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MuskegonUnited States of America

On the East Shore of Lake Michigan, enjoy rich history, golden sandy beaches and year-round adventure activities. 

Originally inhabited by the American Indians and transformed by the fur and lumber trade, Muskegon County has a fascinating past. Learn all about it at the Lakeshore Museum Center and see some examples of the former lumber trade at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, which features restored 19th-century mansions. Another grand wooden structure is The Blockhouse which gives wonderful views of Lake Michigan.

With several state and county parks and over 60 miles (97 kilometers) of trails, Muskegon County is an outdoor playground. Venture to Muskegon State Park, where you can explore miles of wooded trails through the park and over the signature sand dunes. The park is bordered by the famous Lake Michigan and the local Muskegon Lake. Muskegon Lake is a great spot for boating and fishing while the shores of Lake Michigan boast gorgeous beaches, including pristine Pere Marquette Beach. This beach is a favorite among both locals and visitors for a variety of recreational activities.

Go from sand to ice at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, where you can slide down the luge tracks. You have the option of a traditional ice track or a wheeled summer track, the only one of its kind in the United States. The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex also features skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. Continue the adrenaline rush on the roller coasters and rides of Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park.

Muskegon is accessible by several major highways, or you can fly in through the Muskegon County Airport or Gerald R. Ford airport, which is located in Grand Rapids. Alternatively you can go for the scenic route and travel from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the Lake Express High Speed Car Ferry. When you get to Muskegon the best way to travel between sights is by car, though it is possible to travel some places by bus.

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a family getaway, come and discover the “lake effect” in Muskegon County.

Where to stay in Muskegon

Muskegon featuring motorbike riding as well as an individual male

Nelson

4.5/5Wonderful!(49 area reviews)

While visiting Nelson, you might make a stop by sights like Muskegon Museum of Art and USS LST 393.

Nelson
Lake Michigan!

North Muskegon

While there might not be top attractions in North Muskegon, you can explore the larger area and discover places like USS LST 393 and Muskegon Museum of Art.

North Muskegon
Pere Marquette Park Beach showing general coastal views and a sandy beach as well as a small group of people

Beachwood-Bluffton

While visiting Beachwood-Bluffton, you might make a stop by sights like Pere Marquette Park Beach and Harbour Towne Beach.

Beachwood-Bluffton
Pere Marquette Park Beach showing general coastal views and a sandy beach as well as a small group of people

Bluffton

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

If you're spending some time in Bluffton, Pere Marquette Park Beach and Harbour Towne Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Bluffton

Top Hotels in Muskegon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn Muskegon
Hampton Inn Muskegon
2.5 out of 5
1401 E Ellis Rd, Muskegon, MI
The price is $103 per night

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hoffmaster State Park, Grand Haven Beach, and Lake Michigan. Muskegon Museum of Art and Lake ...

4.3/5Excellent! (439 reviews)

"Helpful staff. Clean room. Would definitely stay there again if we went back to the area."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Hampton Inn Muskegon
Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake
Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake
3 out of 5
940 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI
The price is $171 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Grand Haven Beach and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Grand Haven State Park. Hoffmaster State Park and Kirk ...

4.2/5Excellent! (530 reviews)

"I thought it was very nice but wished the indoor pool and facilities were open."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake
Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection
Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
750 Terrace Point Blvd, Muskegon, MI
The price is $144 per night

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Muskegon Museum of Art, and USS LST 393. Hackley ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)

"Definitely best hotel in the area !!!!! Great amenities, great location, great price !!!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection

Popular places to visit in Muskegon

Michigan's Adventure
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Michigan's Adventure

4.5/5(68 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Michigan's Adventure and find out why people love this theme park in Muskegon. Stroll along the lakeside in this family-friendly area, or seek out the adventure tours.

Grand Haven Beach
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Grand Haven Beach

4.5/5(188 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Grand Haven Beach, a popular beach in Grand Haven. Stroll along the lakeside or experience the festivals in this family-friendly area.

Muskegon State Park
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Muskegon State Park

4.5/5(52 reviews)

Hike over scenic dunes, paddle in the lake or go wild for winter adventure sports at this beloved nature park.

Grand Haven State Park
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Grand Haven State Park

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Explore the lovely green spaces of Grand Haven State Park and enjoy the adventure tours in Grand Haven. Wander the lakeside and beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Pere Marquette Park Beach
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Pere Marquette Park Beach

4.5/5(43 reviews)

Enjoy a relaxing day at this central city park with a wide sandy beach, outdoor activities and lovely views over Lake Michigan.

USS Silversides
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USS Silversides

4.5/5(9 reviews)

After years of distinguished service, this U.S. navy submarine has taken on a new and important role as a memorial and military history museum.

Top things to do in Muskegon

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Michigan
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Michigan

$10
Per adult
Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Michigan
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Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Michigan

$20
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Michigan
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Michigan

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Michigan
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Michigan

$10
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Michigan
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Michigan

$10
Per adult
Hot hot Chengdu foodie tour very popular food with guide
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Hot hot Chengdu foodie tour very popular food with guide

$65
Per adult

Reviews of Muskegon

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
33
5 - Excellent 26.612903225806452%
4 - Good
55
4 - Good 44.354838709677416%
3 - Okay
27
3 - Okay 21.774193548387096%
2 - Disappointing
7
2 - Disappointing 5.645161290322581%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 1.6129032258064515%

5/5 - Excellent

Dougandchas

Dec 30, 2019

I live in Muskegon and constantly find new places to go, things to explore and restaurants to try!

5/5 - Excellent

Brian

Nov 21, 2019

We live in Muskegon and stayed downtown to get out of the house for a night.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 20, 2019

I was oassibg through. No comment

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 23, 2019

Would’ve loved to explore more and find a trail leading to Lake Michigan!

3/5 - Okay

RB

Aug 27, 2019

The jazz festival was great. We had a great time. Did not see much of the town, but Heritage Landing was a great place for the festival.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 24, 2019

Muskeon was pretty nice overall; but if you don't know the area you can easily end up in some areas that are not the safest with a family. I would stay south towards Grand Haven.

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