Michigan

Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens

Virus update: You are welcome to walk the trails for exercise, fresh air & sunlight. Please KEEP YOUR DOG AT HOME so that our sensitive wildlife will feel protected in their home and stay visible for you to enjoy. The Bunker Interpretive Center is closed until further notice. The Ecosystem Preserve features 100+ acres of forest, wetlands, and native gardens. Over a mile of walking trails are open...

Long Road Distillers

Grand Rapids' first craft distillery; The finest locally-sourced ingredients, fermented and distilled honestly, creating spirits of uncompromising quality. Cocktails, small-bites, and bottles-to-go, proudly served in the neighborhood we call home. Established in 2014. Before we made the spirits, we made a decision. For us, it was a simple one--take no shortcuts. That meant using honest...

John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo inspires our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. Over 2,000 animals including lions, tigers, bears (oh my) and chimpanzees! John Ball Zoo brings behind-the-scenes training and care to the public daily. Guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Interactive experiences include a funicular (tram), zip line, high ropes...

Gerald R. Ford Museum

Explore the life and times of Gerald R. Ford, Michigan's only President. Here documents, artifacts, photographs, and videos combine to tell the dramatic story of the Ford Presidency in the mid-1970s. Museum galleries depict Gerald Ford's rise from a humble youth to Eagle Scout, star football player, World War II naval officer, and U.S. congressman, and the unique way by which he became Vice...

Van Andel Arena

The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996 and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.As a concert venue,...