Nik Wallenda walks the tightrope at FireKeepers

Calhoun County

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda, who famously spanned the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls on a tightrope, brought his skills to FireKeepers Casino Hotel Monday.

Wallenda helped FireKeepers celebrate the opening of its expansion, walking 400 feet on a tightrope 200 feet up in the air from its old tower to its new one.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nik Wallenda to FireKeepers, and can think of no better way to signify our moving forward than with his aerial adventure across our towers,” FireKeepers CEO Kathy George said in a statement.

The new eight-story tower includes a 203-room hotel, more gaming space, a new Lobby Bar and a new site for the Nibi restaurant.

Wallenda has also crossed Times Square and, while blindfolded, traversed a tightrope between two Chicago towers.

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