Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an exciting place to live and learn. Learn more about what this great city has to offer:
Kuyper College is located on a beautiful campus eight miles from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The city has been named one of the top 50 places to live and play by National Geographic Magazine, the best city for raising a family by Forbes Magazine and the 2014 top vacation destination by the world’s leading travel content provider, Lonely Planet. Grand Rapids offers a remarkable combination of urban sophistication and small town warmth. You will find big-city excitement: countless restaurants; five outstanding museums and the world’s largest art competition, ArtPrize; and a variety of theaters, symphony, ballet, opera, professional sports, comedy clubs and world-class entertainment—all within a vibrantly clean, safe and walkable downtown. You will also find small-town charm in farmer’s markets, locally owned coffeehouses, and quaint shopping districts.
While a mere 30 miles away you will find Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast, which according to Lonely Planet, is perhaps the USA’s most unexpected beach getaway. Along miles of seemingly endless beaches lie sugar-white dunes, wineries, antiquing, U-pick orchards and berry farms and cider houses—you can even go surfing. Adding to nature’s wonderland you can fly-fish for trout or salmon in nearby world-class fly-fishing rivers, hike one of hundreds of hiking trails in the Manistee National Forest, and go snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing—all within an hour’s drive. Big city, small town, nature’s wonderland. Welcome to Grand Rapids!