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Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial parkway, Bay City, MI
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Fireworks!

We walked quite a ways to get to the park as parking around there is a challenge. Arriving about 3... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Sherry L
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Beautiful Park on Saginaw River

I was surprised to read some of the reviews. We thought this was a beautiful park. Very quiet and... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Travelinklan
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Veterans Memorial parkway, Bay City, MI
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We walked quite a ways to get to the park as parking around there is a challenge. Arriving about 3 hours ahead of the fireworks was no problem. The grassy area was pleasant, there was a nice sidewalk along the river and there is a...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I was surprised to read some of the reviews. We thought this was a beautiful park. Very quiet and serene. It is well kept with lots of places to sit down and take in the scenery. We weren't there during a big festival, so maybe...More

Thank Travelinklan
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Veterans Memorial Park sits on the Saginaw river and connects to a large walking trail. It hosts a few concerts in the summer, as well as The River Roar. It has a small marina. It's a great viewing area for the annual Bay City Fireworks...More

Thank deborah m
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Gorgeous, large park on the western bank of the Saginaw River. Very nicely manicured lawns of green mounds and nice flower beds and serpentine walkways past lush willow tress. Prepare for a long healthy walk if you do the entire length and take in the...More

Thank chadr251
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have been Veterans Park before for the Bay City fireworks. Wenonah Park is much nicer. Overall we enjoyed our day at the Tall Ship Celebration. It was not as I thought. I felt like I was at an amusement park. You have to pay...More

Thank Shanna M
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We walked through Veterans Park during the 2016 Tall Ships Celebration, and the park was very busy but not overcrowded. We enjoyed walking over the Lafayette Street Bridge to get to the park, and enjoyed seeing the Huey medevac helicopter on display and the views...More

Thank George M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Festival had lots of activities for everyone, especially families. Looked like they had several good food vendors, large playground for kids, chairs for sitting and accurate schedule of events. Would have helped to allow the golf cart drivers to transport a person with mobility restrictions....More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Tall Ships Festival combined with Winonah park across the river -- Vets park very crowded, waits to boards each ship probably 45 min to 1 1/2 hrs per ship per people waiting in line. Which is better than on the other side. We did not...More

Thank Cjbb13
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go and enjoy a view of the Saginaw river. However, when there are multiple events going on at the same time, there appears to be zero coordination between those events. Recently River Roar and Weird Al concert were the same weekend but...More

Thank Stitcherjer
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The park has had a few setbacks in recent years. One of the larger play areas for children had to be removed. There are also no Grills for cooking.

Thank Ardine B
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Yes, but check out the Bay City website for some costs associated with some public use
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