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Fish Ladder

634 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5318
+1 616-895-5984
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Fish ladder in spring time

I visited the fish ladder in March, so there were no fish actively using the fish ladder. I still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cwolfe406
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Lansing, Kansas
Fish fight floodwaters on ladder wrongs

Poor fish are working overtime to get past the rapids. Making matters more difficult is the near... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael Z
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“salmon” (30 reviews)
“grand river” (18 reviews)
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634 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5318
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the fish ladder in March, so there were no fish actively using the fish ladder. I still enjoyed my visit. There were people fishing and i just enjoyed being near the river observing the water and birds. Relaxing.

1  Thank cwolfe406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor fish are working overtime to get past the rapids. Making matters more difficult is the near flood stage height of the Grand. Not every place you'll visit has a fish ladder , so why not take a peak? It's not high tech, it's not...More

Thank Michael Z
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I think it was considered public art when built in 1970 - at least as iconic as our Calder - yet all this talk of returning the Grand River to its natural state (pre-Sixth Street Dam / regulator) makes me wonder what will happen to...More

2  Thank DaaayyyTripper
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Great place for lunch and watch some fishing. Watch people fish in the ladder even though they have a sign posted.

Thank redwinguno
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We have been here in the past and was luck enough to see the salmon running up river. So cool to see, especially if you are there at just the right time to see a school of them trying to jump up to the nest...More

1  Thank Allen B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stumbled on this fish ladder while visiting Grand Rapids and walking the river walk. WOW! I've heard of fish ladders but never actually see one. Loved it. We could have stayed looking at the fisherman fishing and the fish trying to move upstream for...More

Thank NadineTheQueen
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We drove around for a 1/2 hour trying to find this without success. Looked like abandoned buildings in not the best area of town. No trespassing signs where GPS said it was located.

3  Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We came across the Fish Ladder Park by accident after bicycling through Riverside Park on the east side of river. The park and ladder are on the west side of Grand River, and it was very interesting to observe the large salmon struggling and then...More

1  Thank DWbiker
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I could have sat here all day. I seen fish coming down the ladder, multiple fisher man, ducks and some wall graffiti. a very relaxing free hide away.

1  Thank hollywoodpalms1113
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

One of the several interesting sites and attractions on and along the river walk on the Grand River banks in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Salmon and other fish use this "ladder" to swim upstream. When they're running, you can see dozens of fish navigating their...More

2  Thank dadams6593
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DaaayyyTripper
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Response from Ronmsparks | Reviewed this property |
Licenses may be purchased at many hardware stores or Meijers, etc. Or you can go online at michigan.gov/dnr to make your purchase. Non-resident annual licenses cost $68; 24-hrh license for $10 and 72-hr license for... More
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Lindsey P
12 June 2016|
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Response from 52,761 | Reviewed this property |
I have been there at all different times of the year. There seems to be fish in the area almost all of the time. Hope that helps.
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