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Grand Rapids, Michigan

city in and county seat of Kent County, Michigan, United States
Grand Rapids skyline.
Meijer store.

Grand Rapids is a large city in western Michigan, United States. About 196,000 people were living here in 2016.

Former American president Gerald Ford grew up in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids is also the birthplace of Amway and the Meijer store chain.

Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County. It is the second largest city in the state, after Detroit. The third largest is Warren.

The city has many attractions, including the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park and John Ball Park, which is a zoo. Grand Valley State University has a campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Many Reformed Christians from Dutch ancestry live in Grand Rapids.

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