Day Trips


The Recycled Rockettes Present: Motown & Friends

Thursday, July 26

Departs from the Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave. at 12:45pm

Cost: $16/person

Motown & Friends presented by The Recycled Rockettes and Sage Productions! These performers, ranging in age from the mid 50's to the late 80's, have inspired and entertained many audiences over the last 20 years. Come be a part of the 1960s based show!

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Exploring Belle Isle

Thursday. August 2nd

Departs from the Howell VG'S Food Center at 8:30am.  

Cost: $74/person

Join us as we enjoy a fun-filled day on Belle Isle. Our day will begin with a visit to the Belle Isle Aquarium and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. Enjoy these neighboring venues at your leisure as they are self- guided experiences. This is the perfect way to spend a summer day!  For a full list of activities on this trip, click here.

Check or money order only.  Must register in person at the Bennett Recreation Center.

 People on rocks of Belle Isle in Richmond, Virginia.

Soaring Eagle Casino    

Wednesday, August 8th

Departs from the Howell VG’s Food Center (2400 W. Grand River Ave.) at 10:00am.

Cost: $40/person

Casino Trips are back!  This trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI includes: $20 premium play, $10 Bingo Bucks, & $5 dining voucher.  Don’t forget to bring your players card!

 A spinning roulette wheel.

Gilmore Car Museum

Monday, September 10

Departs the Bennett Recreation Center at 9:15am.

Cost: $40/person

Check out North America’s largest auto museum, the Gilmore Car Museum.  With nearly 400 vehicles on display and over 189,000 square feet of exhibit space the museum tells the history of America through the automobile.  After the tour we will have lunch at The Blue Moon Diner, (not included in price). 

 Several old fashioned cars are displayed at the Gilmore Car Museum.

Artprize in Grand Rapids

Saturday, September 29

Departs the Bennett Rec Center at 8:30am.

Cost: $40/person

Be a part of the most-attended public art event on the planet!  With over 160 venues in three square miles, there is much to see in downtown Grand Rapids during Artprize.  Bring your friends and roam around at your own pace while seeing some of ArtPrize’s thousands of art entries!  This trip involves a lot of walking and please dress for the weather as it takes place rain or shine.

 A drawing of elephants, gorillas, and many other animals done in pencil.

Firekeepers Casino  

Wednesday, October 24

Departs from the Howell VG’s Food Center (2400 W. Grand River Ave.)  at 10:00am.

Cost: $35/person

This trip to Firekeepers Casino includes: $20 slot play, $5 points for food, drink, merch, or slot play.  Don’t forget to bring your players card!

 The firekeepers Casino Bar With Many Tables and stools.

Soaring Eagle Casino

Wednesday, December 19th

Departs from the Howell VG’s Food Center (2400 W. Grand River Ave.) at 10:00am.

Cost: $40/person

Casino Trips are back!  This trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI includes: $20 premium play, $10 Bingo Bucks, & $5 dining voucher.  Don’t forget to bring your players card!

 The Soaring Eagle Casino as shown from the outside with a large carved eagle.