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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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Lake Express shortcut to MI

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great alternative - especially when the lake is calm and weather is clear. Can go with car or without, seating is very good, modest food and drink available, terminals are nice on both ends of trip. Convenient access to downtown Milwaukee from terminal there. I will definitely use again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was pretty anxious about driving my car onto the ferry and back off again, but it was as easy as pie. We were glad for this time saver despite the cost. If we had driven around it would have been another meal or two out, another night in the hotel and gas so we probably came out even. If... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Since we only had a day and couldn't have made it up through Wisconsin and then back down through Michigan and then back to Chicago on the bike, we tried the ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon to cut down the distance. They said to get there 45 minutes to get on board before the ferry left. Definitely get there early.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A great alternative to driving 6 hours to Milwaukee. My Muskegon to Milwaukee trip was very smooth and pleasant. They have the car loading and unloading down to a science. A bit expensive but well worth it when you arrive relaxed having gotten a lot of work done during the ride. I highly recommend it.

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Our trip should have been cancelled due to high waves but it wasn't, the result being that nearly every single passenger, as well as most of the crew, became violently ill. My oldest son and I were among the handful of passengers who didn't end up projectile vomiting, though we were both extremely nauseated the entire 2 1/2 hours. Being... More 

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Mason Co, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The trip from Muskegon to Milwaukee was quick, but a tad rough. Being a smaller ferry the rough weather was more noticeable. You drive your car onto the ferry, lock it up then head upstairs to the seating area. They offer food, which I didn't try so I can't comment about it. The restrooms are well lit and clean. The... More 

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Leland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I've read some of the negative reviews and all I can say is if the lake is rough, in terms of safety and comfort, I wouldn't want to make the trip watching people projectile vomit for 2.5 hours. I've made the trip twice without incident. HOWEVER, get there early, walk around and take some pics. Check out the gift shop.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The lake express is super fast, clean and easy to book. Left early on a Saturday morning, light drizzle and fog. I splurged and booked premium cabin which was well worth the money: no screaming kids, complimentary coffee , nice chairs and lots of room. It is so much more convenient and faster than the dreadful drive through Chicago and... More 

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Address: 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone Number: 866-914-1010
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 am - 4:30 pm

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