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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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beautiful place

We seen the butterflies a few years ago and loved it, the gardens are so beautiful !!! Its a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kelly P
Always something new to see!

There are so many things throughout the year to enjoy - from Butterflies in March to Christmas... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 2 days ago

As always the butterflies are incredible. We did stop at the other inside exhibits, however skipped the outside ones this trip. The construction was a real eye sore. I am sure it will be nice when complete, but they could take a lesson from Disney...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We seen the butterflies a few years ago and loved it, the gardens are so beautiful !!! Its a bit pricey but worth it !!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many things throughout the year to enjoy - from Butterflies in March to Christmas Around the World in December - and so much more in between. The concerts in the summer are a great way to enjoy the weather and hear various...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Meijer Gardens is worth visiting if you come to Grand Rapids, Michigan and you enjoy either a Botanic Garden or a Sculpture Park. The place has several special attractions: An area that is heated all year round where plants from the tropics are nicely presented....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christian T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with grandchildren and even though the outside gardens were covered with snow, we had a great time in the butterfly indoor garden. The docents are very kind and knowledgeable..explaining to little ones the lifecycle of the butterflies. Highly recommend..we will do the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HealthyBallance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Art Prize decided to see what was here. The Art Prize stuff was a bit disappointing so we decided to tour the gardens (additional cost). Very glad we did and will be going again this Spring. It is a lot of walking so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love it so we got a membership. They special events throughout the year are great: Butterflies, Christmas Trees, Summer Concert Series. Great place for photographing lovers. You will never run out of inspiration or subjects!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the butterflies in bloom exhibit. There were a lot of people there, the exhibit had just opened on March 1 so this was only the third day open. There were butterflies not quite as many as I would’ve expected however. What made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really cool to see the butterflies in their chrysalises. I hadn't realized how different these are depending on the type of butterfly! A lot of interesting plants to see and the sculptures were an added bonus.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank seagreentales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The butterfly exhibit is wonderful. It can be quite hot, as butterflies need, be sure you are hydrated. It's nice to just sit sometimes and watch who flies your way. There used to be very nice butterfly related activities for kids. These are all gone,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from cyclingduo30 | Reviewed this property |
The Christmas Trespes from around the world plus other faith traditions is currently on display. There is also an elevated model train that runs through several rooms with buildings and strucyptures all made from natural... More
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27 September 2018|
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Response from JSprecher | Reviewed this property |
We tookk the tram, but did get off to visit the farm, and then walked back. You can get OFF if you ask, but you can't get back ON. Use the tram to go around the sculpture garden, since you get all kinds of good information... More
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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
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