Great Lakes Children's Museum, Traverse City

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  • There are some fantastic interactive exhibits here for the kids to learn about water, wind, and everything in between. Unfortunately it can be extremely busy, to the point where you can't really spend...  more »
  • Museum is quite the stretch. It's more of a play area with a few informational posters. They charge $7 for both adults and children. We went on a weekday there were easily 100 people inside so $7 a po...  more »
  • In the winter of 2016 we took our granddaughter to the Great Lakes Children's Museum. When talking to her about what she'd like to do while visiting us here in Traverse City for several weeks this sum...  more »
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  • Great clean place for kids around 1-9 years old. Staff is very friendly. The exhibits are all very hands on will feel like a playground to kids. The place isn't huge but they fit a lot in without feeling crowded. Only downside is it costs $7 each for both children and adults, which adds up fast for a family. They're a non-profit though so I doubt they would charge that if they didn't need to.
  • My kids had fun. Well laid out and some good ship historical bits. I think the price is too high for what is there.
  • Total ripoff. Don't waste your time or money.
  • Absolutely amazing place for children to enjoy themselves and experiment their adventure side with all hands on activities.
  • Really enjoy letting the kids play here. An opportunity to explain and teach your kids about science and nature.

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Most accommodations in Traverse City lie near the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The West Arm of the bay is closer to businesses and services in and around downtown. The portion of Traverse City on the East Arm of the bay remains quieter. Both areas offer hotels and bed and breakfasts with convenient access to the beach. Many visitors opt to stay in vacation rentals, including lakeside cottages and houses, which you'll also find here.
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