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Lake Express

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Address: 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone Number: 866-914-1010
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Decent trip on a calm day

For something "different" my wife and I took the ferry from Milwaukee to MI instead of driving through Chicago/Gary. Weather was calm, and even at that, there was a constant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

For something "different" my wife and I took the ferry from Milwaukee to MI instead of driving through Chicago/Gary. Weather was calm, and even at that, there was a constant swaying as the ship rocked in the small waves. I purchased the Premium tickets. The Premium class cabin is more quiet than the main cabin. This cabin in at the... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Departed Milwaukee with 14 family members at 12:30 PM local time. Kids loved the trip across. Plenty of food choices and at 2-1/2 hours it wasn't too long. Lots of room to move around and great places to see the sights. If you sit topside, prepare for a lot of wind! We arrived in Muskegon at 4:00 their time, and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I decided to take this ferry on our bikes as a bike vacation and tour around Muskegon from Milwaukee. First- it's expensive, more expensive if you bring a car, but even with a bike you pay a fee. Aside from that, it's only 2.5 hours (which really you could probably drive around the lake, or nearly that... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I traveled in early August, and my overall experience was enjoyable. The trip was a bit rough at first due to the winds, but after about half an hour, things began to settle. The staff members were very helpful and friendly, and I would consider taking the ferry again. My only concerns were the price of the trip and the... More 

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Potosi, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Going from west of the Mississippi River to Toronto via this ferry took the edge off of driving. In the middle of the drive there was a nice downtime. Ferry is on-time, efficient and the employees all were quite friendly. You line up, board, then leave your car and go upstairs. This is not luxury but very doable. Similar to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The lake express is okay but you need luck by your side and make sure that the lake is calm coz during our trip yesterday it was not. For some who does not have motion sickness, it is okay but for some who has mild tolerance in these occasions be warned. I have taken several rides in ferries, boats, ships... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I enjoyed EVERY minute of my trip. The ships was very clean and the ride was very smooth. Ive been on some other Wisconsin ferries and this one is the supreme choice. From the excellent service to the superior ferry speed, I would advise taking this vessel any time! Killin' it Lake Express!

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Toronto, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I booked the Lake Express from Milwaukee to Muskeogan. I wanted to avoid the drive around Chicago. I used the website which was easy to use. When I arrived at the terminal the staff quickly processed my car. You have to provide a drivers licence or passport. I was a little nervous driving my car onto the ferry. The guides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Overall it was a good experience. Pros: • It saved us time and miles on the car. • Efficient loading and unloading • Clean • Smooth on a clear day Cons: • Not price efficient • Below average food We might not do it again, but good experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I think this is a great way to get to Michigan without the hassles of traffic but too bad it's so expensive because it's not something I would do on a frequent basis. We only spent one night in MI so we didn't take our car. If we did that would have been an additional $179. We decided to rent... More 

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