Muskegon, Michigan

Today, Jen Steed of Happy Little Homemaker shares a midwestern destination that features attractions the entire family will enjoy.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum

USS Silversides Submarine Museum

Destination Name:

Muskegon, Michigan


Muskegon is located in southwest Michigan on the shore of Lake Michigan.  Muskegon has a population of 38,000 with a metro population of around 172,000.

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A Bible Passage To Ponder While You’re Here:

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:46-49 ESV

Saintly Companions for Your Journey:

  • St Andrew — patron saint of the diocese of Grand Rapids.

What You’ll Find Here:

  • Pere Marquette Park.  A quarter mile of sandy white beaches on the shore of Lake Michigan, complete with 2 lighthouses — the Muskegon South Pierhead light & the Muskegon South Breakwater light.
  • USS Silversides Submarine Museum. This Naval sub is located between Muskegon Lake & Lake Michigan.  There is a museum, sub tours and you can even arrange to spend the night on the sub!
  • Michigan’s Adventure.   Michigan’s Adventure is Michigan’s only major amusement & water park.  For thrill seekers, there are 7 coasters & 9 non-coaster rides.   There are also 15 family & 6 kiddie rides for the younger set.  The water park has 15 separate features for all ages.

Be sure to check out:

Getty 4 Drive In.  A large metro drive-in movie theatre with 4 screens.  They have been digitally upgraded and still have the original concession stand in the middle.  One of only 8 still functioning drive-ins in Michigan, it’s a must visit attraction!

Learn More At:

jen steedJen Steed is a Catholic wife and mother to three little ones whose nose can usually be found buried in a book, learning once all the work is done. Or sometimes, even when it’s not! You can always find Jen blogging about the big 5 — God & Catholicism, taking care of yourself, serving your spouse and children and managing the home. She can be found blogging at Happy Little Homemaker and on most of the social media sites including Google+

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