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Expand Your Knowledge with West Michigan's Education & Enrichment Opportunities

From preschool to art classes, and guitar lessons to continued learning opportunities; West Michigan has a wide variety of ways for people of all ages to learn new skills. Featuring 4 levels of interactive exhibits that promote hands-on discovery and inspire creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Meet our new Bearded Dragon and explore our new Water Safety Exhibit. New ventilation system, sanitizing stations, and constant cleaning for a safe, fun experience. Check website for current hours.

Instrumental Music & Sound has been a trusted provider of quality instruments and expert sound installation for over 40 years. Need a tune up or repair? Instrumental will get you jamming again. Interested in learning an instrument? Their instructors teach piano, guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele to all ages and skill levels.

LACA is the center of the area's art scene, offering monthly exhibits, classes/workshops and live music. The art center is also home to a number of creative groups. LACA's gift shop features creative items from an array of local and Michigan artists. LACA hosts the West Shore Art Fair annually in July.

Dave has been playing guitar since 1994 and teaching since 1999. He has performed with bands of various genres, at wedding services, and in various projects at West Shore Community College. Dave has also written and recorded music for the American Music Awards eight different years. He has been called a “patient, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic instructor” by his students, and teaches at Instrumental Music & Sound in Ludington.

A nonprofit organization, the Pentwater Arts Council co-hosts the annual Blooming Art Garden Walk & Art Auction with the Garden Club of Pentwater. It also co-hosts the 4th Friday Night Gallery Strolls with local merchants.

Hart Historic District & Museum, 100 Union St., Hart, MI, 49420, (231) 873-7604

Historic White Pine Village, 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 843-4808

Ludington Youth Sailing School, at Ludington Yacht Club, 80 Second St., Ludington, MI, 49431

Manistee County Historical Museum, 425 River St., Manistee, MI, 49660, (231) 723-5531

Olde Kirk Museum, 304 Walnut St., Manistee, MI, 49660, (231) 398-9355

Pentwater Historical Society Museum, 85 S. Rutledge St., Pentwater, MI, 49449, (231) 720-0291

Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, 217 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 843-4808

Value of Sports Museum, (located at the Historic White Pine Village) 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 843-4808

West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI, 49454, (231) 845-6211

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West Michigan Business Directory


Find the goods and services you need by visiting the friendly and reliable businesses in throughout the communities in West Michigan.

Bars, Pubs, & Taverns

Enjoy a cocktail, beer, wine, entertainment, and more at one of the many bars, pubs, and taverns in West Michigan.

Things to Do

Boating, fishing, swimming, live music, theater, casino gambling, and more. Tour lighthouses, museums, or stroll the beaches.


Find clothing, souvenirs, sports equipment, home decor or and more at one of many friendly West Michigan shops and stores.

Automotive & RV

Looking for a new car or RV, or need repairs on your vehicle? Find mechanics, body shops, friendly car/RV dealers, and RV specialists here.


There are many unique restaurants in West Michigan including fine dining, cafes, pubs, coffee shops and old fashioned family restaurants.


Clean campgrounds, forests, or parks with great amenities and plenty of space can be found in West Michigan.

Boating & Fishing

West Michigan has many inland lakes, rivers and Lake Michigan to go boating or fishing on. Rent pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, and more.

Bed & Breakfasts

West Michigan’s bed & breakfasts offer amenities like delicious breakfasts, jacuzzi’s, and more, often in Victorian homes.