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A Perfect Day with the Kids

Planning a lakeshore vacation with the kiddos just got a lot easier. Find your family’s favorite ways to spend your days exploring Ludington from a lazy day on the beach to up-close encounters with creatures. No matter what you choose, you can be sure that fun will be had, and memories will be made the Pure Ludington way!

Morning: Sandcastles Children’s Museum or Stearns Park Beach

Sandcastles Children’s Museum encourages and inspires children and families to explore their world – offering hands-on discovery while stimulating creativity, curiousity, and a love for learning! The children’s museum offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits along with structured weekly programs for you and your littles.

Known for its proximity to Downtown Ludington, Stearns Park Beach is packed with outstanding amenities in a clean, family-friendly atmosphere. With two concession stands, shuffleboard, a skate park and playground, this beach is a great place to play and enjoy. Soon you will understand why this beach was named by USA Today as one of the Top 50 All American Beaches in the U.S.

Fun Eats that Kids Will Actually Love

Choose from: Big Apple Bagels, House of Flavors, Cluck Bucket, Hungry Howies Pizza, Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders

Afternoon: Amber Elk Ranch or Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo

Found between Ludington and Scottville, the 130-acre Amber Elk Ranch is home to more than a hundred elk in a unique setting, allowing visitors and locals the opportunity to get up close and personal with North America’s largest deer species.

The ranch offers guided tours through many individual pastures, where you will see HUGE bull elk, along with their cows and calves, and learn all about the species and what happens on the farm. This Pure Ludington experience is one you won’t find in many other locations in the Midwest and should be one of your must-stops if unique experiences, a family-friendly atmosphere, and affordability are on your list.

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is a family owned and operated, 700-acre farm in New Era offering homegrown produce, fruit, orchards, farm market with gifts and goodies, scrumptious bakery, homemade fudge, and much more! Visit the petting zoo with over 75 unusual animals, jump on the jumping pillows, race on the pedal carts, shoot hoops in the ball zone, watch the chicken show, and explore more than 30 activities available.