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Southwestern Michigan

Forever Curious Children’s Museum - Forever Curious Children’s Museum is a child-centered environment that is entertaining as well as educational. Every child has the potential to shine, and our hands-on educational play approach unleashes that potential and sparks those “Aha moments” a child will remember and build upon long after the lesson is over. Forever Curious bases exhibits and special programs on the Michigan Core Curriculum to enhance children’s education through play and help them develop a love of learning and stay Forever Curious! The Forever Curious Children's Museum is located at 202 East Main Street, Fennville, MI.

Jellystone Park - A network of campgrounds focused on providing great family vacations. Whether you are an RV enthusiast, enjoy the comfort of a cabin, or prefer tent camping, Jellystone Park's first-rate accommodations, amenities and activities provide the setting for a fun family vacation that's also easy on the wallet.

Niles Haunted House Scream Park - Nationally recognized as one of the best haunted theme parks in the Midwest for good reason. We've packed 44 acres with wicked-good, blood-pumping attractions, enlisting the help of 150 to 200 spooksters per night to help scare the yell out of you.

The Felt Estate - The Felt Estate was once the luxurious summer home and hobby of self-made millionaire and inventor Dorr E. Felt. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites, retains the architectural beauty of a bygone era and offers a glimpse into the wealth and lifestyle of the Roaring 20s - a time cut short by The Great Depression.

Tri-Cities Historical Museum - The local Historical Museum, situated on the banks of the Grand River in the former Grand Trunk Railroad depot, provides a glimpse at the past, a view of nautical heritage, and a learning experience for all to enjoy.

New Buffalo Railroad Museum - Housed in a newly built replica of the original Pere Marquette Railroad Depot, The New Buffalo Railroad Museum plays host to a number of artifacts and documents and has been lovingly laid out to reflect the way a train station might have looked in its heyday. Enjoy browsing through the many photographs, books and documents of New Buffalo's past.

Nottawa Fruit Farm - A family-owned business which specializes in home grown produce and family experiences. With its spacious grounds, opportunities abound whether you want lunch, a complete picnic, or you may want to choose from the various activities that are offered throughout the year.

Echo Valley - Enjoy tobogganing and ice skating at this venue that features eight 60-mph toboggan runs, a 43,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, innertubing hills, and a clubhouse with fireplace and snack bar. Toboggans are furnished free. Skate rentals are available.

Silver Beach Carousel - Give it a whirl all year round on one of the Midwest's newest carousels! Pick your favorites from 48 magnificent, hand-carved figures and two chariots (one rocks, the other is wheelchair accessible). Your heart will soar to the happiest music on earth as you ride beneath 1,000 glittering lights. It's a thrill that will bring you back again and again.

Full Blast - Swimming, computer games, rock climbing, and an obstacle course completely made of inflatable objects. Also indoor and outdoor water parks.

Nelis' Dutch Village - Dutch theme park where a visit is like a trip to the Netherlands without ever leaving the U.S.A. The theme park has recreated life in the Netherlands from 100 years ago, with Dutch architecture, customs, and culture.

The Holland Museum - Holland's three museums - the Holland Museum, the Cappon House Museum, and the Settlers House Museum - are located within a few city blocks of each other. The Holland Museum features permanent exhibits on Holland's history "from settlement to city" and over 400 years of Dutch History.

Fritz Olsen Sculptures - Combines the private studio of Sculpture Fritz Olsen with a breathtaking contemporary fine art gallery. Within this graciously restored azalea nursery, experience original sculptures in stone, bronze and steel, along with innovative paintings, mixed media and high fired clay created by prominent guest artists. Sculpture garden tours are available.

Jollay Orchards - Offers a unique entertainment experience - blending a working Orchard with family activities. Activities include: Animal Farm, Farm Market, Greenhouse, Orchard Trails, Play Ground and Picnic Area.

Binder Park Zoo - Located in a lush forest, Binder Park Zoo’s animals are in natural exhibits. The centerpiece of Wild Africa is a 17-acre savanna where one of the nation’s largest herds of giraffe roams with gazelle, ostrich, zebra and more.

Outdoor Discovery Center - A non-profit outdoor education center located on a 110-acre preserve south of Holland in Allegan County. The site is home to several major ecosystems, walking trails, wild and captive animals and interpretive educational displays.

Curious Kids' Museum - A hands-on children's museum dedicated to stimulating the curiosity of children from 1-100 with educational exhibits and programs which challenge the senses and offer unique learning opportunities.

Deer Forest Exotic Animal Sanctuary - This 30 acre park has kiddie rides, a gift shop, Storybook Lane, a playground, miniature golf, and a picnic area. Come pet and feed deer, llamas, alpacas, and other animals. Groups are welcome.

Kalamazoo Nature Center - Recognized as one of the nation's best nature centers. Founded in 1960, the Kalamazoo Nature Center features a 1,000-acre nature preserve, live birds of prey and other animals on display, a variety of interactive, educational exhibits, and extensive programs in environmental education and research.

Windmill Island Gardens - Enjoy a guided tour of the 230 year old operating Dutch windmill "De Zwaan" towering over the 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.