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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Empire
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Glen Ellyn, IL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You have to pay for the pass $10/car to get in but it's worth it. Gives you a good flavor of the park, with woods, lake views, and dunes. Use the paper they give you at the gate to interpret the sights at each of the markers. The highlight is the second overlook that lets you go to the very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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217 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

PROS: the great lookouts at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are at #3, #9 and #11. Take your time and you will get pics that you will be proud of. CONS: none.

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Detroit, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

There are about 12 stops on the drive. Many sites have parking and you can walk to an observation area for picture taking or to simply take in the view. This is a MUST SEE!! Several areas that display the majesty of the dunes and Lake Michigan!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to start your trip through the National Park as it has a lot of points of interest along the way. Would say that some 'points of interest' are way better than others, but there was a neat store to go along with each spot.

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Springfield, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

If you just have a couple of hours to see Sleeping Bear, this is the thing to see. If you have more time, you can spend more than that here. This is one of the most beautiful drives you can do anywhere. It costs $10 to get a park pass which will also get you into the museum at Glen... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Awesome view of beautiful Lake Michigan. Not at all as challenging as Sleeping Bear Dunes climb. Easy enough trek for young and old, bit there are still some inclines Well maintained trail.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

When we went, they were being dedicated as a national landmark so some of the stops were closed off. None the less we enjoyed every one we saw.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After climbing the dune, we drove PS Scenic drive. We had two hard to please teens and they enjoyed. Make sure you have the guide available at entrance. Several stops along the way and the guide is informative. Take your time and enjoy the views.

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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a very nice drive; well-marked stops to get out and see beautiful scenery. Don't miss walking up to the overlook- spectacular view of the lake and steep dunes.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Pick up a brochure at the Visitor's Center. It will give you the history and interesting facts for the drive.

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