"This was the town I was born in." Grand Rapids by Kodi01

Grand Rapids Travel Guide: 119 reviews and 154 photos

<font color=orange><font size=3>Grand Rapids is my home town and it is West Michigan's leading city. It was settled along the Grand River by industrious Dutch immigrants and has prospered ever since. The postcard pictures tha Grand River and skyline, Van Andel Museum Center (Amway founders), the Calder Stabile, Skyline at night and the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Close enough for a short drive to the GREAT LAKES!

Wonderful city to grow up in....not as big as Dallas, but a good size city!

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  • salmonboy's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2006 at 9:26 PM

    South Division does have it's share of dangers but it has really made a come back - there are a number of new businesses and some of the best clothing, coffee, and music shops are located on this street. Check it out, LIVE A LITTLE.

  • dracko's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 9:38 AM

    Just got back from GR again! Still fresh in my head. I must try to catch the boat races one of these days.. Good stuff here, Kath!!

  • CubsIn4's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 9:52 PM

    Wow, someone else on here with ties to GR! I grew up there. BTW, I've been hearing a lot about your recent time in Poland from "Crazy Matt." He didn't mention you were an ex-Grand Rapidian :-)

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 10:53 PM

    Great page of great city founded by dutchies ( boy they get around)we love Michigan
    wonderful stuff Kathy.

  • Jan 2, 2003 at 4:43 AM

    Nice home town...

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2002 at 1:19 AM

    Hope to see the home of the former President Gerald Ford, power boat races with celebrities, taste delicious food in "Charlies Crab Shack", live in the Grand Hotel someday. GREAT TIPS! Thank you.

  • Ruediger's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2002 at 11:23 AM

    Power boat races seem funny

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2002 at 3:02 PM

    very interesting place!! and page of course!!

  • Aussie666's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2002 at 8:26 AM

    ...not my hometown...but a great city.

  • miksu's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2002 at 12:01 PM

    Very interesting page....great info & photos....


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