Day Trips


Midland Highlights - Alden B Dow Home and Dow Gardens

Monday, June 18

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

Cost: $99/person

Journey north with us to Midland - where we will tour an architectural masterpiece, the Alden B Dow Home and Studio. Designated a National Historic landmark in 1989 and known as “an oasis of architecture and inspiration” this mid-century modern structure is sure to wow you with its reflective light, soaring roof lines, brilliant colors and organic styling.  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.

 A picture of the Alden B Down Home in Midland, MI.

Lansing Lugnuts Game

Wednesday, June 27

Departs from the Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave. at 10:45am.  

Cost: $40/person

Come and have a ball at Cooley Law School Stadium while we root for the Lansing Lugnuts! During the game we will enjoy a box lunch that includes one hotdog, chips, and a drink. Join us for this summer fun day at the ballpark! 

 The Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Stadium.  The seats are full of people watching the game.

Salute to America at Historic Greenfield Village

Tuesday, July 3

Departs from the Howell VG's Food Center 925 W. Grand River Ave. at 4pm.  

Cost: $84/person

Let's celebrate! Salute to America at Greenfield Village is a beautiful tribute to "Americana".  During our visit we will get to explore the Village at our leisure, enjoy a picnic style dinner and take in one of the best Independence Day Celebrations around! Bring a blanket or your favorite portable chair, we will secure our lawn seating upon our arrival, then the evening is yours!  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.

 House by the water in historic Greenfield Village.

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.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad Trip

Wednesday, August 29

Departs the Bennett Recreation Center at 10:00am.

Cost: $35/person

Step back in time as we travel to Crossroads Village, the one-of-a-kind collection of restored 19th century buildings. Each journey behind the authentic steam locomotive takes you along the shores of Mott Lake, down a stretch of the historic Pere Marquette roadbed and back into the heart of Crossroads Village. Before the train ride you can explore the village and grab a bite to eat on your own.

 A steam engine train pulls several passenger cars behind it on the Huckleberry railroad.

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.