Downtown Grand Rapids Walking Tour

Downtown Grand Rapids Walking Tour

Slip on your comfortable shoes for a fun, fascinating look at one of Michigan’s cleanest, safest, most dynamic downtowns. The route is only a mile or so long – but it takes you all the way from Berlin to Vietnam!

Visit four world-class museums. Shop for local goods. Tour a dazzling art deco hotel and admire the Italianate façades of 1860s-era commercial buildings. Take in a free concert or ice skate under the stars in an outdoor gathering space designed by a world-renowned artist. And don’t miss the 43-foot tall bright red sculpture that symbolizes the city’s artistic spirit.

Start your tour here. You can also grab your smartphone and explore downtown with the help of QR codes. Or, download an Outdoor Arts Inspiration map to tour downtown's most significant sculptures and historic buildings.

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