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Sandcastles Children's Museum

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Address: 129 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone Number: 231 233 9326
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The mission of Sandcastles Children's Museum is to create an environment...
The mission of Sandcastles Children's Museum is to create an environment that encourages and inspires children and families to explore their world, offering hands-on discovery while stimulating creative, curiosity, the love of learning, culture awareness, and positive interactions within and among families. Come and see all Sandcastles has to offer!!
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Lots in small space

Kids love it and adults find interesting things to observe and read about. Excellent job of getting a lot in a small space without being crowded. When the kids leave hands-on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Springfield, Michigan
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Springfield, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Kids love it and adults find interesting things to observe and read about. Excellent job of getting a lot in a small space without being crowded. When the kids leave hands-on activities, adults can find a challenge too!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We try to take my grandchildren here once or twice a year. They love it and it is hard to get them to leave. I would allow about 2 hours to visit. You can get your hand stamped and come back later the same day. Favorites are the vet's office, grocery store and the car ferry. I would advise having... More 

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Ludington, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Sandcastles Children's Museum has come a long ways! They offer a variety of play areas that include the following; Vet Clinic, West Shore Bank, Hungry Howies Pizza, Best Choice Market, Bubble Table, Sand & Water Table, Badger, Airplane, School, Theater, Rock Climbing Wall, etc.... It's a MUST do with kids!

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Ludington, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum has been a big hit and has constantly grown bigger and bigger. They have so much for the kids to do - even a big model of the S.S. Badger that kids can drive their little cars into. When I was there last, they had a House of Flavors pretend ice cream shop and I believe they change... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wish I lived closer as this children's museum is so much fun! My son is 6 and had so much fun playing at all of the different displays he didn't want to leave. His favorites were the airplane, water and wildlife area and the sandpit. He loved excavating like a real archeologist. There was so much to do, I... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are SO many themed areas in this children's museum. Our five and one year old had a blast. We go to the Ann Arbor Children's Museum frequently and this one was just as good.

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Illinois, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Our kids could spend hours here. It is on our list every year we come to ludington. There is just so much for them to do. We did have a problem this year though. Lol Our three year old tried to sneak out a toy duck from the souvenir stand after I told her we were not going to buy... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A local? A visitor? You must not miss taking the children to Sandcastles. Whether 2 yrs old or 10, they will have a wonderful time. Family from out of the state were so impressed with this children's museum in downtown Ludington...they couldn't say enough nice things about it. I know there is a lot to do in the summer in... More 

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Ludington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sandcastles Children's Museum is one of the gems of our town. It's two stories of fun has activities for all ages. There is even a full sized plane in the middle of the first floor complete with a working control tower and baggage mover system. In addition, you can travel back into time in the Egyptian Exhibit or shop at... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is one of the best things that you can do for your children and grandchildren. Located in a historic building in downtown Ludington, MI, this up and coming attraction will hold their interest, and keep them active for hours. We even took the whole family to their New Year's Eve party, complete with a huge balloon drop to top... More 

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