Grand Rapids, a booming city on the banks of the Grand River, has become a thriving center for education, medicine, culture, and the arts. As Michigan's second largest city, it offers a treasure trove of attractions. With 100 Things to Do in Grand Rapids Before You Die, you'll see firsthand why this city is always topping the lists of the best places to visit. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy the picturesque Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Where else will you find a twenty-four foot bronze horse first imagined by Leonardo DaVinci? Sports fans are in luck whether you want to participate in hiking and golf or cheer on the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team at the Van Andel Arena. The vibrant downtown area, with its sweeping river views, plays host to fabulous festivals throughout the year, including ArtPrize. Also included are recommendations and insider's tips for the best dining, live theater at the Civic, and visiting the prized carousel at the Public Museum. Authors and area residents Norma Lewis and Christine Nyholm are excited to turn their love of the city into an invitation to a place that is not to be missed. With this indispensable guide, they'll help you discover the very best of the best.