What to do

Grand Rapids is a place unlike any other, with a fantastic cultural experience, including art and nightlife. Grand Rapids is also minutes away from some of the best natural life that Michigan has to offer, including world-class beaches and a lake so vast it feels like the edge of the world. From a vibrant and friendly downtown to an limitless array of activities out of doors, Grand Rapids will surprise, excite and delight you!


During your stay, there are some incredible sights to check out within walking distance of the Quilt Show venue.


Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Circle Theater

Dr. Grin’s Comedy Club


Within driving distance there are a couple more attractions you don’t want to miss.

Frederick Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park


Meyer May House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright




For a visitors guide to the city, go to Grand Rapids Visitors Guide.



Grand Rapids Visitor’s Guide

If you haven’t been to Grand Rapids before, you’ll want to check out some of the local attractions while you are here for the AQS Quilt Show. Experience Grand Rapids offers a free visitor’s guide on their website. The guide will give you a good sense of Grand Rapids, and what it has to offer. You will …

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  1. LeeAnn Creager

    One place quilters won’t want to miss while in the area is the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center. Every August and September the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center hosts a unique exhibit called “Quilts & Their Stories.” The 2011 exhibit brought in 172 quilts from all over the state of Michigan (and beyond). It is not a judged or juried show, but it is a lot of fun to see what people have done and read the stories associated with each quilt! Only minutes from downtown GR, 131 N to I96 W, take either exit 19 or 16 and follow the signs to downtown.

    1. Deborah

      Sounds like it’s happening at the same time as the show! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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