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Things to do in GR 10/9-11


By Gary Manier – Collegiate Staff

Check out these free, family-friendly activities this weekend.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to get out and explore ArtPrize, this is your last chance to do so. The 19-day event ends Sunday, Oct 11. Visitors have the chance to roam Grand Rapids and experience more that 1,500 exciting pieces, vendors and street performers.

Geocaching is a GPS coordinated explorative hunting and finding activity available in all Kent County parks, and a great opportunity to get some fresh air and stretch your legs. Download the app or check out this site for all the information you need to get started.

On average, 200 planes take off and land every day at Gerald R Ford International Airport. This is an exhilarating experience whether you’re an aviation buff or simply a spectator. The observatory is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and located on Kraft Avenue, north of 52nd Street. Information can be found here.

Visit the Meyer May house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in the early 1900s. The house is owned and maintained by Steelcase. There is a tour and video show detailing the house’s history on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. It is suggested that visitors  allow 90 minutes to take in the entire experience. The house is located at 450 Madison Avenue SE. For more information click here.