Allegan Event Center opens its doors
After a “soft” opening in December 2017, the 13,000 square-foot indoor adventure centre with over 20 interactive attractions is now officially open. The Allegan Event Center provides an extension to Allegan Event’s double zipline across the Kalamazoo River, which opened last summer.
Owned and operated by Jim and Michelle Liggett, founders of Allegan-based Ropes Courses, the new facility can entertain up to 300 people at one time.
Two-story Sky Trail Discovery ropes anchor the course – which rises 35-foot in the air. There are two Sky Rail ziplines on offer with over 60 different elements, including a rolling log, a swaying ladder, and a narrow balancing beam. A 100-foot curved rail has also been added in addition to the 80-foot straight rail.
Adventurous guests will be able to take advantage of the QUICKjump free-fall exit from the second level of the course, and the Vertical Drop Slide designed by New Zealand company Clip ‘n Climb. Participants will gear up in a skydiving suit and helmet, and then, whilst holding on to a handlebar, are lifted up the face of the slide. At the 30-foot summit, participants release the handlebar and take a 10-foot free fall before sliding the rest of the distance to the ground on the slide.
The new Allegan Event Center also has 17 30-foot Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls. These climbing panels offer varying degrees of obstacles and difficulty. Younger children can explore the Sky Tykes ropes course that is scaled for their height and size, and a Sky Rail zipline.
“The opening of the new Allegan Event Center is the culmination of several years of envisioning, planning, and construction by our entire staff to create an innovative and active destination where families, couples, teens, and kids can play together in a dynamic setting in any kind of weather,” said Liggett, co-owner.
The Allegan Event Center is located at 439 River Street in Allegan, MI.