Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids

4.8
#1 of 409 in Parks in Michigan
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is ranked one of the "30 Must-See Museums" in the world by the author of "1,000 Things to See Before You Die." See over 170 sculptures by some of the world's best artists, as well as beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens. Rock landscapes by Philip diGiacomo and plant designs by Stephen Rosselet are the foundation of the gardens aesthetic. The Japanese Gardens showcase sculpture by international recognized artists, such as Anish Kapoor. Other areas in the gardens include the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden and the Michigan Farm Garden. Each area represents a different garden design from English coutry garden aesthetic to wild growth. Consult the website for a calendar of seasonal happenings and concerts in the attraction's outdoor amphitheater. Plan to see Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Grand Rapids trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Great fresh salads and daily specials. My husband and I are members and I love to have lunch there with friends.  more »
  • Well worth the trip. Great indoor and outdoor gardens. My Wife and I usually go a couple of times a year and always enjoy it. They also have a great concert venue.  more »
  • There are many things to do for the whole family. From just walking the beautiful grounds filled with beautiful art, to the many exhibits, the butterfly garden, the Japanese exhibit, the Christmas aro...  more »
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  • Very nice place. The butterfly house was the greatest asset just wish it wax even larger to accommodate all the people. Kids loved this area. As well kids liked the kids sculpture park which seemed to be well used. Sadly the farm was not well attended despite it being very nice. The only disappointment was the windmill. They could have used one once made in Kalamazoo but they did not. It will be interesting to go back after the renovations are complete.
  • This is one of those places you can get lost in. My first time visiting was about 12 years ago while I was a student in college. I quickly became enamored with the sculptures and twisting paths. I spent the whole day there, and still didn't see everything. I have visited multiple times since. One of the best times I took my kid cousins. They spent hours running around the children's garden. They were so amazed by the giant horse, and the butterflies... they were engaged, happy and active. It was an amazing day with two of my favorite little humans at a place full of adventure and new discoveries. Go as an adult. Go again with the kids. There is so much to appreciate and enjoy here.
  • Loved the open space, live plants including trees. Trees and plants inside the butterfly are were labeled. (I never realized Cocoa pods were so large) butterflies were give real fruit sliced in feeding dishes. The special viewing box for emerging butterflies was awesome. I've been to smaller butterfly exhibits, there is no comparison. Lots of construction on outside areas, makes it a little challenging to get to the Japanese gardens.
  • This place is magical! The butterflies fluttering around your face is such a beautiful experience. The gardens are amazing and there's a lot to do, even in the winter. They are doing some remodeling so it was a little difficult to navigate, but the trails and outdoor areas are huge. There are many different areas with trails including a marsh, Japanese garden, and sculpture garden. I can't wait to visit again in the summer!
  • Always something for the whole family. Grand rapids is lucky to have a attraction of this caliber. It's always best to go on a nice day where you can go outside but even if it's not a nice day there still many things to do here. Many good shows in the concert series but they sell out fast.
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