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Fish Ladder

634 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5318
+1 616-895-5984
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Not worth your time

We thought it would be neat to go see with the kids but it wasn't worth the trip. The area is run... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan S
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Clearwater, Florida
steel head at the fish ladder just started

the steelhead are in at the fish ladder! I go there about every day they are hitting the ladder... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bob P
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  • Excellent33%
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634 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5318
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought it would be neat to go see with the kids but it wasn't worth the trip. The area is run down and dirty and the water around the ladders had a lot of trash in it.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the steelhead are in at the fish ladder! I go there about every day they are hitting the ladder hard! only people were fishing for them!

1  Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the fish ladder and it was cool. There weren't alot of fish trying to climb but there were some and they were big! We watched from the bottom and we finally went to the top and there was a couple feeding the...More

1  Thank Donna P
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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.

2  Thank cwolfe406
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

1  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

3  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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DaaayyyTripper
12 March 2018|
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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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