3301 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 662-4000
Fax: (616) 662-5000
With a play area and plenty of space to run around, Dorr South Park offers great fun for families.
Located on Fulton Avenue, the John Ball Zoo is owned and operated by the County of Kent. One of the most attended cultural facilities in the city, the zoo is home to over 250 species of animals, amounting to one of the largest collections of zoo animals in Michigan. The management also arranges for many educational programs and events for children. Apart from the friendly, live animals, the ceramic Loch Ness monster in the zoo pond is also a local favorite.
A variety of woods, ponds, and streams are located in this nature center as well as animal exhibits and nature trails. Seasonal programs available here include pioneer history and crafts demonstrations and maple syrup productions.
Family amusement park with features including go-carts, bumper boats, batting cage, miniature golf, game rooms, snack bar, and children's rides.
Visit a recreation of a 100 year old Dutch town with attractions including folk dancers, museums, a farmhouse, children's rides, and wooden shoe carving demonstrations.
Indoor high-tech entertainment center with over 14,000 square feet of fun and games available. Highlights include indoor mini-golf, video game arcade with prize center, mini bowling and a 5,000 square foot, multilevel laser tag arena.
Holland's only tulip farm featuring four million tulips each spring on seven acres of beautifully landscaped summer gardens with over one million dayliles. Other features include a wooden shoe factory, the only Delftware factory in the US, and factory outlet shopping.
Established in 1997, Founders Brewing Co. has consistently received accolades and picked up awards for its first-rate beers. Originally known as the Canal Street Brewing Company, the brewery overcame some torrid initial years to become the much-loved brewery it is today. Some of their specialty brews include the Curmudgeon Old Ale, Rubaeus and Double Trouble. Discover the intricacies of brewing beer and the brewery's history with the popular tours conducted every Saturday. Tour includes a tasting session of their beers as well. Visitors can chill out at the Taproom feasting on their selection of their award-winning brews and a menu of deli specialties. Check website for more.
1928 Spillman Carousel was originally operated in the Lakewood Amusement Park later the park was closed and Peter Cook, late benefactor of Grand Rapids initiated the restoration of the carousel to get it to Grand Rapids Public Museum. The Spillman Carousel is a beautifully bejewelled carousel mounting 44 horses and a tiger, goat, deer, camel, lion and a giraffe and two chariots, all of which are intricately painted. The carousel rotates to the tunes of Wurlitzer band organ and delights young and old patrons of the museum. Every year on Peter Cook's birthday on May 9, the museum offers free carousel rides.
Located on the Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids, the Jaycee-MacKay Park is a popular park frequented by locals and tourists alike. Providing many facilities like picnic utilities, playgrounds and game fields, this park makes for a great visit. For the sports enthusiast, there are well-maintained soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts available. Whereas for tourists and photographers, there is the Snowhenge, the 1/3rd scaled down replica of the original Stonehenge made entirely of snow! Towering up to 6.5 feet (1.89 meters) the Snowhenge is a perfect frozen replica of Wiltshire's World Heritage Monument. Other facilities here include washrooms and ample parking space.
This Prairie-style design masterpiece is one of the most completely restored Frank Lloyd Wright houses in existence.
The main Grand Rapids Public Library branch is normally open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, the main branch is also open on Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other library branches in Grand Rapids can be found at 1201 Madison Avenue Southeast, 1150 Giddings Avenue Southeast, 2350 Eastern Avenue Southeast, 1563 Plainfield Avenue Northeast, 1017 Leonard Street Northwest, 713 Bridge Street Northwest, and 2025 Leonard Street Northeast.