Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids

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#4 of 17 in Childrens Museums in Michigan
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  • This museum has ongoing and changing areas so you can repeat going with the same children. There are things to do and places to play for children with all kinds of interests. Excellent place to take y...  more »
  • This is a great indoor play spot for kids, especially on a chilly day! There are two floors full of lots of things for children to do, keeping them entertained for hours. My daughter loves it here and...  more »
  • We have taken our grandkids here quite a few times over the last few years. Always interesting and fun  more »
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  • This was a really fun place to go we went on a Thursday night where they have a family special where it's only like a buck-fifty a kid for a couple hours in the evening my poor and two-year-old really enjoyed all the Hands-On stuff. They had a bubble area to play in they had a farming area to play in and a bunch of other places as well they could make tents with sheets there's a tent area to plan it was all very fun. I would have liked to see a little more order it was very stimulating to be there there's lots of stuff everywhere but overall it was a lot of fun.
  • I had a few days to steal away while my husband was in town for buisness. My kids are 3,5 and 7. We were there for 2 hours and could have spent 2 more. The craft they did that day was Christmas ornament picture frames. It was fantastic. So much packed into a small space. I have been to Indianapolis children's museum and I actually prefer this because it's doable in a couple hours and much cheaper. Bring change for close meter parking! Blanket fort structure, bubble station, grocery pretend and sand box were just a few of our favorites! I also liked that we could walk to dining after and they offered a map to show options! Elevators available for handicap access to second floor and a nursing corner!
  • It wasn't what I expected. Kids can run around and do what interests them. It's kind of a free for all. There's so many things they can do for playing pretend. They can play with other kids, with their parents, or on their own. They can do a craft each day also. I would take my son once a week if I lived closer.
  • This was an entertaining and educational museum to visit. Centered largely on creating learning environments for children to play. Kids over 12 may be less Interested than younger kids.
  • We had our daughter's first birthday party here and it was fantastic!! Thank you to each staff member for your kind help, you were all so great and helped make the experience wonderful. It was clean, easy, and all of our attendees were extremely happy and had so much fun. I HIGHLY recommend doing a birthday party here. Thanks for the great experience!

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Only five hotels provide lodging downtown, but each charms its guests with a distinctive character. A small collection of bed and breakfasts and inns populate Old Town. These hotels are a five-minute walk from the city's main attractions, top restaurants, and conference centers, so they tend to fill up fast. Book a room early to ensure you get the lodging of your choice. There are also hotel chains near the airport and in residential areas; public transport and taxi service link these to the city's downtown.
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