Finding Da Vinci and Going Dutch

  • Start: Grand Rapids, MI
  • End: Fennville, MI
  • Last Modified: 2011-11-14 20:58:35
  • Total Mileage: 81 Miles
  • Number of stops: 13

Description

Although a small Midwestern city, Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers world-class cultural attractions and family fun. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park blends natural beauty and sculpture by internationally known artists. Not only the art galleries, but the green architecture housing them in the new Grand Rapids Art Museum garners global acclaim. Downtown museums include Van Andel Museum Center, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. Walk the Heritage Hill historic district and tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House. Palatial Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is close to most downtown attractions. Day trips include the family fun Coopersville Farm Museum in Coopersville, Michigan, and Lake Michigan's sandy shores. Lunch at Ottawa Beach Inn; stay at the Hawthorn Inn & Conference Center. Holland, Michigan's boutiques and Dutch sites on Windmill Island attract tourists. Drive south to taste wines at Fenn Valley Winery, Fennville, Michigan. Crane's Pie Pantry serves the orchard's yummy pies and sandwiches.

Stop #1:

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #2:

Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #3:

Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #4:

Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #5:

Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #6:

Meyer May House
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #7:

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI

Stop #8:

Coopersville Farm Museum
Coopersville, MI

Stop #9:

Windmill Island
Holland, MI

Stop #10:

Haworth Inn & Conference Center
Holland, MI

Stop #11:

Ottawa Beach Inn
Holland, MI

Stop #12:

Crane's Pie Pantry
Fennville, MI

Stop #13:

Fenn Valley Winery and Vineyards
Fennville, MI
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