The Geek Group National Science Center is located at
902 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504
If you put the address in your GPS please check to confirm that the end location. There are a few very similar addresses in the area that are nowhere near The Geek Group.
There is currently road construction happening around the facility. We suggest you see MDOT’s current status for travel information.
Hotels near The Geek Group
We understand that everybody visiting us will be here for a different quantity of days and for a different budget. Here are some of our favourite places to stay near us:
America’s Best Value Inn, 777 Three Mile Road – Generally the cheapest option near us, is only 2.2 miles from the lab and on several bus routes.
Holiday Inn Express, 358 River Ridge Drive, Walker MI – Only 3.3 miles from the lab and with direct access to I-96. It is on bus routes and easy to get to the airport, which is also off of I-96. (but on the south east side of town)
Riverfront Hotel, 270 Ann Street NW – Only 1.6 miles from the lab, on Highway 131 and fairly inexpensive this can be a great option. If you are a walker, it is easy to get to the lab from here and is close enough to major streets for transportation to the airport, bus terminal, etc.
Marriot – 235 Louis Campau Promenade NW – Right downtown, this gives you the full Grand Rapids experience and is still only 2.3 miles from the lab. There is full service available to the airport and it is directly near all of the bus routes.
Unfortunately, there are no hostels in Grand Rapids. There is an extended stay hotel in Grand Rapids that may be an option.
Extended Stay Hotels – 3747 29th Street SE, Kentwood MI – This is on a main traffic zone of Grand Rapids which means it is near shopping, cinemas and public transit. What it is not near is the lab – it is 13.0 miles away. However, it is directly adjacent to buses and extremely close to the highway if you’re driving, so it can be an economical option.
Airports Near The Geek Group
The airport in Grand Rapids is GRR. Most major airlines fly directly into Grand Rapids and there are services for car rental available at the airport. There are also buses that go directly from the airport to downtown, and from there it is easy to get to the Geek Group.
Occasionally, we have visitors who prefer to not fly directly into Grand Rapids. Chicago and Detroit are both options that have direct routes to Grand Rapids after you land.
Other ways to get here
Amtrak has service that departs and arrives in Grand Rapids once a day each, with service to (or from) Chicago. The Amtrak station is fairly close to the bus station, but be aware that departure to Chicago is very early in the morning and depending on the day, bus service may not go that way that early.
Greyhound serves Grand Rapids multiple times a day, to and from many different locations. The main bus station also serves as the stop for Greyhound, so if you arrive by bus, it will be extremely easy to get to the Geek Group and then to a hotel.