GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's an entire world under our feet, and few get to see it. All this month, we'll look at underground West Michigan, starting with one of the older underground walking tunnels still in use in Grand Rapids.
This particular tunnel connects DeVos Place and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. DeVos Place assistant general manager Eddie Tadlock took us where the public isn't allowed to go. The Grand Rapids Historical Society's Diana Barrett, who has written about underground Grand Rapids, joined us for the tour.
"The first part of the tunnel was made in 1932," explained Barrett. "It was a service for the hotel food to come to the auditorium for banquets, as well as a pedestrian tunnel for hotel guests."