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Travel Information
for the
Robert C. Pew
Grand Rapids Campus

This course will be held on Grand Valley State's Pew campus in downtown Grand Rapids.  Please plan for a 30 minute drive between Grand Rapids Ford International Airport and the Pew campus or ride the Airporter shuttle.

We have reserved a block of rooms in the Days Inn in downtown Grand Rapids. Located at 310 Pearl Street NW in Grand Rapids, the Days Inn is just minutes from Grand Valley's Pew campus and several restaurants.

Amenities include the Airporter shuttle from the Ford International Airport, free downtown parking, free high speed Internet, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, workout facilities, complimentary coffee every morning, and on site Sullys Restaurant & Steak House and Sullys Sports Bar.  The cost is only $63/night plus tax.

If you are not staying at the hotel, parking is available in the Fulton Lot which is under the US-131 overpass

For a detailed map of GVSU's Pew Campus visit: http://www.gvsu.edu/tour/grcampus.pdf

NOTE: Meals during the conference are paid on your own.

Driving Directions to the Grand Rapids Campus

From Chicago: I-94 East to I-196/US-31 (Exit 34) at Benton Harbor. Take I-196 toward Grand Rapids to US-131 South. Take US-131 South to Pearl Street exit (keep to the right of the on-ramp to US-131 as this becomes the off-ramp for Pearl Street). Turn right on Pearl Street for one block to the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Approximately 200 miles from Chicago. PLEASE NOTE: Michigan is one hour ahead of Illinois (EST).

From Detroit/Lansing:
I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) to the Ottawa Street exit, #77. Follow Ottawa Street south to Pearl Street. Turn right at Pearl Street and follow this one block beyond the US-131 overpass to our campus. Approximately 150 miles from Detroit and 60 miles from Lansing.

From Holland:
I-196 East to US-131 South. Take US-131 South to the Pearl Street exit (keep to the right of the on-ramp to US-131 as this becomes the off-ramp for Pearl Street). Turn right on Pearl Street for one block to the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Approximately 30 miles from Holland.

From Kalamazoo:
US-131 North to the Pearl Street Exit, #85A. Turn left onto Pearl Street and proceed one block beyond the US-131 overpass to our campus. Approximately 50 miles from Kalamazoo.

From Muskegon:
I-96 East to US-131 South. US-131 South to the Pearl Street exit, #85B.Turn right
on Pearl Street for one block to the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Approximately 45 miles from Muskegon.

From Northern Michigan:
US-131 South to the Pearl Street exit, #85B. Turn right on Pearl Street for one block to the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Approximately 150 miles from Traverse City.


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For more information
please contact Sue Risseeuw (608/363-2012).