- The list below includes 36 free or cheap things to do in or near Grand Rapids, Michigan, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, History Museums, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Bowling.
- From Millennium Park to Aquinas College, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Grand Rapids and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wyoming and Holland.
Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park Grand Rapids MoreLess Info
Span rope bridges, fly through the treetops on ziplines, and swing Tarzan-style through the trees at this fun adventure course
Located in Grand Rapids is the Meyer May House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909 and open for tours. Owned by Steelcase, the house has been restored and serves as an example of Wright's Prairie style of architecture.
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1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 MoreLess Info
In Grand Rapids, the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park features multiple botanic gardens on the 132 acres of land, featuring sculpture galleries, exhibitions, and nature trails. Also available is the amphitheater for productions and events.
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Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 MoreLess Info
Designed in the 15th century by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron, Ludovico Sforza, the bronze statue now known as Leonardo da Vinci's Horse stands in Milan, Italy. Grand Rapids, Michigan also has a copy of the original bronze, mounted on white marble and displayed free to the public.
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126 College Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 MoreLess Info
Lined with old homes, Heritage Hill Historic District features a variety of architecture, from Victorian to Colonial style houses. Visitors can walk the four mile stretch to view the houses, and even stop by a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house.
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3770 Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 MoreLess Info
The Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve is a 100 acre preserve focused on protecting habitats and species indigenous to the area. Attractions include a variety of hiking trails, a butterfly house, and the Bunker Interpretive Center.
A non-profit nature center that spans 143 acres, Blandford Nature Center offers wildlife and nature viewing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. It features a Wildlife Center and Interpretive Center, as well.
Dedicated to the life and work of former United States President Gerald Ford, the Gerald R. Ford Museum is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The museum presents many enjoyable and educational outreach events, including vintage fashion shows featuring clothing worn by the President and his wife.
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272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 MoreLess Info
The Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a combination science and history museum. Its exhibits focus on topics such as regional geology and the history of dinosaurs in Michigan's history.