Allure Limo Service aims to make everyday clients feel like celebrities, ferrying them to and from events in a plush limo bus capable of holding up to 14 people. Inside the roomy ride, passengers can sip BYOB drinks, make use of a wall-mounted TV, or simply laugh maniacally out the windows. Allure's air-conditioned bus suits a variety of special-event needs, such as transportation to proms, bachelorette parties, and birthdays, and the company offers discounts on excursions to its area business partners.
Founded in 2005 by passionate aviator Eric Swanson, the high-flying adventures of EasyRotor Helicopter have enjoyed publicity from Rapid Growth Media as well as from fellow Michigander and recording artist Kid Rock, who hired the company to shoot aerial footage for a music video. EasyRotor's world-class R44 Raven chopper, manufactured by Robinson Helicopter Company, conveniently facilitates the company's tours and aerial services based out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. As the helicopter slices through the air, views of Grand Rapids, its downtown, and passengers' own homes come into view. Noise-canceling headphones allow for both free-flowing conversation and unobstructed listening to the pilot's anecdotes on the sights below and the exploits of Leo da Vinci, the patron saint of helicopters.:m]]
Lucky777Coach facilitates easy group travel to area gambling spots including Little River Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, and FireKeepers Casino. Almost everyday of the week, guests can hop aboard a bus and speed off toward slot machines and poker tables on trips that often include rewards towards gaming and food. In addition to daylong sojourns, Lucky777Coach organizes overnight trips so gamblers can play into the wee hours of the morning and their companions can try every type of dressing at the salad bar at least once.
The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company whisks riders back in time aboard passenger cars from the early 1900s, a diesel locomotive built in 1952, and tracks laid in 1858. Trained volunteers dressed in period uniforms welcome passengers, who then set out on a route through scenic fields and family-owned farmlands as a soundtrack of 1800s train music plays in the background. Throughout the ride, the conductor shares stories about the train and its route, filled with glimpses of deer, wild turkeys, and eagles, as well as several flowing creeks. Upon request, passengers may join the engineer in his cab to see how the train works or perform duets of “The Ballad of Casey Jones.”
The railway company regularly hosts special events aboard its trains, including the Great Train Robbery, a Wild West–themed escapade with volunteers playing Jesse James, the Earp brothers, and other legendary figures. To celebrate the holidays, the company operates a Santa train where kids can meet Kris Kringle; a bunny train with a walking, talking Easter bunny; and a fall-themed ride that includes a visit to a pumpkin patch.
Lakeside Motor Sports' large selection of land- and water-traversing vessels, parts, and accessories readies riders for the great outdoors year-round. Crest the waves on an Airhead Blast inner tube ($66.10) with webbing-covered handles and knuckle-guards or shroud your noggin in the adjustable cheek pads of a GMAX ATV helmet. Tools and supplies such as the Sea-Doo rechargeable inflator ($29.99) keep watercraft afloat and anchors and docking equipment sidle wanderlusting boats to their buoyant garages. Snowmobile accessories, life vests and gear from name brands such as Yamaha and ColdWave round out Lakeside Motor Sports’ arsenal of outdoor essentials. Power-sport carriages in need of upkeep can also enlist the professional services of Lakeside Motor Sport’s crack maintenance team.