Muskegon's Maritime History, Museums & Lighthouses

Unveiling Muskegon's Maritime Marvels: A Journey Through History and Adventure Muskegon County, Michigan, beckons history buffs, maritime enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Muskegon boasts a rich maritime heritage, evident in its historic…

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Muskegon: The Birthplace of Snowboarding

Did you know Muskegon, Michigan is the birthplace of the snowboard? Originally called the “Snurfer” it was invented in 1965 by Sherm Poppen and manufactured by Brunswick - both right here in Muskegon! History of the Snurfer and Snowboard On Christmas Day in 1965, Muskegon resident Sherm Poppen took…

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Veterans Day in Muskegon Michigan

In 1918, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, “The Great War” came to an end. The “war to end all wars” was one of the most destructive wars in modern history. The conflict resulted in the death of more than 16 million soldiers and civilians. One year later Veterans Day originated…

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Labor Day and the Last Hurrah of Summer in Muskegon

For many, Labor Day weekend heralds the "end of summer". Thank goodness for the longer weekend and one more day to try to squeeze in all the places we wanted to go - and things we wanted to see. Where better to check off that list than a Great Lakes Getaway here in Muskegon County? Home to 26 miles…

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Vietnam War Memorial “Final Approach”

Tucked inside Hidden Cove Park is the Vietnam War Memorial “Final Approach”. Rising above the park, surrounded by flags, benches and plaques is a UH-1D helicopter; a combat veteran of of the Vietnam War. Tail number 958, her slogan was “God’s Little Helper”. The aircraft served from 1968-1970…

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Whispers of Hauntings in Muskegon Michigan

There are two types of people when it comes to being spooked. Those who thrive on the goosebumps of a good scare, and those who shrink from the shadows of the unknown. If you revel in the rush of feeling fearful, you may like to know who has a haunted reputation here in Muskegon County. Here are a…

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