Byron Center is a friendly, family-oriented community with a growing commercial presence. The 2015 opening of a Tanger Outlet Mall has drawn huge crowds to the area – and those that venture beyond the massive shopping center are delighted to discover unique independent stores, hearty comfort-food restaurants and abundant recreation opportunities. Byron Center is easily accessible from two major expressways and is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
Byron Center is the perfect place to indulge your comfort-food cravings. Emma Lynn’s Chicken and Waffles offers the best of home-style Southern and Northern cuisines. Dallas Deli is a “mom-and-pop” eatery serving up some of the best BBQ in Michigan. And the Byron Family Restaurant satisfies all ages with heaping helpings of classic fare.
Shop 80+ designer discount stores of Tanger Outlet Mall – then explore the family-owned shops lining the central business district.
Picnic in beautiful Douglas Walker Park – there are playgrounds, ballfields, a horseshoe court and a link to Kent Trails, a 15-mile paved path running south to Grand Rapids.
Attend the Byron Days Festival in late July – kids’ activities, live entertainment, a parade, 5k race, fireworks and more.
See the giant rooster statue outside Byron Station, famous for its scrumptious chicken dinners.
See a show at Master Arts Theatre – it specializes in wholesome, enlightening and enriching plays and events, guided by a Christian worldview.
Van Singel Fine Arts Center hosts touring stage shows, live music, art exhibits and more in a state-of-the-art facility.
The Byron Fun Spot is a family-friendly roller rink offering affordable entertainment for all ages.
The Byron Center Museum & Historical Society, located in an 1870s-era Town Hall, includes fascinating displays and a genealogy research room.