- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids has had its busiest month for attendance in its 20-year history.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1Hsk1Be ) reports Meijer Gardens had roughly 101,000 visitors in July, setting an all-time record. It comes after the opening of the new Japanese Garden on June 13.

It took nearly three years to build the Japanese Garden. It features two ponds, four waterfalls, bridges, sculptures and a tea house. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. attended private ceremonies for the garden in June.

Monthly attendance at Meijer Gardens has reached 100,000 just once before, in April during its 20th anniversary celebration.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids


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