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Gerald R. Ford Airport Viewing Park

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GR Ford Airport Viewing Park - Fun Place to View Planes!

This airport viewing park is a family friendly, laid back place with picnic tables and a good view... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrea V
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Great Spot for a Picnic

We packed a picnic and took the grand kids here on a Saturday evening. The park is very close to... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Kentwood, Michigan
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4910 Kraft Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9707
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Reviewed yesterday

This airport viewing park is a family friendly, laid back place with picnic tables and a good view of the planes landing and taking off. I LOVE to watch planes. And, this park is as good as it gets for viewing planes in west Michigan....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We packed a picnic and took the grand kids here on a Saturday evening. The park is very close to main runway and has several picnic tables. When the planes are taking off to the East they lift off right in front of you. It's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PapaBaar
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Nice, well-maintained area to view planes landing and taking-off. Unfortunately this is a not a busy airport, at least on weekends.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 119TomB119
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Have never flown out of GR. Was impressed by the ease of parking, check in & security. It was a Sat., we drive down for an evening flight in hopes of having dinner before flying out. Heads up-both restaurants close by 6:00. Lesson learned to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeanne1011
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Not well advertised this place is super for watching the planes come and go. You can watch the flight come in and when landed, all you need is a cell phone call from whoever you are picking up and then go to the pick-up area....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cdrh
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket or chair and watch the activity of the airport from a distance. There are picnic tables but they are not always available.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 768nancy
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest viewing areas anywhere. Plenty of parking to watch both main runways and terminal. Lots of picnic tables and grassy areas. Great for families and kids. Nice new bathrooms. Excellent place to eat lunch.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lakerspud
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It's recently gone through a major renovation and now has a large pavilion, real bathrooms and more tables for picnics and plane watching. It's a much nicer experience now. The one thing I wish it had was a playground for kids in the open grass...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Oregonmike98
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Love taking the kiddos here to watch all the planes. Theres plenty of room for the kids to run around and have fun in between planes landing. Bring some food and make it a picnic! Also, it is a blast to come in the winter...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Rummynomad787
Reviewed 4 March 2018

When the weather is nice in the summer, families bring their kids to picnic and play. After work, people have picnics there and watch the planes. Best to check the GRR flight schedule to make sure there are planes taking-off/landing.

Date of experience: October 2017
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