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Saugatuck Dune Rides Saugatuck
Seven of us, including grandchildren ages7, 6 & 4. Great family fun - guides are exceptional - fun ride - good views of the big lake / will return next year.
Our 8 and 11 y/o children loved the exhilarating ride as well as the humor our driver injected as every stop along our ride.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Grand Rapids
... lots of bronze sculptures of animals, etc. Walked on the very long boardwalk thru wetlands and saw geese, ducks, frogs, turtles - fun! Finished up in the Children's Garden - perfect for kids - so many activities!
The grounds are lovely other times of the year as well with a diverse sculpture park and areas such as the Japanese Tea Garden and the children’s garden that has hands-on activities and a water play area.
Air Zoo Portage
My children loved being able to sit in the open cockpits of the planes and it was amazing to see the work the volunteers were doing on their current restoration of a WWII bomber which had been in Lake Michigan!
The kids LOVED this, the rides were fun, the exhibits exhilarating, and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions.
Ludington State Park Ludington
Beautiful clean beach, glorious sunsets, warm clear water, family fun, hiking trails, biking, lazy river, fishing, the dam, learning facilities, beauty what more could you want.
Great family resort owners were awesome beautiful lake view from almost everywhere close to state park lake michigan just around the corner the resort sits on 14 acers of hamlin lake shore line with boat rental on...
Ludington Waterfront Park Ludington
fun for all ages great place for kids to play or have a family picnic or birthday party, many sites to see including marina, carferry, lighthouse, and many statues that depict the history of people and places arou...
Children will love the playground and adults will find the benches a great place to sit while their kids are having fun.The concerts held in the park have always been a great attraction also.
Holland Farmers Market Holland
... My girls and I went to this market mid-morning while my husband golfed I was a little apprehensive in a vacation town traveling out and about with my small children...moments after arriving we felt right at home!
Fresh smells, free tastes made enjoyable for kids, definitely a fun stop.
Presque Isle Park Marquette
The weather was perfect, an unusual balmy 56 sunny degrees in February with enough sufficient snow on the ground for families with young children to be out snowshoeing, as well as joggers running the path.
Presque Isle is a Gem......you can sit in the car and watch the ore boats being loaded up, or you can watch the boat come in........There are play stations for the kids to exert some energy, or you can walk a loop...
Greenfield Village Dearborn
Beautiful and amazing place to visit with your kids, very full of knowledge and Science, the train Ride and Model Ts is a big adventure and experience especially for the little ones.
This place is all outdoors and features the childhood home of Henry Ford, the home of the Wright Family (among many many others) it also houses Thomas Edison's workshop, slave quarters, and many other historical b...
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park Alto
Admission also includes a 'bus' ride through the large animal area where large herds of zebras, different species of antelope, wildebeests, ostriches.Perfect for family outings.
Mama was excited to find an educational and fun activity for the kids--hard when they range in age from 12 to 7. Having all four kiddos smiling and enjoying themselves was awesome!
Silver Beach Carousel Saint Joseph
This is an amazing sight - like a time machine from a time gone by - kids love this older people love this - it just makes you smile ( what a carousel was supposed to do) the quality of the carousel is amazing and...
Wonderful, Kid Friendly Atmosphere!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Empire
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was the perfect family summer vacation destination -- incredible beaches (we spent the day at Esch Road beach) with beautiful views, as well as historic sites and beautiful d...
My 2 young children and I visited the dunes - the scenic drive is beautiful, offers excellent views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan, with some park-and-view areas and optional, easy dune paths to expl...
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Dow Diamond Midland
A playground for young children, a scoreboard that's solar powered, and two firepits in the outfield and a fireplace behind home plate helps take the chill off on those early spring and autumn games.
The Great Lake Loons at Dow Diamond is a awesome family fun event.
Stearns Park Ludington
Our kids and grandkids met up with us later the next evening at sunset and I immediately ran them down to check out the sunset and the grandkids loved walking the pier at night.
The park is immaculately clean of debris, very family friendly, and just a great place to spend the warm summer days.
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) Manistique
This place is a genuine must-see, especially if you've got small kids (geriatrics will love it, too!!) because it's a natural phenomenon and a great opportunity to teach science and nature while stressing preserva...
The raft is a perfect adventure for kids and adults and allows beautiful views into the deep.
Rainbow Ranch New Era
It was a great outing, guides were helpful and friendly and the kids had the best time!
The staff is Amazing and I love how its a family owned and run business.
Bond Falls Ontonagon
Wonderful day trip and easy for young kids.
Went with a multigenerational family group, all ages loved it and spent long time climbing and exploring.
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Whirlpool Compass Fountain Saint Joseph
Great place to take the Family on those hot Michigan afternoons or after a trip to the carousel or beach.. can get pretty crowed at times but plenty of room for everyone
This is a great place for the family, it caters to the adults and children, so much to do here and the whirlpool Compass Fountain is hours of fun especially on a hot summer day!
Stony Creek Metropark Shelby Township
Great trails, great grassy spots around the lake for picnics or events, some playground equipment that the kids always love, and the fish are always biting.
Great family place that has many outdoor activities, walking, fishing, biking, boating, swimming, and has nice beaches.
Kensington Metropark Milford
Great family getaway many things to do, such as the nature center, walk or bike around the lake, fish, enjoy a picnic, swim, or just have a relaxing day at the lake.
There is a golf course, boat launch and rentals, fishing, hiking, bicycling, swimming, picnicking, and the working farm where the kids can see animals up close!
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Ontonagon
Just awesome my kids loved it very pretty would like to had more time to explore the area but bounced around the upper peninsula last summer for couple weeks
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Palms Book State Park Manistique
The raft is a perfect adventure for kids and adults and allows beautiful views into the deep.
My family loved the raft ride over the springs!
Pere Marquette Park Muskegon
With great improvements, community movies, wonderful the Deck Restaurant and a great pier, this is great for families, dates, events and just some random soul searching.
Free parking right on the beach... Kid friendly, jogger friendly... From this beach you could walk out to the lighthouse.
The Henry Ford Dearborn
A great place for kids, so much space, so much to see, from the village to the museum itself, from historical to futuristic, for car lovers and history buffs, for space enthusiasts to aviation connoisseurs.
We had been there with a kid, a teenager and a senior, and I can say that everyone enjoyed it a lot! Pixar behind if scenes exhibition was amazing, as well the rest of museum, our favorites was the planes, driving...
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad Flint
It is a family tradition every year to trick or treat in the Village, see the Magic Show, take lots of photos, eat donuts and drink cider and to ride the Huckleberry Train every year.
Old historical buildings with demonstrations and displays of the past (turn of the century) printing press, doctors house, church, single family homes, ice house, ect.
Silver Beach County Park Saint Joseph
Joseph which ties up with lake, sand, lighthouse, fountain, etc. Clean beach has a plenty of outdoor activity spaces, such as beach volleyball, kayak , playground for kids.Nice walk around the beach and toward to...
This is a great getaway with families, and large or small groups, or even as couples as there's enough to do, including playing beach volleyball, kayak($35 for 2 hour rental)and paddleboard rentals, bring your own...
Holland State Park Beach Holland
Its always busier in the summer, but there is plenty of room for everyone; families, children, senior citizens and pets.
There's plenty of parking, an onsite cafe with ice cream for the kids, tons of beach space to spread out and a playground that our kids took advantage of.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Kalamazoo
Took our kids kids to the museum and they loved it and had a blast they loved the planetarium as well.
Great FREE family fun, our boys absolutely love building and racing cars around the race track.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Munising
My family enjoyed the boat cruise and we highly recommend it; there are also plenty of trails to hike, waterfalls to chase, and beaches to explore!
Kids loved the interesting terrain of the hike and we all loved arriving at the beach to cool off.
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Presque Isle River Ontonagon
There are some drop-offs and slippery rocks to look out for with children if any exploring takes place, but it's quite possible to have a safe hike if one sticks to the designated trails and boardwalks.
Perfect for older kids.
Colonial Michilimackinac Mackinaw City
Each of the “characters” from history did a fantastic job of answering questions and curating their individual activities/demonstrations. Great stop for educational groups or family travel.
We had young kids ages 2-7 with us and they were fascinated by the ongoing archeological dig, the canon firing demonstration, the muskets and training for battle demonstration and the cooking meals for the soldier...
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