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  • Nights of Fear
    Intrepid guests descend upon the four eerie haunted houses at Nights of Fear, voted the area's scariest venue by the Grand Rapids Press, boldly making their way through 80,000 square feet of terrifying spirits, lunatics, and extraterrestrials. Groups grasping through the Brainfield Sanitarium navigate decrepit hallways inhabited by deranged maniacs, and Rusty's Revenge traps patrons in a warehouse lab of sinister experiments, testing innocent subjects on the periodic table of elements. For terror with added depth, customers can tiptoe throughout the 3-D Maniac Mansion, where countless spirits patrol Victorian furnishings, or brave otherworldly fiends in Contact: Alien Encounter in 3-D, which is the site of a mysterious aircraft crash.
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    3518 Plainfield Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • American Dive Zone
    The Discover Scuba class at American Dive Zone—a PADI five-star dive center—is a beginning scuba session designed for new divers. Instructors trained at the nationally accredited PADI IDC training facilities outfit students with all necessary equipment, barring a swimsuit and a towel, before teaching them the intricacies of opening deep-sea treasure mollusks.
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    3089 Broadmoor Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Curves
    With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
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    4300 Plainfield Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Barracks 616
    The Range Eight public lanes and four private lanes All lanes are indoors and 25 yards long Containment trap eliminates splatter, ricochet, and build-up of lead dust The Rentals Handguns such as a Glock 17 9 mm or a Ruger Mark III .22 LR Rifles such as a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Limited selection of rental suppressors At a Glance With its sprawling lanes of modern indoor range equipment, Barracks 616 beams as one of western Michigan's premier shooting facilities. Guests can shoot seven days a week under the supervision of range safety officer while enjoying the comforts of noise cancelling insulation and an air filtration system. The training at Barracks 616 is also grounded in experience?two lifetimes' worth, to be exact. Instructors Dan Boelens and Garret Clark have both been shooting for decades. Mr. Boelens served in the US Army and National Guard and worked 25 years in law enforcement. Mr. Clark, on the other hand, is an avid hunter who has trained extensively in firearms use and home defense, and he holds NRA certification both as an instructor and range officer. Together, the duo and their crew draw on their respective backgrounds during private instruction and group classes, including a basic-handgun session.
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    5740 Foremost Dr. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Fitness Together
    Fitness Together is all about synergy. Specialized in one-on-one training, the center?s certified trainers design fitness programs that unite strength training, cardio routines, and nutrition plans that work together to catalyze weight loss. The plans? strength-training component, dubbed Aspire 8, fuses resistance training and cross training to build solid core muscles without ever having to tear a phonebook in half. During Cardio Together regimens, the trainers get patrons? heart rates pumping with a mix of aerobic workouts. Finally, the education-oriented Nutrition Together programs teach patrons how to make more healthy food choices, leading to a lifetime of nutritious eating habits.
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    1144 E Paris Ave.
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Grand Rapids Mud Run
    Of the many 5K events held in the midwest, only one requires runners to sully themselves slipping down a mudslide. The annual Eat Dirt Mud Run sends thousands of runners through a grueling and characteristically muddy 5K landscape. The hosts have devised a one-lap course replete with slippery hill climbs, cargo nets, multiple mud pits, and fields of tires to challenge runners' endurance and grit. As adult participants?some donning costumes?sprint and stumble through the course, child runners can test their mettle in the Kids Mini Mud Run, in which competitors 6?12 traipse through a smaller, one-mile course. After concluding the race, runners rinse off at the course's wash station and can describe their thrilling journeys to fellow racers and earthworms they befriended during their muddy plunge.
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    1200 60th Street Southeast
    Grand Rapids, MI US

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