Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Zoo, GR Public Museum fuel economy

Study shows more than 60 percent of visitors come from outside Kent County.

October 21, 2016
A recent study of the economic impact of two local institutions shows both greater reach and more significant outcomes for the community than study participants expected. Read More

Downtown street gets $2M upgrade

October 20, 2016
Work on a downtown street considered an entryway to the city is finished. Read More

Shop earns Guinness World Record for longest 'ice cream dessert'

October 20, 2016
| By AP
An ice cream shop in the region has officially set a world record. Read More

Sparta sails in downtown GR’s wake

Cellar Brewing Co., other companies move downtown to improve village’s appeal.

October 14, 2016
Downtown Sparta is changing. Read More

Sons buy stake in logistics company

October 12, 2016
The ownership of a logistics company in the region has “changed hands” to a “new generation.” Read More

ArtPrize Eight names winners

October 10, 2016
ArtPrize Eight has doled out $500,000 in cash prizes to the winners of the 19-day “radically open international art competition.” Read More

Frozen yogurt business tests drone delivery

October 7, 2016
| By AP
A frozen yogurt business in the region is trying out the idea of making deliveries with a drone. Read More

ArtPrize Eight reveals 20 public vote finalists

October 3, 2016
The votes have been tallied, and the 20 ArtPrize Eight public vote finalists have emerged. Read More

Downtown hotel renovates rooms

September 29, 2016
A downtown hotel has renovated its rooms in anticipation of its 10th anniversary next year. Read More

Car retailer hiring for superstore

September 28, 2016
A national car retailer is hiring for its first location in the West Michigan market — and the state. Read More