Adventures in Grand Rapids

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Adventures in Grand Rapids

Ready for your next adventure in Grand Rapids? The GR Bucket List has created this exclusive list that includes all you need to know about the fun, adventurous things to do in the area. The list includes Ax Throwing, Virtual Reality, Fowling and so much more!

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Amped Virtual Reality

Looking for a great place for a date night or day with the family? Amped Virtual Reality has come to Grand Rapids!

Amped Virtual Reality offers a variety of VR games with options for all ages, even the little ones! Some of the options include Spider-Man, Minecraft, Epic Roller Coasters, Beat Saber, and so much more. All of these games can be enjoyed in the comfort of the VR lounge complete with either open space to play or comfy chairs (depending on what type of game you are playing). The space is complete with state-of-the-art equipment, headsets, and lighting that gives you the complete virtual experience.

Love VR? Check out one of Amped Virtual Reality’s monthly membership options. They have several options all of which offer discounts, party discounts, free game time, and more. View all the membership options- here.

Amped Virtual Reality is the perfect place to host a birthday party! They offer several party package options and have fantastic on-site facilities. Amped Virtual Reality will even do the decorating for you! There are several party packages that offer lots of playing time, food and some even come with a one-month membership for the guest of honor. View all party package options- here.  

The GR Bucket List has partnered with Amped Virtual Reality to bring you this exclusive experience!

GR Bucket List is excited to partner with Amped Virtual Reality to bring customers special ticket access:

  • πŸ’°$36 per person (Includes Dip + Dots snack)
  • One Hour Virtual Reality experience
  • πŸ“ 2923 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Try an Escape Room!

Escape Rooms are all the rage and another great adventure to have in Grand Rapids! And there are several great options in the Grand Rapids area to experience an Escape Room. The basic premise is that you and your crew have 60 minutes to solve the clues within the room to “escape”. Escape rooms are great for a night out, birthday parties, or for an afternoon with the family!

The Ruse

The Ruse, located right downtown Grand Rapids near GRNoir Wine and Jazz, offers two different room experiences. The Inventors room and the Trophy room both offer unique escape challenges that are perfect for newbies and escape room veterans alike. They also offer an outdoor escape room that features 10 locations around downtown Grand Rapids.

Locked 460

Located on 28th Street, Locked 460 has three rooms to choose from including Apartment 460, Lou’s Garage, and Wanted. Each of which offers a fun and interesting escape experience that transports you into different eras in history.

The Great Escape Room

The Great Escape Room offers several fun escape room options, some even with live performances! They offer three Escape rooms with live actors: Infirmary: Surgical Crisis Escape Room, Poker Night at the President’s Bunker Escape Room, and Escape Artist: The Final Seance Escape Room which is 75 minutes. They also offer scavenger hunt escape rooms and will even bring the experiences to your workplace for team building!

Adventure Down the Grand River

Take a trip down the Grand River! This adventurous experience will take you down the beautiful river that runs right through the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids. You can kayak, canoe, or even take a stand-up paddleboard. Don’t have any of these items? There are several companies that offer rentals in the Grand Rapids area. Check them out- here!

Fishy Kisses Exfoliating Foot Spa Experience

Have you ever been kissed by fish? Visit West Michigan’s Exclusive Fishy Kisses Exfoliating Foot Spa Experience.

The GR Bucket List has partnered with Body Sculpt, Better Body Bar to bring you this adventurous experience! Exfoliate and soak in a Fishy Kisses Foot Spa with Gara Ruffa fish, aka Dr. Fish. These fish have no teeth but gently nibble your dead skin in a sanitized extra filtered foot spa. Gara Ruffa fish has been recognized for years and utilized for individuals with eczema and psoriasis. After Enjoy a warm Ionic Foot Detox & Soak with a house blend of dead sea salt and essential oils in warm water to increase circulation, clean the skin, and relieve aches and pains. Includes an Avocado Foot Smash treatment for extra soft feet.

πŸ’° $98 per person

⏰ 1.5 hr

Go Ziplining at Cannonsburg

Next on our adventurous things to do in Grand Rapids list is to go ziplining at Cannonsburg! The Cannonsburg Zip Line Adventure Tour is perfect for zip line regulars and first-timers alike. They host a 5-station tour that includes zip lines under the canopies of trees and other beautiful scenery. Each tour can accommodate up to 8 people. The experience lasts about 1.5 hours with zip lines ranging from 300-600 feet with speeds up to 40mph! To record this adventure, Cannonsburg even offers helmet-mounted GoPros for rent.

This adventure in Grand Rapids is perfect for parties, corporate events, team building and so much more! Please note there are some physical limitations to this activity- see their full website for details.


The GR Bucket List has partnered with the Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids to bring you this next, fun and exciting experience! The Fowling Warehouse is the home of the original football bowling pin game called Fowling! Rain or shine, it’s a great entertainment venue perfect for individuals, families, groups, and large teams to gather, play, have a few drinks, and have a blast! Never been a quarterback? No worries – ANYONE can do it! You’ll enjoy the teamwork, competition, and all the high fives. To win you just have to knock all of your pins down before your opponent knocks down theirs! The 45,000 sq. ft venue features two 45 foot-fully stocked bars, the $2 Mystery Beer Machine, and 30 lanes of Fowling fun, and the Bonk Honk!

The experience includes:

πŸ’° $20 per person (2 minimum)

πŸ“Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids 6797 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

⏰2 hr- Fowling Time for your group/ open play

TreeRunner Adventure Park

Go on a high-flying adventure at TreeRunner Adventure Park! This park, located near Knapps Corner, is the premier outdoor adventure park in the area. TreeRunner offers two different park options. The Aerial Park includes more than 60 obstacles, zip lines, five difficulty levels, and seven different courses. They also offer a Junior park designed for children four to seven including, two courses and 20 different obstacles.

TreeRunner also offers memberships, afterschool drop-off programs, group options and so much more!

This activity has physical limitations. Please visit their full website for all the details.

Battle GR

BattleGR is another great adventure to be had in the Grand Rapids area! They offer unique entertainment facilities filled with games and challenges. These include laser tag, archery tag, video game experiences, sports courts, ax throwing, and tons more fun.

They provide fun mission-based challenges that are perfect for groups or individuals. They have great accommodations for birthday parties, family events, team building, and more.

Try your hand at Axe Throwing

The final item on our adventures in Grand Rapids list is to try Axe Throwing! There are several locations in Grand Rapids for you to give it a go. This fun and challenging experience is perfect for a date night or to let off a little steam! The local places for Axe Throwing are:

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