All About Holland 2023

PUMP HOUSE MUSEUM + LEARNING CENTER (SEASONAL) 2282 Ottawa Beach Rd • (616) 607.6854 Come learn the stories of the people and the places in the historic Ottawa Beach area. Permanent interactive exhibits showcase the history of Lakewood Farm and Zoo, Jenison Electric Amusement Park, Big Red Lighthouse, and Ottawa Beach Hotel. Learn about the elephants and camels who carried visitors along Lake Michigan to arrive at one of the largest private zoos in the nation. Discover the “Figure 8 Toboggan” wooden roller coaster that drew thousands by ship and by train each summer. Then explore tales of feisty immigrants who dug the first channel by hand, creating the Holland Harbor. There’s also a Kids Corner featuring over 400 student interpretations of local history and happenings. The Pump House is the last surviving structure of the Hotel Ottawa Complex that burned in 1923. Built in 1901 as an electric power generating facility, the brick building later supplied pure well water to the hotel and then to local cottages until as late as the 1980’s. The original Deming water pump is on display. This charming museum is a central feature of the Black Lake Boardwalk linking the Mt. Pisgah dune stairs to the Holland State Park. Open weekends in June and daily from July 1 to Labor Day, it offers live historical programs throughout the summer. Check the website for new exhibits. Admission is always free. Choose a self-guided walking tour for a refreshing way to discover our historic downtown at your own pace. Check out the Art and Architecture and Historic Sites walking tours online, or pick up a free printed brochure from the Holland Visitors Bureau. Prefer a guided tour? Holland Tasting Tours has several options. On the classic tour, snack and stroll down 8th street while hearing stories of the past and commentary on downtown art and architecture. History buffs will enjoy the Pilgrim Home Cemetery walking tour where they’ll learn about some famous and not-so famous Hollanders, including town founders and the owner of the “good right arm” that rests there. This operator also has her very own Tulip Trolley for private motor tours! $ For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, embark on an Antique Joy Ride. Board a Ford Model A and amble the backroads to some of West Michigan’s most cherished places. Relax and take in all the sights, sounds, smells, and beauty of the area as you learn about the best local beaches, restaurants, hiking trails, and local attractions. $ HISTORIC TOURS Go by foot, by trolley, or by antique car on a tour of Holland!

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