Muskegon Area Attractions

Video of the Muskegon Area

 

    Two parks for the price of one! Michigan's largest amusement park and water park with over 50 rides and attractions including Shivering Timbers, Funnel of Fear, Hydroblaster, RipCord, Go-Karts, three wave pools, water slides, thrill rides, and kiddie rides. Food stands, miniature golf, and gift shops provide a whole summer of fun for all ages.
    Michigan's only Snoopy Boutique. Catered events available.
 

Silversides (SS 236)

Channel, Muskegon Lake-Lake Michigan, Fulton and Bluff Streets
Muskegon, Michigan
Muskegon County

  • National Historic Landmark, listed January 14, 1986
  • National Register, listed October 18, 1972
  • 1941, The USS Silversides was launched at Mare Island Naval Yard, California, August 26.
USS Silversides at Muskegon, Michigan, dock
    USS Silversides was launched at Mare Island Naval Yard, California, on August 26, 1941. She is a fleet-type submarine (built to maintain fleet speeds averaging 17 knots) of the Gato (Drum) class.

    In the conflict against Japan in World War II, the role and importance of the submarine forces of the United States cannot be overestimated. American submarines sank more than 600,000 tons of enemy warships and more than 5,000,000 tons of merchant shipping, thus destroying much of Japan's ocean commerce. This was accomplished by a force that never numbered more than two percent of naval personnel engaged in the war. The American submarine war against Japan created a blockade that denied her the oil, iron ore, food, and other raw materials she needed to continue to fight. By 1945 this submarine war made it impossible for any Japanese ship to sail the ocean. Without this commerce and the raw materials it supplied to her war effort, Japan found it impossible to continue the war outside of the homeland. No other WWII submarine remains that sank more ships than the USS

 

S.S. Milwaukee Clipper

Grand Trunk Carferry Dock
Muskegon, Michigan
Muskegon County

S.S. Milwaukee Clipper, color photo courtesy of Mark Howell
  • National Historic Landmark, listed April 11, 1989
  • 1905, built as the S.S. Juaniata
  • 1915, sold to Great Lakes Transit Corporation
  • 1936, laid up
  • 1940, purchased by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, rebuilt and renamed the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper
  • 1970, laid up at Muskegon
  • 1977, sold to the Illinois Steamship Company, towed to Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin, and later to Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1998, moved to Muskegon
    Built in 1905, and substantially rebuilt in 1940, the steamship S.S. Milwaukee Clipper is the oldest United States passenger steamship on the Great Lakes. The ship was originally built as the S.S. Juaniata by the American Shipbuilding Company for the Anchor Line of the Erie and Western Transportation Company, a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Juaniata worked for the Anchor Line until 1915 when an anti-monopoly act was passed forbidding railroads to own steamships. It was sold to the Great Lakes Transit Corporation and continued to carry passengers and freight on the Great Lakes until 1936, when increased safety regulations caused it to be laid up or face substantial rebuilding. The ship was purchased in 1940 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company who rebuilt it to surpass safety rules and standards of accommodation, and was given the new name S.S. Milwaukee Clipper as well as a new, more modern appearance. It was put back into service in 1941 carrying passengers and a cargo of strictly automobiles between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muskegon, Michigan. Service continued until 1970, when it was laid up at Muskegon. In 1977 the vessel was sold to the Illinois Steamship Company and towed to Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin, and later to Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, it served as a restaurant and nightclub for several years. In 1998 it was moved to Muskegon, and is currently open for tours, banquets, concerts, a bed and breakfast facility, and a maritime history learning center.
 

The Hackley & Hume Historic Site Muskegon, Michigan

The Hackley and Hume Homes
Joe Jackson  Photography, 1998

    Hours:
    Wednesday - Sunday
    May 26 -September 30
    Noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Special Hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Tours begin Thanksgiving weekend, Friday & Saturday from 5pm-8pm. 
    Carriage rides will also be available to those that purchase a tour ticket.
      The tours will continue ever Saturday & Sunday through December from noon until 4pm. 
    $3 for adults, and children 12 and under are free.  Tours begin in the Carriage barn.
    School and special tours by appointment April through mid-December
    Located near downtown Muskegon
    At the corner of Sixth St and Webster (Business Route US 31 South)
    Parking is available on Sixth St.

    Admission is $3 for adults.  Children 12 and under are free.
    (231) 722-0278
Lake Sch-Nepp-A-Ho Family Campground
390 East Tyler Road
Muskegon, MI49445
(231)-766-2209
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