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Maritime History

Maritime History Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum. Tour a WWII submarine and a Prohibition-era Coast Guard cutter, then browse museum exhibits on World War II, the Cold War, Great Lakes shipping…

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West Michigan Lighthouses

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state - and many of them line the Lake Michigan coast, just a short drive from Grand Rapids. Grand Haven Lighthouse. This 51-foot tall, fire engine-red…

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Beaches that Make a Great Day Trip from Grand Rapids

If you love the sand, sun, and shore, West Michigan is the place for you. With 300 miles of gorgeous shoreline, lucky visitors and residents have quick access to a number of beaches that dot the…

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Lakeshore Community: Zeeland

Named after the home province of mid-19th century immigrants from the Netherlands, Zeeland proudly retains a touch of Dutch. It features a delightful downtown area lined with restaurants and shops…

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Lakeshore Community: Fennville

Named one of the 20 coolest towns in the U.S., Fennville offers the laid-back vibe of its more famous coastal neighbor, Saugatuck, without the big summertime crowds. Located about 45 minutes southwest…

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Lakeshore Community: Coopersville

Grand Rapids offers lots of big-city excitement - but you don't have to travel far for a classic small-town experience. Discover Coopersville just 15 minutes away! With just over 4,000 residents…

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Lakeshore Community: Muskegon

Twenty-six miles of sugar-sand beaches. Sixty miles of wilderness trails for biking and hiking. Two amusement parks for the price of one. And rich exploration of area history, on land and on water…

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Lakeshore Community: Saugatuck/Douglas

Midwest Living magazine ranked Saugatuck/Douglas #5 on its list of top vacation destinations in the U.S. The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected it as one of the "Dozen Distinctive…

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Lakeshore Community: Grand Haven

Lord Howe Island, Australia. Ibo Island, Mozambique. Koh Lanta, Thailand. And Grand Haven, Michigan? Yes, Grand Haven, Michigan! Travel + Leisure magazine named it alongside these other global…

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Lakeshore Community: Holland

Holland is the closest you'll get to The Netherlands without leaving the U.S.! This beach town was settled by Dutch immigrants and their influence is still felt all over town - in the millions of…

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