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Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids

4.6
#1 of 29 in Childrens Museums in Michigan
Observatory · History Museum
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Grand Rapids Public Museum stands as one of the oldest of its kind in the country and has long been a quintessential local attraction dedicated to detailing the history of both the region and its people. Explore the facility's array of exhibits and collections dating back as far as 1854, as well a variety of other topics ranging from biology to aviation. Wander an immersive recreated street scene that depicts life in the city before the turn of the 20th century. You can also learn about the area's Native American history or simply marvel at the museum's holdings of nearly one million items, displayed periodically by topic. Be sure to check the website for information about upcoming temporary exhibits or special events. Work out when and for how long to visit Grand Rapids Public Museum and other Grand Rapids attractions using our handy Grand Rapids trip planner.
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  • Nice museum to visit if you're in the area. Parking was close and not too bad. They had some interesting exhibits. 
    Nice museum to visit if you're in the area. Parking was close and not too bad. They had some interesting exhibits.  more »
  • Museum was well organized with information of a little bit of everything. Very interesting all around. My family & I really enjoyed it. 
    Museum was well organized with information of a little bit of everything. Very interesting all around. My family & I really enjoyed it.  more »
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  • Wish I would have taken mare pictures! This is definitely a stop if you are anywhere in the area. We drove over from our vacation in Holland and so glad we did. The whole family enjoyed it and the carousel was so pretty. Especially loved the old town area, retro games, and fashion exhibit
  • The public museum is a great place for families to go and learn but have fun at the same time! The exhibits are great and educational, the workers are nice, they even complimented me on my shirt, and it has an overall nice atmosphere! I recommend!

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