Where Grand Rapids Kids Love to Have Fun Inside
Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our first ever GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Our lists have become the go-to for parents looking for best of West Michigan for families.
Today we’re bringing you the top-voted spots to have fun inside. Libraries, movie theaters and other indoor play places provide much-needed entertainment when the weather outside is frightful (or when you’re simply in the mood to hang out inside!).
Favorite Grand Rapids Movie Theatres
Did you know we had so many movie theaters in West Michigan? Wow! Growing up in rural Michigan there was one movie theatre in a 40 mile radius and it was flooded half the time! It looks like no matter where you live, there’s a popular movie theatre near you. And this doesn’t even include local drive-ins..
(You can read about three popular drive-in s in West Michigan here.)
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX was voted by our readers as the TOP movie theatre in greater Grand Rapids!
FULL LIST – Favorite Movie Theatres Around West Michigan
- AMC Grand Rapids 18 | 3000 Alpine Ave NW | Walker, MI 49544
- AMC Star Holland 8 | 12270 James St | Holland, MI 49424
- Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX (MOST VOTES) | 2121 Celebration Dr NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
- Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids South | 1506 Eastport Dr | Grand Rapids, MI 49508
- Celebration! Cinema at Rivertown Crossings | 3728 Rivertown Pkwy | Grandville, MI 49418
- Celebration! Cinema at Woodland Mall | 3195 28th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512
- Goodrich Ada-Lowell 5 | 2175 W Main St | Lowell, MI 49331
- Goodrich Grand Haven 9 | 17220 Hayes St | Grand Haven, MI 49417
- Goodrich Holland 7 | 500 S Waverly Rd | Holland, MI 49423
- M-89 Cinema | 392 Cross Oaks Dr | Plainwell, MI 49080
- NorthStar Cinemas-Rockford | 11699 Northland Dr NE | Rockford, MI 49341
- Old Regent Theatre | 211 Trowbridge St | Allegan, MI 49010
- The Kent Theatre | 8 N Main St NE | Cedar Springs, MI 49319
West Michigan’s Favorite Libraries
Libraries are more than just books these days. (Though I wouldn’t complain if they were just books!) In an effort to get readers starting young, many libraries have children’s areas stocked with toys and bookish fun. You can also find popular story times at certain area branches in addition to fun kid-friendly activities throughout the year.
See a detailed list of library play areas here.
The East Grand Rapids Branch of the Kent District Library was voted by our readers as the TOP library in greater Grand Rapids!
FULL LIST – Favorite Libraries Around West Michigan
- Allendale Township Library | 6175 Library Ln | Allendale, MI 49401
- Byron Township Branch – Kent District Library | 8191 Byron Center Ave SW | Byron Center, MI 49315
- Caledonia Township Branch – Kent District Library | 6260 92nd St SE | Caledonia, MI 49316
- Cascade Township Branch – Kent District Library | 2870 Jack Smith Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Comstock Park Branch – Kent District Library | 3943 West River Dr NE | Comstock Park, MI 49321
- East Grand Rapids Branch – Kent District Library (MOST VOTES) | 746 Lakeside Dr SE | East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
- Englehardt (Lowell) Branch – Kent District Library | 200 N Monroe St | Lowell, MI 49331
- Flat River Community Library | 200 W Judd St | Greenville, MI 48838
- Grand Rapids Public Library – Main | 111 Library Street NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Grandville Branch – Kent District Library | 4055 Maple St SW | Grandville, MI 49418
- Herrick District Library | 300 S River Ave | Holland, MI 49423
- Howard Miller Public Library | 14 S Church St | Zeeland, MI 49464
- Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch – Kent District Library | 4950 Breton Rd SE | Kentwood, MI 49508
- Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch – Kent District Library | 140 E Bridge St NE | Rockford, MI 49341
Patmos Library | 2445 Riley St | Jamestown, MI 49427
- Plainfield Township – Kent District Library | 2650 5 Mile Rd NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
- Spring Lake District Library | 123 E Exchange St | Spring Lake, MI 49456
- Walker Branch – Kent District Library | 4293 Remembrance Rd NW | Walker, MI 49534
- Wyoming Branch – Kent District Library | 3350 Michael Ave SW | Wyoming, MI 49509
RELATED: What do animal selfies, a frog pond and a greenhouse have in common? Ada Christian’s New Outdoor Education Program!
West Michigan’s Favorite Indoor Play Places
From 10 degrees below zero to 99 degrees and 100% humidity, Michigan’s weather runs the gamut. Which is probably why we so many wonderful indoor attractions around town for kids and families.
(You can find more indoor fun, including a list of free play places, in our Indoor Play Guide!)
GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum was voted by our readers as the TOP indoor play place in greater Grand Rapids!
FULL LIST – Favorite Indoor Play Places Around West Michigan
- Catch Air | 2978 28th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512
- Chuck E Cheese | Locations in Grand Rapids, Portage, Walker
- Craig’s Cruisers | Locations in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Silver Lake
- Crazy Bounce | 12255 Felch St | Holland, MI 49424
- Dave and Busters | 3660 28th St SE | Kentwood, MI 49512
- For the Kidz Gymnastics | 1391 Gezon Pkwy SW | Wyoming, MI 49509
- Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (MOST VOTES) | 11 Sheldon Ave. NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Gymco | 2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Jester’s Court | 3707 Northridge Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49544
- Koetsier’s Greenhouse Fall Festival | 1601 Spaulding Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Meg’s Playhouse | 716 Chicago Dr #430 | Holland, MI 49423
- Playworld | 3478 Fairlanes Ave SW | Grandville, MI 49418
- R-Athletics | 2845 Thornhills Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena | 7500 Cottonwood Dr | Jenison, MI 49428
- Sky Zone Trampoline Park | 3636 29th St SE | Kentwood, MI 49512
- The Salvation Army KROC Center | 2500 Division Ave S | Grand Rapids, MI 49507
- YMCA | Locations in Belmont, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Ionia, Lowell, Wyoming