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Spend The Perfect Day In Grand Rapids With These 13 Things To Do

Once known as America’s Furniture Capital, Grand Rapids, Michigan has a storied history rooted in craftsmanship, healthcare, and even a former president’s home. Whether you’re interested in history, art, or the outdoors, Grand Rapids has something to offer everyone.  If you’re seeking fun things to do around Furniture City after your next visit to Iconic’s Lowell location, look no further. 

Visit a museum 

Grand Rapids is a growing hub for informative and engaging museums. These Grand Rapids museums are the perfect year-round attractions to enjoy in West Michigan.

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum: For history buffs, The Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of the top tourist destinations in the city. The museum is home to one of Michigan’s most extensive collections of historical and cultural artifacts and scientific specimens that tell the stories of West Michigan and beyond. 
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum: With collections ranging from Renaissance to modern art and special collections on 19th and 20th-century European and American art, the Grand Rapids Art Museum is the perfect place to stimulate your senses after a visit to Iconic Wellness – Lowell. GPAM houses many pieces of notable modern art, such as Richard Diebenkorn’s 1963 Ingleside. 
  • The Gerald Ford Library & Museum: Got an itch for politics? The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum is the final resting place of the 38th president of the United States and First Lady Betty Ford. The library collects and preserves a rich collection of archival materials on U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations, and political affairs during the Cold War era, focusing on the Ford administration.

Spend time outside

While Grand Rapids is known to get quite snowy during the winter, the summer months are perfect for experiencing all the rich nature throughout West Michigan. These scenic locations and fun tourist destinations are great ways to spend time in the great outdoors in Furniture City.

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park: Top off your visit to Iconic Wellness by enjoying the masterpieces of art and nature found at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The park sprawls 158 acres and includes a botanical garden, art museum, and outdoor sculpture park. 
  • John Ball Zoo: The options for exploration at the John Ball Zoo are endless for animal lovers! Located on the ravines and bluffs along the west edge of John Ball Park. It’s been open since 1891. Currently, more than 2,000 animals are cared for at John Ball Zoo. 
  • Blandford Nature Center: Blandford Nature Center is a non-profit nature conservatory that features 143 acres of land and wildlife. A perfect day trip for wildlife and animal lovers, Blandford’s Wildlife Education Center is home to many rehabilitated animals that could no longer survive in the wild.
  • Gerald R. Ford Airport Viewing Park: For aviation enthusiasts, GRF Airport Viewing Park is a perfect hidden gem in Grand Rapids. Situated on Kraft Avenue north of 52nd Street, GRF Viewing Park is the ideal place to watch aircraft take off and land at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Sip, eat and shop local

After a day filled with adventuring and exploring around town, grab a bite to eat at one of these iconic Grand Rapids eateries.

  • Fulton Street Farmers Market: Established in 1922, the Fulton Street Farmers Market has been “connecting farmers, food creators, and artists to West Michigan community members for over 100 years,” according to the market’s website. Fulton Street Farmers Market features 118 outdoor booths and additional indoor vendors. You can expect a fantastic assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, hand-crafted food items, and unique artisan products ​year-round.
  • Brewery Vivant: Located in a former chapel, Brewery Vivant is an evocative brewery on a mission to promote a sustainable brewing industry. This hyper-local institution offers tours and serves culturally inspired beer and a from-scratch menu of primarily French fares. 
  • Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Known for its slew of offerings, Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a spacious food hall featuring grocers, butchers & fishmongers, and international dining. Open seven days a week, GRDM is perfect for any season or need to satisfy a big group of picky eaters.
  • Butcher’s Union: Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Butcher’s Union is a modern gastropub with a meat-heavy menu of globally inspired fare and drinks. Butcher’s Union is a favorite among locals and tourists who flock to the restaurant for delicious food and an unrivaled whiskey selection. 

Grand Rapids entertainment

Grand Rapids is also home to several attractions frequented by locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a fun evening at one of these entertainment spots:

  • Great Lakes Glow Golf: Experience bowling and mini golf in all its glowing glory. Once you’ve completed your course and bowled that perfect 300, try your hand at their gallery of vintage and current arcade games.
  • Amped Virtual Reality Arcade: Entertainment in a whole new dimension – literally! This virtual reality arcade offers different experiences that are out of this world. 

Other notable Michigan attractions

Does your trip to Grand Rapids take you to Lowell just outside Furniture City, or even to other parts of the state? We’ve prepared guides you can use to navigate the neighborhoods where our provisioning centers are based. Whether you’ve visited these areas once or 20 times, there’s something new to explore through our recommendations.

Add Iconic Wellness to your Grand Rapids itinerary

With a location just 15 minutes from the city, Iconic Wellness is the best dispensary to meet your needs in the greater Grand Rapids area. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, a large menu, and great deals, our dispensary is a must-stop on your itinerary. Visit our website to view the full Lowell dispensary menu or discover where else in Michigan you can shop at Iconic Wellness locations in person. 

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