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Great Lakes Children's Museum

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Address: 13240 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5570
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Hands-on interactive creative play. Water Table, Light House, Freighter and...

Hands-on interactive creative play. Water Table, Light House, Freighter and more...

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Lots of fun for kids

The Museum offers alot of fun activities for kids of all ages! I have been here a few times when I am up visiting family!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Traverse City, Michigan
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bad weather, bored children, head for Great Lakes children museum?. A great place for kids to have fun. Lots of educational things to learn, and hands on things too!

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Illinois
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123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Museum offers alot of fun activities for kids of all ages! I have been here a few times when I am up visiting family!

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Thank giggly711
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Water Table was the main attraction for our kids. They loved playing in the water, however, the table is pretty big it is pretty small in the scheme of things when there is a birthday party or other visitors. They don't make much for kids under 2. There is a small area to have pretend play in under the... More 

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Thank Samantha G
Florida
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106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This "museum" is located outside of town - it seems rather disjointed - tries to appeal to all ages but not many age-appropriate activities for the younger crowd. It was rather dirty - I couldn't wait to get out of there!

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great stop for us on a rainy day. Site was clean, with lots of education on local history. Overall location was small, but plenty of running room on a busy day. Our 4 year old had a blast, our 7 year old enjoyed it but was ready to go much quicker. Overall I'd say it's a solid 2 hours of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Kids has a blast! Very fun and good learning experience! The entire family enjoyed it. The staff was wonderful.

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Thank Melanee W
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We brought our 4 year old and 15 month old here on a hot July day. It's small but has plenty to keep the kids busy. Both of our kids loved the giant water table the best. Lots of cute activities to keep little ones busy for a few hours on a hot or rainy day.

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Thank Julie F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum is clean and quaint. There is nothing wrong with it, however it is made for kids about 5 and under. Toddlers mostly I would say. Price is $7 for ages 1 and up.

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Ortonville, Michigan
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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We were here during Cherry Fest and expected crowds but that was not the case. This place has everything for preschoolers and older kids as well. Our 2 year old grandson especially loved the water table and I noticed older kids fascinated by directing the water flow. There is a boat to steer and a helicopter to climb into. Our... More 

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Thank Sue S
Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Children's Museum is a hands on museum / play area with special story times & projects. Lots of things for little minds and hands to explore.

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