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American Jail Association



American Jail Association
32nd Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo

5/5/2013 - 5/9/2013
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids is pulling out all the stops to assure an incredible meeting experience!

 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel  


The conference hotel for the event will be the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. As the premier AAA Four-Diamond hotel in West Michigan, the Amway Grand Plaza, blends the elegant history of the 1920s Pantlind Hotel with modern amenities of today. With 682 attractive guest rooms and suites, you'll experience the timeless beauty of the early 20th century.

Eats JDeck outside dining  


Grand Rapids offers an astonishing breadth and depth of restaurants. Local chefs emphasize fresh, creative, farm-to-table cuisine. There are dozens of eateries within walking distance of downtown hotels and hundreds throughout the city. Click the Restaurants link at left for a complete listing of restaurants.

Click here to access a map of the downtown restaurants closest to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Nightlife - the BOB  


This is the perfect place to unwind after a long day! Brewpubs, sports bars, live music and comedy clubs can be found within walking distance of downtown hotels, and throughout the city. Click the Nightlife link at left to plan your night(s) out.



From mega malls to independent boutiques, Grand Rapids is a treasure-hunter's paradise. Unique art galleries and specialty shops are found throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Click the Shopping link at left to see what's in store for you.

 Family Art Museum  

Art & Culture

Grand Rapids is renowned for its support of the arts. City streets are lined with sculptures, two downtown art museums captivate visitors and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been named one of the world's "Top 30 Must-See Museums." Great live music and theatre, too! Click the Other Things To Do link at left to check it out.