Bay Pointe

Introduction

Learn Something New at the Best Museums in Southwest Michigan

Learn Something New at the Best Museums in Southwest Michigan

With 375 feet of Gun Lake frontage and 15 acres of wooded terrain, Bay Pointe is the ideal resort if you’re looking to be surrounded by breathtaking nature. Our resort can accommodate vacations of all types, from summer vacations with the family to a romantic getaway for two. While there is plenty to do outdoors, like relaxing on Gun Lake or hiking a nearby trail, there is also a variety of unique attractions to check out. Add a bit of learning to your itinerary by visiting some of the best museums in this area of Michigan. 

A Checklist of Museums near Shelbyville, Michigan

Southwest Michigan is full of unique history, and the best places to discover it are local museums. Several museums are within about a 30-minute drive from our Gun Lake resort. Keep in mind that some museums are open seasonally, so be sure to check their hours of operation before arriving. 

Bernard Historical Museum

Located in Delton, the Bernard Historical Museum has shared and preserved Barry County history for more than five decades. Explore eight buildings that hold more than 40,000 artifacts dating from prehistoric times to the 1930s and 1940s.

Gilmore Car Museum

Explore America’s history through automobiles at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. Wander the permanent and visiting exhibits to see cars and motorcycles that span generations. There is also an authentic 1941 diner on the grounds. 

Byron Center Museum and Historical Society

Found in what was once the historic town hall built in 1876, the Byron Center Museum and Historical Society is part museum, part genealogy research room. Wander the main floor containing a post office, store, and doctor’s office. 

Grand Rapids Public Museum

One of the most popular museums in the area is the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Containing one of the state’s largest collections of scientific specimens and historical and cultural artifacts, there is no shortage of things to discover in the exhibits. Don’t forget about the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium during your visit. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum

A must-visit for any art lover is the Grand Rapids Art Museum. There is a wide variety of work from the Renaissance to modern art and special collections. Be sure to check to see what touring exhibits will be on display during your visit. 

Start Planning Your Michigan Getaway Today

A waterfront view of a hotel near some of the best museums in Southwest Michigan.

There’s no better time than the present to plan your visit to Bay Pointe. The adventures that await you are endless. Spend time outdoors kayaking or plan a visit to one of the best museums in this region of Michigan. Regardless of how you fill your day, relax in comfort every night.

Our resort features three accommodation options, each providing guests with a cozy place to call home. To learn more about our resort, its amenities, and how to save on your stay, call 269-672-8111.