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Benton Harbor-Saint Joseph

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Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph ("Benton Harbor-Saint Joe" for short) are two nearby towns in the Lake Michigan Beachtowns region of Michigan.

Get in

St. Joseph has an Amtrak train station on the Pere Marquette route between Grand Rapids and Chicago.

By car, they can be reached from US-31/I-196 or I-94.

St. Joseph is about an hour and 45 minutes drive from Chicago.

Get around

Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is very easy to get around by car. Though be cautious of downtown St. Joseph's one-way streets.

See

Things to see in St. Joseph:

  • Krasl Art Museum
  • Curious Kids Museum
  • Box Factory for the Arts
  • Silver Beach
  • Lighthouse
  • Downtown shopping area
  • Sunset over the lake from the bluff
  • Tiscornia Beach

Do

  • Ice Festival (February)
  • Blossomtime Parade (May)
  • Krasl Art Fair (July)
  • Venetian Festival (July)
  • Chalk the Block (August)

Stay Safe

Try to avoid traveling alone in the economically depressed areas of Benton Harbor. The area has experienced an increase in evening crimes.

Buy

Eat

  • Pumphouse Grill - [1]
  • Tosi's Cafe - Great place for breakfast, lunch or a light evening snack. Excellent food, pastries, and coffee. [2]
  • Kilwin's Ice Cream - [3]

Drink

Sleep

Get out

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St. Joseph Today - Listing of events and overview of the town [4]

City of St. Joseph - City Website [5]

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