The Immersive Exhibit In Michigan That Will Transport You To The 19th Century
Whether or not you’re a history buff, there’s something fascinating about looking back at what life was like for generations past in the Great Lakes State. After all, it’s intriguing to examine how times have changed – or haven’t changed – since our families planted their roots in Michigan. There’s one fascinating exhibit that will fully immerse you in our state’s history, and you’ll be delighted.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is located at 272 Pearl St NW in Grand Rapids.
This exciting West Michigan destination offers a little something for the entire family, from its iconic whale skeleton to its beloved carousel and on-site planetarium.
While displays rotate throughout the museum, there’s one permanent exhibit that’s worth the price of admission alone. Prepare for a virtual trip through history.
The "Streets of Old Grand Rapids" exhibit is a walkable area that features recreations of real businesses that called Grand Rapids home in the 1800s.
Step onto a streetcar, examine real merchandise in a replicated grocery store, or peruse the offerings inside Rudell Drug Store. Talk about a unique experience.
Visit the ticket counter at Union Depot railroad station, try the pedals on a high-wheeler bike, or explore artifacts at a re-created hardware store. What’s not to love?
Whether you explore the exhibit with a guide or stroll through on your own, you’ll be mesmerized by its realistic atmosphere. Visitors of all ages will have a blast.
The next time you find yourself longing for a time machine, look no further than this destination in the heart of Grand Rapids. You’ll quickly feel connected with history.
Museum admission varies by membership status and Kent County residency, so click
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