The Beauty of Grand Rapids is Countless

Grand Rapids is a big small town, with the Grand River sweeping through our bustling mini metropolis full of museums and shops, innovators and artists, breweries and parks.

But did you have any idea just how many miles that river travels Grand Rapids? Or how many people call our city home? I bet you knew how many breweries though, right? (Trick question–no one can answer that one because it’s growing by the week!)

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Majestic Grand Rapids, In Number Order

Check out this list of all the ways Grand Rapids is special to us – in numerical order. This one’s for you, math fiends!

3 public city pools to wade in

4 pro sports teams to cheer on

5 rules to ordering at Yesterdog

6 museums to explore

6.5 acres of Robinette’s corn fields to get lost in

7 feet of Motu Viget tire to swing on

8 miles of Grand River to flow through

8 distinct destination neighborhoods to tour

9 LEED Gold buildings to commend

9 2017-18 Civic Theatre shows to take in

10 days of LaughFest to smile with

13 public city pads to splash in

13 colleges to learn with

14 breweries to visit on date night

14 Ice cream shops to scream for

22 Downtown Market vendors to shop with

Allergy Friendly Places for Kids Grand Rapids Downtown Market

26 food trucks to taste

24 feet of American Horse to run under

27 Rapid Bus routes to ride

29 flavors of root beer at the Electric Cheetah to try

32 miles from Lake Michigan to drive

42 tons of steel to make up La Grande Vitesse

44 GR lumber boom furniture companies to remember

44 hand-carved wooden horses, 2 chariots and 6 menagerie animals to ride at the GRPM

48 years of Festival of the Arts to celebrate

Paint In Festival of the Arts Grand Rapids

54 different languages to be spoken by GRPS students

74 city-owned parks to play at

116 art-glass windows in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Meyer May House to see

130 different kinds of animals on exhibit at the John Ball Zoo to monkey around with

167 years of Grand Rapids to treasure

300 planes to watch from the Viewing Park

1,300 architectural wonders to admire in Heritage Hills

1,433 Number of family-friendly articles on to read

6,100 GR Kids Food Basket sack suppers to serve daily

7,000 Meijer Gardens tropical butterflies to watch take flight

Grand Rapids facts

10,834 seats at the Van Andel Arena to fill

21,000 participants to cheer on in the Fifth Third Riverbank Run

150,000 hot dogs to chow on each season at Fifth Third Ballpark

Grand Rapids numbers

196,445 residents to love

500,000 dollars awarded annually at ArtPrize

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Stephanie is an architect, turned graphic designer and PTO momma of 3. A wannabe photographer, travel agent, party planner, and do-gooder at heart, she enjoys filling her family's schedules and the lives of others, while obsessively documenting it along the way.

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