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There are a lot of things to do and places to go in South Haven, Michigan, and these are the focus of topics in this category.

South Haven is a port city, a tourist destination, a resort community, and a historical city in southwestern Michigan. As such, the city includes several historical places, and hosts museums, art galleries, and theaters, as well as annual activities and events that bring people into town. The city's harbors, riverfront, and Lake Michigan beaches significantly increase its population during the summer months.

As an example, the Michigan Maritime Museum is a riverfront facility near the Dyckman Bridge. Its exhibits highlight the history of local maritime activities, including Native American traditions, commercial fishing, commercial shipping, commercial steamship travel, boat building, the United States Life Saving Service, and the United States Coast Guard.

Located on Bailey Street, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum commemorates the life and work of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, known as the Father of Modern Horticulture, and the Historical Association of South Haven encourages an appreciation and understanding of the history of the city through its exhibits, programs, and publications, including its restoration of the South Haven Lighthouse.

The South Haven Center for the Arts is headquartered in the old Carnegie Library on Phoenix Street, where it houses several exhibits and shows. The Scott Club, also on Phoenix Street, serves as a place for literary advancement, and sponsors several community programs throughout the year. Adjacent to South Haven High School, Listiak Auditorium is used for school and community theatrical activities.

Additionally, the city and township of South Haven operate a variety of recreational facilities and opportunities, including beaches, boating and canoeing on the Black River, non-motorized trails, riding stables, ballfields, playgrounds, and golfing. The city maintains several public parks and recreational facilities, some in conjunction with South Haven Charter Township, South Haven Public Schools, and the South Haven Area Recreation Authority.

Appropriate topics for this category include historical places, museums, theaters, and libraries, as well as parks, sports and recreational facilities and programs, whether operated by the city, school district, community organization, or as a private venue. Festivals, concerts, and other events in South Haven may also be listed here.



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