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So Many Fun and Friendly Places to Visit

Even though it was the offseason for Saugatuck, we had so much fun exploring Butler Street and... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
drjenbnd
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Chicago, Illinois
Adorable Little Town, but a lot of shops were closed!

We drove down 2.5 hours from Chicago. We had lunch and walked down Butler street to visit the... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Lisa P
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Woodridge, Illinois
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The main street of Saugatuck was named for the town's founder, William Gay Butler.
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Same ol' shops... Walking up and down the streets there's the ice cream place, fudge shops, overpriced clothing but great bars and restaurants

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Even though it was the offseason for Saugatuck, we had so much fun exploring Butler Street and adjacent parts of this beautiful little town. We shopped, ate and tasted our way through the day and walked back up to our hotel in the early evening,...More

1  Thank drjenbnd
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We drove down 2.5 hours from Chicago. We had lunch and walked down Butler street to visit the stores. Mind you it was a Sunday off season in October and a lot stores were closed. So if your going for a particular store check first....More

1  Thank Lisa P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

As we were leaving our weekend getaway, we stopped to Butler Street to search for a Saugatuck souvenir sweatshirt. We were able to park by the Pier and took the opportunity to walk along the Pier. I instantly recognized how dog friendly Saugatuck is. We...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Saugatuck is one of the most charming places I've ever visited, and Butler Street is smack dab in the middle of it. There are lots of fun little independent shops where I always buy something, and many restaurants where I eat. I've only, I might,...More

1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Butler street in Saugatuck is a wonderful historic, scenic and charming downtown area. It has many stores, resturants, ice cream and candy shops, arts and crafts, leather works and so much more. It is located along the shore of Lake Kalamazoo and offer boating rentals,...More

1  Thank vince c
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This area is so full of shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, bars, everything you need! Walking around is so easy, you can get everything in, plus enjoy the Marina right on the river.

1  Thank Darlene7958
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This was a lovely place to stop on our way to Traverse City. Interesting shops and a small garden to stroll through.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I spent an afternoon wandering around Butler Street and the side streets and loved it! I especially loved Grins, It Is What It Is, and the drugstore. I made several purchases at all 3 places -- boots and a shirt at Grins, knick knacks at...More

1  Thank lucydog
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I live in Saugatuck, but even I am impressed by the shops (and restaurant options) in such a small town. Butler Street is the heart of downtown, with Water Street, which runs parallel to Butler, also laden with shopportunities. Don't overlook the Butler Pantry on...More

4  Thank Opinion8ted
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Debbie M
November 5, 2018|
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Response from vince c | Reviewed this property |
When I was there first week of October some of the seasonal stores were closed. With that said there were still plenty of store open to provide one with shopping and eating opportunities. The weekend is always the best time... More
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Reaford
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Opinion8ted | Reviewed this property |
Many are open, a few are not. Some of the downtown restaurants are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Sheila M
August 22, 2018|
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Response from BrooklynBubbe | Reviewed this property |
I agree that you should contact a local business however, many tourist places are booked solidly for the gorgeous weather in September and October.
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