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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Something for every season

Right now, the indoor exhibit of Christmas trees decorated for many different countries is worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Perfect date day

I love going to the gardens, the grounds are always well kept. The variety of plants in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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View modern sculpture in a stunning garden setting at this combination botanical garden and sculpture park, which features exotic plants, desert and Victorian gardens, wetlands, meadows, and sculptures by famous artists throughout.
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1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5804
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Right now, the indoor exhibit of Christmas trees decorated for many different countries is worth seeing, along with a trip into the warm tropical gardens with waterfall, orchids, wild birds and huge plants is a relief from the cold. In the spring, this space is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love going to the gardens, the grounds are always well kept. The variety of plants in the greenhouse is awesome, I love all the tropical plants.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in winter and in Michigan that means it was cold. Even so, we had an interesting walk through part but by no means all of the sculpture park. It is well late out and sculptures well displayed. Inside there is a charming train...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love the Meijer Gardens and the sculptures. It's beautiful to walk around in nice weather and enjoy all the pieces of art, along with the Gardens. The children's section is fun for all ages and the new Japanese Garden is just gorgeous. The Christmas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaribethB24
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic venue. The butterfly exhibit is always a must, but we really loved the Japanese garden that was recently added.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ace C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Gardens during a cold and rainy weekend. But, it was dry inside, Beautifully decorated Christmas trees from countries around the world were on display. The tropical rain forest garden was a favorite, so colorful! The cactus garden was also one of our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Becky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meijer Gardens is currently under construction and it is muddy. There is limited parking. Once you get past the mess, you are there. Christmas trees decorated from different countries from around the world line the hallways and several rooms at Frederik Meijer Gardens for the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Drgole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a membership here and it is well worth the money! It’s a great place to view the outdoor sculpture park, the indoor gardens and the exhibits that change with the seasons. One thing I must add that is not a plus for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit! Personally I'm not much of a plant enthusiast, but I always find something interesting and enjoy myself. The Christmas tree display during the holidays is fantastic. A cool way to learn about other cultures and traditions.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank erinkeyzer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I’m so glad we visited! There was a Holiday craft show going on during our visit, which was a bonus! Parking was crowded though. There is so much to do here, that you can spend the entire day. We would love to come back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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26 September 2018|
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Response from SeadooSue | Reviewed this property |
We walked about 3 miles but if you did the entire walk I think it’s 7 miles
31 August 2018|
Response from Tupelo010835 | Reviewed this property |
From their website. Always start with an attraction's website. Will save you a lot of time. Delectable Dining Enjoy lunch (or dinner on Tuesday evenings) at the Balk Café, with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by... More
3 August 2018|
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Response from MSH2017 | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a few— can’t remember for sure. It would be best to call ahead and see if they reserve them.