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Attractions in: Ottawa County, Michigan

Location: Western Michigan
Average Snowfall: 70 - 90 inches
Fall Color Season: Early October

Michigan Attractions

  • 30 Miles of Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Grand Haven's Spring Lake
  • Big resort area with beaches and watersport facilities
  • 2 1/2 mile boardwalk on Lake Michigan with specialty stores, a lighthouse and a fishing pier
  • Holland's internationally famous tulip festival--the third most attended Festival in the nation
    Join Holland as they celebrate 77 years of culture, costume, color and our queen of the festival, the tulip!
    Free 7 Day festival every May that includes concerts, traditional dutch dances, parades, attracts half a million visitors.

Coopersville Farm Museum

Built to honor the history of farming and dedicated to the memory of Peter Hanenburg, the Coopersville Farm Museum serves as the anchor in the Historic Downtown area of the city. The 12,000 square-foot facility displays rotating agricultural related exhibits, contrasting old versus new, and showcases the John Deere collection of Ed Hanenburg, the man behind the museum. The interactive museum exhibits will be of interest to all ages bringing history to life. The museum is open all year but hours vary by season.


Departs every Wednesday and Saturday, May through October (Saturdays only April, November and December) from the station platform in historic downtown Coopersville, at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. On Some Theme Trains, a 3pm departure is added.

The train of antique passengers cars, which date from the early part of the last century, goes out into the countryside and through family owned farmlands. You will cross over an open deck girder bridge, four creeks and one road bridge before you arrive at the Village of Marne. This 14 mile excursion, back to a simpler time of transportation, lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. During the trip, the Conductor describes points of interest while train music from the 1800's plays throughout the cars. Wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, hawks and eagles may be seen along the way, as well as farm animals. Our track also runs, for a short distance, along the I-96 freeway where Mustangs, Jaguars and Cougars may also be seen.

Craig’s Cruisers

Includes: Indoor and Outdoor Go-Karts, 2 Mini-Golf Courses, Bumper Boats, Laser Tag, Kiddie Karts, Rock Wall, Large Picnic Areas with Outdoor Pavilions, Indoor Party and Conference Rooms, areas largest game room, and homemade pizza from our own restaurant.

River Boat Tours

The Grand Lady

The Grand Lady is constructed in the style of the steamboats that served the communities along the Grand River during the 1800’s. Although she is a modern vessel, she has many of the characteristics which made the early steam powered riverboats so successful on the Grand

Cruises depart from the dock at Grandville for both one-way and round-trip tours. Cruising time from Grandville to Spring Lake is approximately 5 hours. Food is available as well as live music and bar facilities. Both open cruises and charters are available.

The Harbor Steamer

Fresh air and blue waters await you on the. Explore the Grand River and Spring Lake while relaxing aboard our replica of the storied stern wheel paddle wheel river boats of America?s past. We may not have Huck Finn or river pirates, but you will enjoy the historic narrative, music on board, a full service bar, and our special entertainment and dining cruises that are scheduled throughout the season.

The Holland Princess

Begin your West Michigan memory as your narrated tour of beautiful Lake Macatawa guides you past picturesque lake homes, historic land marks, and nature at it's best. Enjoy a romantic evening dinner cruise or an afternoon lunch or cocktail cruise on The Holland Princess, 65' riverboat vessel.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Holland Water Sports

We have been in business since 1988, renting Jetskis and Boats! Summer is short in Michigan! Treat your family to an unforgettable day of tubing, skiing, and breath taking sights on Beatiful Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan too!

Cruise past the Big Red Lighthouse and see it up close. We are located at 1810 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland, Michigan.

Jersey Junction Ice Cream Shop

Celebrates 40 years as a favorite spot for ice cream treats. Recently restored, it offers ice cream, candy and sandwiches. Open every day. Call for hours. Closed January and February.

Wind Dancer Schooner Charters

A double gaff-rigged schooner departs from One South Harbor on the Grand Haven Boardwalk offering daily windjamming sails, corporate outings, sunset sails and unique charters on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan.

Windmill Island

A beautiful oasis within the city of Holland, Windmill Island features a 240 year old working Dutch windmill "De Zwaan" (meaning graceful bird). The windmill towers over 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.

Over 150,000 tulips bloom in the spring. In the summer, annual plants and flowers decorate the ground. We welcome you to linger amid a sea of flowers.

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Cities you can visit in Ottawa County, Michigan

Allendale Township, Blendon Township, Chester Township, Conklin, Coopersville, Crockery Township, Ferrysburg, Georgetown Township, Grand Haven Township, Holland, Hudsonvile, Jamestown Township, Jenison, Lamont, Macatawa, Marne, Nunica, Olive Township, Park Township, Polkton Township, Port Sheldon Township, Robinson Township, Spring Lake Township, Tallmadge Township, West Olive, Wright Township, Zeeland

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