From Apples to Zoo – The Top-Voted Outdoor Activities for Kids Near Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids Outdoor Destinations for Families

I love getting outdoors with my kids. Sometimes we blow off steam at a playground or on a trail. But other times, we love checking out venues that aim to educate or entertain. Places you could spend several hours experiencing and still not tire.

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. From baseball games, to picking apples, to feeding goats, you told us the best places to go when your family wants an outdoor experience.

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Outdoor Experiences/Venues for Families

There is nothing quite like a day in the great outdoors, especially when the great outdoors is in our great city.

From taking in meticulously kept gardens, to watching nine innings of West Michigan’s favorite baseball team, there is something for every person during every season.

Check out the top outdoor experiences for families below.

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Voted Top Outdoor Experience/Venue for Families

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

1- Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

2- John Ball Zoo

3- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

4- Blandford Nature Center

5- Critter Barn (Zeeland)

6-Michigan’s Adventure (Muskegon)

7- Millennium Park (Walker)

8- West Michigan Whitecaps

9- Klackle Orchards (Greenville)

10- Nelis’ Dutch Village (Holland)

John Ball Zoo

1300 W. Fulton St | Grand Rapids, MI, 49504


More Grandtastic Awards

Popular Playgrounds and Parks
Most-Loved Libraries and Indoor Play Places
Top 10 Outdoor Activities Near Grand Rapids
Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Top Kid Shopping Stops Near Grand Rapids
Super Swim Instructors Around GR
Grand Rapids’ Top 10 Annual Events
Best Area Music, Dance and Art Classes for Kids
Top Ranked Kid Birthday Venues
Most Trusted Day Care Centers Around Grand Rapids
Epic Area Ice Cream and Candy Shops

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