Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids
(4.8/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and other attractions to your Grand Rapids trip itinerary using our Grand Rapids itinerary maker.
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  • I took a group of kids here ranging from 2-10, there was fun for all ages. I was impressed with all the things to look at. As well as the play structures for children. 
  • Exhibits, gardens, annual butterfly show and outdoor concerts all summer long make this space truly exeptional 
  • A must go when near GR! Beautiful and ever changing. Truly a gem to have in west Michigan. Lots to do and see. Plan to spend the entire day! Great food court too! 
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  • Beautiful place to go walk around. They seem to be expanding frequently and they had a completely new exhibit when I visited this summer and I see them constructing new areas when I visited. Excited for my next trip here. The Japenese garden is amazing and really expansive! I wish I was there during the time the flowers were blooming, and I'd highly recommend calling ahead to find out the times they are at peak bloom as I imagine it would be gorgeous! Regardless of the bloom though, its fascinating to see.
  • It's lovely, I'd like to go back. Cafe food was surprisingly good. But it is owned by a grocery store so I guess I'd hope the food is good. Very kid friendly.
  • You can easily spend more than 3 hours exploring every sculpture and piece of the gardens here. If I lived closer, I would get a membership and go every weekend. It's so beautiful, peaceful...what a great place to go for a walk! I brought some sandwiches and snacks to eat for after my visit You can eat outside the park in designated picnic areas. If I'm going to Grand Rapids, I'm stopping by the Meijer Gardens.
  • One of my favorite places to go. Great entrance price for all there is to see. Beautiful sculptures, paintings, etc. Love the feature room that changes often. Japanese Gardens were great addition. Climate rooms indoors are very cool and educational. Clean. Friendly staff. Beautiful place to go for the art lover.
  • Can't believe we've lived here 10 years and only just got to this experience. Such a beautiful, serene place! It was a spontaneous Saturday trip and we caught a perfect day to stroll the grounds. Parking was easy, volunteer/staff were friendly and helpful, and while the parking lot appeared to be very full, the grounds are so spacious that we never felt crowded or rushed. The Japanese Garden lived up to the things we've heard about it (all great) and the sculpture collection was amazing to see. We are very fortunate to have this in our West Michigan community