There is so much opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in West Michigan. Go for a hike at one of our local trails, try out a new park, or enjoy some friendly competition during a go kart race. There is truly something for everyone!
We’ve compiled some of our favorite outdoor play centers, parks, trails, and nature centers. Check out our categories below and let us help you plan your next outdoor adventure!
Let the Games Begin!
Outdoor play centers are great places to bring the family and enjoy some fun together! Growing up, I loved the friendly competition of mini-golf and batting cages with my siblings.
In the small town where I grew up, there was only one place to go but in West Michigan there are many different options. Whether you like mini golf, go-karts, roller coasters, or even high ropes courses, West Michigan has it all. Enjoy a day out with your family at any of these nearby outdoor play centers!
Outdoor Play Centers Around West Michigan
Below are local favorites for outdoor fun, including mini golf and go-karts. You can see our full list of local putt-putt greens around West Michigan.
4400 Ball Park Drive NE, Comstock Park | 616-785-0077 | Website
4743 West US 10, Ludington | 231-843-4838
Alpine Miniature Golf and Range
4855 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-784-1250 | Website
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509| 616-530-2900| Website
651 Chicago Dr., Holland, MI 49423| 616-392-7300| Website
1551 E Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49444| 231-798-4936 | Website
The Bat’n Club Family Fun Center
2544 Barclay St, Muskegon, MI 49441 | 231-759-7723 | Website
3494 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-279-2111 | Website
4521 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, MI 49418 |616-532-9124| Website
1198 W Riley-Thompson Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445| 231-766-3377 | Website
12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424 | 616-396-1475 | Website
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-288-4440 | Website
Nature at its Finest
What we love about these nature centers are that they are well organized, gorgeous nature spots with lots of learning opportunities.
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Windmill Island Gardens in full bloom are magical places to visit. Blandford Nature Center, DeGraff Nature Center, and Calvin College Eco Preserve present the best of our natural habitat.
Love animals? John Ball Zoo and Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park gets you up close to the animal kingdom, as do these other Places you Can Get Close to Animals around West Michigan.
Get out and explore!
Where to Enjoy West Michigan Nature
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-735-6240 | Website
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302 | 616-868-6711 | Website
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423| 616-355-1057 | Website
1000 East Beltine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-957-1580 | Website
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-336-4300 | Website
Calvin College Eco Preserve
3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-526-6000 | Website
1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423 | 616-355-1030 | Website
Playgrounds and Trails are Wonderful for Free Exploration
Letting kids have free reign to climb, jump, swing and explore is great for their development. Here they tap into problem-solving and social skills, use their imaginations and put those little muscles to work.
West Michigan is loaded with playgrounds, parks and trails. We’ve put together a map for you to find a playground near you, or maybe a new trail to explore.
Places to Splash the Day Away
Kids love playing in the water, whether it’s at the beach, a splash pad, or in the backyard with a sprinkler. Our lake state has endless opportunities for water action.