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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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Paid for the premier which includes complimentary non alcoholic beverages service. Asked for a... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2016
pamela k
Fun way to enjoy the lake and get to Michigan fast

I live in Milwaukee, but wanted to go to Michigan just to try the Lake Express and visit Michigan... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2016
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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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Lake Michigan's only high speed car-passenger ferry. Offering convenient 2-1/2 hour runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. Visit our website for a full schedule of daily crossings and to book your trip. Cut hundreds of miles of driving and enjoy the hours you save when you take the Lake Michigan ferry shortcut offered by Lake Michigan's fast ferry, the Lake Express.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“round trip” (13 reviews)
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2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
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"chicago traffic"
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"round trip"
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"cross lake michigan"
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"grand rapids"
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"foot waves"
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"ferry ride"
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"rough water"
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"pleasant trip"
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"western michigan"
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

Paid for the premier which includes complimentary non alcoholic beverages service. Asked for a Pepsi was brought diet Pepsi. Ordered a hotdog it had a toasted bun. Gave it to my husband. Went to snack bar and asked for Pepsi and hotdog bun not toasted....More

1  Thank pamela k
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

I live in Milwaukee, but wanted to go to Michigan just to try the Lake Express and visit Michigan. I really enjoyed the ride. We sat outside in the back (although you can smell gas fumes). If you sit inside, it's very nice and they...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2016

We were leaving Muskegon and going to Chicago so we decided to take the ferry across the lake for something different. It was very quick, smooth and comfortable.

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Reviewed October 17, 2015

We used the Lake Express just to avoid the City of Chicago, Illinois. To get into Chicago, Illinois at 4 pm, do not get to the Illinois toll road until 1 am. It was just bumper to bumper traffic. That we wish to avoid period...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2015

We use the Lake Express when traveling from northwest Ohio to Madison, Wisconsin - it takes a little longer, but avoiding Chicago traffic while someone else drives - or steers, in this case - and we lounge inside or on the deck is worth the...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2015

We found the Lake Express on-line while trying to plan a driving trip through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan (trying to hit some states we'd never visited before!). We opted for the premium seats, which were nice, but not necessary on our mid-week, mid-day...More

2  Thank Harry A
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

Our family used the Lake Express as a "short-cut" from Milwaukee to Michigan during our vacation. We had concert tickets in Milwaukee on Thursday night, but wanted to see the Michigan sand dunes and Mackinac Island in a short window of time. After booking, I...More

1  Thank Kristi B
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

This was our first time with Lake Express Ferry, we were very pleased with our experience. We choose classic cabin seats, very comfortable. We managed to acquire a table. Food menu is limited and very expensive, for example $2.50 for a bottle of water. I...More

3  Thank Diane R
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

The boat is average. Crew is nice, but snacks are lame, and there is no wi-fi. The trip is quick though, so overall, I would recommend. Great way to cross the lake fast.

1  Thank DallasFoodFinder
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

For something "different" my wife and I took the ferry from Milwaukee to MI instead of driving through Chicago/Gary. Weather was calm, and even at that, there was a constant swaying as the ship rocked in the small waves. I purchased the Premium tickets. The...More

2  Thank Bob L
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USA35805
December 26, 2017|
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Response from WinstonB261 | Reviewed this property |
We live close by and did not utilize any deals. Nothing is close that I know of except for downtown Milwaukee.
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Susan S
May 6, 2017|
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Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
We ask that you arrive and check in 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Passengers that arrive less than 15 minutes prior to a scheduled departure cannot be loaded. Please call our callcenter at 866-914-1010... More
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April 23, 2017|
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Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
Smoking is not allowed on board the Lake Express ferry. Smoking is allowed outside the Milwaukee and Muskegon terminals.
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