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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Paradise, MI
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Camping
Description: Located in the upper peninsula area of Michigan with wonderful wildlife and waterfalls.
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Muncie, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Entry to this park is free with a State of Michigan Park Pass. There is a nice gift shop and restroom available, and the hike to the upper falls is very easy, with several stops to view the falls along the way. There are 96 steps down to see the falls up close, but the view is better from above.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous view! Made the quick walk to the lower falls and it was worth it. Wish we could have still used the row boats. Then we drove the 5 miles to the upper falls and with a quick walk the views were even better. After it all we enjoyed some great food and beers at the brewery.

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Niles, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The falls and surrounding area is wilderness like and our guide at the park was very informative. Nice little gift shop also. Good for family/children trip

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Hiked the trail from the upper to the lower falls -- beautiful and peaceful trail, with the river running alongside the entire time.

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Madison, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Nice trails and sights, decent pub. The birds weren't as thick as I hoped, but the mosquitos were more so.

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Mentor
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Upper falls are impressive, and if the light is right you can see a rainbow in the mist from the falls. Lower falls were fun because you can rent a boat to row to an island to get a different view of the falls--however the fee was a little much for this in my opinion. There is also a brewery... More

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Newberry
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A beautiful and peaceful place to visit! Great for a couples, friends only, family or any other get way! Enjoy the walk between the Upper and Lower Falls! Can't stress enough how worth it was to go visit! I do live near the Falls but it still takes my breath away every time we visit!

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Cincinnati
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Go out of your way to visit this lovely State Park. Great hiking....I would say moderate. Lots of stairs, but plenty of resting places by the falls. The park run gift shop is much better than the one full of stuff made in China by the brew pub.

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Middlebury, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The upper and lower falls are the coolest thing I've ever seen. The water is this amazing brown color due to the minerals in the water. So much water and power from numerous falls. If you've never been to the Upper Peninsula the falls should be #1 on your list.

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The sites, perfect. The staff, awesome. The views? Well, you'd be hard pressed to find better. Besides the horrible rain storm, I cannot think of anything bad about our visit.

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