After our night at The BOB, we were feeling a little fragile the next morning.
Wanting to move around and get some fresh air, we decided to go to Meijer Gardens.
If you don’t know about Meijer Gardens, you’re probably not from Michigan.
Or the Midwest for that matter.
Known for their art, sculptures and gardens – if you find yourself in Michigan looking for something to do, look no further.
If you go with kids, be sure to keep an eye on them.
They’ll want to touch everything!
Well, maybe not everything . . .
These three gents will even sing “In The Jungle” if you ask politely.
They harmonize and everything.
There’s even a butterfly house which very much had an Alice in Wonderland feel.
Don’t these blooms look like they’re about ready to start gossiping about you?
After a very thorough inspection to ensure no butterflies would be leaving with us, we headed to the outside gardens to more tulips!
I don’t think I could ever get tired of seeing these everywhere!
We strolled along looking at the landscaping and sculptures – contemplating and discussing them like true adults.
That is until we found the Children’s Garden which seemed infinitely more fun.
It felt like you stepped right through a gate and right into the jungle.
Complete with your own little house (which if we’re being honest is a mansion compared to my first apartment in Chicago. Jungle living is clearly the way to go).
You can even pop over to see your neighbors – the Swiss Family Robinson.
Doesn’t this Tree House remind you of the Swiss House at Disney World?
Even Baloo and Mowgli were there!
My absolute favorite part of Meijer Gardens is that it is surrounded on either sides by trees, ponds, shrubs and all sorts of wildlife.
It truly feels like you’re a million miles away from home in the best way possible.