Conference and Event Planning

Directions to the Front Lot
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

From Muskegon: take I-96 East to US-131 south. US-131 south to the Pearl Street exit, #85B.  Proceed through the light and go one block South to Fulton Street.  Cross Fulton Street and continue South to Watson Street.  Turn left onto Watson Street and proceed East to Front Street.  Turn right onto Front Street and the entrance to the Front Lot will be on the left.  Approximately 41 miles from Muskegon.

From Detroit/Lansing: take I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) to the Ottawa Street exit, #77. Turn left onto Ottawa Street and follow this to Pearl Street. Turn right at Pearl Street and stay in the left lane. Proceed West underneath U.S. 131 and Mt. Vernon Avenue is immediately after the highway.  Turn left onto Mt. Vernon Avenue and continue South to Fulton Street.  Cross Fulton Street and continue South to Watson Street.  Turn left onto Watson Street and proceed East to Front Street.  Turn right onto Front Street and the entrance to the Front Lot will be on the left. Detroit is approximately 158 miles from the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and Lansing is approximately 67 miles from here.

From Kalamazoo: take US-131 North to the Pearl Street Exit, #85B. Turn left onto Pearl Street and stay in the left lane.  Proceed West underneath U.S. 131 and Mt. Vernon Avenue is immediately after the highway.  Turn left onto Mt. Vernon Avenue and continue South to Fulton Street.  Cross Fulton Street and continue South to Watson Street.  Turn left onto Watson Street and proceed East to Front Street.  Turn right onto Front Street and the entrance to the Front Lot will be on the left. Kalamazoo is approximately 50 miles from our Grand Rapids Campus.

From Northern Michigan: take US-131 south to the Pearl Street exit, #85B. Proceed through the light and go one block South to Fulton Street.  Cross Fulton Street and continue South to Watson Street.  Turn left onto Watson Street and proceed East to Front Street.  Turn right onto Front Street and the entrance to the Front Lot will be on the left. Traverse City is approximately 139 miles from the Grand Rapids Campus.

From Chicago: take 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). Cross Pearl St. and continue straight, south. Cross Fulton Street and continue South to Watson Street.  Turn left onto Watson Street and proceed East to Front Street.  Turn right onto Front Street and the entrance to the Front Lot will be on the left.  Approximately 176 miles from Chicago. PLEASE NOTE: Michigan is in the Eastern time zone.

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