Places to be: Grand Rapids’ most popular venues

Places to be: Grand Rapids most popular venues

Elijah Brumback

Frederik Meijer Gardens:

Don’t have a lot of extra cash to be throwing around? Be that the case, it would be wise to take a stroll through this renowned sculpture park. Filled with works from some of the most prominent names in art history such as Auguste Rodin, Jacques Lipchitz and Claes Oldenburg, the gardens are a virtual utopia of natural and manicured landscape complemented by numerous inspiring works of art. There is also a carnivorous plant house, and if that doesn’t spark your interest then it might be worth the while to revaluate your lost sense of child-like wonder and imagination.

Admission for students is $9, which includes access to special exhibits. Upcoming features include:

  • Dale Chihuly’s New Eden glass work at 15 different sites around the garden from now until Oct. 31
  • ColorFall, which runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 31, features thousands of blooming chrysanthemums in the Seasonal Display Greenhouse as well as other activities