Just outside of the Grand Rapids city limits lies Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
This destination features a tropical conservatory and sculpture park in an indoor/outdoor setting. This is one of most comprehensive collections of sculptures around. The botanical gardens are housed in a conservatory, while the outdoor sculpture park is 139 acres built for exploration--- definitely enough to keep visitors occupied for an entire day.
There’s actually so much to see that the museum has created a tool that highlights various aspects of the gardens during different seasons! Guests can figure out their perfect day, based on what they’re into. Choose from a self-guided tour that highlights art, plants--- or an adventure perfect for the family. There's even a list of hot spots for those who want to hit all the important sights.
Work from renown artists is located in different areas on the premises. Six sculptures created by Marshall Fredericks are on display. Many of his commissioned pieces can be found throughout the Detroit area including Belle Isle, the Henry Ford Estate and the Detroit Zoo.
Other features include a labyrinth, children’s garden, treehouse and butterfly maze. There’s also a zen garden, teahouse and even a series of waterfalls. Like I said, you’ll definitely find enough to keep you busy.