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Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing

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A Walk Through History

This is a walk-through-the-woods, walk-through-history, please-touch park/museum. Ten dollars gets... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
R D
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Clementon, New Jersey
Excellent re-creation of West Michigan's history

We went to check out the Heritage Landing Park as to appropriateness for our grandsons. It is... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
MSUmindy
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Lansing, Michigan
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Michigan's Heritage Park explores 10,000 years of Michigan history in a natural woodland setting. Visitors will walk along a paved half-mile trail through the woods with historic encounters along the way. Stops include a Native American Wigwam...more
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8637 Durham Rd, Whitehall, MI 49461-9107
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a walk-through-the-woods, walk-through-history, please-touch park/museum. Ten dollars gets you knowledgeable interpreters at each building who encourage questions and provide opportunities to touch Michigan history. From the Native American wigwam to the Michigan farmhouse, each stop is a different era of history. We could...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went to check out the Heritage Landing Park as to appropriateness for our grandsons. It is extremely well done, while not being overwhelming. Children aged 7 and up will find the interactive aspects very involving and meaningful. The structures, furnishings and re-enactors provide a...More

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for your nice review Mindy. So happy to hear your family had a good time at the park. Our interpreters work hard to accurately share Michigan history with our visitors. We hope you will return for another visit soon. We hold special events throughout...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We really enjoyed this park. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon for a couple hours that filled us with some history of the times past in the area. I would have loved to give them a perfect rating but when we went...More

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We are sorry we were short staff due to illness on the day you visited. We strive everyday to have costumes interpreters at each of the sites and on some days we may have several. We are please you visited and hope you will come...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Michigan's Heritage Park, and it just keeps getting better. As you walk through the woods, it feels like you are walking back in time. The interpreters are highly knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to be there during their "Taste...More

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Sue - thank you for returning to the park for the Taste of History event and for your nice comments. Our interpreters love to share their knowledge with our visitors and work hard to make sure visitors have a great experience.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A small inexpensive history themed park, with lots of room for kids to run of excess energy and some interesting history to keep adults entertained. Go in the morning and take a picnic lunch then spend the afternoon at one of the local beaches.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I really didn't know what to expect when I went to the Park. I was just going to see some Indian artifacts associated with the Edward S Curtis exhibit in Muskegon. I was SUPER impressed! A lot if money has clearly gone into this site...More

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are glad you had an opportunity to visit the park and appreciate your feedback. The park actually covers 19 acres and our interpreters work enjoy sharing Michigan history with our visitors. We hope you and your husband will return for a visit soon.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were staying in Montague and we needed an activity as we decided it was too hot for the amusement park which we had planned for the day. My husband came across the attraction in a local guidebook. This is a fairly new attraction and...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This historic park is located down N. Durham Rd. in an unlikely area outside of Whitehall, Michigan…go north from Colby Rd. (just east of 131), after turning at the hotel. I had no idea what a great find this place is: vsitors will learn about...More

3  Thank garyrc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I thought this might be a quick and cheesy tourist trap but to my astonishment, it was extremely worthwhile. Coming from the Detroit area, it reminded me of a mini-Greenfield Village, except BETTER. Very educational, hands-on, interesting and authentic. We have a teen boy and...More

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review. The staff members and volunteers work hard to engage our visitors and encourage them to get involved in the activities that take place at the different historic stops. We are happy that a visit to the park was included...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I went with a fourth grade field trip and was pleasantly surprised. A lot of time and effort and planning has gone into this place and it is a must see to learn about the decades of living in our area!!More

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Joni D, Public Relations Manager at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thanks for your positive review Suzanne. The staff is hard at work planning for our third season. We have a number of special events planned including a Pow Wow in July, Taste of History in August, and Haunted Trail in October. We will be open...More

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Response from R D | Reviewed this property |
This place is so well done, I'm sure they have thought of everything. Give them a call, everyone we met there was great.
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Response from Gwen M | Property representative |
The park is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. On Sundays, the park is open from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and teens, $8 for 65 and older, and $5 for ages 2 to 12.
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