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Sandcastles Children's Museum

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Address: 129 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431-2107
Phone Number:
+1 231-233-9326
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Fri 09:30 - 13:00
Sat 09:30 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

You are invited to have some fun!! Sandcastles offers over 35 different...

You are invited to have some fun!! Sandcastles offers over 35 different exhibits designed just for kids to explore! Come fly our Cessna airplane! Guide the plane at the control tower! We have a climbing wall, an art center and stage, bubbles, and a sand/stream table. We offer many role-playing opportunities with our vet center, post office, grocery store, bank, ice cream parlor, and much more. From making music on our Sound Stage to visiting Grandpa's Farm, families can have a wonderful time playing and learning together at Sandcastles!

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Kids LOVE it!

This place is packed with lots of themed play areas. There is something for everyone! Spectrum Hospital NICU, post office, bank, vet clinic, ice cream shop, Hungry Howies Pizza... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle S
Ludington, Michigan, United States
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Ludington, Michigan, United States
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is packed with lots of themed play areas. There is something for everyone! Spectrum Hospital NICU, post office, bank, vet clinic, ice cream shop, Hungry Howies Pizza, eye care, farm, music studio, rock climbing wall, school, sandbox, aquarium, grocery store, drama theatre, airplane, SS Badger and more. My nieces would play all day if I let them. Clean,... More 

Thank Michelle S
Ludington, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place for the family. Located right in the heart of downtown Ludington and full of fun things to do. Low cost, great friendly staff and they encourage adults and kids to play together. Hard to leave with so much to do.

Thank LovingLudington
Milford, Michigan
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've taken our young grandsons to this museum for the past two summers we've been in Ludington. It's small but it's packed with fun things to do and climb on. They have things for toddlers to climb up on and lots of activities. I'd highly recommend it to anyone with small children (under age 13).

Thank mamamimi2017
Whitehall, Michigan
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146 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A small museum with lots of hands on activities that the kids enjoyed, but the signs everywhere asking for help putting things away and rules about not moving things from one place to another seem out of touch for a place that's supposed to cater to kids. Kids want to carry the dolls and stuffed animals around and they want... More 

1 Thank Heidi G
Buckley, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ludington, MI is one of my favorite local places. We live about and hour and 20 minutes away from this fun little town on Lake Michigan, so when we discovered that they had a children's museum we had to take our grandkids. We are always looking for fun places to take them on weekends that's not too far from home... More 

Thank Tina W
Ludington, Michigan
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This Children's Museum continues to grow and delight. Wander through all of the different activities and displays, your kids can climb up into a plane, be a veterinary, shop, and learn.

1 Thank northerncheryl
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the best hands -on children's museums around...clean and varied enjoyment for all ages and talents

1 Thank Lynn W
Defiance, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Our 16-month old's head about popped off from excitement during our visit. There were many different areas to explore - "something for everyone" of varying age and interests. Great value (you can leave and come back same-day if you want), and a lot of fun. We hope to make it back!

1 Thank rainbow2bryte
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81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have brought our grandchildren twice and they love it. Great opportunities for creativity, play, imagination, education and fun!

1 Thank Sand-n-Sun16
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

When our 3 boys ages 9-12 were here with us in July of 2016. We looked for other fun things to do other than hang out at the fantastic beach. We had past this by last summer, but this year, "Just Wow" . Immediately upon entering what an impressive array of displays and interactive props. We landed up spending several... More 

1 Thank Dan V

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