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Lakeshore Museum Center

430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1002
+1 231-722-0278
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Fun Family Friendly Museum

This is a great museum for both families as well as adult visitors. Lots to see and do. This is a... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
jkfhope
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West Michigan
Great family museum. History, geology, activities, something for everyone. Nominal fee.

If planning a day out in downtown Muskegon, I recommend you start with this terrific regional... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
copperdragon66
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Lakeshore Museum offers exhibits which explore the natural and cultural history of the area. Exhibits include a look at 400 years of Michigan in the making and a life sized mastodon. Several galleries offer hands-on opportunities.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1002
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+1 231-722-0278
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

This is a great museum for both families as well as adult visitors. Lots to see and do. This is a great place to learn about the local history and natural environment. There are also 2 fun hands-on exhibits for kids. The Science Center has...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

If planning a day out in downtown Muskegon, I recommend you start with this terrific regional museum. Parking is free and plentiful. The museum is free only for Muskegon and local county residents. For others, the entrance is $4 for adults. It's worth the money....More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

First things first, this is free for Muskegon residents and residents of the county. All others, there is a $4 entrance charge. This was not clear from the reviews and even from the signage. That said, we really enjoyed it and were happy to have...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Very nice small museum. They kept it so interesting. Fun for the family. Lots of displays... kids would love it..

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Nice museum, nice informative staff. Good for little kids, lots of hands on activities. Clean, lots of local history.

1  Thank Lewis417
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

Took about an hour. Could be more if we played with more stuff. There is tons of interactive stuff for kids

1  Thank Jen121481
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

Not bad as long as you consider that this is stricktly a local museum. Some stuff for kids to do and a lot of hand-on things.

1  Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

This museum isn't overly big, but it is packed full of great things to see and do. From a science lab with lots of hands on activities, to a room where kids can learn about healthy eating, a whole area covering the glacier movements in...More

1  Thank Carla C
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Guides at the firehouse and home reflecting the depression era really make small children feel welcome. There are a number of activities including play food in the kitchen, dress up clothing and firehouse bucket brigade to entertain younger children. The displays for adults are informative....More

1  Thank HAMLETDETROIT
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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Lakeshore Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that your family felt so welcomed at our sites and hope you will return for another visit when you are in the area.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Free is a travelers favorite word. This museum doesn't disappoint because of it either. Lots of local Muskegon artifacts and interactive displays meant we had a great break from the heat. I would definitely go back seeing as they change some exhibits around and to...More

1  Thank Cassidy G
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