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 art 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 staying at our hotel 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, experience the holiday festival with 40 international Christmas trees and 300,000 lights.