Things to Do

  • 75 Miles, an easy day trip!  The views and the activities are well worth the drive!
    Here are a few ideas to get you started:

    Beach PhotoGrand Haven State Park: 48-acre park with the shore of Lake Michigan along the west side and the Grand River along the north side; consists entirely of beach sand and provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse.  (616) 847-1309

    PJ Hoffmaster State Park: Forest-covered dunes along nearly 3 miles of Lake Michigan shore. Its sandy beach is one of the finest anywhere. A focal point of the park is the Gillette Visitor Center. (231) 798-3711

    Roller CoasterPioneer Park: 145-acre park on Lake Michigan offers camping, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, tennis, softball, basketball, volleyball, and over 2,000 feet of white sandy beach frontage. (231) 744-3580

    Roulette TableMichigan’s Adventure Amusement & Wild Water Park: Owned and operated by the same folks as Cedar Point, this summer fun amusement park and water park has it all in one location.  (616) 766-3377

    Race Tracks Plenty of horsepower – both motorized and the kind running on four legs. Speedway, raceway, drag-way – if it has an oval track, a figure 8 course or a drag strip; drivers, crews and race fans are there on Saturday nights from April to October.

    Soaring Eagle Casino: Fine dining, world class entertainment, luxurious spas and thrilling gaming.  Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan (just over an hour away from Greenville)

     

  • Are you looking for something fun to do in or near Greenville? Check out our local museums,
    play a round on one of our many golf courses, or see a race or a movie! Enjoy the outdoors at
    Klackle Orchard or Deer Track Junction! Take a look at our local attractions below:
    • Deer Tracks Junction

      Take a tour of their Whitetail Deer Farm. Be sure to say “howdy” to all the critters we got runnin’ around here, especially the new babies! And don’t forget to grab some grub from Plop Plop Ice Cream Shop while you check out all the cool stuff at the General Store. For more information call 616-863-DEER (3337) .

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    • Fighting Falcon Military Museum

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Fighting Falcon Military Museum

      In 1942, Greenville’s Gibson Refrigerator Company received a contract from the U.S. Army Air Force to produce CG-4A troop carrying gliders. Come see the “Fighting Falcon” and more military history in this acclaimed museum. Call (616) 225-1940.

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    • Flat River Historical Museum

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Flat River Historical Museum

      This museum stands on the most historic site in Greenville; the site where John Green built his cabin in 1844. It houses household, family, military, lumbering, industrial, and Native American exhibits. You can even watch a classic movie in the replica of the old Silver Theatre. Call (616) 754-5296.

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    • Golf Courses

      Brookside Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 984-2381 1518 Johnson Road, Gowen, Michigan
      Candlestone Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 794-1580 8100 Storey Rd, Belding, Michigan
      Cedar Chase Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 696-2308 7551-17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs, Michigan
      Double R Resort – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 794-0520 4424 Whites Bridge Road, Belding, Michigan
      Glenkerry Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 225-4653 1413 Kent Rd, Greenville, Michigan
      Golf Emporium – indoor/outdoor year-round driving range, lessons and complete pro shop.
      (616) 754-2280 10831 – 14 Mile Rd (M-57)
      Links of Bowen Lake – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 984-9916 12990 Bradshaw, Gowen, Michigan
      Arrowhead Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 897-7264 2170 Alden Nash Ave. NE, Lowell, Michigan
      Braeside Golf Course at Courtland Hills – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 866-1402 5460 11 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, Michigan
      Holland Lake Golf Course – 9 hole, public.
      (989) 291-5757 1100 Holland Lake Rd, Sheridan, Michigan
      North Kent Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (616) 866-2659 11029 Stout NE, Rockford, Michigan
      Pilgrim’s Run Golf Course – 18 hole, public.
      (888) 533-7742 11401 Newcosta Ave, Pierson, Michigan
      Whitefish Lake Golf Course – 18 hold, public with driving range.
      (888) 368-5666 2241 Bass Lake Rd. Pierson, Michigan
    • Grattan Raceway

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Grattan RacewayFamily owned and operated for over 50 years, Grattan Raceway is one of the finest road courses in the United States and is located just 10 minutes South  of Greenville at 7201 Lessiter Rd. Belding, MI 48809. The Motocross Track is always an exciting new challenge with the constant improvements being made. This track is undoubtly one of Michigan’s best kept secrets and is sure to become one of your favorites. You can contact them by phone (616) 691-7221 or email: sam@grattanracewaymx.com.

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    • Greenville Bowling Alley

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Greenville Bowling Alley (Greenville Lanes)

      Looking for a place where you can play your favorite bowling game? Visit Greenville Lanes of Greenville, MI for bowling leagues, private parties, and open bowling at great rates. With over 20 years of experience, their friendly and accommodating staff is always ready to assist you. Call 616-754-4495 for more information.

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    • Greenville NCG Cinema

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - NCG Cinemas (Movie Theater)

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      If you want to take in a movie, you’re in luck! Greenville has its very own Greenville Cinemas, a NCG Theater. Call them at (616) 754-5171  for show times and ticket prices.

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    • Klackle Orchard

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Klackle OrchardsGo see a huge attraction with fun for the whole family.  Whether it’s corn mazes, or orchard tours; shopping in the Cornucopia Market or picking your own pumpkin, you will enjoy your day at Klackle Orchards.  (616) 754-8632.

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    • Magnum Sports

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Magnum Sports

      Offering a 20,000 square foot, full-service Sporting Goods Store in Greenville, Michigan with a 12-lane indoor pistol/rifle range, 40 yard indoor archery range, Dart Simulator-a 3-D virtual hunt using laser guns or your own bow and arrows (with blunt tips), and TechnoHunt. We offer gun and Dart leagues. We have on-site archery services and gun smith service by appt. CCW Classes, monthly. Private pistol safety classes available. Contact them at (616) 712-6162.

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    • Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Museum

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Museum

      Located just west of Greenville, 3/4 mile south of M-57 on Podunk Road.  Take in historical exhibits, as well as indexed historical archives for genealogical and community research.  Children can discover their local heritage with a puzzle sheet to guide them.

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    • Thrifty Acres Indoor BMX

      Things to Do - Local Attractions - Thrifty Acres Indoor BMXGreenville has its very own indoor BMX course North on M-91 at 1220 N Lafayette Street. Call (616) 754-4500 for more information.

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  • Greenville is in close proximity to almost every activity
    you could want to participate in! Check out all of the opportunities below!
    • Anderson and Girls Orchard

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Anderson Girls Orchard

      Come visit this amazing farm and its market, gift shop, ice cream parlor, cider mill, and petting zoo. They invite you to join in the fun and excitement as you are able to experience the wide variety of sights and seasonal events like “Pick your own” and “Fun Day on the Farm” on a working farm. They also offer tours and private parties! For more information call (989) 831-4228.

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    • Devos Performance Hall

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Devos Performance Hall

      Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the 2404-seat performing arts theater that is home to The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Broadway Grand Rapids and Opera Grand Rapids. DeVos Performance Hall provides an intimate setting for these Grand Rapids Arts Groups as well as other touring concerts and family shows.

      DeVos Performance Hall has hosted concerts including B.B. King, Barenaked Ladies, James Taylor, Tori Amos and Harry Connick, Jr.; comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and Ron White; and family shows including Dora The Explorer Live, Bear in The Big Blue House Live, Blue’s Clues Live and Thomas & Friends Live.

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    • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture ParkA 132-acre (53 ha) botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park located in Grand Rapids Township, Michigan in Kent County. Commonly referred to as Meijer Gardens. Hold an event in one of their many indoor and outdoor locations! Attend a concert in their outdoor amphitheater during their concert series! See butterflies up close in the Lena Meijer Conservatory March-April! View plants from many different places! Peruse the sculptures indoors and outdoors! Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World every year! Let you children run around an outdoor space made especially for them!

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    • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

      The permanent exhibits are the core of the Museum’s program. They allow visitors to participate in history, not just view it, while reviewing the highlights of the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. In addition to the permanent exhibits, a succession of temporary exhibits draw upon the rich holdings of the entire Presidential libraries system, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, and others.

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    • Golf Courses

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      West Michigan is not only know for it’s beautiful lake views, but also for it’s rolling green landscape of our numerous golf courses. Lake Michigan’s shoreline has courses that challenge you, relax you, and offer wonderful scenic views. You can choose from nine or 18 hole golf courses! Many of these courses have clubhouses, driving ranges, putting greens and pro shops. Make sure to call ahead for tee times and ask about their specials. Along West Michigan you will find courses fall all golfing levels. Golding is great exercise with the bonus of being surrounded by nature’s landscaping. Fore!

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    • Grand Haven State Park

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Grand Haven State Park

      Grand Haven State Park is a 48-acre state park in Grand Haven, Michigan where you can camp, picnic, swim, fish, hike and more! The park has 174 campsites and a very popular beach area.While camping you can enjoy the views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse!

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    • Grand Rapids Art Museum

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Grand Rapids Art Museum

      An art museum located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with collections ranging from Renaissance to Modern Art and special collections on 19th and 20th-century European and American art. Its holdings include notable modern art works such as Richard Diebenkorn’s 1963 Ingleside. The museum has in its collection 5,000 works of art, including over 3,500 prints, drawings and photographs.

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    • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Grand Rapids Children's Museum

      The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive, hands-on environment that inspires learning and encourages self directed exploration. The museum has programs and services that are designed to meet the variety of ways that children learn and to enhance their self-esteem. The museum’s environment encourages cooperation, problem solving and life-long learning. Play is utilized as a tool for learning and strengthening relationships. Children of all ages get to have fun while learning!

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    • Grand Rapids Public Museum

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Grand Rapids Public Museum

      The public museum is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the Grand River! Here you can view many different exhibits that have traveled across the world along with their stationary exhibits like the Habitats of Michigan,  Furniture City, Streets of Old Grand Rapids and more.  Step into their planetarium and view seasonal sky shows and special themed productions that educate the young and old alike about the stars above and our place in the universe. A favorite of many is the 1928 Spillman Carousel which you can still ride on today!

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    • John Ball Zoo

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - John Ball Zoo

      A Zoological Garden in an urban park located on the west side of Grand Rapids, Michigan that houses a variety of animals from around the world and is a significant regional attraction. Here you can visit the penguins in the Van Andel Living Shores Aquarium, see 600 pound bears at Meijer Grizzly, immerse yourself in Africa and so much more!!!

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    • Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park and Water Park

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park and Water Park

      This 250-acre amusement park in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon and Whitehall, is the largest amusement park in the state and has been owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company since 2001. As of 2012, Michigan’s Adventure has 53 rides, more than any other park in the state.The park also includes an outdoor water park, Wild Water Adventure! The park is headlined by seven roller coasters, including the critically acclaimed Shivering Timbers, a very basic but historic Corkscrew coaster, and a suspended looping coaster, Thunderhawk.

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    • Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

      Where else can you ride a luge? There are only four tracks that exist in the United States and this is one of them! Go to the sports complex and ride the luge, sled on the family friendly hill, ice skate, enjoy the 15+ kilometers of trails for cross country skiing, snowshoe on three trails and more!

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    • Pioneer Park

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - Pioneer ParkThis 145-acre park on Lake Michigan in Muskegon County offers camping, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, tennis, softball, basketball, volleyball, and over 2,000 feet of white sandy beach frontage. For more information call (231) 744-3580.

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    • PJ Hoffmaster State Park

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - PJ Hoffmaster State Park

      This park is forest-covered dunes along nearly 3 miles of Lake Michigan shore in Muskegon. Its sandy beach is one of the finest anywhere. A focal point of the park is the Gillette Visitor Center. For more information call (231) 798-3711.

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    • Speedways

      Things to Do - West Michigan Attractions - SpeedwaysCrystal Motor Speedway

      Racing every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. – 8315 East Sidney Road, Crystal, Michigan 48838

      Mid-Michigan Motorplex

      The Motorplex offers a family racing atmosphere as you will witness with the 5 Horsepower Junior Dragster program. Kids also have a place to go at the Motorplex playground.

    • Van Andel Arena

      A 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena, situated in the Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. As a concert venue, the Van Andel Arena seats about 12,858 for end-stage shows, and 13,184 for center-stage shows.  Here you can see the circus, ice skating entertainment, concerts, expos,  bull riding, and much much more!

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  • Michigan is the home of many sports teams and cities that people travel for hours to see. Take a look!
    • Detroit Sports

      • Pistons

        Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - Detroit PistonsThe Detroit Pistons are a franchise of the National Basketball Association (NBA) based in Auburn Hills, Michigan in Metro Detroit. In 1941, the team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons, a member of the National Basketball League (NBL). Since moving to Detroit in 1957, the Pistons have won NBA championships in 1989, 1990 and 2004. The team’s home arena is The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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      • Lions

        Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - Detroit LionsThe Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans the team was purchased and moved to Detroit for the 1934 season. The Lions have won four NFL Championships, tied for 9th overall in total championships amongst all 32 NFL franchises.

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      • Red Wings

        Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - Detroit Red WingsThe Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL), and are one of the Original Six teams of the NHL, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadians, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and Chicago Blackhawks.

        As of 2011, the Red Wings have won the most Stanley Cup championships (11) of any NHL franchise based in the United States, and are third overall in total NHL championships, behind the Montreal Canadians (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). They play home games in the 20,066 capacity Joe Louis Arena after having spent over 40 years playing in Olympia Stadium. The Red Wings are one of the most popular franchises in the NHL, and fans and commentators refer to Detroit and its surrounding areas as “Hockeytown”, which has been a registered trademark owned by the franchise since 1996.

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      • Tigers

        Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - Detroit TigersThe Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team located in Detroit, Michigan. One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit in 1894 as part of the Western League. They are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League. The Tigers have won four World Series championships and have won the American League pennant 11 times!!! The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.

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    • Minor Leagues

    • Grand Rapids

      The second largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids is the hub of West Michigan. With many museums, restaurants, hotels, theatrical and musical venues, this beautiful city has a lot to offer to families, visitors and those in the business community.

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      Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - Grand Rapids

    • Traverse City

      People travel from all over the nation to visit Traverse City’s beautiful beaches, golf courses, and shops every year for every season. In 2012, Traverse City was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S! In 2009, TripAdvisor named Traverse City the number two small town travel destination in the United States beating out Cape Cod and many other well-known locations. The city hosts the annual week-long National Cherry Festival in the first full week of July.

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      Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - Traverse City

    • Mackinac

      Things to Do - Michigan Attractions - MackinacMackinaw City and Mackinac Island are two very popular destinations in Michigan. The iconic five mile bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula brings tourists to these two beautiful locations.

      Mackinaw City

      Here you will find gorgeous views of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. It’s many shops and delicious fudge attracts many!

      Mackinac Island

      Home of the famous Victorian Grand Hotel and its horse drawn carriages. The island will take you back in time as there are no motorized vehicles!


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