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Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum

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Address: 735 Park St, Website address shown returns a 404 error., Saugatuck, MI 49453-8403
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Nice displays and a quick history lesson about the area and it's FREE!

Located at the base of Mt. Baldhead, the museum houses some nice displays about the area of Saugatuck and the Kalamazoo Lake and River. While free to the public, if you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
Alison R
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Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Located at the base of Mt. Baldhead, the museum houses some nice displays about the area of Saugatuck and the Kalamazoo Lake and River. While free to the public, if you are looking for a souvenir, and you survived the climb up and down Mt. Baldhead, I'd recommend picking up a T-shirt and support the historical society. :)

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Western Springs, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very interesting information about Saugatuck. After we left we climbed to the top of Mt. Baldy. The views were lovely. This museum has a terrific location right on the Kalamazoo River. Beautiful spot. Worth checking out if visiting Saugatuck.

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D'villate, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I love historical museums and this one did not dissapoint. Only had a half hour but hope to return real soon. Lots to see.

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Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Went and then wondered why. Took maybe 15 minutes to see. Pure local unimportant stuff. Stay in town and get an ice cream cone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A small building packed with history. The artwork was unique. Well worth the stop to learn the history of the town. The museum is at the bottom of Mt. Baldhead. I did not risk the walk to the top but my friend did and said it was great. It's a long hike so I would recommend the hike only for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Located near Mount Baldhead park. Much information about the history of the area and our environment today. Exhibits gave highlights of each era.....not too much information to keep your interest. Interesting interactive map of the area. Friendly staff available to answer questions. Hours I believe are 1200-4:00. Admission free. Optional donation jar.

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Lansing, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is the perfect place to learn and to see of the history of this area. They offer and show the history of the early days and of the people who came to this area to settle.

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Fennville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Known locally as the Pump House Museum because the building was the site of the pumps for the city's first water system, it occupies a beautiful site across the Kalamazoo River from downtown Saugatuck. Photographers, this is a great place for photos of boats on the river and in the docks. It is also at the base of Mount Baldhead,... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

This small museum is a treasure. We lost time while we visited the current exhibit on water, but there's also a wealth of capsule collections of previous exhibits. Some very talented people are behind this gem.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

The museum had a small exhibit on the Kalamazoo River, concentrating on giving an initial introduction to the main economic and environmental history. This museum features a good book shop selling Saugatuck-area historical books, Spent a good hour of learning here.

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