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Lake Express

2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207 (Bay View)
866-914-1010
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Miami, Florida
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386 reviews 386 reviews
44 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have taken Lake Express with my family to a Michigan vacation and even took it for business. Does not save me much time for my trips to Traverse City versus driving around Chicago, but much more relaxing and I can get work done and have my car with me. The kids loved the adventure. It is expensive, but I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

When it runs it is a expensive but easy way to travel to and from Michigan. I have taken it at least 20 times due to family and business . However have a back up plan as I have been left on one side with my car on the other. Lake express does nothing to help you. Another issue, the... More

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Grand Rapids, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since marrying a Milwaukee native, I have taken the Lake Express a number of times. Once, my trip was cancelled due to bad weather; otherwise, I have always had a great experience on the Lake Express. This time was no exception. The trip is relaxing, and it certainly beats driving through Chicago.

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Claremont, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Headed from Twin Cities, MN to Columbus, Ohio and I'd already drove the great circle route around Lake Michigan, soooo I found this way. Currently there is ongoing roadwork in the area so go early and watch for the 'ferry' signs. The actual entrance sign is not easily seen in the dark so keep a look out on your right... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The ability to drive my vehicle on, walk upstairs and get working on a project, have something to eat, check out the view from the upper deck as we arrived, then go back to my car and be on my way - very little downtime as I arrived relaxed having got a good amount of work done! The Lake Express... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Airplane travel is a monstrous hassle. However, increased autos on our roads, and never ending summer road construction, are making driving equally uncomfortable. While there is a substantial cost attendant to traveling on the Lake Express, the savings in time, wear and tear on my vehicle, and avoiding the frazzled nerves avoiding the roads around the south end of Lake... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The warning of need to arrive 45 min. before departure is in the very fine print, if registering on line. Make sure you read this.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've traveled to Michigan several times using the Lake Express Ferry. The cost is well worth it to me as I do not enjoy driving through Chicago at all, not to mention the fact that my drive time is cut in half. It also saves wear and tear on my car. I only live 20 minutes from the Milwaukee terminal... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

the Lake Express ferry makes the travel between Wisconsin and Michigan so delightful--the big plusses being avoiding Chicago traffic and getting to be in the middle of Lake Michigan--experiencing its power and size and beauty. I thought the company did a very good job of loading and offloading the vehicles. The food service is a bit scant and slow, but... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our last trip was cancelled due to electronics failure. I understand this, weather, and blown engines. I'm a boater myself. what was seriously frustrating is their inability to empty the parking lot ! Myself and two other guys were out there trying to get vehicles out while the shore crew stood around like listless fools. Clueless on how to empty... More

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