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Take our 13 ON YOUR SIDE of Town survey: Where should we go next?

13 ON YOUR SIDE of Town, all month long! We want to know what makes your community shine from the food, friends and future plans!
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MICHIGAN, USA — Take our survey! Where should 13 ON YOUR SIDE visit next as part of our 13 ON YOUR SIDE OF TOWN? 

You can tune into 13 ON YOUR SIDE at 6 a.m. and 5 & 6 p.m. to watch our 13 ON YOUR SIDE of Town highlights each week. 

MUSKEGON

We asked 13 ON YOUR SIDE viewers, "what is the best of Muskegon," and you weighed in big time. 

Muskegon-famous landmarks 

Famous for its freshwater beaches and historic architecture, Muskegon is a popular vacation destination for people of all ages. 

It’s hard to talk about Muskegon without first mentioning the beaches, most notably Pere Marquette. Known for its sandy shoreline along Lake Michigan and the Muskegon lights, the park and beach area draw major crowds during the warmest months of the year.

Both of the lighthouses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but they’re not the only historical landmarks in that area. Just to the east, a unique piece of naval history is on display – USS Silversides.

If you continue traveling east a few miles, you’ll find some houses that look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. This is the Hackley and Hume Historic Site. Built in the late 1800s, the incredible structures were once home to Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume, successful businessmen who worked together in the lumber industry and ended up living right next to each other at the corner of Webster and 6th.  

Where to eat? 

There is no shortage of incredible restaurants in West Michigan. But with so many options, how do you choose where to indulge? We — 13 ON YOUR SIDE digital producers Riley and Amy — have set out to find the tastiest spots in the area and are documenting our journey with a series called 13 Eats.

13 Eats is all about highlighting the best restaurants in the West Michigan area. This week, we’re traveling all the way to the lakeshore to try out a Muskegon fan favorite: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack.

RELATED: Fatty Lumpkins is a tiny, perfect piece of Muskegon

Five Year Plan

We asked the movers and shakers in town, "What will Muskegon look like five years from now?' 

The past often informs the present.

If you left city limits between five and ten years ago and just pulled back into town, you’d be in for a dramatic homecoming.

Not only does downtown look and feel like a very different place, but many of the city’s former industrial areas along the lakeshore now also have newfound curb appeal.

RELATED: What will Muskegon look like five years from now?

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