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Address: 430 W. Clay Ave., Muskegon, MI
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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FIRE BARN & HISTORIC HOUSES

We missed the Lakeshore museum but toured their 4 historic sites. The Fire Barn (so named because it was built before fire trucks were used), is an interesting look at early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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House Springs, Missouri
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House Springs, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We missed the Lakeshore museum but toured their 4 historic sites. The Fire Barn (so named because it was built before fire trucks were used), is an interesting look at early firefighting. Kids of all ages will enjoy it. We also toured the house next door and the 2 Victorian mansions on the next street. All are worth the tours.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A free admission museum with all types of history about the about the Muskegon area. Highlighted are areas about the growth of the area, local industry, schools, politics, athletics, etc, etc. Well worth visiting, allow 60-90 minutes.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Lakeshore Museum has so much to offer! We took a group of 9 youth to visit the exhibits and they enjoyed it! They especially loved the hands-on science and body exhibits. I would strongly encourage everyone to visit this hidden Muskegon gem!

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Holland, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Small museum in downtown Muskegon with a variety of exhibits, many of which are geared toward pre-teens. The exhibit on the history/development of the city of Muskegon was very interesting with information about the geographic, business, and cultural growth of the city. There was a small theater with some video choices but we couldn't get any to play, and some... More 

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Parsippany, NJ
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37 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this little gem in town! There was an interesting temporary exhibit about Charles Shulz and the Peanuts gang. Well done - especially for kids. There were approximately 10 videos to view (we had time only for 3) about the history of western Michigan - VERY well done!!

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New Albany, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This review is only for the museum itself and not the restored homes and fire barn, which we unfortunately didn't have the time to tour. We stopped in at the museum as an afterthought on an overcast morning on our recent beach trip and we were very pleasantly surprised! Considering the free admission this is quite the find! It is... More 

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Linden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This museum is a rare find with so many great exhibits. Right away my two teenagers found a special display room with peanuts (charlie brown). They could have stayed there all day. There is so much there, it's interesting for kids as well as adults. Very entertaining and so much history to learn.

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Piqua, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I was amazed at all you could do and see in just a few blocks. Wish we had given ourselves more time to see it all. Definitely plan to go back and see more. Give yourself a 1/2 day to take in this area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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216 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is the jewel of the museum as far as I'm concerned. Admission is free. This is a very good re-creation of the way life was for firemen in a firehouse during the period. There is a working firetruck from the early 1900's as well as many pieces of apparatus that were used during the period this station was working.... More 

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West Michigan
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25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Took the kids here(although I'd go by myself). Lots of area and Michigan history, and changing exhibits. Nice gift shop for out of area and area guests with local artists and books. Staff is well knowledgable and friendly. Don't forget to visit the Hackley and Hume homes, re-decorated and furnished for the period of the lumber barons.

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