Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 925-8800
Fax: (269) 925-8700
Located on the M-139, Skellville is a spook house cum garden decoration retailer cum museum. The museum is actually just a random collection of old and new oddities, of which the Robot Elvis takes the cake. The robotic 'King of Rock and Roll' dances, sings and even does the iconic lip-curl. The place is strewn with numerous skeletons posing to depict various bizarre scenes. Step into this mad, mad world and buddy up with the living dead of Skellville! With only a meager admission price, this weird attraction makes for a thoroughly entertaining visit.
Established in 1908, the House of David, a religious sect in Benton Harbor, made and used miniature trains on which a journey of about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) was offered. Walt Disney is said to have ridden this train! Later the site was used for an amusement park named Eden Springs, keeping intact the rail road and other structures created by the religious community. Although most rides and attractions in the amusement park are shut, the place still offers railroad rides on summer weekends. The management aims to collect many historic trains which the visitors can experience first hand. The Eden Springs Park also doubles up as an RV Park and a campground throughout the year. Please visit the website for more information.
This 32 acre (12.94 hectares) facility is a conservation sanctuary for exotic animals. Most of the inmates here are adopted by the management from people who aren't equipped to take care of them. Regular, educational tours are arranged to benefit those interested in learning about these rare beauties. Overlooking the scenic Paw Paw Lake, the well maintained sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
The VFW Post 6803 is located on the Red Arrow Highway in Watervilet. Apart from housing interesting war ephemera, it is also home to one of the rarest pieces of World War II artillery. Installed in its yard is the rare 1918 cannon used in the World War II. Manufactured in the United States, when most of the arms and ammunition were of French make, these 1906-design beauties are extremely rare as only 200 of them were produced. The almost-a-century old cannon now sits proudly reminding people of its contribution in the war that changed the world forever.
An incredible place of beauty, Fernwood features 105 acres of beautiful gardens along the scenic St. Joseph River. There are miles of trails to explore. Indoors, visitors enjoy the nature center, fern conservatory, caf
Spanning 400 acres (161.87 hectares) of spectacular natural landscapes, Van Buren State Park is haven for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking in the wooded trails to swimming and lazing around on the beach, the park has something for everyone. The picturesque sand dunes are one of the most prominent features of this park. Excellent camping facilities on site make it possible to experience nature at its best.
Visit this library and enjoy extensive children's and reference materials, as well as information on local history and genealogy, and a state of the art computer lab.
Michigan's largest haunted theme park raises money for area charities. Open September and October, this park offers 44 acres of spooky fun.