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Sculpture Garden
“Experience masterpieces of art and nature that will delight your senses at one of the nation's premier horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.”
54 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“See Andy Warhol and other great art. The GRAM is in the heart of downtown GR and internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. See more than 5,000 works of art, American and European 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture.”
35 locals recommend
Museum
“Right on the west side of the Grand River on the west side of GR. Fairly easy walk downhill from our Airbnb. The museum has 3 floors of history in an ex-flour mill plus exhibits, a 1928 working carousel & planetarium.”
18 locals recommend
Museum
“Hey! It's a Presidential Museum (the Library is elsewhere). Get a feel for life during the 70s and enjoy some history.”
19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“One of the major venues for ArtPrize in GR. A multi-use facility devoted to the creative arts, with programs in visual arts, film, music & dance. Frequently changing exhibits.”
22 locals recommend
Museum
“MeijerGarden.org Located in Grand Rapids. "Experience masterpieces of art and nature that will delight your senses at one of the nation's premier horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks in Grand Rapids, Michigan."”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“Busy but awesome! Later in the day is less crowded. There is s free night each week. ”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Grand Rapids is a 30 minute drive. Small city with a big city feel. East GR has a hip food scene and downtown offers everything a big city offers including fun nightlife, restaurants, cafes, theater, music, and museums.”
8 locals recommend
Museum
“For anyone who is a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture … you are in for the treat of your life. This is the most completely restored of his homes in the United States....down to the books on the shelves. The guides ae all experts and full of little known details on all aspects of the home and of Wright himself.... and it's free! Hours are : Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-1.”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Meyer May House is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in the Heritage Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids. ”
6 locals recommend
Library
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is a art gallery , that initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art featuring regional, national, and international artists. They also have a wonderful roof top patio.”
1 local recommends
Library
“Really great library located on Reeds Lake just a shot walk away. Go for a great wifi spot to do work or just to chill and read. Also has a great back deck that overlooks the lake with picnic tables and benches.”
1 local recommends