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“Lots of fun!”

Mac Woods Dune Rides
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Mears
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We offer a 40 minute tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. We have a vehicle that holds about 20 people that goes on a seven mile trail in the dunes. We stop at Lake Michigan or Silver Lake for a few minutes for pictures and to enjoy the view.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This ride was a lot of fun and I think it was worth the price of $85 for 5 people. I've never been to the Dunes before, so this was a great way to experience it for the first time. It was a safe way to travel and the guide was careful and had a good sense of humor. There were a lot of "drops" in the sand, but nothing to make you feel sick or anything. I was afraid we would be bouncing around, but it was not like that at all. We learned a lot of interesting things about the sand, etc. along the way. We went on an extremely windy day - definitely wear eye protection, whether your glasses or sunglasses, because you will get sand on you and in your eyes. It was also cool out that day, so the temperature was comfortable; I can't imagine going on a really hot day. It was fairly busy when we were there, but we only waited about 10 or 15 minutes for our ride. Check out the little "museum" while you wait for your ride, and stop for ice cream next door at Whippy Dip when you are done. My kids range in age from 13 to 19 and they thought it was awesome. :-)

Thank Ms_H64
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'm very glad that we decided to take our family on the dune ride. We had a great guide and a fantastic ride. It was somewhat short, only approx. 45 min, and somewhat expensive - $65.00 for a family of 5. Well worth the money to do once on a nice day. I would not suggest going on a hot day or in the middle of the afternoon. Pick an overcast, cooler day. The dunes get real hot!

1  Thank PVE_11
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our family really enjoyed our ride on MacWood Dune Rides. Our guide was funny and informative. Parts of it were similar to a roller coaster on sand. The day we went the rides had to stop a different place than usual due to certain birds (I forget what type) being in the normal stopping point and needed to be protected. Our guide said she preferred the alternate stop anyway. It was a cool stop, you could see the lake and climb down and up a HUGE dune. Our guide took a family picture of us there that turned out really nice.

1  Thank drewzy
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We enjoyed our tour of the Dunes. It was a good mix of dune riding, minor roller coaster like thrills and history of the area. Weasie was our driver/guide and she was a hoot. She made sure you were having fun while giving a good informative tour. She also made sure everyone got photos of their families at the top of the dunes. She made the tour fun so if you get a chance to request her for your tour if they will take requests. We would recommend the tour as a must while in the area.

Thank toombsdr
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Been on this ride a few times, if you haven't been before you should make it a part of your vacation. Great tour of the dunes with wonderful tour guides.

Thank Toni V
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