Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
Chief Noonday Sculpture: Near the Blue Bridge at Grand Valley State University-Eberhard Center 301 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495
Chief Noonday, also known as Chief Noahquageshik or Nawquageezhig - led the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians and had fought alongside Shawnee Chief Tecumseh. When traders arrived in the greater Grand Rapids area, the American Indian leader helped welcome new settlers.