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Grand Rapids Running Tours

Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours

Take the city in stride! Learn while you burn on one of these invigorating & fascinating guided tours around downtown Grand Rapids. You choose the best way to explore - walk or run - and you will be accompanied by a savvy and enthusiastic guide who shares history, current events, fun facts, and "the back stories". Tours are 1 - 1.5 hours in duration and start/end at the JW Marriott. Choose from one of 30+ tantalizing routes. These are just a sampling...

  • 1.

    Twinklin' Holiday Lights

    Twinklin' Holiday Lights

    Feel the warmth of the lights in spite of the chill in the air, to marvel at the beautiful "lit" city.

  • 2.

    GR's Most Haunted

    GR's Most Haunted

    Go by iconic haunted sites; each with legends of incredibly rich Grand Rapids lore.

  • 3.

    Young President Ford

    Young President Ford

    Gerald R. Ford - the 38th President of the US - grew as a leader in his cherished hometown of GR.

  • 4.

    Art Dart

    Art Dart

    Downtown Grand Rapids is a feast for the eyes with sculptures or murals on virtually every corner.

  • 5.

    Heritage Hill Architecture

    Heritage Hill Architecture

    Victorian homes date from 1843 and represent Michigan's largest and finest historic district.

  • 6.

    Owner and Guide, Caroline Cook

    Owner and Guide, Caroline Cook

    Local citizen historian and the city's biggest cheerleader, Caroline is a rock star in the tour business.

  • 7.

    Fulton St. Graveyard

    Fulton St. Graveyard

    Explore humble monuments and graves that commemorate fascinating lives of first generation G-Raps.

  • 8.

    Steeplechase

    Steeplechase

    We're steepletown because of the many historically significant and beautiful church buildings.

  • 9.

    Lapping the Landmarks

    Lapping the Landmarks

    A great general overview...a history primer and also a snapshot of the present and future.

  • 10.

    Beer City USA

    Beer City USA

    Grand Rapids boasts accolades from around the world for the 30+ craft breweries. Learn the history.

  • 11.

    Grand Bridges

    Grand Bridges

    Grand Rapids was born alongside the beautiful Grand River. Criss-Cross the treasured bridges.

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