Once your gymnast is done competing, stick around and spend a little time enjoying the beautiful city of Grand Rapids. Our city offers visitors a wide range of activities. The public museum is just across the bridge from our host hotels. Connected via skyway to our host hotels, the Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, American Hockey League 2013 Calder Cup Champions. And DeVos Performance Hall, adjacent to DeVos Convention Center features Holiday Pops the weekend of Gymnastics on the Grand and is offering a 20% discount to meet attendees and athletes (see ** below for details).

Here are just a few of the attractions within walking distance of DeVos Place in the downtown Grand Rapids area. For a comprehensive list of greater Grand Rapids area attractions, visit or

Downtown Attractions

The Public Museum
272 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616.456.3977   

An approximate 5 minute walk from DeVos Place. World-class exhibitions on history, nature, science, regional cultural heritage and Native Americans. Visitors also enjoy riding the 1928 carousel and viewing planetarium sky shows.     

Gerald R. Ford Museum
303 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.451.9263

An approximate 5 minute walk from DeVos Place. The nation’s most entertaining presidential museum puts visitors in the middle of history, whether it’s eavesdropping on the Oval Office or an elegant White House State Dinner. Smithsonian caliber temporary exhibits delight visitors as well. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Information line: 616.831.1000

On October 5, 2007, the new Grand Rapids Art Museum opened its first purpose built museum building, ninety-seven years after its founding in 1910. The collection includes over 5,000 works of art: approximately 3,500 works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs), 1,200 works of design and modern craft (furniture, ceramics, glass, metal and textiles), and 300 paintings and sculptures. The works on paper collection begins in the year 1500 with works by Dürer and extends to contemporary art. The design collection begins in the modern era of the late 19th century and extends to the present. The collection of painting and sculpture is primarily 19th and 20th century American and European.  

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
22 Sheldon Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.235.4726

Celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing hands-on exhibits that inspire exploration.  

Rosa Parks Circle
During the winter, outdoor ice-skating is available at Rosa Parks Circle.  The warming house with skate rentals is located in the Grand Rapids Art Museum along Louis Avenue.  During the summer, Rosa Parks Circle hosts a variety of free outdoor concerts such as Blues on the Mall Wednesday nights.    

DeVos Performance Hall
Located inside DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.742.6500

Home to the four Performing Arts Groups - Broadway Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and Opera Grand Rapids. Also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows, comedy shows and other touring events.  


The Grand Rapids Symphony invites you to “ring in the holiday spirit” with their Holiday Pops concert and they are offering Gymnastics on the Grand attendees a 20% discount. This Grand Rapids tradition is performed next door to the meet venue and features beloved seasonal favorites performed by the Symphony Orchestra along with the Symphony chorus and Youth Chorus. Complete with a holiday sing-along, a visit from Santa and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus finale - Holiday Pops is sure to get you in the spirit! Friday night seats are available for $41.60 in the Balcony. Saturday Matinee seats are available in various sections ranging from $34.40 to $56.80 and even student passport tickets available at $5.00 each. Saturday Night and Sunday Matinee seats are available in various sections ranging from $30.40 to $37.60. Again, these tickets have been discounted 20% for Gymnastics on the Grand attendees and can be pre-purchased by contacting the Grand Rapids Symphony ticket office at 616-454-9451 xt 4. Please mention you are with Gymnastics on the Grand 2015 and you will receive the discount. (Sorry discounts are not available at will call.) We recommend you call soon as seats are selling fast for this popular holiday event! For more information about Holiday Pops, visit their website


Van Andel Arena®
130 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.742.6600


Connected to DeVos Place by skywalk.  The 12,000-seat arena is home to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and the AFL’s Grand Rapids Rampage. Also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows, comedy shows and sporting events.