|This tour combines two Great States and one Great Lake. Our days are centered around the shores of Lake Michigan and the beauty that is synonymous with this beautiful lake. Lake Michigan is the largest lake by area in one country. Our travels will start in Wisconsin as we spend our first night on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our second day has us traversing Lake Michigan aboard the historic SS Badger Lake Michigan Carferry. |
HIGHLIGHT CITY: Two Rivers, WI • Manitowac, WI • Ludington, MI • Saugatuck, MI
FEATURES: Hamilton Wood Type and Print Museum - The only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs. • London Dairy Alpacas and Fiber Studio Gift Shop - See a fully operational alpaca ranch and enjoy an interactive and educational shopping experience! Get close with exotic alpacas, and feel how amazingly soft they are while you feed them. Tour the ranch and shop the unique gift store filled with items made from their warm, durable, non-allergenic fibers. Everything from yarns, felt soaps, scarves, socks, slippers, jackets and more are here. • Rogers Street Fishing Village and Museum - Nestled on the shore of the East Twin River, this museum village and heritage park is devoted to the history of Great Lakes commercial and charter fishing. Celebrate 175+ years of fishing heritage since 1837 by exploring an 1886 lighthouse, shipwreck artifacts, and beautiful works of art. Or stop and ponder at the French Canadian exhibit, read about the Lifesaving Service, and picture yourself with the commercial fisherman. • SS Badger Car Ferry - Discover exciting group travel adventures when you cruise on the 410 foot long 7 story tall SS Badger. Enjoy a relaxing 4-hour trip between Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan. There is plenty to see and do aboard the huge ship - including games with our entertainer, free movies and satellite television, shopping in the gift shop, or just strolling or lounging on the spacious outside decks. • Port of Ludington Musuem - Brings history to life with digital storytelling, authentic images and artifacts, and engaging interactive exhibits that entertain, enlighten, and inspire a deeper appreciation for the region’s maritime history. Located in the former U.S. Coast Guard Station, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this family-friendly, three-story museum overlooks Lake Michigan’s wild shoreline, Ludington’s iconic North Pier Light, and the historic carferry Badger, extending the maritime experience beyond its doors in this vacation wonderland. • North Breakwater Light - You’ve seen it in numerous photographs, and it is now ranked the #1 lighthouse to visit in Michigan, plus The Weather Channel voted it one of the top 10 lighthouses to see in the United States! The North Breakwater Light is Ludington’s focal point, and a great place to watch the sunset or wave at the S.S. Badger carferry as it cruises out onto Lake Michigan. The breakwall leading out to the light is a popular venue for fishermen and those who enjoy walking the mile-long round trip. • Saugatuck Dune Rides - One of West Michigan's premier attractions! 40 minutes of entertainment, fun and excitement across breathtaking sand dunes. Learn of the lost town of Singapore plus check out the local vegetation and wildlife. • Historic Downtown Saugatuck - The cozy downtown neighborhood is brimming with one-of-a-kind retail experiences for every person and every price range. Whether you’re interested in art, antiques, fine jewelry, outdoor gear, or Michigan-made gourmet foods - you’ll find it here along with friendly, small-town service to go with it.