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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Address: 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630-9797
Phone Number: 231-326-5134
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Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Walking
Description: This national park includes a 35-mile stretch of beach on Lake Michigan...
This national park includes a 35-mile stretch of beach on Lake Michigan for swimming plus 13 hiking trails.
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rugged but beautiful with fabulous small towns dotting the way. well worth the visit. Empire Bluffs in particular well worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

rugged but beautiful with fabulous small towns dotting the way. well worth the visit. Empire Bluffs in particular well worth it

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

While not overwhelming, this place is a lot of fun. Climbing Big Bear Dune is not simple but easy for a person in decent shape. Going all the way to the top of the 4th tier in even more challenging as you are climbing in sand. the view wasn't much the day we were there, but we all had fun.... More 

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Eastern Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Wow!!! This place has something for everyone! Hiking, swimming, biking, history, boating... We could have spent a week there and still not have seen it all! We will be back again and again!

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Kankakee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Hawaii and both sides of Florida but I have never seen the water more beautiful than from the top of the dunes looking down at Lake Michigan! The ride to the top was great so beautiful. We didn't get to spend as much time as we would have liked. The reason I gave it a 4... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you are up to a long walk in the sand. Pack water to make the hike easier. Kids loved rolling down the dunes, but were not as thrilled with the hike.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Plan on spending the whole day or more. The visit was excellent. It is a bit tricky however getting around in and near the park. The information from the visitor center was helpful to a certain degree but we had to integrate information from three maps and a textual descritption to get our bearing. Climbing on the dune is permitted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The kids had fun. The scenery is beautiful. You need to dedicate the whole day to the park if you're going to get your $10 worth. However the $10 is good for the week which is good for people who are staying nearby.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fun for the family climbing the huge dunes and taking in amazing views! You could spend an entire day here depending on how much hiking you want to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So very pretty here! You never know when you're going to turn a curve and have an amazing look at Lake Michigan. I've been to Egypt so I've seen sand but never have I seen dunes so high and as fine as sugar. To see water that runs from turquoise in the shallow areas to deep blue further out, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Exhausting but a great time for all! Definitely a place where you need to go at least once. Would return there again.

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Address: 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630-9797
Phone Number: 231-326-5134
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire

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