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Places to Go/Things to See

There is no better way to learn about American culture than immersing yourself in the experience. West Michigan hosts many cultural, social, and athletic events throughout the year. Some activities are seasonal while other activities can be enjoyed year round. Listed are a few of the local attractions to get you started on your cultural experience.


Cannonsburg Ski Area
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE
Belmont, Michigan 49306
(616) 874-6711


Civic Theatre

30 N Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 222-6650

Craig’s Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 530-2900

DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 742-6600

Gerald R. Ford Museum
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 254-0400


Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (Race and Ethnicity)
111 Pearl Street N.W.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 771-0300


Dr. Grins Comedy Club, The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 356-2000

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 957-1580

Grand Haven State Park
1001 S Harbor Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 847-1309

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 831-1000

Grand Rapids Ballet Company
341 Ellsworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-4771

Grand Rapids Public Museum, Van Andel
272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 456-3663

Griffins Hockey
130 W Fulton, Suite 111
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 774-4585

John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton Street W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 336-4301

Michigan Adventure

4750 Whitehall Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445
(231)-766-3377

Mojos Dueling Piano Bar
180 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 776-9000

Planetarium @ Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 456-3663

Robinette’s
3142 4 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 361-5567

Rosa Parks Circle
155 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 456-3699

Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

41 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-7000

Van Andel Arena
130 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 742-6600

Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 459-4788

Whitecaps Baseball
Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-4131

For more information on local events visit the Grand Rapids information website at www.grcity.us.

For information on Grand Valley State University campus events visit the student life calendar at www.gvsu.edu/events.

  Last Modified Date: June 20, 2013
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