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“Impressive museum with free admission”

Lakeshore Museum Center
Ranked #12 of 38 things to do in Muskegon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lakeshore Museum offers exhibits which explore the natural and cultural history of the area. Exhibits include a look at 400 years of Michigan in the making and a life sized mastodon. Several galleries offer hands-on opportunities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
New Albany, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Impressive museum with free admission”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

This review is only for the museum itself and not the restored homes and fire barn, which we unfortunately didn't have the time to tour. We stopped in at the museum as an afterthought on an overcast morning on our recent beach trip and we were very pleasantly surprised! Considering the free admission this is quite the find! It is very kid friendly with lots of hands-on opportunities (although we were an all grown-ups-it looked fun!). As out of state travelers we found all the Michigan back ground really interesting-literally from its formation on up to present times. And the traveling Peanuts exhibit was a fantastic bonus!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Amanda S
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27 reviews from our community

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English first
Level Contributor
40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This museum is a rare find with so many great exhibits. Right away my two teenagers found a special display room with peanuts (charlie brown). They could have stayed there all day. There is so much there, it's interesting for kids as well as adults. Very entertaining and so much history to learn.

Visited July 2013
Thank Beelinden
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Piqua, Ohio
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lots of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I was amazed at all you could do and see in just a few blocks. Wish we had given ourselves more time to see it all. Definitely plan to go back and see more. Give yourself a 1/2 day to take in this area.

Visited June 2013
Thank Janet J
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Louisville, Kentucky
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1,033 reviews
578 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
“The Fire Barn Is The Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This is the jewel of the museum as far as I'm concerned. Admission is free. This is a very good re-creation of the way life was for firemen in a firehouse during the period. There is a working firetruck from the early 1900's as well as many pieces of apparatus that were used during the period this station was working. There is also a re-creation of how they used horses to pull the fire wagons and how they were hitched up. There is also the hitching equipment that was used. If you have any interest in fire history or even if you don't you will really enjoy everything historical here. This is a free exhibit.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Richard F
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West Michigan
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Love going back to this museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Took the kids here(although I'd go by myself). Lots of area and Michigan history, and changing exhibits. Nice gift shop for out of area and area guests with local artists and books. Staff is well knowledgable and friendly. Don't forget to visit the Hackley and Hume homes, re-decorated and furnished for the period of the lumber barons.

Visited March 2013
Thank Laurin J
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