Join us at the historic Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan! September 14 – 22, 2016
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Welcome to Michigan!
A place where to-do lists and busy schedules stop screaming for our attention. The place where Pure Michigan travel comes first. Here, Pure Michigan tourism lets unspoiled nature and authentic character revive our spirits. Welcome to a better state - Pure Michigan.
One City. Endless Experiences.
Big-city excitement and natural splendor. Cultural sophistication and small-town warmth. Fun for families and coolness for couples. Grand Rapids offers the best of all worlds - so you don't have to settle for either/or. You can put your own special edge on your trip.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
It's all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland - all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle.
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ArtPrize is a radically open art competition, giving away the world's largest art prize. Part arts festival, part social experiment - this international art contest is decided solely on a public vote.
Guest Program Ideas

Here are a few ideas for enjoyable day trips that highlight the state of Michigan and its unique sightseeing and touring options. We can be flexible with itineraries and are able to set our own timelines based on a group consensus. These suggestions can be used to start a discussion and begin a journey! Your program outing host will have attendees back to the hotel in time to relax, freshen up and attend evening events.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park www.meijergardens.org
Our trip to Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will take us to experience beautiful masterpieces of art and nature. The 158-acre main campus includes indoor and outdoor gardens and sculpture galleries to walk through and explore. We will eat lunch at 
Meijer Gardens. September 15, 2016, Leave hotel by 9:45 and return by 3:00 Cost: Adults $14.50, Children (5-13) $7.00, Children (3-4) $4.00, transportation provided
John Ball Zoo www.jbzoo.org
Enjoying seeing a variety of animals including tigers, aquatic animals, amphibians, chimpanzees, grizzly bears, mountains, and many more! September 16, 2016, leave hotel by 9:45 and return by 3:00 Cost: Adults $7.00, Children $6.00, transportation provided
Visit to Grand Haven www.visitgrandhaven.com
www.chocolatesbygrimaldi.com
Our trip to Grand Haven will include a tour of Grand Haven’s family-owned and operated 
chocolate factory, Chocolates by Grimaldi. We will go to Lake Michigan and stroll along the boardwalk which is lined with shops, restaurants, and marinas. We will enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Grand Haven. September 19, 2016, leave hotel by 9:00 return by 4:00 Chocolates by Grimaldi Tour: Cost: $4.00, transportation provided
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum https://fordlibrarymuseum.gov/visit-museum.aspx Experience highlights from President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Ford’s lives. The museum offers the permanent exhibit of President Ford and also changing temporary exhibits from all over the country. The museum is within close proximity to the hotel and allow time for exploring downtown Grand Rapids and having lunch at a local restaurant. September 20, 2016, leave hotel by 9:45 return by 3:00 Cost: Adults $8.00, Children (6-18) $4.00, within walking distance from the hotel
Grand Rapids Public Museum www.grpm.org
Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s captivating exhibits. The museum is within close 
proximity to the hotel and will allow time for exploring downtown Grand Rapids and having lunch at a local restaurant. September 20, 2016, leave hotel by 9:45 return by 3:00 Cost: Adults $11.00, Children (3-17) $6.00, within walking distance from the hotel
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