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Mac Wood's Dune Rides

629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
+1 231-873-2817
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Family vacation

A MUST!!! I had my 9 year old and his friend, and they both said "it was the best day ever" our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ally O
via mobile
Definitely worth it!

We came with 4 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 9 through 15 and we all absolutely loved it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie R
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We offer a 40 minute tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. We have a vehicle that holds about 20 people that goes on a seven mile trail in the dunes. We stop at Lake Michigan or Silver Lake for a few minutes for pictures and to enjoy the view.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (32 reviews)
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629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
+1 231-873-2817
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A MUST!!! I had my 9 year old and his friend, and they both said "it was the best day ever" our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. We stopped along Lake Michigan for photos. We'll be back!!

Thank Ally O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with 4 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 9 through 15 and we all absolutely loved it! We'd definitely go again. The ride was a lot of fun and the guide was very informative about the area and the dunes. If...More

1  Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples in our 50's traveling through the area & decided to stop at Mac Woods for a dune ride. The process is well organized and the Dune Buggy was in great shape. We sat 4 across, buckled in & had a BLAST!...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have always heard about Mac Woods, but first time rider. Really enjoyed the ride, the drivers knowledge of the dunes and his sense of humor. Well worth the $18 admission. Go, you will be glad you did!

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 49 min to get here and it was well worth it. A lot of fun. Love educational part too. It is great experience for all ages. Drivers are fun and entertaining. If we didn't arrive so late we would have done one more...More

Thank urboivana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

58 and over and we all loved it. We came to see the dunes, so why not ride with the best? We loved our dune buggy/bus ride. There's a lot of history about the dunes to be learned at the Mac Wood's store and museum!...More

1  Thank Lindavid12
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Mac Wood's Dune Rides are the best way to experience the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and are "A Must Do" for anyone of any age! From toddlers to centenarians, it is FUN, entertaining and educational! It is an old fashioned family-owned business that treats everyone...More

Thank denazew
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went on a dune ride and it was the most exhilarating fun we had as family. Our guide was great and showed us a lot of things on the way. We stopped a couple of times in order to take pictures. 45 minutes of...More

1  Thank WorldTravelerP
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Must do when visiting the silver lake sand dunes. Drivers were fun and knowledgeable. Speed and scenery on the dunes was exiting and great. Our 9 and 4 year old loved it!!!

1  Thank hammers1856
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Awesome dune rides overlooking Silver lake. The drivers have a great sense of humor and the dune ride is awesome. Zooming up and down the big dunes and fish tailing around the corners was a thrill for the adults as well as the children. Scenic...More

3  Thank rad one
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Is this something someone with heart condition can ride?
2 June 2017|
Response from cco95582 | Property representative |
It can be compared to a roller coaster at times. The ride is smoother sitting in the front seat of the vehicle, compared to the back seat. It is a family ride, which we take all ages on. Hope this helps.
We have a family of six. Are there any discount codes/promotions that would make this more affordable?
9 August 2016|
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Response from Danielle B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any. We had a group of 14 and I think we paid full price. It's not cheap, but definitely worth the price, especially when compared to other attractions in the area (go-karts, zip-lines, etc.)
Would it be safe for my sister to ride she is 6 months pregnant?
21 July 2016|
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Response from 342mbl | Reviewed this property |
I agree that calling would be a good idea. I've ridden it a few times and I've felt my stomach descend uncomfortably (I have a weak stomach, though). Phone Number: +1 231-873-2817