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Ada is a town in West Michigan, east of Grand Rapids. It is best known – and most visited – as the world headquarters of "multi-level marketing" giant Amway.

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Map of Ada (Michigan)

Ada is located on Michigan state highway M-21, roughly 10 miles east of Grand Rapids. Driving is the only practical way to reach the town; there is neither bus service nor an airport.

Get around[edit]

As Ada is a small town, there is no public transportation. The downtown area is easily navigable by bike or walking.


  • Center for Free Enterprise. Amway headquarters, a shrine of sorts to the principle of "freedom" and to company founders Rich DeVos and Jay VanAndel.
  • 1 Ada Covered Bridge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ada Covered Bridge crosses the Thornapple River. It's been closed to vehicular traffic for many years; the bridge has burned to the ground several times but has been rebuilt after each fire. Ada Covered Bridge (Q4678239) on Wikidata Ada Covered Bridge on Wikipedia


  • Take a walk down to Ada Park and discover miles of trails.
  • Pick up some donuts from Sprinkles
  • Buy some Starbucks next to the Ada Fresh Market
  • Walk though the Ada that has been getting updated since 2016
  • Walk though Legacy Park then walk down to the Schoolhouse and get some nice ice cream




  • Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery, 452 Ada Dr SE. Microbrewery with a rotating roster of craft beers to take home or drink on the spot.


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