. NE • hermansboy.com Jam n’ Bean Coffee Company • 6860 Cascade Rd. SE* • jamnbean.com Littlefoot Coffee Roasters • 3049 Broadway Ave. SW • Grandville • littlefootcoffee.com Madcap Coffee • 1041 Fulton St. SE* • madcapcoffee.com Rowster Coffee • 632 Wealthy St. SE* • rowstercoffee.com Schuil Coffee Company • 3679 29th St. SE • schuilcoffee.com The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand • 1035 Wealthy St. SE • the sparrowsgr.com * Check website for additional café locations. Rise Bakery & Squibb Coffee Schuil Coffee Co. Outside Coffee Co. Not Your Average Joe. Enroll in a coffee class, tour a roasting facility and enjoy award-winning brews in coffee shops and cafés. Perk Up

ENJOY THE

VIEWS

Best in Show. Celebrating 25 years in 2020, this botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park is one of the world’s 100 most visited art museums. See & Save. Grand Rapids is home to an astonishing variety of art and culture attractions – visit CulturePassGR.com to see more for less.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Mad Mom by Tom Otterness Grand Rapids Public Museum

Dear Johns. Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts a major exhibition of Jasper Johns prints starting Oct. 24. Native Son. The life and times of President Gerald R. Ford come alive at his namesake museum.

Culture of Community. Explore the legacies of local African Americans, Native Americans and other groups. Equal Opportunity. Local museums strive to make facilities and exhibits accessible to those with special needs.

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Grand Rapids Art Museum Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives
ART & CULTURE the experience 2020 | 46 | ExperienceGR.com We Love PDAs. See Public Displays of Art throughout downtown –get started by downloading the free app at Vamonde.com/Grand-Rapids. Bursting with Pride. The city’s first official street mural celebrates the vibrancy of the LGBTQ+ community. Beauty Contest. ArtPrize® 2020 blankets downtown with art – and you vote for the winner, Sept. 16 - Oct. 4.
Robert Indiana, LOVE (Blue Outside Red Inside), 1966-1999 ©2019 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Rainbow Road by Joey Salamon, @joeysalamon Kaleidoscopic by Amanda Browder Project 1 by ArtPrize, 2019

Performing

ART & CULTURE

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park • 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE • (616) 957-1580 • meijergardens.org

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum • 303 Pearl St. NW • (616) 254-0400 • fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives • 87 Monroe Center NW • (616) 540-2943 • graama.org

Grand Rapids Art Museum • 101 Monroe Center NW • (616) 831-1000 • artmuseumgr.org

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum • 11 Sheldon Ave. NE • (616) 235-4726 • grcm.org

Grand Rapids Public Museum • 272 Pearl St. NW • (616) 929-1700 • grpm.org

John Ball Zoo • 1300 W. Fulton • (616) 336-4300 • jbzoo.org • Open March-Nov.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts • 2 Fulton St. W. • (616) 454-7000 • uica.org

PERFORMING ARTS

Actors’ Theatre • (616) 234-3817

Broadway Grand Rapids • (616) 235-6285 • broadwaygrandrapids.com

Circle Theatre • (616) 456-6656 • circletheatre.org

Dog Story Theater • (616) 452-9234 • dogstorytheater.com

Grand Rapids Ballet • (616) 454-4771 • grballet.com

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre • (616) 222-6650 • grct.org

Grand Rapids Symphony • (616) 454-9451 • grsymphony.org

Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids • (616) 234-3595 • jtgr.org

Opera Grand Rapids • (616) 451-2741 • operagr.com

St. Cecilia Music Center • (616) 459-2224 • scmc-online.org

• actorstheatregrandrapids.org
Miracles. Ballet, opera and symphony companies present new takes on classic and contemporary works.
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Class Acts. Local theatres and touring companies stage one crowd-pleaser after another – including Hamilton, Jan. 21 - Feb. 9.
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The Nutcracker - Grand Rapids Ballet Photo by Ray Nard Imagemaker Hamilton National Tour - Broadway Grand Rapids
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FAMILY FUN the experience 2020 | 50 | ExperienceGR.com Growth Experience. A garden built just for kids includes a treehouse, rock quarry, butterfly maze, log cabin and more. More at ExperienceGR.com/Family SHARE THE HappY The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

What a Ride. Take a spin on an antique carousel, explore nature exhibits and go on a scavenger hunt … all in one place.

Park of Plenty. Downtown’s new Studio Park is the place for movies, concerts, dining and more.

Accessible Animals. 1,300 animals and an inclusive playground await visitors at our urban zoo.

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Celebration! Cinema Studio Park Grand Rapids Public Museum John Ball Zoo

Tube Time. Slide down area slopes in winter, float down local rivers in summer – bring your own tubes or rent them here.

Play Space. An entire museum is dedicated to helping children learn and succeed through play.

Sensory Support. Our public museum, children’s museum and zoo offer sensory tool kits.

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Cannonsburg Ski Area Grand Rapids Children’s Museum John Ball Zoo

Aimed to Please. Play laser tag, jump on trampolines, and ride go-karts, bumper boats and a zipline.

Call of the Wild. Roam trails, visit farm animals, meet birds of prey and learn about the natural world.

Downtown Dogs. An off-leash dog park in the heart of the city is a convenient place to exercise your pet – and make new human friends!

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Downtown Dog Park Grand Rapids Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center Blandford Nature Center
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GET IN THE

More at ExperienceGR.com/Music

New & Noteworthy. The new Listening Room at downtown’s Studio Park fosters a more intimate connection between artist and audience. Downtown Sounds. Visit more than 30 music venues and sample all sorts of genres within a few easy to walk (or ride) city blocks.

MUSIC
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Molly at Listening Room RealMolly.com Sweet Diezel Jenkins at H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B.

Free ‘n Breezy. A bountiful lineup of free outdoor concerts makes summers even more spectacular.

Surprising Settings. Attend a concert in a planetarium, atop a ski slope, beside a river or on a farm.

Eat to the Beat. Dozens of restaurants and breweries across the city present regular music series.

Garden Parties. Summer concerts at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park feature local and global artists.

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Fiona Dickson & band at the Roger B. Chafee PlanetariumGrand Rapids Public Museum Lipstick Jodi at Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids Soul Club at GRAM on the Green Steve Leaf at The Søvengård Biergarten
MUSIC VENUES (TICKETED VENUES - 200+ CAPACITY) DOWNTOWN NORTHEAST NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST 20 Monroe Live • 11 Ottawa Ave. NW • (844) 678-5483 • 20monroelive.com DeVos Performance Hall • 303 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 742-6500 • devosperformancehall.com St. Cecilia Music Center • 24 Ransom Ave. NE • (616) 459-2224 • scmc-online.org The Intersection • 133 Grandville Ave. SW • (616) 451-8232 • sectionlive.com Listening Room at Studio Park • 123 Ionia Ave. SW • listeningroomgr.com The Pyramid Scheme • 68 Commerce Ave. SW • pyramidschemebar.com Van Andel Arena • 130 W. Fulton St. • (616) 742-6600 • vanandelarena.com Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Amphitheater (Seasonal) 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE • (616) 957-1580 • meijergardens.org Forest Hills Fine Arts Center • 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE • (616) 493-8965 • fhfineartscenter.com The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center • 2500 Turner Ave. NW • (616) 364-9000 • deltaplex.com Van Singel Fine Arts Center • 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW • (616) 878-6800 • vsfac.com the experience 2020 | 58 | ExperienceGR.com MUSIC Tune Tour. The Grand Rapids Music Trail highlights 130+ pitchperfect places to hear live music in Kent County. Superstar Central. Elton John, The Lumineers, Reba McEntire and Post Malone are
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THING DO

Discovery Zones. Tour area gardens, art venues, historic sites and more led by expert guides or the free Vamonde app.

Sport Stops. Go bowling, fowling, rock wall climbing, zipline riding and even axe throwing.

Tasty Travels. Tour local wineries, breweries, distilleries, coffee roasters and artisan food shops.

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More at ExperienceGR.com/Experiences
Target Axe Throwing Aria by Alexander Liberman at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Tram Tour Raise a Glass Wine Tours
YOUR

DIY Projects. Make a candle, paint a canvas, throw a pot, tap a maple tree and pick fresh produce.

Cruise Control. Rent a motorboat, paddleboard, canoe, kayak or bike to explore the region on your own.

Kitchen Duty. Enhance your culinary skills (whatever your age) with a wide range of cooking classes.

Scout Masters. Take an expert-led fishing trip, dune ride, running tour or animal adventure.

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Wax Poetic Candle Bar Downtown Market Grand Rapids Retro Boat Rentals Werkman Outfitters Fishing Trip
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shopping
HERE FIND IT Von Maur - Woodland Mall
- Uptown Neighborhood More at ExperienceGR.com/Shopping
Say Cheesecake. Von Maur, Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Williams-Sonoma and The Cheesecake Factory lead a $100 million expansion of Woodland Mall. Unique Boutiques. Stroll a variety of neighborhood
districts for one-of-a-kind wares often made by local artisans.
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Museum Quality. Museum gift shops showcase out-of-the ordinary items inspired by their collections.

Saving Place. Save big on the latest designer styles at 70+ Tanger Outlet stores.

Fresh Selection. Shop farm markets for fresh-picked produce, fresh-baked sweets, fresh-pressed cider and more. Outdoor Outfitters. Gear up at Cabela’s, Moosejaw, REI, Orvis and other outdoor adventure stores.

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The Museum Store - Grand Rapids Art Museum Tanger Outlets Orvis - Breton Village Shopping Center Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
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LOUD

We’re Number One. In 2019, Sports Business Journal named Grand Rapids the #1 minor league market in the U.S. Major Thrills. Minor league baseball, basketball and hockey teams lead a year-round slate of thrilling sports action.

SPORTS
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West Michigan Whitecaps Grand Rapids Drive

Grand Rapids Griffins

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Berlin Raceway • NASCAR Home Track • 2060 Berlin Fair Dr. • (616) 677-5000 • berlinraceway.com

Grand Rapids Griffins • AHL Hockey • 130 W. Fulton St. • (616) 774-4585 • griffinshockey.com

West Michigan Whitecaps • Class A Baseball • 4500 West River Dr. NE • (616) 784-4131 • milb.com/west-michigan

Grand Rapids Drive • NBA G-League Basketball • 2500 Turner Ave. NW • grandrapids.gleague.nba.com

Grand Rapids Football Club • National Premier Soccer • 162 Houseman Ave. SE • grandrapidsfc.com

2020 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter • Feb. 14-16 • stategamesofmichigan.com • W/C

MHSAA

MHSAA

USBC

Gazelle

Rivertown

Amway

Meijer

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Raising the Game. Van Andel Arena was hailed as the #1 place in the U.S. to watch a minor league hockey game.
Competitive Cheer Finals • March 6-7 • mhsaa.com • W
Gymnastics Finals • March 13-14 • mhsaa.com • W
Intercollegiate Team Bowling Championship • April 15-18 • bowl.com • W
Girl Half Marathon & 5K • April 19 • gazellegirlhalfmarathon.com • W/C
Races • April 25 • rivertownraces.com • W/C
River Bank Run
May 9
amwayriverbankrun.com • W/C
LPGA Classic for Simply Give
June 9-14 • meijerlpgaclassic.com • W
Rapids Triathlon
June 14
grandrapidstri.com • W/C
Masters Games
June 19-28
usamastersgames.com • W
State Games of Michigan - Summer • June 25-28 • stategamesofmichigan.com • W/C
Gran Fondo
June 27
msugranfondo.com • W/C
USA Canada Border Battle Softball • July 31 • seniorsoftball.org • W Michigan Titanium Triathlon • Aug. 16 • mititanium.com • W/C
Meadows Marathon • Aug. 30 • grandrapidsmarathon.com • W/C
Rapids Marathon • Oct. 18 • grandrapidsmarathon.com • W/C WATCH (W) OR COMPETE (C)
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play in the

The Coast is Near. Downtown Grand Rapids is just 30-45 minutes away from the spectacular beaches and charming beach towns of Lake Michigan. Barks Not Sharks. Dogs are welcome on the beach (and in the shark-free freshwater) at several parks.

City Shore. Millennium Park’s swimming beach and splashpad are a five-minute drive from downtown.

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Lake Harbor Beach Kirk Park

Muskegon State Park (STATE) 3560 Memorial Dr. • North Muskegon

Norman F. Kruse Park (CITY) 3205 W. Sherman Blvd. • Muskegon

North Beach Park (COUNTY) 18775 North Shore Dr. • Ferrysburg

Shores (COUNTY) 8555 Olive Shore Ave. • West Olive

Beach* (CITY)

1 31 19 6 96 96 131 131 45 231 46 6 40 Muskegon Norton Shores North Muskegon West Olive Grand Haven Spring Lake Ferrysburg Holland Saugatuck Douglas Grand Rapids 16 3 1 4 5 13 10 15 6 8 12 20 18 14 17 9 2 19 7 11 Entrance to State Parks requires a Recreation Passport; non-MI residents may choose instead to pay the daily entrance fee. Details at michigan.gov/dnr. the experience 2020 | 71 | ExperienceGR.com
Pier BEACHES 1 Duck Lake State Park (STATE) 3560 Memorial Dr. • North Muskegon $9 • • • • 2 Grand Haven City Beach (CITY) South Harbor Dr. • Grand Haven FREE • • • • 3 Grand Haven State Park* (STATE) 1001 Harbor Ave. • Grand Haven $9 • • • • • • • 4 Holland State Park (STATE) 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd. • Holland $9 • • • • • • 5 Kirk Park (COUNTY) 9791 Lakeshore Dr. • West Olive $8** • • • • • 6 Lake Harbor Beach Park (CITY) 4635 Lake Harbor Rd. • Norton Shores FREE • • • • 7 Lake Michigan Park (CITY) Bluffton and Beachwood • Muskegon FREE • • 8 Lakeside Beach (CITY) N. Lake St. and
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DOWNTOWN Your premier shopping, dining and events destination...just minutes from Grand Rapids! Holland Holland @downtownholland www.downtownholland.com HOLLAND farmers market Locally-grown food, special events, street performers...and lots of fun for the entire family! We dnesdays & Saturdays May - December • 8am - 2pm 150 WEST 8TH STREET DOWNTOWN HOLLAND www.hollandfarmersmarket.com Located inside Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown 616.582.8585 216 Van Raalte Ave., Holland BoatwerksRestaurant.com Steak | Seafood 4600 Macatawa Legends Blvd, Holland RedRockGrille.com Waterfront Dining

2020 THE DATE SAVE

10 Years of Funny. The LaughFest festival celebrates a decade of raising awareness for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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LaughFest - Sebastian Maniscalco
EVENTS

World of Winter Ice Festival

January 15-February 17

Michigan International Auto Show

January 30

Meijer State Games of Michigan

February 14-16

Beer Month GR

February 15-March 15

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming

March 1-April 30

LaughFest

March 5-15

Irish on Ionia March 14

Amway River Bank Run May 9

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

June 9-14

Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival

June 12-13

Grand Rapids Pride Festival June 20

Meijer State Games of Michigan – Summer June 25-28

Grand Rapids Fireworks Presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

July 4

Color Run July 25

Cider Week GR

May 11-17

Restaurant Week GR August 5-16

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival August 7-9

A Glimpse of Africa August 15

Grand Rapids Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival August 21-23

Grand Rapids Polish Festival August 28-29

Breakaway Music Festival August 28-29

Oktoberfest West Michigan September

Mexican Heritage Association Fiesta Mexicana

September Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow

September 12-13

ArtPrize® 2020 September 16-October 4

African American Arts & Music Festival September 19

Opera Week October 19-25

Cocktail Week GR

November 13-21

Grand Rapids Comic-Con November 13

International Wine, Beer & Food Festival November 19-21

Art Van Santa Parade November 21

November 24, 2020-January 3, 2021

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Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Find many more crowd-pleasers at ExperienceGR.com/Events.
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Founders Fest June Grand River Water Festival June
Three Fires Traditional Pow Wow June Festival of the Arts June 5-7
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Cocktail Week GR Event information subject to change without notice. Confirm with organizers directly. Beer
“A Fall Wine Festival
Want to Miss.” Forbes, 2019 Festival
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Cider
Grand Rapids Pride Festival
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140+ Daily Non-Stop Routes: Allegiant • American Airlines • Delta • Frontier Airlines • Midwest Express • Southwest • United the experience 2019 | 78 | ExperienceGR.com FORD Gerald R. Ford International Airport serves more than three million passengers each year. New carriers, more destination options, expanded facilities and enhanced amenities will greet them in 2020. More at grr.org A $47 million transformation of the airport terminal has enhanced amenities and reduced wait times. Atlanta Baltimore-Washington Charlotte Chicago-O’Hare Chicago Midway Dallas-Forth Worth Denver Detroit Fort Lauderdale* Fort Myers* Houston Jacksonville* Las Vegas Miami* Milwaukee Minneapolis-St.Paul Nashville* New Orleans* New York-LaGuardia New York-Newark Orlando International Orlando-Sanford Philadelphia Phoenix-Mesa Phoenix-Sky Harbor* Punta Gorda Sarasota/Bradenton Savannah/Hilton Head St. Petersburg-Clearwater Tampa International* Washington-Reagan Washington-Dulles *Seasonal The GRR mobile app makes it easy to track flights, find parking, navigate the airport and more. AIR SERVICE Service that Soars. As seen on Twitter: bit.ly/AnnCurryTweet
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Search lodging options at ExperienceGR.com/Hotels

Hotel amenities are subject to change. Please check with the property before booking.

Room Service Indoor Pool Airport Shuttle Free Parking Free Breakfast Outdoor Pool Restaurant On Site Pets Allowed Exercise Space Barrier-Free Rooms # of Rooms

AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown

50 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 776-3270

Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton 187 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 774-2000 • (800) 253-3590

Canopy Grand Rapids Downtown* 131 Ionia Ave. SW

CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids 83 Monroe Center NW • (616) 608-1720 • 1-866-609-CITY

Downtown Courtyard by Marriott

11 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 242-6000 • (800) 321-2211

Embassy Suites - Downtown Grand Rapids 710 Monroe Ave. NW • (616) 512-5700

Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Downtown 433 Dudley Place NE • (616) 456-2000 • (800) HAMPTON

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown 310 Pearl St. NW • (616) 235-7611 • (800) 465-4329

Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown 161 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 451-2300 • (800) CALL-HOME

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown 140 Ottawa Ave. NW • (616) 984-1200 • (888)-HYATT-HP

JW Marriott Grand Rapids 235 Louis St. NW • (616) 242-1500 • (888) 844-JWGR

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Residence Inn Grand Rapids Downtown* 10 Ionia Ave. NW

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Comfort Suites Grand Rapids North

350 Dodge St. NE • (616) 785-7899 • (800)-4-CHOICE

Country Inn & Suites East Beltline

3251 Deposit Dr. NE • (616) 942-7000 • (800) 456-4000

Holiday Inn Express Cedar Springs*

14190 White Creek Ave. NE • Cedar Springs

Motel 6

3221 Plainfield Ave. NE • (616) 363-0800

Prince Conference Center at Calvin College 1800 East Beltline Ave. SE • (616) 526-7200 • (866) 526-7200

Tru by Hilton Comstock Park Grand Rapids* 320 Dodge St. NE • Comstock Park

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777 3 Mile Rd. • (616) 784-2900 • • • • 2 80

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Baymont Inn & Suites North

2151 Holton Ct. NW • (616) 735-9595 • (877) 229-6668

The Grand River Hotel, an Ascend Collection by Choice Hotels

270 Ann St. NW • (616) 363-9001 • (855) 344-6835

Hampton Inn North

500 Center Dr. NW • (616) 647-1000 • (800) 426-7866

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids North*

2280 Northridge Dr. NW • (616) 785-2100 • 1-888-HOLIDAY

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids - North

358 River Ridge Dr. NW • (616) 647-4100 • (800) HOLIDAY

Home2 Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids North

330 River Ridge Dr. NW • (616) 228-6730

Quality Inn Grand Rapids North

2171 Holton Ct. NW • (616) 791-8500 • (800) 424-6423

SpringHill Suites North by Marriott

450 Center Dr. NW • (616) 785-1600 • (888) 287-9400

Swan Inn Motel & Restaurant 5182 Alpine Ave. NW • (616) 784-1224

Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Southeast

2873 Kraft Ave. SE • (616) 956-3300 • (877) 229-6668

Best Western Hospitality Hotel & Suites 5500 28th St. SE • (616) 949-8400 • (800) 780-7234

Candlewood Suites 5401 28th St. Ct. SE • (616) 940-8100 • (888) 695-4678

Clarion Inn and Suites Airport

4981 28th St. SE • (616) 956-9304 • 800-4-CHOICE

Comfort Inn - Airport

4155 28th St. SE • (616) 957-2080 • (800) 4-CHOICE

Country Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport 5399 28th St. Ct. SE • (616) 977-0909 • (800) 456-4000

Courtyard by Marriott

4741 28th St. SE • (616) 954-0500 • (800) 321-2211

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids - Airport

5700 28th St. SE • (616) 957-1770 • (800) 2CROWNE

Delta Hotels by Marriott - Grand Rapids Airport

3333 28th St. SE • (616) 942-9222 • (888) 236-2427

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport

4747 28th St. SE • (616) 957-0100 • (855) 610-8733

Drury Inn & Suites

5175 28th St. SE • (616) 942-8511

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Econolodge Inn & Suites 2985 Kraft Ave. SE • (616) 940-1777

Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Rapids 3930 Stahl Dr. SE • (616) 940-2700 • (800) 228-2800

Hampton Inn & Suites Airport 5200 28th St. SE • (616) 575-9144 • (800) HAMPTON

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham 2701 East Beltline Ave. SE • (616) 957-8111

Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids East 2321 East Beltline Ave. • (616) 608-8800

Holiday Inn - Grand Rapids Airport 3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. • (616) 285-7600 • (800) HOLIDAY

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids Airport 5405 28th St. Ct. SE • (616) 265-3333 • 800-Holiday

Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids Airport South* 4888 Town Center Dr. SE

Homewood Suites by Hilton 3920 Stahl Dr. SE • (616) 285-7100 • (800) CALL HOME

Knights Inn Grand Rapids East 3524 28th St. SE • (616) 323-3000

Motel 6 4855 28th St. SE • (616) 957-3000 • (800) 466-8356

Pleasant Motel 171 28th St. SE • (616) 419-4148

Red Roof Inn 5131 28th St. SE • (616) 942-0800 • (800) 733-7663

Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport 4443 28th St. SE • (616) 285-1280

Sleep Inn & Suites 4284 29th St. SE • (616) 975-9000 • (800) 753-3746

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport 5250 28th St. SE • (616) 464-1130 • (888) 236-2427

Staybridge Suites - Airport 3000 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE • (616) 464-3200 • (800) 238-8000

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport 5430 28th St. Ct. SE • (616) 552-6003 • (888) 236-2427

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport South 4834 Town Center Dr. SE • (888) 236-2427

Tru by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport 4570 28th St. SE • (616) 974-0600

Wyndham Garden 4495 28th St. SE • (616) 956-8080 • (800) 424-6423

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255B 28th St. SW • (616) 608-0999

Baymont Inn & Suites SW 8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW • (616) 583-9535 • (800) 337-0550

Best Western Executive Inn & Suites

2725 Buchanan Ave. SW • (616) 246-6612 • (800) 456-4000

Best Western Plus Grand Castle Inn & Suites

3825 28th St. SW • Grandville • (616) 532-5832 • (800) WESTERN

Budgetel Inn & Suites

35 28th St. SW • (616) 452-5141

Comfort Suites - Grandville Grand Rapids SW 4520 Kenowa Ave. SW • (616) 667-0733 • (800) 4 CHOICE

Comfort Suites South 7644 Caterpillar Ct. SW • (616) 301-2255 • (800) 4 CHOICE

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Grand Rapids

255A 28th St. SW • (616) 608-0888

Fairfield Inn & Suites Wyoming* 2310 Metro Way SW • (616) 608-0888

Grand Rapids Inn 250 28th St. SW • (616) 452-2131

Hampton Inn & Suites Grandville 4755 Wilson Ave. SW • (616) 752-7755 • (800) HAMPTON

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids South 755 54th St. SW • (616) 261-5500 • (800) 426-7866

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wyoming*

5830 Clyde Park Ave. SW

Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids Southwest 4651 36th St. SW • (616) 532-0202 • (888) 532-8680

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids South 6569 Clay Ave. SW • (616) 871-9700 • (800) HOLIDAY

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids - South 2150 Metro Lane SW • (616) 724-1234 • 888-HYATT-HP

Quality Inn - 28th Street 65 28th St. SW • (616) 452-1461 • (800) 578-7878

Quality Inn - 76th Street 7625 Caterpillar Ct. SW • (616) 827-9900

Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids West 3451 Rivertown Point Ct. SW • (616) 538-1100 • (800) 331-3131

Rodeway Inn 3425 Fairlanes Ave. SW • (616) 532-3222

SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids West 4274 Parkway Place SW • (616) 649-4733 • (800) 236-2427

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Staybridge Suites Grandville* 4445 Potomac Ave. SW • Grandville

Super 8 Motel 727 44th St. SW • (616) 530-8588

TownePlace Suites Grand Rapids Wyoming* 5880 Clyde Park Ave. SW

Woodspring Suites Grand Rapids South 4500 Clyde Park Ave. • (616) 426-8710

CAMPGROUNDS & RENTALS

Duke Creek Campground 15190 White Creek Ave. NE • (616) 696-2115 • (888) 656-5620

Indian Valley Campground and Canoe Livery 8200 108th St. • (616) 891-8579

Lakeside Camp Park Campground 13677 White Creek Ave. NE • (616) 696-1735

Steamboat Park Campground 825 Taylor St. SE • (616) 457-4837

Tyler Creek Golf Club & Campground 13495 92nd St. SE • (616) 868-6751

Vacation Rental Affordable Luxury Waterfront 8764 Garbow Dr. SE • (616) 264-3180

Wabasis Lake Campground 11220 Springhill Dr. • (616) 632-PARK

Woodchip Campground 7501 Burlingame Ave. SW • (616) 878-9050

BED & BREAKFASTS

The Lafayette House

135 Lafayette Ave. NE • (616) 214-8655

Leonard at Logan House B&B 440 Logan St. SE • (616) 308-6585

The Parsonage Inn LLC 423 Madison Ave. SE • (616) 481-4434

Peaches B&B 29 Gay Ave. SE • (616) 454-8000 • (866) PEACHES (732-2437)

Plafkin Farms 2150 Buttrick Ave. SE • (616) 676-0590

Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B 3180 Washington Ave. SW • (616) 538-9442

River Edge Bed and Breakfast & Gathering Place 786 Flat River Dr. SE • (616) 897-5928

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Hotel Grand Rapids Airport: 104 rooms
Suites
103 rooms
Suites
104 rooms
Suites
100 rooms These properties are planned to open in 2021: More at ExperienceGR.com/Development
by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport:
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by Hilton Grand Rapids South:
Staybridge
Grand Rapids:
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KNOW
More at ExperienceGR.com/Maps
GO
&
DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) Visitor Information Center at Gerald R. Ford International Airport Welcome Center at GRAM

VISITOR INFO

Downtown Ambassadors

Roaming hospitality team in teal-and-blue uniforms. (616) 250-8263 • downtowngr.org/our-work/ projects/downtown-ambassadors

Visitor Information Center at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (616) 233-6076 • grr.org/visitor-information.php

Welcome Center at GRAM 101 Monroe Center NW (616) 831-1000 • artmuseumgr.org/welcomecenter

CITY PARKING

Grand Rapids Parking Services grandrapidsmi.gov/residents/parking

Ellis Parking Co. ellisparking.com

FREE RIDES

DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) –look for the pink bus downtowngr.org/get/dash Medical Mile-West Side Bus –ridetherapid.org/route-19 Self-Driving Shuttles – through summer 2020 grandrapidsmi.gov maymobility.com

ACCESSIBILITY

• All Rapid buses, including DASH, are accessible to those with mobility impairments.

• Check ExperienceGR.com listings for accessibility at individual venues.

• More information at ExperienceGR.com/Access

HOSPITALS

Cherry Health 100 Cherry St. SE (616) 235-7272 cherryhealth.org

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital 100 Michigan St. NE (866) 989-7999 helendevoschildrens.org

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy St. SE (616) 840-8000 maryfreebed.com

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital 200 Jefferson Ave. SE (616) 685-5000 mercyhealthsaintmarys.com

Metro Health - University of Michigan Health 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW (616) 252-7200 metrohealth.net

Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital 1840 Wealthy St. SE (616) 774-7444 spectrumhealth.org/blodgett

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital 100 Michigan St. NE (616) 391-1774 spectrumhealth.org/butterworth

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

City of Grand Rapids 300 Monroe NW (616) 456-3000 grandrapidsmi.gov

Kent County Administration 300 Monroe NW (616) 632-7590 accesskent.com

TRANSPORTATON

ExperienceGR.com/Transportation

Air: Gerald R. Ford International Airport • 5500 44th St. SE • (616) 233-6000 • grr.org

Bus: Greyhound Bus • 250 Grandville Ave. SW • (616) 456-1700 • greyhound.com

Bus - Public Transit: DASH • Downtown • grandrapidsmi.gov/DASH

Bus - Public Transit: Rapid Bus • 250 Grandville Ave. SW • (616) 456-7514 • ridetherapid.org

Bus - Public Transit: Silverline • Downtown/Division Ave. Corridor • ridetherapid.org/ride/routes/sl

Ride Share: Lyft • lyft.com

Ride Share: Uber • uber.com/cities/grand-rapids

Taxis/Limos/Car Rentals & More • ExperienceGR.com/Transportation

Train: Amtrak • 440 Century Ave. SW • (800) USA-RAIL • amtrak.com/stations/grr

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