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Benzie Area Historical Museum

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Address: 6941 Traverse Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49616
Phone Number: +1 231-882-5539
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Nice History Lesson

Very nice and helpful staff. Learn local history and more. Every small town should have this choice for the kids to learn about where they live.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Benzonia, Michigan
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Benzonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice and helpful staff. Learn local history and more. Every small town should have this choice for the kids to learn about where they live.

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Benzonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

For anyone wanting to know about the history of Benzie county this is a very fun place to visit. The staff is so knowledgeable about the area.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We really enjoyed this little museum. It was absolutely perfect for our five year old. Small enough to walk through quickly, but lots of fun artifacts that help a child really see the history. And, they had a small kids room upstairs where he could touch and play with stuff. The lady working there was friendly and attentive. They are... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

When traveling we often visit the local history museum. This is probably one of the best that we have ever been too. The exhibits were well done and engaging. Even if you are not from the Benzie area, this is a great place to learn more about Michigan History.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

much to learn about the area! We did not even realize how much stuff was here it was great fun and very informative.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Unlike many museums, this is not a jumbled collection of stuff, but a museum that tells the story of the local area. In addition to the tales of logging camps and ferries across Lake Michigan and summer camps, they have a corner dedicated to local author Bruce Catton, whose memoir Waiting for the Morning Train gives us a sense of... More 

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Honor,MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Housed in an old Victorian church in the historical section of Benzonia, this museum houses a variety of objects and photographs of the history of Benzie County. Going there is a step into the past. They also have meetings of the Geneology Society, among other groups.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Well designed exhibits with fun and interesting information about the Benzie area. Programs throughout the year are informative and bring in local experts. Docents are friendly and well versed on the exhibits and very approachable. Everyone should make a stop while they are visiting the area.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This is the nicest local museum I have visited. The artifacts are nicely displayed, well lighted and labeled. There are a lot of items to look at, but they are not crowded together. If you are in the area, this is a great place to take a look at.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We REALLY enjoyed our visit to the Benzi Area Historical Museum. We spent an entire afternoon and must go back to see more. Our guide was knowledgable, helpful and very friendly. There's too much to see and learn in a short period of time. We had a personal guide for the two of us.

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