Introduction to Walker, Michigan
Walker, Michigan, in Kent county, is 5 miles NW of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 108 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is located in the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan area. Walker has a population of 21,842.
Although the Township in the area officially began in late 1837, there are reports of eight families inhabiting the Township land before this time. The credit for the first white settlers in Walker region has been given to Samuel and Lydia White, who came to Kent County from Canada. After the community grew and industrialization in the area took place, the people requested incorporation. The city of Walker was finally incorporated on November 8, 1962.
Walker and nearby Attractions
- Gerald Ford Museum
- Public Museum of Grand Rapids
- John Ball Zoological Garden
- Van Andel Museum Center
- Mines Golf Course
- Ah-Nab-Awen Park
Things To Do In Walker
The city has many open spaces and playgrounds where you can enjoy sports like soccer and softball. You can also relax in the city's parks, which organize a variety of programs for the city's people. There are also many restaurants in the city.
Air transportation is available from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Walker Higher Education
The universities situated close to the city are Grand Valley State University.