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DeVos Place

303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention or tradeshow. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. Downtown Grand Rapids is located 15 minutes from Gerald Ford International Airport and easily accessible from all major interstates.

DeVos Performance Hall

303 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the 2404-seat performing arts theater that is home to The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Broadway Grand Rapids and Opera Grand Rapids. DeVos Performance Hall provides an intimate setting for these Grand Rapids Arts Groups as well as other touring concerts and family shows.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Built on the site of the old Voigt Crescent Flour Mill on the west bank of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, the Museum Center’s facade of burnt-orange & red brick was a style commonly used in 19th century Grand Rapids, & replicates the architectural heritage of Dutch immigrants. Van Andel Museum Center has 80,000 square feet of permanent exhibits space & is capable of hosting major traveling exhibitions each year in a 9,500 square foot changing exhibit gallery.

Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum

303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The permanent exhibits are the core of the Museum's program. They allow visitors to participate in history, not just view it, while reviewing the highlights of the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. In addition to the permanent exhibits, a succession of temporary exhibits draw upon the rich holdings of the entire Presidential libraries system, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, and others.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

A three-floor gallery wing provides nearly 20,000 square feet of exhibition space for the museum. Topped with glass skylight lanterns that rise behind the central pavilion, GRAM’s permanent collection is presented in a series of seven galleries located on the third floor. The second floor of the gallery wing features temporary exhibitions & revolving works on paper. In addition, there is a gallery dedicated to design & modern craft on the main floor adjacent to a gallery devoted to regional art.

Van Andel Arena

130 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Van Andel Arena® - the $75 million crown jewel of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market - has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel.

Frederick Meijer Gardens

1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Comprised of 132 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and display gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year-round experience with indoor tropical, arid, carnivorous, Victorian and seasonal gardens, changing sculpture galleries with exhibitions by international artists, and outdoor acreage featuring an internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park, Children's Garden, Michigan's Farm Garden, amphitheater for summer concert events, nature trails and boardwalks.