Delighting young and old, the Silver Beach Carousel is a whirling wonder of bright colors, twinkling lights, music and laughter that will transport you to a magical land of joy and surprise. Mounted upon the carousel are 48 figures and two chariots, each hand-carved and unique. The marvelous figures include several horses, an ostrich, a panda, a praying mantis, a flamingo and many other fantastic, unusual and mythical creatures. See if you can spot the horses that are replicas of the original carousel's figures amongst the newer designs. As hard is as may be, be sure to pull your eyes away from these majestic works of art for a few moments and take a gander at the historic photographs that adorn the top of the carousel. Through these photographs and themed figures like the MSU and Coloma horses, the carousel chronicles the region's history and heritage. While the Silver Beach Carousel is certainly an artistic triumph, it is first and foremost a place where moments of simple joy and wonder transform into treasured memories that you will cherish for many years to come.
Overlooking the gorgeous shoreline of Lake Michigan, Lake Bluff Park is located at the very edge of St. Joseph, MI, near attractions such as Silver Beach County Park and Whirlpool Centennial. The downtown, urban park features a small but pretty green area that is highlighted by an impressive fountain, a war memorial and many such elements. The park is also home to Bandshell which regularly hosts concerts and live music events. Apart from that the park itself is used as the site for The Krasl Art Fair and Concours d'Elegance of Southwest Michigan every year.
White Pine Winery produces a variety of luscious wines using grapes sourced from some of the finest vineyards of Southwest Michigan. From elegant whites to tart reds, this charming winery has something for everyone. The winery's tasting room at State Street is a warm and inviting place that is delightfully free of pretension and pomp. Apart from offerings a stellar collection of wines for sale, the tasting room also offers wine tastings for individuals and groups. Sample, savor and explore the wondrous world of wine at the White Pine Winery Tasting Room.
Located next to the Silver Beach Carousel, the Whirlpool Compass Fountain is a fun installation for kids of all ages. The huge setup has 28 jets and eight canons that send synchronized water sprays as much as 35 feet (10.67 meters) into the air. Walking into the expansive 'spray zone' is allowed, and makes for a fun respite from the summer heat.
Turquoise waters, soft white sand and clear blue skies define a summer day at the Lions Park Beach. A perfect spot for enjoying a day in the sun with your family and friends, the water at Lions Park Beach is safe for a swim, for kayaking and for fishing. For those who wish to spend time in solitude, the beach allows you to relax on a mat with a good book for company. Walk your dog, come for an evening jog or help kids with their sand castles, this family-friendly beach is one of the must-visit attractions because of all the excitement it has to offer. There are many picnic areas here where you can have a BBQ party while the kids can spend time on slides and swing sets.
Located close to other notable buildings like the city library, the Heritage Museum and Culture Center, Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Peters Church, Krasl Art Center is a valuable addition to the cultural hub in the small town of St. Joseph. With frequently updated art and sculpture exhibitions and art and heritage tours being given everyday, the center is a very popular spot, both for locals as well as for tourists. The center also holds regular art classes and camps for all ages. The gallery hosts an annual art fair every autumn. With 38 permanent sculptures, public galleries, art making studios, a black and white wet darkroom and a gift shop, this is definitely a landmark you should visit when in the area.
Located just about 3 miles from southwest of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, and is thus a part of the glorious "Riviera of the Midwest". The resort town boasts of pretty sand dunes on one side and lively, green countryside on the other. Benton Harbor and this quiet little port town are together, colloquially called 'Twin Cities'. Thanks to its pristine lakeshore beaches, Saint Joseph welcomes thousands of tourists every year.
Stumble upon the local history of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor area at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, situated within The Priscilla U. Byrns Center. The Heritage Museum along with exhibitions, conducts lectures and cultural programs based on Fort Miami, built by La Salle. The archive of artifacts at Heritage Museum offers in-depth understanding of the "twin cities" of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is located beautifully on the Main Street, and makes a picture perfect location to host your dream wedding. The center also has facilities to host private meetings and conferences.
Set on the banks of Lake Michigan, Silver Beach is situated north of Lions Park Beach. Located at the mouth of St. Joseph River, this white sandy beach has a pier that juts into the lake. This cozy beach features a volleyball court, a parking area, playground, pavilion and several restrooms. It even has a concession stand and a picnic area that is equipped with BBQ grills. It also has several other attractions like Whirlpool Compass Fountain and Silver Beach Amusement Park.
Located close to the Silver Beach, Curious Kids' Museum is one big playground for inquisitive little minds to learn about science and technology in a fun way. From playing a doctor or newsreader in one of their themed rooms to experimenting with music and electricity, the hands-on exhibits at the museum educate and thrill in equal measure. Besides this, the museum also organizes numerous educational programs as well as field trips. Nearby, the Curious Kids' Discovery Zone has its own set of thrilling exhibits and activities for young adults. Check website for more.