A big city with a small-town soul

Grand Rapids is an amazing college town with Midwest friendliness, big-city amenities and outdoor adventures. We have a legendary hot dog joint, a world-renowned art competition and mountain biking, snowboarding and kayaking just miles from campus. Add innovative medical research facilities, hundreds of internship opportunities and an entrepreneurial spirit, and you begin to get the picture: our city is a great place to live.

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Things to do and see

Calvin’s campus is beautiful, but there are times when you’ll want to explore a city that offers incredible shopping, eating, and recreational activities. There’s a ton to do and see: