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“If you are in Grand Haven you have to see the fountain”

The Musical Fountain
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

They put the fountain up to the Bellagio fountain in Vegas standars, which you really can't compare it to that. The fountain is nice for a small town attraction. I liked that it was across the water and you can sit along the side the water, which we did right in front. I feel like the music could have been a bit louder. It was nice to see and I liked that the boats went by as the fountain was going off. They could add a few more upbeat songs. Most of the songs are slow type songs which kinda drag the mood down. It would be nice to liven it up a bit, but overall it was cute.

Thank AmyT29
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

As another reviewer said, this is a kitschy attraction that everyone must experience at least once. The timing is late so it is harder with small children. However, there is great ice cream, a playground, and trolley rides nearby to pass the time until the fountains begin. Sunday evenings offer a church service outdoors from the same seating area as the fountains.

Thank 2girlsandafish
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Kitschy and often comical, and sometimes even moving. Everyone should see the musical fountain at least once in their life. You never know what you'll get- could be John Phillip Sousa night or it could be hits from the 70's. There's nothing like a Muzak version of some heavy metal song played over colorful moving waters. You haven't enjoyed the true mid-west until you've seen this. It starts after dark, so it can be tough for families with young kids. Teens will be quickly bored.

Thank A2Steph
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

The fountain is just beautiful!!! Recently updated with led lights that are much brighter and flashy.
The show is all set to music with beautiful views of the Grand River and water front.

Thank oily55
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Growing up here, the musical fountain was something that a lot of locals enjoy but it is something that you can only see so many times before you likely get sick of it. They have completely renovated it, the sound is amazing now and I definitely recommend it if you are in town. In the summer, it plays every single night and I believe there is a different playlist every night. Very cool, and with the renovations, I don't get as sick of it. It's right at the waterfront stadium. It does start pretty late if you have youngsters (I think the latest is 10:15 or 10:30, depending on what month it is, which varies on when the sun sets), but the show is not very long (approx 20 min).

1  Thank kimmyh1985
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