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Address: Grand Marais, MI
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Visited the park for a photo shoot for Dance Across the USA. Warning: there's no cell service in this whole area. While it's so beautiful I was surprised following directions... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the park for a photo shoot for Dance Across the USA. Warning: there's no cell service in this whole area. While it's so beautiful I was surprised following directions and then they just went away. I had no service I couldn't even make a phone call. Make sure you have a physical map. The Log Slide is much closer... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, if you are visiting the area, it is silly to miss this natural beauty. The "log slide" itself is long gone; decayed into history, but the STEEP sand hill is worth seeing. Read the info boards to learn about the deadly job of logging 100 years ago. The views are excellent. It is an easy walk to... More 

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Thank Vickys-Guy
Wyoming, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Add it to the bucket list, carefully descending the slide and climbing (hands and knees) back up. Please, please do not attempt this unless you are somewhat physically fit. It is extremely challenging and be sure to read the sign at the top of the slide before you decide whether or not to do it. My 6 yr old made... More 

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Thank cindyl246
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This was another highlight on our trip. You have a great view to the east and the west of the shoreline. The dunes to the east and Au Sable lighthouse to the west. There is also a huge dune to run down but beware and read the warning sign of what you may encounter on the way back up!

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Thank Kathy S
lyle7692
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this overlook on a rainy day. The dunes and the view were still awesome. Very representative of the areas shoreline.

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Thank lyle7692
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We brought our two children (ages 9 and 7) to check this out. It was a short walk from the parking lot and there was a nice overlook where we could take in the view and get some pictures. No matter what you see on the computer, the pictures just can't do the real thing justice. We then went to... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Unique place with lots of history. The old logging wagon was fascinating. Beautiful views. Don't plan on walking to lake shore unless you are in great shape. It's a 500' drop to lake. Easy down, but intensely physical getting back up.

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Thank Steven H
Waterloo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Short hike to lookout. Didn't go down the 500' or so drop(not in good enough shape). Was a fun place to see.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice view of grand marais dunes. This place is accesible for wheelchairs upon the vista point. The duneclimb however is really hard. Going down takes you 10 minutes, but going up takes 2 hours because it is so steep.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

These dunes are massive! Had the opportunity to view the entire dune shoreline by boat on a recent transit from Grand Marais to Munising. In most areas the face of the dunes facing the lake are a very steep incline making viewing from the water the most favorable (maybe the only) way to get a good closeup look at the... More 

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