As a historical port city, Muskegon continues to celebrate its maritime heritage with unique attractions and entertainment.
Travel the Waterways in Modern Comfort
Whether you’re interested in exploring the Muskegon Rivera or quickly traveling across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, it’s easy from right here in Muskegon. The City is home to both the Aquastar leisure cruises and the high-speed cross lake ferry, Lake Express.
Explore Muskegon’s Maritime History
The City of Muskegon is home to several historic vessels that have been restored and converted to walk-through museums. These museums are open to the public and often host special events from spring through fall.
See the Twin Lighthouses
Two historic lighthouses can be found in the City of Muskegon: the Muskegon South Breakwater Light and the South Pierhead Light. The South Pierhead light is occasionally open for inside tours during the summer season, and you can view live webcams from the lights on the NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory website.
Discover Unique Shopping Experiences
The City of Muskegon manages both the Muskegon Farmer’s Market, the largest open air market in West Michigan, and the Western Market Chalets, seventeen standalone micro pop-up shops featuring local makers and vendors. These shopping centers are open weekly throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons.
The City of Muskegon also is home to unique commercial districts outside of Downtown Muskegon, including the Lakeside Business District along Lakeshore Drive on the south shore of Muskegon Lake between downtown and Pere Marquette Beach.
Attend Exciting Events
The City of Muskegon features two venues that are ideal for hosting large events. The VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center is a new modern venue in the heart of Downtown Muskegon, which commonly hosts tradeshows, conventions, and other gatherings. Just across the street is the Trinity Health Arena—formerly the LC Walker Arena—a hub for sports, concerts, and other large events and home to Muskegon’s semi-professional sports leagues.
Visit the calendar to learn more about upcoming events in the City of Muskegon.