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Fun Things to Do in Grand Rapids, MI

Winter Fun

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Winter has set in, but that doesn’t mean that fun is frozen until spring here in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
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Grand Rapids sits in west-central Michigan, at the doorsteps of both Lake Michigan country and the wild, forested North of the state. This means that visitors and locals alike have access to both the great outdoors and, as Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, all the perks of urban living, all year round.
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This winter, we highly suggest you brave the cold, because the beauty to behold all around Grand Rapids is more than worth it. There are plenty of fun activities for the whole family, for a romantic evening, or for a solo-adventure.
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For the artsy, you can check out the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to see all the lovely, icy artworks and enjoy a warm-up in the Lena Meijer Conservatory after.
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Or, for something to get your blood-pumping, you could try sledding, skiing, tobogganing, or snowshoeing at any of the many Grand Rapids-area winter sport parks. We suggest trying out the cross-country skiing; you get to see the very lovely countryside through the region’s hundreds of miles of trails.
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You don’t need to freeze to have fun in Grand Rapids this winter; there are plenty of exciting indoor events happening as well. Grand Rapids is home to numerous acclaimed museums such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
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You could even check out the Roger B Chaffee Planetarium, a sure hit for kids and adults alike (and educational to boot!). Round off your trip to the museum with a visit to one of Grand Rapids’ many delicious restaurants or breweries - we have some of the best cuisine in the state!
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Whatever you’re feeling this winter, don’t let it be cabin fever! Get out into the snow and have some fun right here in Grand Rapids.​ 
"Meijer Gardens October 2014 19 (Tropical Conservatory)" by Michael Barera. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons​ 
Photo by​ Nina Akamu
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