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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 2013
Type: Lighthouses, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Martin, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

No matter when you go, there is a gorgeous sunset, and beauty surrounding you! This is our favorite town/lake area! If you go in the summer, there is so much going on. From professional vollyball tournaments, to carnivals, auto shows, craft shows, coast guard festival, fireworks, musical fountain and cool shops, restaurants and movie theater! Never a boring place to... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My bf proposed to me at the end of the pier, during sunset, and ever since, it's had a special place in my heart, it's also just peaceful watching the waves, water life and boaters passing by.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We took our French exchange student here and the surreal landscape and frozen lighthouse made a lasting impression.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

During the winter there is a great view of the lighthouse and pier encrusted in ice from the waves driven by the wind. It a great time to take photos. Keep in mind that the ice is very slippery and there have fallen a number people have fallen into the lake and drowned in the winter. The beach in the... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a enjoyable walk along the pier. Great exercise and really great views from all kinds of boats on beautiful Lake Michigan to the beautiful beaches and sunrises.

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Grand Haven, MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place to walk, and watch the sunset. Stay off the pier when water is washing over it because it can be slippery.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The lighthouse is a wonderful place to watch sunsets, salmon fishing, swim at the adjacent state park, watch boats coming in and out of the harbor, and walking the board walk. The surface is uneven, so be careful walking.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We rented an RV and camped right on the beach. The family enjoyed playing in the water here and walking out to the lighthouse. It was being refurbished but it is wonderful to see and imagine the past here.

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Even though it’s In repair right now; well worth the visit to the pier. Walk out on the catwalk and enjoy the wind surf and the beauty of Lake Michigan. While in town visit the musical fountain, fun place for a family outing, it’s free!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We always take the walk to the lighthouse when in Grand Haven--in spite of my fear of heights, over active imagination, and 3 over active children. The memorial to the people who have died on the pier does not help qualm my fears. I appreciate wanting to do something to both commemorate someone who has tragically died and warn others,... More

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