In 1979 Craig Cihak and his parents Ron & Donna Cihak purchased property in Silver Lake, Michigan (formerly Bill’s Dune Rides). They started the first go-kart track with just 8 go-karts. Each spring for several years, new attractions were added. Campers and seasonal tourists at the beautiful sand dune vacation spot patronized the first Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center. As patronage grew, so did the business. In 1990 a second location was built in Muskegon, MI and in 1994 a third location was built in Holland, MI.
Craig’s Cruisers wanted to be able to offer indoor entertainment for guests through all four of Michigan’s seasons. After much research and planning the doors to our fourth Grand Rapids location opened in December 1999. The first offerings included: indoor electric go-karts, laser tag, video arcade, private party/meeting rooms, full kitchen and four outdoor attractions.
In March 2006 the 25,000 square foot restaurant opened. The space can accommodate seating for over 700 guests. Menu offerings include salad, pasta, pizza and dessert. Business continued to grow and in July of 2017, Craig’s Cruisers broke ground on the second addition to the Grand Rapids location. A 36,000 square foot expansion to include a trampoline park, ninja warrior course, two level laser tag arena and compact spinning coaster.
Through the years Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center has built a reputation for family entertainment in a clean and safe environment.