Arts, Museums, & Historic Sites

Immerse yourself in West Michigan’s ever-changing art scene with ground-breaking performances, unique exhibits at numerous museums and galleries, and festivals and contests that break the status-quo. Through informative exhibits, impressive collections, and surprising hands-on activities, the rich narrative of life on the Great Lakes comes alive when you visit these historic sites. Soak in the rich history of an area, get up close with the works of national and local artists, or stop by a museum that’s just for the kids at these impressive locations throughout West Michigan.

View the West Michigan Experience the Arts Article in the 2024 Carefree Travel Guide

View a map of history hotspots in the 2024 West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide.