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Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
Activities: Driving

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Worth the small cost to make this special drive

Great views of the lakeshore and sand dunes along the coast of Lake Michigan. Turnouts to stop and take in the views. Nice to do when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great views of the lakeshore and sand dunes along the coast of Lake Michigan. Turnouts to stop and take in the views. Nice to do when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Simply a MUST DO when you are in the area. Scenery like you have never seen anywhere. A wonderful mix of views from the car, short overlooks, and longer trails/views. A wonderful attraction. Already planning another trip to Michigan and we will definitely do it again!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I visited with my family in Fall 2014 and we had a wonderful time. The weather wasn't great, so it wasn't too crowded. I would imagine this place is packed in the summer time and would recommend going as early in the day as possible to avoid crowds and heavy traffic. We took our time driving through and stopping to... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Every time we are in the TC area we visit the drive at Pierce Stocking. It is truly Gods Country but I have one complaint.... We read on the Internet that they were opened year round and after a 40 minute drive out this week (February) we found the park closed. Please add the dates opened on your website so... More 

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Canada
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256 reviews 256 reviews
213 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

About 10 minutes from the huge dunes that attracts a myriad of tourists every year, there is another wonder to admire: The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. First we went through a covered bridge and enjoyed driving in the woods. At times we could admire the coast from far, but then we ended at the main attraction, where we could walk... More 

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Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The views from the top overlooking the giant dunes and Lake Michigan are breath-taking! I recommend you go on a clear day that is not too windy (lots of sand!).

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

During our first visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes we did the dune climb, and then I suggested to my partner that we do the Scenic Drive before we leave and drive home. I had googled the distance and figured it wouldn't take that long and would be a neat way to see more of the park. Boy was I wrong.... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is one of my favorite attractions! I usually time it so that I will be able to watch the sun set on Lake Michigan! Don't pass over the stops, park and get out of the car and enjoy them! There are so many different stops with amazing views! I enjoy reading the booklet they give you as well, there... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great scenic attraction near the Sleeping Bear Dunes. There's lots of beautiful views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. There's also little traffic and it's definitely worth going if you're near the dunes.

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Dover, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed the sand dunes, the trees, and birds. There wasn't much traffic and we could take our time on the road.

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