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Best Outdoor Activities Around Grand Rapids- Jackie’s Top Five

It’s summer time! So lets get outside and do something fun, here are the top 5 places in Grand Rapids you all should check out this summer for your outdoor destinations!


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The West Michigan Whitecaps hold all of there home games out at 5/3 ball park and they are a great chance to get outside and spend an evening! Plus it doesn’t hurt that every week they have home game specials like 2 dollar drafts and dollar hotdogs!



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Grand Haven State Park


Not only do the roadies and I frequent the beautiful beach at Grand Haven State Park, but its a great place to spend your day or afternoon on a day off work. The beach is the perfect place to catch some rays, and they have the greatest hotdog stand, Pronto Pups, right down the street!



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This place is awesome! One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park was recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper. They have an entire outdoor amphitheater where they have concerts and shows all summer long! Check out



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Get out of the house and check yourself back into your child form! John Ball Park Zoo is such a great time and with over 1100 different animals from around the world there is always something to keep your attention. Perfect place to bring the ladies guys!



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Alright, alright, I know its not exactly an outdoor activity BUT they have a great deck where you can relax and drink lots of beer! Plus its right there on Grandville Avenue so lots of other stuff can spur from watching the sunset and enjoying a beer at an awesome local restaurant and bar!


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