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Stanley Lives in Grand Rapids Michigan


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Our Second Graders what to learn about different places. Since we can't take field trip everywhere we want to go we are sending out Stanley through email.


Our School is: Saint Anthony's of Padua


Grades: Pres-school-8th Grade

Students- 410

We are in 2nd Grade

We study: Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, Religion, Music, Art, Gym, Spanish and Computers


Top Ten Things Stanley likes to do in Grand Rapids


1. Great Skates

Skating at Rosa Park's Circle

Photo: Brian Kelly

From November through March, skate under the stars at downtown’s Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, designed by famed sculptor Maya Lin. Then watch some of the country’s best athletes at the U.S. Figure Skating Association Adult National Championships, April 22-25 in Grand Rapids.

2. Fan Frenzy

Griffins Hockey

Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey

Thrill to the fast-paced puck play of the Grand Rapids Griffins, a Detroit Red Wings affiliate, from October-April. You can see them play in downtown’s Van Andel Arena.

3. Animal Attractions

Foremost's Butterflies are Blooming

Foremost's Butterflies are Blooming

See animatronic creatures roar, leap and fly in the fantasy-fueled time-travel adventure, Dinosaurs: Just Imagine! at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Feb. 21-May 25. Mingle with more than 6,000 tropical butterflies at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park from March 1-April 30.

4. Art of Literature

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Grand Rapids Art Museum debuts three exhibits with special appeal for book lovers: André Kertész: On Reading, a photography collection (Jan. 23-March 22); MOBY-DICK: Frank Stella and Herman Melville, with more than 30 printed works inspired by the novel (Jan. 23 - May 3); and Durer Rembrandt: The Story of the Bible, including 35 etchings and engravings of the Old and New Testament by these two great artists (March 27 – May 24).

5. Wee White House

Gerald R. Ford Museum

Gerald R. Ford Museum

“The White House in Miniature” painstakingly reproduces every detail of The President’s House in a 60-ft. long x 20-ft. wide space. See it at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Jan. 23-May 4. 

6. Dazzling Dunes

Grand Haven Pier

Grand Haven Pier

The wooded sand dunes of Lake Michigan provide a magical backdrop for winter snowshoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing. Kirk Park and P.J. Hoffmaster State Park provide miles of trails.

7. Cold Fish

Fishing in Grand River

Fishing in Grand River

Field & Stream magazine named Grand Rapids the 6th Best Fishing in America – and fantastic ice fishing is one reason why. Drop a line during Free Fishing Weekend, Feb. 14-15, when license fees are waived.

8. Big Wows

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park pays tribute to the genius of sculptor and figurative artist Jonathan Borofsky, whose large-scale installations are on display across the globe, including the site of the Beijing Olympics. (Jan. 30 – May 10)

9. Spring Flings

Welcome the arrival of spring with two world-renowned events: The Tulip Time Festival, featured in the book “Amazing Places to Go in North America” (May 2-9); and the Fifth Third River Bank Run, America’s largest 25K road race (May 9).

10. Lots More

Well, we tried – but we can’t seem to narrow this list down to just 10. So check our Grand Ideas for even more events and attractions!


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