Grand Rapids Outdoor Fun for Families

What is it about some fresh air that seems to make everyone a little bit happier and a little bit sleepier come bedtime? If your family is in need of some time outdoors, West Michigan is home to many amazing outdoor places that will encourage everyone to get outside and play.

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 adventure outdoors.

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West Michigan’s Favorite Outdoor Experiences

Is the weather perfect for a day outside? Then grab your family and head to some of these amazing outdoor venues for family fun!

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park was voted by our readers as the TOP outdoor experience in greater Grand Rapids!

Klackle Orchards

11466 W. Carson City Road, Greenville, MI 48838 | 616-754-8632 | FACEBOOK 

Klackle Orchards is West Michigan’s Family Fun Farm! Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins! Enjoy fall fun for the whole family!  You can’t miss the famous donuts & cider.

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Nelis’ Dutch Village

12350 James St

Head to Dutch Village for educational family fun with a Dutch flair! Your family will learn about Dutch culture while enjoying fun rides, visiting the petting zoo, watching Dutch dancing and MUCH more!


Top 10 – Favorite Outdoor Experiences Around West Michigan

1 – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

2 – John Ball Zoo

1300 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

3 – Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

4 – Critter Barn

9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464

5 – (TIE) The West Michigan Whitecaps

4500 West River Dr, Comstock Park, MI 49321

   – (TIE) Klackle Orchards

11466 W Carson City Rd, Greenville, MI 48838

6 – Millennium Park

1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534

7 – Craig’s Cruisers

Locations in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Silver Lake

8 – Nelis’ Dutch Village

12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424

9 – Koetsier’s Greenhouse

1601 Spaulding Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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