I would first like to welcome Decatur Hawk into the honorary realm of Standom as the Co-Chair of Stanfest 2007. Maister will still have notable and significant input, but is looking forward to enjoying a year off to enjoy potential tours.
While Grand Rapids is in Michigan, they have not realized that the rest of the state is in a recession. This is most notable in the sky line filled with new buildings and crane towers. Having said that, there are multiple possibilities for early afternoon tours! Please select which guided tour you would be most interested in. Note they will most be walking tours since downtown area is for the most part pedestrian accessible. Regardless I will be willing to put together information on all the tours if you decide that you want to do a self guided tour.
I have also included several links for your information, and you can see a preview of Stanfest in this thread on Grand Rapids! http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26630