Welcome to
Grand Rapids Michigan.

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Grand Rapids is the center of activity in West Michigan. It’s the second-largest city in the state with a metropolitan population of over 1.3 million. The community fosters a unique blend of big city excitement with small town participation. Grand Rapids is proud to sponsor a wonderful and diverse assortment of events, celebrations, and activities throughout the year. Included are a number of websites that can give you a better idea about why we think Grand Rapids is a great place to be!

West Michigan Travel

Looking for things to do outside of the city? The Pure Michigan website can help you plan a day or a weekend trip. From beaches to cross-country ski trails, lighthouse tours to canoe trips, and amusement parks to shopping malls, you can find it all here.

The Best of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids seamlessly blends the comfort of small town life with the appeal and diversity of big city happenings. With world-class offerings including zoos, arenas, restaurants, nightlife, and the national title of beer city, the city proper has something to satisfy everyone's tastes!

Community Resources

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The Arts

The arts come alive in Grand Rapids. From Broadway plays to local theater, galleries to gardens, and even the world’s largest open art competition, there is something to delight both arts amateur and aficionado alike.


At ArtPrize, any artist has the chance to show work. Any visitor can vote. The vote will determine who wins the largest art prize in the world. Over 1000 artists participate in the event from late September through early October at hundreds of venues in downtown Grand Rapids.

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Experience masterpieces of art and nature that will delight your senses at one of the nation's premier horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Local Sports Teams

Whether on the field, down the court, or across the ice, GR boasts pro affiliate teams that feed future stars to the MLB, NBA, and NHL.


GR boasts multiple museum venues that connect visitors of all ages to history, science and fine art.

Schools & Daycare


Kent County Intermediate School District site has information regarding all public schools in the district. This includes information on all schools of choice and community programs.


Grand Rapids Public Schools mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society. They have program opportunities for students of all ages.


Grand Rapids Christian Schools educate nearly 2,300 students annually, within their five campuses, located throughout Grand Rapids and Rockford.


Numerous links are provided to all the Grand Rapids area Catholic Schools, including numerous elementary schools and two local high schools.


National Heritage Academies is one of the fastest- growing charter school management companies in the country. Grand Rapids is home to 9 of these academies.


Information regarding higher education in the Grand Rapids area. This includes 11 colleges and universities that are either in the Grand Rapids area or that have Grand Rapids area campuses.


Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) connects parents to child care providers and services.

Grand Rapids Diversity

Get to know our diverse city even better by learning about the different places and faces that call Grand Rapids home.