Transportation

 

Before you arrive on campus June 18th, you should discuss transportation

arrangements to and from Allendale with your sponsor. Some sponsors will assist with transportation, others do not have the funds.

 

You are allowed to drive your own car to Boys State, but you will be required to give your keys to your city counselor for safe keeping. Once at  Boys State, you are not allowed off campus until completion.

 

Registration will be from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. So plan your arrival accordingly. You also should check with your sponsor or local American Legion Boys State Chairman to find out if there will be any orientation meeting for delegates from your area.  If one is scheduled, plan to attend.

 

Directions:

Grand Valley State University - Allendale Campus

 

From Chicago: I-94 East to I-196/US-31 (Exit 34) at Benton Harbor. Continue on I-196 East toward Grand Rapids. Take US-31 (Exit 44) north to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (east) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn right (south). Approximately 200 miles from Chicago. PLEASE NOTE: Michigan is one hour ahead of Illinois (EST).

 

From Detroit/Lansing: I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) through downtown Grand Rapids. Exit Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 (Exit 75). Take M-45 approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley's entrance and turn left (south). Approximately 160 miles from Detroit and 75 miles from Lansing.

 

From Holland: US-31 North to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (east) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn right (south). Approximately 25 miles from Holland.

 

From Kalamazoo: US-131 North to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway). Exit Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 (Exit 75). Take M-45 approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn left (south). Approximately 65 miles from Kalamazoo.

 

From Muskegon: I-96 East to Coopersville (exit 16). Turn left on 68th Avenue and go approximately 6 miles. Turn left (east) on M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Go approximately 3 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn right (south). Approximately 45 miles from Muskegon.

 

From Northern Michigan: US-131 South to Grand Rapids. Take I-196 West to Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 (Exit 75). Take M-45 approximately 12 miles to Grand Valley’s entrance and turn left (south). Approximately 160 miles from Traverse City.