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Muskegon Heritage Museum

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I could not be more pleased or surprised at this GREAT little museum. Exemplifying civic pride... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jake J
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Fascinating history of what manufacturing was like in this small town in MN. Displays excellent; volunteers wonderful.

An unexpected treasure. We were on a "Great Lakes Cruise" with Pearl Seas.The history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ernest P
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The Muskegon Heritage Museum exhibits the history of the industries of the Muskegon area. We have a working bowling alley. An 18 ton Corliss valve steam engine powering our machine shop with leather belts. Engines on display from Continental motors...more
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561 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1042
+1 231-722-1363
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I could not be more pleased or surprised at this GREAT little museum. Exemplifying civic pride, this Museum provides a history of the businesses and corporations that flourished in Muskegon. The docents here were extremely knowledgeable and available. I especially enjoyed learning about logging/sawmills and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpected treasure. We were on a "Great Lakes Cruise" with Pearl Seas.The history of manufacturing in Muskegon is amazing. Check out their website. We spent almost two hours there with volunteers leading various tours on different floors. They were smart, articulate, well=versed on their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museums are not easy to begin, continue, maintain, etc. Not only has this all volunteer group managed, they have created a superlative museum. If you have only time to do one thing in Muskegon this is THE ONE!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are well organized and very helpful in understanding the history of the greater Muskegon industry. The pioneers and the products they made are what made Muskegon a great city. It is very enlightening. The staff are volunteers that understand the exhibits. Many have...More

2  Thank Inspiration639602
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't often that the President of the Chamber of Commerce comes out to welcome you, especially at 8:30 AM on a Sunday morning. Cindy Larsen is no ordinary C of C President. She is an excellent representative of the extraordinary community that houses the...More

1  Thank Ibrand2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting, entertaining, & educational look at present and past development in and around Muskegon. While its focuses primarily on manufacturing, there are plenty of other things covered that add to the flavor of what has helped develop and re-develop the economy of the...More

1  Thank CharlesL2713
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Yes, the museum is centered around Muskegon businesses, but it is also interesting as far as history in general. We saw items exhibited that we’ve never seen before. The displays are very well done. We spent about 2 hours exploring all 3 floors. The volunteers...More

1  Thank palisades76
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Gives the history of businesses in Muskegon many from the past that are now no longer in business. This is a very eye-opening review of what can happen to the city over 50 years time. Very interesting with bowling pins shattered display from Brunswick Raggedy...More

1  Thank boss770
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum tells the story of this town. It is unbelievable to see the number of businesses that were in Muskegon over time. The exhibits are well presented and very interesting. I was surprised to see that Raggedy Ann and Andy were manufactured here and...More

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Allan D, Director of the Museum at Muskegon Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum, we hop you will return again as we rotate exhibits often. For your information Raggedy Andy was not made in Muskegon, just Raggedy Anne until 1926.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Sorry to say that as a life-long resident, I only just visited this museum....today. I heard about it last month and wanted to check it out. I am so glad I did! The exhibits are amazingly well done, and by volunteers! And while I have...More

Thank Patricia R
Allan D, Director of the Museum at Muskegon Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for the visit and review. We hope you will return to see what we will add next year in the way of changes and new exhibits.

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