Grand Rapids in 48 hours: The Essentials
May 12, 2018
About the Guidebook
See first hand why people have been flocking to Grand Rapids!
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
Grand Rapids is know for many industries. It's first major industry was Gypsum (plaster) mining in the 1800's. The next major industry to come to the city was furniture which is a label that has stayed to this day with the companies like Steelcase. The beer industry came to the city in 1836 but quickly went away because of prohibition. It wasn't until 1997 that the beer industry came back. This brewery later became know as Founders. Since then Grand Rapids has become known as Beer City USA and is home to 80+ breweries.
Info from https://www.experiencegr.com/about-grand-rapids/history/
check out https://www.experiencegr.com/things-to-do/beer-city/ for all things beer city!
About the Author
I am an old soul who is always looking for a bit of adventure. I love to travel and stay active. I have a Hospitality and Tourism degree with minors in Adventure Tourism and Business.