Every community has its own vocabulary -- the names and places that make it feel like home. Here's an insider's look at the history, culture, and special character of a place called West Michigan. By the time you're done reading, you should be able to find us on The Mitten, name some of our beautiful beaches and local celebrities, describe the function of the Fish Ladder, and identify why dentists have a special place in their hearts for Grand Rapids. For extra credit: what world-famous architect designed our downtown amphitheatre?
Looking for something to do on a lazy Sunday? Check out a piece of architectural history at the Frank Lloyd Wright Meyer May House in Grand Rapids' gorgeous Heritage Hill district. Perfectly restored, the house can be toured with Wright docents.
See also: Heritage Hill
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.