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5 Reasons To Visit Grand Rapids This Winter

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You don’t have to travel far to have fun. Take a road trip to Grand Rapids for a family adventure this winter. From interactive installations downtown to hilltop tubing, there’s something for everyone.


World of Winter Festival

Downtown Grand Rapids transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland every January and February. This year’s World of Winter Festival is bigger and better than ever, take a trip to see 15 unique interactive art installations, including a 20-minute light show projected onto the exterior façade of the Civic Auditorium at DeVos Place. Look for 80+ ice sculptures – Batman, Wonder Woman, Yoda and more –spread out across downtown the weekend of February 12th.


Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink

Skate downtown at Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink. Admission is $2 per person and admission includes skates. The rink is open daily and pre-reservations are required online or over the phone.


Explore The Meijer Gardens

Reserve your spot at Meijer Gardens and explore art and nature while getting in your #1000HoursOutside. Plan your visit for the downtown ice festival and visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden on February 14th for Winter Family Day.


Winter Sports @ Cannonsburg

Head to Cannonsburg for skiing, snowboarding, winter biking and snow tubing! Tubing tickets are good for 2 hours and the magic carpet carries you to the top of the hill, allowing for maximum downhill tubing runs.


Travel Thru Time @ Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum celebrates the cultural and natural history of the West Michigan region. The three story museum has engaging and interactive exhibits. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children.



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About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!


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