The Definitive Guide to the Best Vinyl Record Stores In Grand Rapids

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Let’s talk vinyl rigs. What’s your setup? Do you spin your favorite records on a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO? And then run that through a Yamaha R-N303 receiver? Then pump that sound out from a Rogersound Labs Speedwoofer 10S MKII? I bet that album sounds sublime coming out of your Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speakers. Great … Read more

Grand Rapids Mini Golf: The 8 Best Courses

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Who invented mini golf, anyway? Imagine the looks their neighbors must have given that brave soul. I picture the inventor of mini golf scurrying around their backyard with a hacksaw, cutting into some PVC pipe, then burying the PVC in the ground. Wiring up a windmill with electricity so the blades would rotate with the … Read more

The 8 Best Indoor Playgrounds in Grand Rapids (Ranked by a Local Parent)

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It’s happened. Michigan’s notoriously fickle weather has frowned upon you, and you’ve been trapped indoors for the last several days. As you descend the staircase into your living room (after stepping on a lego – ow!), you survey the chaos before you. Dirty dishes are stacked precariously in the sink, half-clothed children are barreling through … Read more

ALL the Trampoline Parks in Grand Rapids (Local’s Guide)

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I would be the best trampoline park DJ in the world. “I believe I can fly” by R. Kelly? Oh yeah, it’s on my playlist. “Jump” by Kriss Kross? You know it (backward clothing optional). “Jump” by Van Halen, “Levitating” by Dua Lipa, “Fly” by Sugar Ray, and “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child? Check, check, … Read more