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Looking for Something Fun to Do? WestFest 2017 Starts This Week!

Rides, beer, food, and entertainment? YES PLEASE!

Even though its not summer yet it sure is starting to feel like it. With 80 degree weather in the forecast this week, the perfect way to spend it is at WestFest 2017...

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Things to do April 21-23, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 21-23

It’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. The weather forecast looks nice...get outside and enjoy it. Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — both inside and out...

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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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Weekend 03-31 to 04-02
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: March 31-April 2

It's April Fool's Day on Saturday, but we aren't fooling...Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend -- Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017...

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Penguins And Otters Return To The New Orleans Aquarium
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John Ball Zoo Hosting a Job Fair

Lions and Tigers and Jobs! Oh My!

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Web.com Tour Championship - Round Two
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Bald Eagle Hit by Car Gets New Home at John Ball Zoo

A bald Eagle who was hit by a car in the UP last summer is getting a new home at John Ball Zoo, MLive reports. 

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You Know You Grew Up in Grand Rapids When…

There are so many things that people have experienced growing up in Grand Rapids. So many, that we compiled a list. You know you grew up in Grand Rapids when...

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Yes! Zoo and Museum via Youtube
Yes! Zoo and Museum via Youtube
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Grand Rapids Residents Agree That This Is The Worst Election Advertisement [Video]

Trump, Clinton, Johnson, and Stein supporters are all agreeing on one thing this election season.  And that one thing is that the Zoo and Museum ad is THE WORST...

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The John Ball Zoo Is Hosting Two Pokemon GO Events

This Sunday the John Ball Zoo is staying open late and dropping Pokemon lures at all of their Pokemon Stops inside the Zoo!

The John Ball Zoo will be setting lures at all15 of the Pokestops inside of the Zoo from 3:00pm until 6:00pm...

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Photo by Intern Andy
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The John Ball Zoo Visits Connie & Curtis [Video]

On Friday, the John Ball Zoo joined us in the studio with a very furry little friend!  The Mexican Porcupine, Bazoo, joined us to help celebrate John Ball Zoo's 125th Anniversary...

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Sad Day At John Ball Zoo – 18 Stingrays And 3 Sharks Found Dead

A very sad Friday for the John Ball Zoo as employees arrived to work to find that 18 cownose stingrays and 3 bamboo sharks had died the night before.

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Aquarium Reopens After ?5m Redevelopment
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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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