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?
Downtown Grand Rapids attracted one of the world's top dining destinations. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel announced that it will transform its iconic AAA Five Diamond restaurant, The 1913 Room, into a Ruth's Chris Steak House, which opened in September of 2011. We also have hundreds of restaurants serving every type of cuisine from Ethiopian to Asian Fusion.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.