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3251 Deposit Dr
Grand Rapids  MI  49546
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420 E. Beltline NE / Grand Rapids, MI 49506
LAT: 42.970523 LONG: -85.58834
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Grand Rapids East, MI

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Find Calm in the Zen-style Garden at Frederik Meijer Park

No matter what time of year you visit Grand Rapids, you can find something fascinating at the spectacular Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, offering year-round events and activities. When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, you're just a block away from this popular attraction that features 158-acres of gardens and green space. You can spend the entire day browsing more than 200 works of arts and exploring the park's highlights like a tree house village, an heirloom vegetable patch, a labyrinth, a storytelling garden, a zen-style garden, a chrysanthemum wall, a rock quarry and an eight-acre Japanese garden. Whether you wander the paths on your own or take a guided tour, you can learn about the center’s extensive preservation work and discover botanical wonders.

Visit the gardens every day of the week, and stay later on Tuesday since the park is open until 9:00 p.m. Be sure to check online before you visit to see what seasonal attractions are available. If you're in town during spring, don't miss the display of more than 7,000 colorful, tropical butterflies. In the summer, you can catch a live music performance in the outdoor atrium. Fall offers a vibrant showcase of chrysanthemums and fall foliage. Come winter, get in the holiday spirit during the holiday festival with 40 international Christmas trees and 300,000 lights.

Internationally renowned artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, will open an exhibit beginning January 27 through August 20, 2017, his debut show in the upper Midwest and a first for the artist at a botanical garden. Known for combining old world traditional craftsmanship with modern conceptual approaches to themes of free speech and human rights, Weiwei is exhibiting more than 30 works in a collection that ranges from iconic pieces to new projects.