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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome views back to the beach. Road out to the end. Lighthouse was freshly painted red... Looks great!, The front part out near the edge of the water was under construction. I guess its all being redone which is awesome.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The pier is a Michigan must-see. It is an easy walk with beautiful views and the beach in this area is very nice and clean. It's also a great place to take pictures. We also enjoy stopping at some of the little shops along the boardwalk for lunch or ice cream and enjoying an easy stroll and the scenery.

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Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's free we went for a nice walk down the board walk and the pier. It's hard to find a parking spot if you have a state park pass you can park at the state park If there is room we went on a week day and found a spot along the board walk. But on weekends forget it

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Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The pier is something to see and worth the trip. There is currently a renovation project so some of it is under construction. However still a wonderful place to visit!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The pier was great for a nice stroll with the exception of it being very uneven, could use some repair to the paving. The beach is clean. My biggest complaint is the cost of parking, $11, ouch! I understand that it allows parking at all MI state parks until the end of season but what about people like me who... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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226 attraction reviews
587 helpful votes 587 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

PROS: beautiful lighthouse that looks perfect in any photo; easy walk from the parking lot on a paved walkway; CONS: none. Great stop if you are in the area.

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was looking forward to seeing the lighthouse and pier on our trip because I love pretty things and great photo ops. The day we visited it was very windy, high waves, and not recommended to swim. We walked all the way up to the pier, and even took a few steps on it, before I decided there was no... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The walk out to the end of the pier is nice. Great view of Lake Michigan from the pier. The combination of blue water with a red light house makes for nice photos.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our family visited the park, the pier and the lighthouse. Myself, my husband, my son and my son's girlfriend spent several hours walking along the pier and out to the lighthouse. It was quite pleasant and a good workout. We are from West Virginia and this was our first visit to Michigan. I must say that I was so impressed... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Can't get into the lighthouse but the walk out onto the breakwater was very pleasant. Great views of the lake.

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