Museums & Observatory

Museums & Observatory

 

Explore history through the exhibits of a Newaygo County museum or reach for the stars at our observatory.

 

Expand Your Mind.

The Experience of Exploration

Our museum and observatory offer two unique ways to expand your knowledge about the history of our past and galaxies beyond. Explore the rich educational opportunities of our region.

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Stories of the Past & Future

Labor Day Weekend Logging Festival

Labor Day Weekend Logging Festival

The Logging Festival in Newaygo has been a part of Labor Day weekend for more than 60 years.  I have been trying to research the changes throughout the years and have learned that while some of the weekend’s events and activities have changed, the common theme of...

8 Stops For a Unique Gift

8 Stops For a Unique Gift

    Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is here!  I’m probably more guilty than most of having a certain distinct box showing up on my porch on a regular basis, but this year is more important than ever to support small businesses.     I’ve put...

Christmas Season Festivities

Christmas Season Festivities

I grew up in Newaygo country. My memories of the area are rich odes to the senses.  There’s the feeling of the cold river running over my feet in the summer, sunlight on my face as it blinked through the rustling tree branches along the bank. There was the taste of...

Church’s Tree Farm

Church’s Tree Farm

Finding the right tree!Snow fell, and we said goodbye to fall as if it were a thing that never existed. There were never leaves of red, yellow, or orange decorating the skyline. There were no greying trees of exposed branches and bark. There is only this place, this...

Get Your Art On!

Get Your Art On!

This not so summery weather seemed to call for something fun inside today.  Newaygo County, known for its outdoor activities, has plenty of hidden treasures for these occasions.  However, this morning, I was really in for a special treat as I ventured into an...

Make a Weekend of it!

Newaygo is the perfect spot to expand your experience of the world around you. Whether you are planning an overnight stay or a week long visit, we have just the right spot to rest and renew. What are you waiting for?