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Attractions

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.

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 www.downtowngr.org or  www.experiencegr.org.

Downtown Attractions

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

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
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

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
http://www.gramonline.org

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
www.grcm.org

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
www.devosperformancehall.com

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.  

Van Andel Arena®
130 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.742.6600
www.vanandelarena.com

 

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.