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  • Renaissance Center

    Detroit Favorites

    The Renaissance Center is located right on the Detroit River downtown - and it's easy to appreciate the size and flow of this waterway as you watch the barges float past. The Detroit River links Lake St. Clair with Lake Erie, and is one of the major connecting links between Detroit and the rest of the world . . . That's the Ambassador Bridge in the...

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  • Eastern Market

    Detroit Favorites

    Have you ever seen such lovely eggplants? (Or "aubergine" as they say in the U.K.) Well, perhaps you have, but they certainly don't look like that at the grocery stores in the U.P.! Nothing beats fresh eggplant, squash, tomatoes and onions all combined in a spicy rattatouille!

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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    Detroit Favorites

    Visit this museum which is one of the largest in the USA. The permanent collection includes ancient art and artifacts as well as paintings and sculpture. This art museum is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue. For information phone: 313-833-7900

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  • UP & LP Great Lakes Beaches

    Michigan actually has a lot of beaches, even if it doesn't have a really long summer. Any tourist information center will be able to provide you with a map of their locations, and some are state parks of various sizes. I was actually a little surprised by the quality of these beaches, with fine white sand and sloping dunes. They don't have the...

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  • Detroit

    The city of Detroit was founded in 1701 by French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac as a place from which to ship furs to Canada. During its long history, the city was taken over from the French and controlled by the British, and then it eventually became American territory.Detroit's fortunes began in 1903, when Henry Ford established the Ford...

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  • 83 separate governments

    In Michigan there are 83 separate governments, one for each county. Each county has state-sponsored jurisdiction over the people and businesses within its boundary. The counties are supposed to work together to spread the government out to reach the individuals in a coordinated manner. Usually there are competing local agendas that impede that...

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  • Michigan Weather

    The weather pattern in Michigan belongs to the temperate type with four distinct seasons.Best comfort in spring and fall, while summers can be very hot and humid and winters are bitter cold with crisp air. Snowfall can be abundant but it rarely accumulates over one foot or two (30-60 cm) in the southern portion of the Lower...

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  • Michigan land of outdoor recreation

    Michigan is surrounded by four large lakes, ocean size lakes to some, and covered with thick green forest of pines, firs, and hemlocks. It is an outdoor recreational paradise. National Forests cover about a quarter of the state with State Forest covering another 25-30% of the state. Over half the state is forested. You'll find fishing, boating,...

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  • Visit Greenfield Village

    Visit Greenfield Village in Deerborn. Built by Henry Ford, it contains Thomas Edison's old laboratory, a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, as well as a museum of historic items. The picture is the laboratory of Thomas Alva Edison, which was moved here by Henry Ford Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village is located at 20900 Oakwood...

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  • Kellogg Factory in Battle Creek

    When my children were young they enjoyed visiting the Kellogg factory in Battle Creek. The ate the samples of sugared cereals in the car while driving around.Called Kellogg's Cereal City USA it has been named by the Discovery Channel as the second best factory tour for kids anywhere. These days you are welcomed by Tony the Tiger. Kellogg's is...

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  • Beautiful fall colors

    When visiting Michigan one should see the fall colors. We have a variety of hardwoods, including maple. The forests of the UP are well known for its' beauty

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  • Visit Mackinac Island, home of...

    Visit Mackinac Island, home of many turn-of-the18th century industrialist millionaires from Chicago, Gary, Ind. and Detroit. The Island was also the scenic backdrop for the movie 'SOMEWHERE IN TIME'.My fondest memory is a very bittersweet one. We had just lost my wifes best friend ( and almost like another sister to me) to breast cancer about 5...

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  • Depending on where you are in...

    Depending on where you are in Michigan there are many places to go and visit. If you are in the Upper Penninsula, you must go visit the Taquamenon Falls. They are absolutly gorgeous. The Upper Pennisula is also great for camping and hiking. There are so many to choose from. Even though I live near Detroit, I still love going camping up in the...

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  • Automobile Factories

    Visit at least one automobile factory. Unfortunately, they don't give samples the way Kellogg did.Be prepared to swelter. After all, they are heating and molding iron and steel.

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  • I live in the Upper Penninuala...

    I live in the Upper Penninuala of Michigan and yes we do have indoor plumbing!!!! If you come here in the winter you must go downhill sking, snowboarding or cross country sking. It is also so pretty in the fall with all the leaves changing color. In the summer you most go see the waterfalls.

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  • Pack up the camping gear and...

    Pack up the camping gear and head to one of the thousands of camping facilities located throughout the state. Landing my first big (23 pound) salmon on the Pere Marquette river. There is no way to describe the excitment of battling a fish for over half an hour knowing if you make the wrong move your catch will be lost.

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  • I would take someone to...

    I would take someone to Michigan Adventure park in Grand Haven. A huge water park and amusement park. The fall when the leaves turn yellow, red, and orange. And the smell of burning leaves in the fall brings back childhood memories.

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  • The Western Section of...

    The Western Section of Michigan from Benton Harborup the Shore of the lake to Traverse City is absolutely beautiful and it is a wonderful alternative to the always overcrowded shores of the lake near Chicago. The Wonderful Summer breezes off the Lake near St.Joseph and Benton Harbor.

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  • If you could only visit one...

    If you could only visit one place in Michigan, I would suggest you go to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Take a boat ride out into Lake Superior for a gorgeous view of the shore, then drive around to the various waterfalls and lookout points scattered throughout the park. I live a half hour from Lake Michigan, and I've always loved it and the...

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  • Go Up North! I talked about...

    Go Up North! I talked about this on my Charlevoix and Macinac Island pages but it's a must, very beautiful!Oh, and you must get out on one of the lakes, Huron, Michigan, St. Clair and watch a sunrise and sunset...they are magical. The sky explodes with new colors every time!This picture is of Pictured Rock in the North Central part of the UP....

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  • Go sightseeing up north. If...

    Go sightseeing up north. If you like to fish there are a million and one places to do it, small inland lakes or on the big lakes. The photo is a result of about an hour and a half's work thanks to Capt. Al. This guy knows what he's doing. Check him out at www.fishportaustin.com the web site has links to the area. ps most of those are Lake Trout...

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  • You have to hit the beaches. ...

    You have to hit the beaches. They are so soothing to the soul. It really doesn't matter where in Michigan you go except maybe the East side. Certain areas are very mucky and virtually useless except for natural preservation. Big Red lighthouse and going through the channel by boat. Fun.

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  • See the many beautiful beaches...

    See the many beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan. There are sand dunes and very nice beaches. Power boat races at Grand Haven are great fun to watch.There are 4 seasons and a drive to the Upper Peninsula in the fall is breathtaking. The leaves changing color in the fall is a nice to see. Mackinaw Island is a nice place to visit. You take a ferry...

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  • Pamzam70's General Tip

    My fondest memory of Mackinac Island is my wedding held there in September, 2000. It was wonderful!! I highly recommend it if you are looking for something different, something romantic, and something beautiful. We were married at the Mission Point Gazebo (on a cold, cold day) outside, right on the lakefront. After the ceremony, my husband and I...

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  • You have to go through...

    You have to go through Gaylord, Michigan, it's the sister city to Pontresina, Switzerland, whatever that means.Has anyone ever been to Pontresina? Anyway, they have 'swiss alp' type roofing and that's pretty much it but it's an example at an American attempt at culture. I liked it though. Sutton's Bay, MichiganHaving breakfast near the Sleeping...

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  • Go to Mackinaw Island. It is...

    Go to Mackinaw Island. It is a major tourist trap, but people come here for a reason. Try to go in the spring (around May or June) to see the lilacs in bloom, and be sure to spend the night - it gives you a completely different viewpoint of the island than those who visit for just a day trip. Lake Michigan, near Charlevoix, is absolutely beautiful...

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  • I like the northern part of...

    I like the northern part of Michigan where there are clear lakes and wooded forests as well as sandy beaches I would miss the clear lakes and wooded forests

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  • Don_Wright's General Tip

    Major league sports. Detroit has representative teams in all four major league sports. They capture our heart and souls, and we enjoy following them. It helps keep you going, at work or driving home, or kicking back at home, listening to Ernie Harwell radio broadcast the Detroit Tiger games, and Bruce Martyn (retired now) the Red Wings games, is...

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  • Go to downtown Detroit, around...

    Go to downtown Detroit, around Hart Plaza, from mid May to July 4th for the outdoor festivals, culminating in the International Freedom Festival. Drive the many miles of coastline around the Great Lakes. Cross the Mackinaw Bridge, and drive through the Upper Peninsula to the Lake of the Clouds, and Porcupine Mountains. And go golfing, and boating,...

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  • Don_Wright's General Tip

    The beauty of the four seasonal changes. Memories of summertime, and baseball. Of winter when I was a kid, and my Dad taking me to Olympia Stadium to see the Red Wings play the Montreal Canadiens. And around Christmas, the Rotunda in Dearborn with the magical Christmas displays. As a youngster, the beautiful springtimes, when anything seemed...

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  • My favorite memory is climbing...

    My favorite memory is climbing a 500 vertical drop down to lake michigan. I set a recors time..15 minutes. My mother on the other hand also set a record...longest trek...2 hours! If I were to move away from Michigan...and I am sure I will, I will most miss the lakes and the bizarre weather. As much of a pain as it is, it is exciting to never know...

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  • If you are going Northern...

    If you are going Northern part of Michigan, like we did to Traverse City - do not forget to take some snacks with you as you might not find place to eat! and drive up to the point, don't leave it till late... We had a problem with finding accomodation as either everything was booked or overcharged.. BEACHES!

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  • Having been a resident on the...

    Having been a resident on the west side of Lake Michigan all my life, I don't regularly have the pleasure of seeing the sun set over my favorite lake. So when the fam and I made a day trip to South Holland, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, we made a point of watching the sun set. We lucked out this time--the sunset was so pretty, it...

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  • Carry a firearm in the major...

    Carry a firearm in the major cities. Just kidding! Actually the best places in Mi. aren't found in the cities. Stay in out of the way places and enjoy outdoor activities. The music. In the '60's Detroit was full of good musicans such as Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, the MC5,ect.

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  • Visit during the fall.

    The fall is an amazing time in Michigan as the leaves turn to beautiful shades of red, yellow, and brown. The process takes a couple weeks, depending on the weather. The best place to go is the Upper Peninsula, however anyplace in Michigan will do.

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  • Check out Frankenmuth for a...

    Check out Frankenmuth for a taste of old world America. Lots of fun stores with loads of sweets and eats. The place is famous for hosting car shows and they have some of the most beautiful rides you will ever see. Driving my uncles 57 Ford Fairlane was a real treat. This state is proud and crazy about cars. The diners are great too!

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  • Drive the Mackinac Bridge.

    This is the bridge connecting the southern and northern parts of Michigan. It is a very impressive piece of engineering.

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  • lake michigan there are some...

    lake michigan there are some gorgeous place and views my family and friends as i grew up there and only see them once every two years i miss them the most but there is also the view when you are on a boat on lake sinclair

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  • Visit Mackinac Island. Catch a...

    Visit Mackinac Island. Catch a ferry from St. Ignace or Mackinaw City to this historic protected paradise. Here you can roam the village, or rent a bike and tour the island, most of which is a state park.Tours by horse drawn wagons and cariages are also available. The Lilacs on Mackinac Island. A childhood favorite, these beautiful flowering...

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  • attend a university of...

    attend a university of michigan football game, 112,000 people all in one place to see the wolverines win! Some games are great, others are totaly awesome ! Michigan defeating Virginia on the last play of the game in the kick-off classic on a pass play from Scott Driesbach to Mercury Hayes as time expired.

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  • Lie on the white sands of some...

    Lie on the white sands of some lake michigan beaches. And visit the Ludington Sate Park. Which is ranked number 2 in Michigan. The sunsets on the lake are the best and it is incredible to see waves crashing up on the lighthouses and piers during a storm.

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  • See Lake Michigan. The beaches...

    See Lake Michigan. The beaches are quiet and clean and are great for rock collectors. Also, the state has wonderful grape, and blueberry farms to check out and pick from. The attitude is frienly, upbeat, and laid back. The people are the best reason to live here.

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  • When visiting Michigan the top...

    When visiting Michigan the top part is most incredible place to go in this state. The waterfalls and wild life are amazing. My best memory is seeing a white wolf with a pack of other wolves. That was just amazing seeing nature up that close.

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  • Go north! Upper Michigan is...

    Go north! Upper Michigan is absolutely beautiful. My family home is in Mich, I just recently moved away, so I have traveled there EXTENSIVELY. Go to Mackinac Island, where no cars are allowed, only horses and bicycles. It's a short ferry ride away from Mackinaw City, which is just below the Mackinac Bridge that connects lower and upper Mich. The...

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  • Get out into the woods!

    Tramping around the Upper Peninsula, following old railroad tracks to logging sites, fishing at Lake Michegamee, cider and donuts when the Dexter Cider Mill opens in the fall, the UofM arboretum, ...

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