Holland Michigan Trip – Continued

Here are some more pictures of our trip to Holland Michigan. This is the “Big Red Lighthouse” a different color from any lighthouse I have ever seen.

We ate here because it was close to our hotel and we found the food to be out of this world delicious! When we walked up to the front of the building we heard a horse walking up and neighing. I turned to look and saw it was a loud speaker, fooled me!

Inside there were dollar bills all over the restaurant. They have frequent fund raisers and donate a percentage of the sales to the person in need. This fundraiser was for a woman with kids that had a illness. The patrons donated and hung the dollar bills for her.

They were packed when we got there and we had a about a 20 minute wait.

That is all dollar bills on the wall under the horse sign.

I had the prime rib and it was the best I have ever tasted!

There was something for everyone.

I sure wish it had been the weekend so I could have tried one of these!

We were there on Tuesday night.

We were so excited to see how wooden shoes were made, the sign could definitely use some TLC.

We walked inside and it was very touristy.

Prices were ridiculous for what they were selling.

There was a sign that showed where the wooden shoe factory was but nobody was in there.

It definitely wasn’t a factory, it was more of a demonstration room with a window to look through.

They didn’t even have someone to tell us about the place, very disappointing! The only thing good about this place was it didn’t cost to go inside.

I have one more stop on our trip to Holland Michigan that I will post soon. I didn’t want to overload you with pictures today.


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  1. Now that would suit me fine. Steaks of real beef . Do you know that Sirlion is a Knight of English realm. King John loved this cut so much .One dinner he had in Oxford feast he decided to draw sword and Knight the beef joint .He was most likely drunk but history fails to tell me so. In any event I wish to have been there with you as it sounds just up my street

  2. I love seeing lighthouses – and this one is definitely unique in both shape and colour! And what a great idea to use the dollar bills for charity – it’s good to read that people still care about each other.

    • It was so cold and windy the day we were there. Luckily it was a big lighthouse and easy to see. My mother in law stayed in the car, I walked halfway out to get my pictures and my husband went out the the end. Sand was everywhere and all over my Jeep but well worth the visit!

  3. Looks like another beautiful set of stops in Holland Michigan! The red lighthouse is very cool and so were the wooden shoes. The food at the restaurant looks so good! Steak is one of my favourite foods and the menu is amazing. The surf and turf sure looked good!

  4. The restaurant looks delicious. When we are in Holland this summer, we will take a pass on the wooden shoe factory. I do have to say, my mom had some wooden shoes from Holland, but I don’t know what happened to them. I kind of wish I would have saved them.

    • Don’t expect much unless you want to buy some shoes. I would have to say that was the only place we were disappointed in, just a tourist place where everything else we saw we enjoyed.

  5. What an interesting town. That light house looks so big, as if a big family could live there. Glad you had such a great time and could stay over to check things out.

  6. I love Holland!! It’s one of my favorite places to visit. I haven’t eaten at Crazy Horse but will definitely go there next time! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great pictures and great menu! I am sharing this with B in case we should ever get to Holland, Michigan. He was very interested in the woodworking shop in previous Holland blog.

    • Yes and the patrons too, there was money hanging everywhere. By the time we finished eating it was late and they took all the money off the wall but left a large bowl so we left money in there. The lady’s story was so sad.

  8. Great photos of what looks to be a wonderful place to visit. If I had heard that horse I would have been quickly moving out of the way LOL it is pretty cool though that they have that. Thank you for sharing your time in photos. Very interesting about the dollar bills and the restaurant allowing people to help people in need. Hanging the dollar bills on the wall, what a clever idea.

  9. The red lighthouse is a keeper! I have a wooden shoe I use as a pen and pencil holder on my desk, it’s always a conversation starter – love the wooden shoe factory too!

  10. what fun Diana and love the lighthouse. One of my clients calls me lighthouse with my poetry which is so cute. Seeing the wooden shoes and how they are made is so cool. I have a small one that I love.💞

  11. Thanks for sharing more of your adventures! I so miss tulip festivals and fields of tulips. I haven’t even successfully grown tulips in my part of Colorado! I like the clogs. I used to have a little miniature clogs magnet I got at a festival that unfortunately fell from the fridge one day.

    • That was the only place that we were disappointed with. They had very little wooden shoes for sale, it was all tourist junk. Yes the restaurant was amazing! Thank you Susan!

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