GFIA is located near I-96 and M-6, and only a short distance from US-131, just 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Short-term, long-term surface, long-term close-in covered, economy, and valet parking are all available.Before you head to Grand Rapids, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Grand Rapids trip maker app , to make sure you see all that Grand Rapids has to offer, including Gerald R. Ford Airport Viewing Park.
At GFIA, you can connect to 24 major market destinations on nonstop flights provided by our 5 airline partners.
Experience first class before you fly! At GFIA, we offer amenities including: complimentary WiFi access, T-Coil compatible paging, complimentary business centers, a variety of food and beverage options, shoe shine, kids port and much more.
Gerald R. Ford Airport Viewing Park Reviews
Something I recall from my childhood is coming to this airport with my grandparents and watching the aircraft take off and land. It's been decades and I was so surprised to see that GR airport made th... more »
This airport viewing park is a family friendly, laid back place with picnic tables and a good view of the planes landing and taking off. I LOVE to watch planes. And, this park is as good as it gets fo... more »
I love going to this viewing area and watching the planes take off and land. Great views of the 3 runways. Always busy at the airport. Great parking, and benches, and mostly clean bathrooms. They do have drinking fountains too. Great picnic area for a family. Great place for kids to run around safetly and watch the planes.
Such a great place for families or individuals. Doesn't matter if you're a habitual "bird watcher" or there for the occasional visit. Ample parking and grassy areas for picnics, super clean bathroom facilities in a covered but open shelter and plenty of picnic tables and trash cans. Could use some swings or something for the amount of kids that frequent the place, but overall, well kept, safe, accommodating, relaxing, yet fun. Recommended to everyone.
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