Discover fun things to do in Grand Rapids

Whether you’re here for an on-site meeting or a family getaway to the beaches of Lake Michigan, you’ll love the convenient location of Radisson Hotel Grand Rapids Riverfront. You can ride our free shuttle to downtown attractions like Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids Art Museum. Don’t miss the beautiful Grand Rapids riverfront, which is lined with parks and museums and the home of Atwater Brewery and DeVos Place. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Then head to Michigan’s Adventure amusement park or John Ball Zoo. If you’re attending a trade show, you’ll appreciate our location just one mile from DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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DeVos Place

1.75 mi / 2.82 km from the hotel
Located along the Grand River, this convention facility hosts large trade shows and concerts in its 28 event spaces. It’s also the home of DeVos Performance Hall.

John Ball Zoo

2.67 mi / 4.29 km from the hotel
Take a ride on the Funicular to the highest point in the zoo before visiting the tigers in the Idema Forest Realm or saying hello to the penguins in the 40,000-gallon Kelp Forest tank.

Michigan’s Adventure

38.81 mi / 62.47 km from the hotel
Ride the Wolverine Wildcat roller coaster, take in the sights from the Giant Gondola Wheel, and eat “sidewinder” fries at Jack’s Snack Shop at the state’s largest water and amusement park.

Grand Valley State University

11.03 mi / 17.76 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this beautiful 1,322-acre campus to see the many statues before attending a Grand Valley State Lakers game.

DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center

1.07 mi / 1.72 km from the hotel
This 5,000-seat facility hosts major conventions, concerts, and athletic events, such as Grand Rapids Drive basketball games.

Fifth Third Ballpark

3.26 mi / 5.25 km from the hotel
Cheer on the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Class A affiliate of the MLB’s Detroit Tigers, or catch a concert, festival, or RV show at this ballpark.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

4.44 mi / 7.14 km from the hotel
One of Michigan's biggest tourist draws, Frederik Meijer Gardens pulls in more than half a million annual visitors intent on seeing 158 acres of botanical gardens and sculptures.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

1.84 mi / 2.96 km from the hotel
Part of the same institution as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, this museum honors the life and legacy of the 38th president of the United States of America. Find out more about Watergate and catch a glimpse of the Oval Office replica.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

2.08 mi / 3.35 km from the hotel
Designated as one of the “art treasures in nearby Midwest cities” by the Chicago Tribune, this is the first LEED Gold-certified art museum in the world.

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

2.2 mi / 3.55 km from the hotel
Featuring a real beehive and a robot-building workshop, this children's museum is a can't-miss destination for families with kids between the ages of two and 10.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

2.03 mi / 3.26 km from the hotel
History buffs appreciate this museum that explores the rich culture of the Grand Rapids area. Be sure to check out the amazing full-scale replica of 1890s Grand Rapids.

Van Andel Arena

2.28 mi / 3.67 km from the hotel
This multipurpose venue hosts Grand Rapids Griffins hockey games as well as concerts by world-renowned musicians like Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kesha, and Janet Jackson.