The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation
7. Discover the History of Grand Haven at Tri Cities Historical Museum
The Grand Haven area has an abundance of history, and thanks to the Tri Cities Historical Museum, tourists have the opportunity to get a glimpse into Grand Haven’s past. There’s no need to worry about the cost of visiting, because admission is free to the public!
The museum is located in two separate buildings in Grand Haven and is open Tuesday-Sunday every week. The Akeley Building is located in the heart of the downtown area on Washington Ave and displays a variety of exhibits including: Dancing Waters – 50 Years of the Grand Haven Musical Fountain. This spectacular exhibit features a miniature model of the musical fountain and several displays explaining the history behind the famous Musical Fountain. Before leaving the museum, make sure to stop by the Museum Store where you will find a variety of souvenirs including books, postcards, sweet treats, and historic children’s items. The Depot Museum of Transportation is located in the former Grand Truck Railroad depot and holds historic modes of transportation that were used in the Grand Haven area.
In addition to its exhibits and attractions, the Tri Cities Historical Museum holds weekly educational events for adults and children alike. You can find their current events list here. Take a walk through Grand Haven’s charming downtown shopping district, and stop into the Tri Cities Historical Museum for an educational experience that will make you appreciate Grand Haven’s history and culture.