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Always Something to Do Here!

There’s something for everyone in Michigan’s Great Southwest. We enjoy all 4 seasons here (some are just longer than others). Here’s a snapshot of what awaits you in our area:

  • Niles-Benton Harbor MSA named 9th best summer town by USA Today (August, 2013)
  • Home of Whirlpool Corporation headquarters and Whirlpool North America
  • Over 40 miles of Lake Michigan coastline including 7 public beaches  
  • 306 inland lakes and rivers
  • 17 parks with hiking, fishing, cycling, running walking and kayaking
  • Over 400 golf courses within a 100 mile-radius

We've Got Culture!

Whatever your taste, our area is full of arts and culture.

Krasl Art Center offers visitors and members high quality art through domestic and international exhibits,  classes and a nationally- acclaimed art fair each July on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.

Box Factory for the Arts showcases local artists work in their public galleries, and these same talented individuals create their masterpieces in the studios, located in the building. You can enjoy the local musical talent performing at the Box Factory in special performances throughout the year.

Benton Harbor Arts District boasts local art galleries and restaurants including a brewery where live entertainment and new craft beers can be enjoyed.

Enjoy Local Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

We are blessed with optimal growing conditions thanks to the fertile ground produced by the cool breezes off of Lake Michigan which produce an abundance of local wines and spirits and a wide array of Michigan craft beers.

  • 17 wineries are located throughout Michigan's Great Southwest
  • 8 breweries boasting craft beers, hard ciders and ales can be enjoyed all year long
  • 2 distilleries offering handcrafted artesian spirits