Downtown walking tours

Coatsworth House
Coatsworth House
Photo: Mark Dryer

1. Holland

Historical Sites

So much history! A free self-guided walking tour is what you need to view the history that resides right here in Holland. The brochure will include distances, times and information as you take a step around town.

Holland Area Visitors Bureau
78 East 8th Street, Holland
800-506-1299
www.holland.org
Download the brochure:
www.holland.org/includes/content/docs/media/HOLVB_WalkingTourMap.pdf


Zoondige-Kwe Strong Hearted Woman by Jason Quigno
Zoondige-Kwe Strong Hearted Woman by Jason Quigno
Photo: Mark Dryer

2. Holland

Art & Architecture

A walk through downtown Holland reveals an outdoor gallery of beautiful sculptures, including numerous pieces made from recycled scap metal. This tour will take your breath away as you see that art isn’t only in the park.

Holland Area Visitors Bureau
78 East 8th Street, Holland
800-506-1299
www.holland.org
Download the brochure:
www.holland.org/includes/content/docs/media/Art-Tour-Brochure-821-rev6.pdf


Nathaniel Robbins House
Nathaniel Robbins House
Photo: Mark Dryer

3. Grand Haven

Historic Walking Tour

As you step away from the beautiful beach, take a free self-guided walking tour through downtown Grand Haven and see the rich history that abounds. The tour begins at any point on the map with designated parking and public restrooms.

Download the brochure:
visitgrandhaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/hist_commission_downtown_walking_tour.pdf
msnedeker@grandhaven.org
519 Washington Ave., Grand Haven
616-842-3210


Pere Marquette Engine #1223
Pere Marquette Engine #1223
Photo: Mark Dryer

4. Grand Haven

Historic Riverfront District

Make the most of your visit to the Grand Haven lakeshore by taking a tour of the historic riverfront district. This free, self-guided walking tour will take you back in time as you navigate through the history of Grand Haven. The tour can begin at any point on the map at your leisure. Parking and public restrooms are also designated on the map.

Download the brochure:
visitgrandhaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3Riverfront-Historic-Walking-Tour.pdf
msnedeker@grandhaven.org
519 Washington Ave., Grand Haven
616-847-4888, 616-842-4499


Hungry Village Tours
Hungry Village Tours
Photo: Hungry Village Tours

5. Saugatuck & Douglas

A Culinary Walk

Taste, sip and learn what makes the shops in Saugatuck and Douglas a food lover’s dream.

The seasonal itinerary of this easy-paced, three-hour walking tour can include tastes of smoky meats, award-winning wines, spices, oils, coffee, fruit spreads and bakery breads.

3 hours, starts and stops at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts
9 am – noon, Mon – Fri, May – Dec
Private group tours available with flexible start and stop times
Adults – $30, Youth under 18 – $15
Reservations required
269-857-1700
www.hungryvillagetours.com
info@hungryvillagetours.com


Dive Into Local History

6. Saugatuck & Douglas

Dive Into Local History

Self-guided smartphone walking tours let you set the pace.

The Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society’s free mobile/tablet app includes walking tours of local landmarks. Select tour stops from a list or from pointers on an interactive map to learn the back story and view now/then photos. The multimedia tour of Douglas’ Old School House Back-in-Time garden includes an audio narration.

Download the free app from Apple App and Google Play stores and tour at your leisure.

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