Explore Grand Rapids
A wonderful family leisure destination and outdoor sports recreation destination

Grand Rapids is the start of the oldest and first scenic byway in the state of Minnesota called the Edge of Wilderness Scenic Byway. This is a curvy and windy 47-mile scenic drive where you will encounter wildlife, Chippewa National Forest woods, trails and recreation areas. Grand Rapids is close enough to be convenient, but just far enough away to provide a real escape. You will find a truly unique Northwoods experience; filled with abundant outdoor adventures, scenic beauty, preserved heritage and vibrant arts and entertainment. The Grand Rapids area offers a wide variety of rustic and charming dining and unique boutique-style shopping opportunities to meet everyone's wants and needs for a grand getaway. 

For more information on all that Grand Rapids has to offer visitors, visit www.visitgrandrapids.com

 

OTHER LOCAL FUN AND ATTRACTIONS FOR ATTENDEES

Whitecaps vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball Game: Special All-You-Can-Eat Meal Package 

Join the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Class A Minor League Baseball team, affiliated with the Detroit Tigers, on Monday, May 20 at 7:05pm for some baseball and BBQ! Print, scan and email this order form to DRUK@whitecapsbaseball.com to receive this special package only offered to Re|focus attendees!

Tuesday's Post-Reception Social Event at Founders Brewery

Join fellow Re|focus attendees, both old friends and new connections, at one of Grand Rapids' premier and iconic breweries for post-reception dinner and libations. Enjoy the ~15-minute stroll through downtown Grand Rapids or grab a colleague to share a ride. Your event ticket includes a full buffet dinner and two drink tickets allowing you to experience Founders vast selection of IPAs, ales, stouts and lagers. Re|focus is proud to partner with a brewery who shares our sustainability values – read more about Founders' goals here, and make sure to add this event to your registration

The Big Old Building aka The B.O.B. 

The B.O.B., a 70,000-square-foot, four-story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It's casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark/destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door. Check them out here

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