Getting Here


We are located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, on the west bank of the Grand River.

Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504



From US 131, take exit 85B, Pearl Street. The museum is one block east at the corner of Pearl & Front Street.

From I-196, take exit 77C (Ottawa Ave/Downtown) proceed south to Pearl St. and turn right. The museum is located across the bridge on the left side.


The GRPM is part of the New DASH Stops!

The DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) offers downtown visitors and workers a great way to get around downtown with late hours, weekend rides and convenient routes all for free. Pickups are scheduled to take place every eight minutes during operational hours at multiple stops along two DASH routes: DASH West and DASH North. All routes are free and do not require a ticket or pass.


Covered parking is available in a ramp located off Front St., just south of the Museum’s main entrance for $1.25 per half hour, and a max fee of $10 ($20 for lost ticket). Handicap parking is available under the Museum’s overhang, with additional handicap parking in the ramp.
Additional parking is available through the City of Grand Rapids parking garages and lots.

Please do not park at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum parking lot, unless you plan to visit there as well, in order to leave spaces for their visitors.

KENT COUNTY RESIDENTS: Parking in the Museum’s ramp is FREE with paid admission to the Museum. Bring your yellow parking ticket into the front desk and when you purchase your discounted admission, we will validate your parking. State issued ID required.