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Mac Woods Dune Rides

629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
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Brought my Florida family

When my family came from Florida it was incredibly difficult to decide how to show the TRUE... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nicole B
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Absolute must!

We loved loved loved this tour of the sand dunes! Our guide was Tom very interactive with our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janell D
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We offer a 40 minute tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. We have a vehicle that holds about 20 people that goes on a seven mile trail in the dunes. We stop at Lake Michigan or Silver Lake for a few minutes for pictures and to enjoy the view.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mac woods” (43 reviews)
“all ages” (36 reviews)
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629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
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"dune rides"
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"mac woods"
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"all ages"
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"fun ride"
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"lake michigan"
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"minute ride"
in 18 reviews
"roller coaster"
in 29 reviews
"silver lake"
in 71 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 35 reviews
"take pictures"
in 26 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"whippy dip"
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"great fun"
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"driver guide"
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"great driver"
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"private area"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When my family came from Florida it was incredibly difficult to decide how to show the TRUE MICHIGAN VIEW and experience. They are from Tampa and Orlando. The husbands have not been to Michigan prior. They absolutely loved it. I’ve done it before with husband...More

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved loved loved this tour of the sand dunes! Our guide was Tom very interactive with our family and funny. The vehicles are well taken care of, the gift shop is nice, and the bathrooms are very clean. Loved it!

Thank Janell D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a little scary for my 10 year old son but our guide Tom was great at calming his fear. Our guide was also very knowledgeable on the history and ecology of the dunes. Great views! Great opportunity to make memories with your kids....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading some reviews we thought we would visit Mac Woods and go on a ride, I'm glad we did!! We had Bill as our driver, he is funny, friendly and a lot of fun! We were worried about sitting in the back row as...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been going for years to Mac Woods. If you're in the area, you definitely need to do this. It is fun for all ages!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You get to learn some of the history and the ride is fun all around. Everyone we were with said they would go again and there was a group of 12 of us all different ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family run business since 1930. Gets busy in the summer, our wait was not too bad. RV parking is available. Rides are $18 per adult less for children. You ride in a modified Ford pick-up truck with five rows of seats, four across. The ride...More

1  Thank pasherry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are family owned and operated since 1930. The staff is fun and super friendly. You will enjoy a safe, fun-filled 7 mile dune ride that lasts about 40 minutes. There are breathtaking views of the dunes and Silver Lake, a 5 minute stop on...More

2  Thank Veronica S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun on the tour! Our 2 year old daughter loved the ride. Our guide Bob, was very informative. We made several stops which made it great for taking pictures. Bob even offered to take several for us. Beautiful view of the...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

The ride was great. It was the first attraction we visited when we arrived at the dunes. The kids had a great time zooming around the dunes and wasn't too scary. Our guide was awesome.

Thank jchahil
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Lis K
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Jennahlee87 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a very smooth ride, no bumps at all. We were surprised. Plenty of hills and beautiful views you can’t get from the dunes everyone gets to ride on. The tour was well worth it.
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vyas8941
May 22, 2018|
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Response from bill n | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do allow pets, but it would be worth a call to be sure.
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taquata59
April 11, 2018|
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Response from bill n | Reviewed this property |
they open May 11th Look them up on the web. They have a very good website.
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