Things to Do

West Michigan and the outlying area offer the option of many things to do; from visiting nearby downtown Rockford or many of our area museums, shops and restaurant options…to enjoying the relaxing beaches, excitement of a nearby theme-park or the downtown nightlife of our metropolitan Grand Rapids.

All this and so much more is conveniently located to both the Art Van Sports Complex or the many hotel options where you may be staying.

Check out some of our partner links below to get started. Don’t have enough time to take it all in?…extend your stay or come back and visit us again!

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Grand Rapids

You can see and do more in Grand Rapids in one day than you can in one week in other cities. There is an endless array of things to do in Grand Rapids - and everything is close and convenient! Click on Experience GR CVB link below to find out more…


Frederik Meijer Gardens

Michigan's second most popular tourist attraction ... one of the world's 100 most visited art museums ... one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the planet. These are just some of the accolades earned by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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Rockford’s downtown shopping district is a wonderful step back in time. And while it does not run seven city blocks, it will take an entire afternoon to make it through all the wonderful shops in our quaint town. We’re only steps away from the complex…

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Michigan’s Adventure

Michigan’s largest amusement and water park featuring 53 rides, including 7 roller coasters and 15 water attractions. Get two parks for the price of one and keep cool this summer!

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Lake Michigan

If you've never been to a West Michigan beach, you're missing out on one of America's finest treasures. Crystal-clear fresh water as far as the eye can see. Clean, spacious sugar-sand beaches. Gorgeous sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple and pink. Click link below…


West MI Whitecaps

The West Michigan Whitecaps are a Class A Minor League Baseball team, affiliated with the Detroit Tigers, that plays in the Midwest League. Their home games are played in Comstock Park, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids.