Find a variety of things to do in Grand Rapids

Whether you’re in town for a trade show at DeVos Place, a concert at Van Andel Arena, or a tour of world-famous Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, reach your destination in less than 10 minutes when you book a room at the Radisson. During a break in your busy schedule, you can visit the beautiful Grand Rapids riverfront, which is lined with parks, restaurants, and cultural stops like the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Grand Rapids Public Museum. For family-friendly things to do, brave the rides at Michigan’s Adventure amusement park or explore the exhibits at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Here for an event at Grand Valley State University? The campus is less than three miles away.

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Michigan’s Adventure

38.81 mi / 62.47 km from the hotel
Thrill seekers love this park’s more than 50 rides, including intense roller coasters and many family-friendly options like the Timbertown Railway. During the summer, you can splash around WildWater Adventure water park.

LMCU Ballpark

3.26 mi / 5.25 km from the hotel
Cheer on the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Class A affiliate of the MLB’s Detroit Tigers, or catch a concert, festival, or RV show at this ballpark.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

4.44 mi / 7.14 km from the hotel
One of Michigan's biggest tourist draws, Frederik Meijer Gardens pulls in more than half a million annual visitors intent on seeing 158 acres of botanical gardens and sculptures.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

1.84 mi / 2.96 km from the hotel
Learn more about Watergate, stand in a replica of the Oval Office, and pay a visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library at this museum dedicated to the life and legacy of the 38th president of the United States.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

2.08 mi / 3.35 km from the hotel
Browse a varied collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other forms of art in 20,000 feet of gallery space at GRAM, the first LEED® Gold-certified art museum in the world.

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

2.2 mi / 3.55 km from the hotel
Featuring a real beehive and a kid-sized city, this children's museum is a can't-miss destination for families with kids between the ages of two and 10.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

2.03 mi / 3.26 km from the hotel
History buffs appreciate this museum that explores the rich culture of the Grand Rapids area. Be sure to check out the amazing replica of 1890s Grand Rapids, complete with authentic items from the era.

Van Andel Arena

2.28 mi / 3.67 km from the hotel
This multipurpose venue hosts Grand Rapids Griffins hockey games as well as concerts by world-renowned musicians like Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kesha, and Janet Jackson.

DeVos Place

1.75 mi / 2.82 km from the hotel
Located along the Grand River, this convention facility hosts large trade shows and concerts in its 28 event spaces. It’s also the home of DeVos Performance Hall.

John Ball Zoo

2.67 mi / 4.29 km from the hotel
Take a ride on the Funicular to the highest point in the zoo before visiting the tigers in the Idema Forest Realm or saying hello to the penguins in the 40,000-gallon Kelp Forest tank.

Grand Valley State University

11.03 mi / 17.76 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this beautiful 1,322-acre campus to see the many statues before attending a Grand Valley State Lakers game.