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Palms Book State Park

Rt 2 Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Manistique
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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Kalamazoo, MI
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

"If nearby, do stop and see Kitch-iti-kipi (Big Spring)" It's been a few years since we've seen the Big Spring "Kitch-iti-kipi" and we're glad we stopped when traveling through Michigan's U.P. again in August, 2014. It's north off U.S. 2 highway and will only take you minutes to get to Palms Book State Park where the spring is located. This... More

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Middlebury, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really neat experience. Crystal clear blue water. Gorgeous pine forest. Tour guide gave lots of good/interesting info. about the area of Manistique. Neat trout too!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You have to stop...it's a must see. FREE other than needing a state park sticker on your car/tags. Little store for souvenirs. Very clean bathrooms. Friendly people!

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You've seen the pics. It's an amazing place to visit. Worth the extra 50 miles we went out of the way to stop here. I was amazed that you can see the sand 45ft below billowing as the water fills the spring. Would love to see this place in the winter, bet that's awesome since it doesn't freeze.

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This park is a beautiful park, well kept up and it is easy to get to the Springs and view the beautiful trout swimming below the platform. Getting to the park is a little tricky but it is clearly marked. For people out-of-state it cost nine dollars for a Michigan park ticket for one day that will get you into... More

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Detroit, United States
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Short stop for this gorgeous place on route to Munising. The park is a distance from Manistique town, but well worth the drive. The kids got to spin the big wheel that moves the boat along two large cables. The water was pristine and we could see all the way down to where the Spring was depositing 10 gallons of... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped and stayed the night in Manistique just to see this on our trip up to pictured rocks and I'm sure glad we did! It did cost us one afternoon away from pictured rocks but it was sure worth it, this is one of the more amazing things I've seen in nature! It is so peaceful and "free" if... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was well worth the drive. Native American lore and history surrounnd this spring. We had a group between the ages of 5 and 80 and everyone in between, The youngest enjoyed being "Captains" of the raft. All marveled at the clarity and depth of the spring and the huge trout swimming within.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I make a hobby of taking different groups of friends and relatives on tours of the UP. I love the UP. Anyway, the Kitch-iti-kipi big spring has been the number one favorite of most of my companions. I have taken them to see many spectacles and great things in the UP, but this is their number one. Don't miss it.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

A must see if you are in the area. Located inside the state park this Big Spring has crystal clear water, and gigantic trout that you can view from the glass bottomed raft. Hop on and enjoy the view as you turn the wheel of the cable that pulls you across the spring.

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