Benzie County Area
Things To Do

There is no end to the variety of activities available to Benzie County Area visitors and residents alike. In addition to sandy beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline, the county is home of part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lighthouses at Point Betsie and Frankfort, and the Betsie Valley Trail for hiking and biking along 22 miles from Elberta to Thompsonville.
While in Benzie County, visit the four-season family resort at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville where you will find slopes for downhill skiing, trails for cross country skiing, and in the summer months a 36-hole championship golf course. Be sure to visit some of the following attractions.

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Beachnut Surf Shop
1100 Main St., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-5249
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Benzie Area Historical Museum
6941 Traverse Ave., Benzonia, MI 49616, (231) 882-5539
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Champion Hill Golf Course
501 North Marshall Rd., Beulah, MI 49617, (231) 882-9200
Cherry Bowl Drive In Theater
9812 Honor Hwy., Honor, MI 49640, (231) 325-3413
Cru Cellars
411 Main St., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 399-0200
Crystal Gardens
1299 Pilgrim Hwy., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-9321
Elberta's Waterfront Park
Furnace Ave., Elberta, MI 49628
Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery
402 Forest Ave., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-6213
Glider Rides
NW Soaring Club, Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-6123
Intimidator Sport Fishing Charters
212 Frankfort Ave., Elberta, MI 49628, (231) 651-9995
Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre
413 Park St., Frankfort, MI 49635, (312) 576-5037
Michigan Legacy Art Park
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville, MI 49683, (231) 378-4963
Oliver Art Center
132 Coast Guard St., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-4151
Platte River State Fish Hatchery
US 31, Honor, MI 49640, (231) 325-4611
Point Betsie Lighthouse
3071 Point Betsie Rd., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-7644
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front St M-72, Empire, MI 49630, (231) 326-5134
A hidden gem no more, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named "The Most Beautiful Place in America" by ABC's Good Morning America. Boasting 35 miles along Lake Michigan, dunes that peak over 400 feet, two islands and 21 inland lakes, this national park brings in over a million visitors every year.
The Garden Theater
301 W. Main St., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-7561
The Vogue Theatre
383 River St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 508-8005
The newly renovated historic Vogue Theatre in downtown Manistee offers a movie experience unlike any other! Relax in our comfortable theater chairs and enjoy a first-run movie, weekly $2 classics or $.25 kids movies! Our ticket and concession prices are family-friendly! Call or check online for our movie schedule.

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