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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from GRR to:
Grand Rapids 9 miles
Lansing 49 miles
Milwaukee 111 miles
Detroit 129 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
9 miles: Gerald R. Ford International Airport GRR)
56 miles: Capital Region International Airport (LAN)
113 miles: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
128 miles: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

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Grand Rapids Airport Guide

You can spend hours exploring the countryside around Grand Rapids but you can still get much out of a break there by enjoying the various cultural and historic attractions. Begin at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park which is a refreshing change to similar venues. There are miles of walks, fascinating sculptures, including a finished version of Leonardo da Vinci’s horse, and a great park for children to play in. Another must is a visit to the Gerald Ford Museum where he and his wife are buried in the grounds. Their home, there is a lot of memorabilia and displays of his notable achievements whilst in office.

Grand Rapids Airport Directions

Exiting the airport, you should find you’re on South Pokegama Avenue, turning north on this road takes you direct to the centre of Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Airport Parking

Parking arrangements are comprehensive at Grand Rapids Airport. The parking gets more expensive the closer you are to the terminal but there’s also valet and cell phone parking too. Thousands of spaces mean that you won’t have to search for hours and there’s a shuttle from the further out parking lots.

Grand Rapids Airport Flight Information

Grand Rapids Airport carries a huge number of domestic flights plus an international one to Toronto. Travellers from Europe, whilst they won’t be able to connect directly can use an east coast hub to get into Grand Rapids. Choose either Chicago or Atlanta for the biggest choice of airline.

Hotels Near Grand Rapids Airport

Grand Rapids hotels are very good value for money for although they have great facilities and attractive buildings, some have low star ratings reducing their charges. Try the Rodeway Inn Pine River which is in a superb location and still costs only $25 a night. Cheaper still is the Days Inn which is closer to the centre and only $22 a night.

Grand Rapids Time Zone

Grand Rapids is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Grand Rapids Info

Grand Rapids is a very diverse city, compact yet populous, it sits on plains, through which the Grand River flows, which produce valuable agricultural products such as peaches, blueberries and plums. It was an important fur trading station followed by success in lumber which in turn led to it becoming the primary furniture producing city in the US. Today it’s promoting its attractions for tourists led by it being the birth and resting place of Gerald and Betty Ford.

Grand Rapids Trivia:
  • Grand Rapids is named after the rapids that are located there in the Grand River
  • The city was the home town of US President, Gerald Ford
  • Missionaries and fur traders were the first to settle the area
  • A woman, Madeline La Framboise, was the first financially successful pioneer in the area, building a fortune on fur trade
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