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Michigan Things to Do

  • Renaissance Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    I visited the central business area and found the beautiful General Motors Renaissance Center on the waterfront. Walking through the Renaissance Center I saw huge food courts with vendors offering food like many tourist area's in many major cities. But there were no customers. There was no one there except for the people working in the food court....

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  • Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

    Saugatuck Things to Do

    I think one of the most memorable moments of our entire trip for both Mickey and I came when we visited the famed OVAL BEACH. We were literally "taken aback" by our first view...truly it reminded both of us of the beaches in Hawaii , We had read all the ratings and raves about this beach: "Conde Nast Traveler rates it as one of the 25 best...

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  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    Grand Rapids Things to Do

    On our way to Canada for the weekend we stopped in Grand Rapids to visit the Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, specifically to see the Chihuly exhibit that is running through October 31, 2010. There are 15 spots throughout the gardens and park that have Chihuly works placed in them, many of them integrating into nature. My favorite spot was the...

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  • Soo Locks

    Sault Ste. Marie Things to Do

    There are 5 of them and they were built in various stages and time frames. the Army Corp of Engineers maintain the locks and the area around them. There are 11,000 ships that come through the locks every year, and they can be closed at times during the winter months-November through March- due to ice. The ships carry 90 million tons of cargo, and...

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  • Frankenmuth

    Michigan Things to Do

    Silent Night Memorial Chapel is an inspirational landmark which stands at the south entrance to the City of Frankenmuth, "Michigan's Little Bavaria." It is a part of the 27 acre Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland complex. The chapel, built in 1992, is an authentic replica of the Oberndorf, Austria, Silent Night Memorial Chapel. No services or...

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  • Comerica Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    If you visit Detroit during the summer, a great day activity is to catch a Tiger game at Comerica Park. With all the restaurants and bars around the Stadium, as well as, in stadium activities, you can make a day out of the game. I usually take my girls down a few hours early to park and then have head to a local pub for lunch or dinner. Then we get...

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  • Belle Isle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    our family went to belle isle all the time. it was my younger sisters favorite place so we always had her birthday party there every october. we loved renting a boat and the bikes. it was a clean fun place for all ages. if you've not been there it's a must visit place for all michiganders and tourists - you'll love it!

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  • The Henry Ford

    5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    The Henry Ford Museum is incredible! The Dymaxion House is my favorite exhibit. It's a 1946 vision of the future! The Ford offers more than just cars, it's trains, planes, farming equipment, even jewerly, furniture and silver. It really does have something for everyone. Open 7 days a week 9:30am-5:00pm (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas...

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    If you have a free ½ day or day, the Detroit Zoo is a great way to spend it. We’ve been to plenty of zoo’s around the US, and I think this is one of the best. It is easy to get around and they have some great exhibits. It is situated on 125 acres and has cageless exhibits, so you can view most animals in natural habitat. It was opened in 1928 and...

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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    Been there a couple of times - pretty interesting place. From time to time it has different exhibits (like 'Camile Clodel and Rodin scuptures' one which I visited and enjoyed last year). For general admission adults pay $6; kids -$3. For exhibits pay separately.

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  • Eastern Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    It is really nice place to go if you love fruits and veggies they are cheap price and you can also get cheap oils and lotions and they jazz music while you shop its really nice.I dont have any photos of it but whenever i get a chance i can take care thanks

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  • Hart Plaza

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    Hart Plaza is part of the Detroit International Riverfront at the foot of Woodward Avenue, the most important street in Detroit. In 1701, Cadillac landed here to found the city of Detroit. The Hart Plaza, which is named after the late Michigan Senator, therefore includes a number of historic signs and bronze statues to Cadillac and founding...

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  • Walter P. Chrysler Museum

    Detroit Things to Do

    This has got to be one of the best kept secrets in Detroit, friend who had lived there did not know about it. It's well worth a visit even if you are only mildly interested in cars. Housed in a modern purpose built building are the many different makes of cars that became part of the Chrysler group. It was certainly interesting to learn about the...

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  • Campus Martius Park

    Detroit Things to Do

    Among the great gathering centers in Detroit, Campus Martius Park is a circus for seven downtown streets, including Michigan and Woodward Avenues. In winter, there is an open air ice rink and city Christmas Tree. The spot has historic significance as a place to drill the troops starting in 1788, and as a place to display the colors of the...

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  • Museum of African American History

    5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    This is an award winning museum & is dedicated to African-American History and the contributions that African-Americans have made to our society. "And Still We Rise" is the key permanent exhibit & outlines this experience. They also feature travelling art & history exhibits and bring in some great live musical acts.

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  • Motown Historical Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Detroit Things to Do

    I'm listing some landmarks for Detroit music fans here. Note: Boys, please don't cry if you don't see Eminem. I claim no responsibility for your dissapointment. Hitsville USA: for those fans of the MOTOWN sound. 2648 w Grand Blvd TEMPERMILL STUDIOS: 2040 HILTON RD, FERNDALE. JUST OUTSIDE THE DETROIT BORDER. Kid Rock rocked here. 54 SOUND: Eminem...

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  • Detroit Historical Museum

    Detroit Things to Do

    When I first wrote this tip in 2006, the DHM was NOT open at that time. Since then it has secured funding through private means and is currently open to the public. It is open every day, see the link I have in this tip to go to their web page where the current hours are listed. I apologize for writing a eulogy of this fine institution, it seems I...

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  • Shrine of the Little Flower

    Detroit Things to Do

    Father Charles Coughlin was an enormously popular Roman Catholic priest who hosted a nation-wide radio show in the 1930s and early 1940s. He was an arch-conservative and rather anti-semitic, yet managed to attract a fanatically loyal following, particularly in the urban Midwest. In the 1930s, Coughlin was responsible for the construction of a...

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  • Cranbrook

    Detroit Things to Do

    Deep in the suburbs of Oakland County, Cranbrook is an oasis of educational and artistic excellence. Cranbrook Academy has challenged, enlightened, and developed generations of students since its founding in the 1920s. This is one of the most admired private schools in the United States, one which has done a remarkable job of living up to (and even...

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  • Detroit Downtown

    Detroit has suffered from neglect and corruption for so long that it has become rather famous for this. Downtown, contrary to popular belief, is not dangerous downtown. It's dangerous in some neighborhoods, but downtown is isolated from the rest of the city by freeways. Check it out. The once empty high rise structures are on their way back to use....

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  • Upper Peninsula: Agate Falls

    Located on MI-28, somewhat near Bruce Crossing at the junction of US45, Agate Falls makes a nice pit stop. Parking is easy even for big rigs, although caution should be exercised on the loop turn within the park. Pathway leads back under the bridge to a view spot is easy even for wheelchairs, but this view of the falls isn't good for photography....

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  • Mackinac Island

    Resort island with access only from ferry. No cars are allowed on the Island. Rent a bike or a horse drawn carriage and explore this quaint and historic town.

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  • Pictured Rocks

    Wonderful rock Formation on the southern coast of Lake Superior. Boat Tours are available out of Munising

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  • The Joy of Boating in the Great Michigan...

    My short holidays in Michigan was a success but was not enough to see the many things to do in in this wonderful Country of many great Lakes. My niece and I, however, enjoyed the spectacular recreational Boating day adventure at lake Huron on the way to the strait of Mackinac Island. It was more than a joyful day with the fast Ferry. The beautiful...

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  • The Gateway to Mackinac Island

    Considered one of the longest suspension Bridge in the world is the Mackinac Bridge which is also known as Mighty Mac or Big Mac. It connects the upper and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is extended between the lakes Huron and Michigan Lakes starting from the City of St. Ignace on the northern end connecting the southern part of the village of...

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  • The Detroit Institute of Arts

    It's a fabulous museum of art and history. It may not have the world's most famous art pieces, but just about every classically famous artist you could think of is represented - and probably with two works. Why Detroit? Well, it seems that in the 1930s, when Ford, General Motors and Chrysler were in their heyday, the families gave heaps to the DIA...

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  • THE PURPLE ROSE THEATRE

    Just west of Ann Arbor, MI is the cute town of Chelsea, home of The Purple Rose Theatre, established by actor and Michigan native Jeff Daniels.The theatre is intimate and features great american works, especially middle American, by Pulitzer winning playwright Lanford Wilson and Jeff Daniels himself among others.Currently, Escanaba in Love, the...

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  • Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

    Perched atop a massive rock like a castle on Lake Superior, the Marquette Harbor Light is clearly visible from the downtown harbor front. It was first established in 1853 and the current square/integral brick structure built in 1866. Because it is an active Coast Guard station, the lighthouse is not accessible to the public - but we got close. One...

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  • Hart Plaza

    Situated on the Detroit River, Hart Plaza is a 14-acre (6-hectare) public plaza named in honor of former Michigan Senator Philip A. Hart. The plaza was designed by Japanese architect Isamu Noguchi, and opened in 1975. It features several amphitheaters, an ice-skating rink, and many works of public art. From the plaza, there is a fine view of...

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  • The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

    The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center was originally called the City-County Building. However, it was renamed to honor Coleman Young, Detroit's first black mayor, shortly after his death in 1997. It contains the Office of the Mayor, the Detroit City Council, other city department offices, and the offices of the Wayne County government.The 20-story...

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  • The Renaissance Center

    The Renaissance Center is a hotel and convention facility that was completed between 1976 and 1977. The complex includes a central 739-foot (225-meter), 73-story building that is occupied by the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center hotel. Four 534-foot (163-meter), 39-story office towers surround the central tower. Some of the office space is...

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  • Cadillac's Landing

    Cadillac's Landing in downtown Detroit is a historic site marked with a plaque and a statue of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. It marks the spot where the explorer and his men landed and planted the flag of France.On June 5, 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac set off from Montreal with a convoy of 25 canoes to explore the wilderness to the west. On...

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  • More Victorian

    SundaysTridentine (Latin) Mass 9:30 am12:00 Noon (English)MondaysTridentine (Latin) Mass 7:00 pm Thursdays 12:00 Noon (English)(Mass & Novena to Black Madonna)Holy Days 12:00 Noon (English)

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  • Solid Past

    In the Grand Circus Park there are several Statues to those who shaped Detroit.The park was neat and clean, no vagrants any where to be seen.Detroit has many such statues located in and around the city.

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  • Attend Victorian Gothic

    Great looking building!! Awesome ArchitectureI did not attend services it was a Wednesday afternoon, but the Anglican's are still active here.Sunday Services7:30 AM – Morning Prayer (Chapel)8:00 AM – Holy Communion (Chapel)10:00 AM – Choral Holy Communion††Morning Prayer with Holy Communion on the 2nd and 5th Sundays of the month,exclusive of...

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  • An Old-Fashioned Parade

    Not only does Mackinac Island not allow motors so the traffic in town consists of people on bicycles and horse-drawn carriages, and not only does the scent of fudge welcome you when you disembark from your ferry, BUT! they also celebrate the blooming of the lilacs that cover the island every June in a beautiful array of colors.The festival is...

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  • East Lansing, MI

    On our great cross country journey of 2008 we drove from Monterey, CA to Washington, DC, and we spent our final night of the trip in East Lansing, Michigan. While I wanted to see the Ohio State - Michigan State football game the next day, tickets were very expensive, and we'd have to give up a whole day of traveling, so we opted for the...

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  • Sault Ste Marie

    On our grand journey of 2008 we went way out of our way and visited Sault Ste Marie, MI. This town sits on the border of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Canada. We a night at the Ramada right downtown in view of the locks. We ended up having drinks and later dinner right in the hotel, but the next day we took time to visit the locks and wander...

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  • Lake Huron & Lake Michigan

    I caught my first-ever glimpse of Lake Huron while driving over the Mackinac Bridge. This lake is the third largest freshwater lake in the world, and it lies between Michigan and Ontario. Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake entirely in the US. It meets the other Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac, and it is partly in Wisconsin, Illinois,...

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  • Lake Superior

    Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of surface area, and third largest in total volume. This lake borders Ontario, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. During our drive across the country, we spent one night in Duluth, MN, then spent the entire next day driving along the southern shore of the lake across northern Wisconsin...

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  • The Mackinac Bridge

    The Mackinac Bridge is the only direct driving route between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, and it is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. It has some 7,400 feet of roadway suspended over the straits and a total length of nearly five miles. The Straits of Mackinac separate Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

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  • Fall in the Upper Peninsula

    Michigan has 19 million acres of woods, and when fall arrives the state is beautiful. The leaves in the Upper Peninsula change earlier than in the rest of the state. In the western part of the UP, the leaves peak in mid-September to early October. As you head east toward Sault Ste Marie, the peak is later, perhaps as late as mid-October.

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  • Stop By Cherry Republic

    Once a college salesman selling t-shirts from the trunk of his rusted car, Bob Sutherland has created an empire based on cherry products. While not fortunate enough to know him growing up, we have observed the past 13 years. The Republic is grounded in humor and fun. Bob has laughed all the way to the bank. Both of our children and many of their...

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  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is an area of about 15 miles of colorful sandstone cliffs along the southern shore of Lake Superior. The park actually extends to cover some 42 miles of shoreline, and it includes water falls, dunes, arches, caves, and trails. Some of the cliffs of Pictured Rocks tower an amazing 200 feet above the surface of the...

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  • Michigan International Speedway

    I have attended two or three Winston Cup (Now Nextel Cup... oops, now Sprint Cup) races at Michigan over the past 15-20 years. This is a great track with superb visibility over the majority of the racing surface. From our seats about 25 rows up from the front stretch, the only area difficult to see is the backstretch low, near the apron. Michigan...

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