Every community has its own vocabulary -- the names and places that make it feel like home. Here's an insider's look at the history, culture, and special character of a place called West Michigan. By the time you're done reading, you should be able to find us on The Mitten, name some of our beautiful beaches and local celebrities, describe the function of the Fish Ladder, and identify why dentists have a special place in their hearts for Grand Rapids. For extra credit: what world-famous architect designed our downtown amphitheatre?
Every spring, hundreds of thousands of people - busloads, in fact -- descend on the charming lakeside town of Holland to celebrate the community's Dutch heritage. Residents have planted millions of tulips along city streets, and participate in daily activities including authentic Klompen dancing, costumed street sweepers, Dutch treats and free concerts.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.