Saginaw Travel Guide

  • Trail at Delta Campus
    Trail at Delta Campus
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  • Authentic Teahouse in Saginaw
    Authentic Teahouse in Saginaw
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  • View from Ojibway
    View from Ojibway
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Saginaw Things to Do

  • Hit the Trails

    Go for a hike! The good thing about Saginaw is its many parks. Shiawasee is the biggest of them all. The trail is clean, and it extends for a long time. If you go early in the morning or at dusk, you can see the deer. Its never usually crowded. The trails are scenic and relaxing. They have trails for bikers too.

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  • Ojibway Park

    Ojibway park is about the only park I've seen in Saginaw. Joggers, families, and couples like to head out there when the weather is nice. Its pretty decent in size, with a pretty view of the river. Down the street from this park is a Japanese Teahouse and Garden. Some community events are held here from time to time. Best of all, its free.In the...

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  • Drive around in big cars

    As Michigan is so big...there really isn't much in the way of public transport (from what I could see anyway)...Still, it was fun (if rather environmentally unfriendly), to drive around in some enormous cars which easily fitted in the whole gang.Pictured here, the enormous tank-sized Hummer tha we borrowed. I can tell you, it was not easy to climb...

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Saginaw Restaurants

  • FLAWLESS local barbecue!

    We've been four times in two weeks! Tuesdays their special is the brisket. You can see the smoke ring in the meat. SO tender. Served on perfect homemade garlic toast with smoky baked beans (with meat). You can tell by the flavor - it's REAL woodsmoke. Adds a dimension, not a pollution! Even the potato salad, which is a throw-away filler at most...

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  • Italian

    I've always liked Olive Gardens- the one on Bay isn't bad either. The staff are welcoming, and your waiter is usually attentive. If you've been to an Olive Garden before than you know the atmosphere. If not, then its a sit down kind of place, that can maintain a comfortable atmosphere even when packed. I've never had a complaint with their food...

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  • Greek Food Anyone?

    Zorba's serves some great Greek Food. I'd never had Greek food before, but I've never been dissapointed here. The ambience is ok, though coming through the entrance you pass a smokey bar, and the outside isn't "wow, cool." Lol. What speaks for Zorba's is its wonderful food and its nice, attentive staff. As far as a I know, there isn't another Greek...

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  • Chinese for Lunch

    Beijing BBQ is a buffet style restaurant. Their lunch special is really cheap- I think it comes to 6.25 after tax. The ambience is nice, better than First Wok. First Walk? Lol. Food is better here too. The employees are all pleasant, and the booths are comfortable. The lights and coloring and decorations provide a good, relaxed atmosphere. For a...

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  • Skip this Chinese Place

    The food was ok- the ambience wasn't so bad. The room is really decked out. But the help are mostly really rude and inattentive. I have even been threatened by the manager when out with friends, and we left without paying a tip. Their wonton wasn't bad. Stay away from their fried dumplings.

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  • Best Chinese Place in Town

    No restaurant I've been to in Saginaw yet really tops the Panda House in ambience. The dining area is very nice, with dim lighting that isn't too dim, along with lots of Chinese arts and crafts. The waiters/waitresses are really nice, including the owners. The food is always amazing and fresh, and you get what you pay for. In the evenings they used...

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Saginaw Nightlife

  • Clubbin'

    If you are looking for dancing there is no beating the Mixx! Its got a reputation as a "gay club", but a lot of straight people go too. Its ten dollars at the door (don't forget your ID)- they have a bar, a decent sized dance floor, usually good music- a stage- and in the room to the side you have a bigger bar and a pool table. Never had a problem...

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  • Old Town Saginaw

    Old Saginaw City is one of the oldest commercial areas in the Saginaw Valley and is still a thriving community offering more than you may be aware of.From entertainment to dinning, from comics to clothing Old Town Saginaw has something to offer everyone. Following are some of the businesses in Old City Saginaw.A Girly Girl Boutique - 1214 Court...

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Saginaw Shopping

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    by flyer_e901 Written Nov 1, 2007

    When visiting my cousins, I noticed Saginaw is full of shopping malls & strip malls. But if you're interested in finding a unique store that sells home decor & handcrafted gifts, Pride & Country Village would be the place. Check out the restored train car & depot at the back of the building. Hungry? Grab a bite to eat in the deli.

    What to buy: greeting cards, home furnishing, porcelein dolls, wallpaper, paint, jewelry, rugs, curtains, candles, garden centre (May - Sept), seasonal dept (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc)

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    • Arts and Culture

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Saginaw Warnings and Dangers

  • Saginaw real dangers

    Yes, the east side is where the poor people live. And the highest percentage of drug dealers. Stay off streets named after fruit trees (Cherry), numbers (4th), and with "wood" in the name (Robinwood) at most times.Otherwise, you'll be fine. I volunteer in the area and have delivered meals on wheels, secret Santa, etc. and I'm as white as they come....

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  • the East Side

    The East Side can be a nice place to visit if you go to the right spots. A lot of it is rundown though, and most of the crime in Saginaw occurs on the East Side. So, be smart, lock your stuff up, etc. like you would in any other city.

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  • East side-Scary!

    Saginaw is an ultra-poor city with high unemployment. This may explain the condition the east-side is in. I drove through while heading home on 75 from up north. I got the heck out of there promptly. I never imagined I would be that frightened. I was afraid to even stop at red lights. I am not exaggerating. There is absolutely no reason to Vacation...

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