Find a variety of things to do in Grand Rapids

Whether you’re in town for a trade show at the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center or a family getaway to the beaches of Lake Michigan, you’ll love the convenient location of the Radisson. When you find a break in your busy schedule, make your way to the beautiful Grand Rapids riverfront, which is lined with parks, museums, and fun stops like Atwater Brewery. Looking for family-friendly things to do? You can brave the rides at Michigan’s Adventure amusement park or visit the animals at John Ball Zoo. For educational fun, admire the pieces at the Grand Rapids Art Museum or explore the exhibits at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.

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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.

Michigan’s Adventure

38.81 mi / 62.47 km from the hotel
Ride the Wolverine Wildcat roller coaster, take in the sights from the Giant Gondola Wheel, and eat “sidewinder” fries at Jack’s Snack Shop at the state’s largest water and amusement park.

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.

DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center

1.07 mi / 1.72 km from the hotel
This 5,000-seat facility hosts major conventions, concerts, and athletic events, such as Grand Rapids Drive basketball games.