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    Best places to see in Michigan

    Hello everybody!
    I am planning to travel to Michigan this summer for two weeks and I would really enjoy your recommendations for must-see places. I am already planning to go fishing on the Great Lakes but I other than that, I don't know an awful lot about where I should go to in this state...
    Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    I lived in Michigan for over 18 years and it didn't really have any major attractions from my experience. I lived in the southeastern part of Michigan and I eventually moved from there. It's definitely a lot of places to go if you want to camp, hike, fish, eat, club, etc. It depends on what you're into. I enjoyed the scenery between Canada and Michigan. You can find some things to do along that area.

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    My friends and I went there one time and here is a list of some of the things we did(about half of them) and wanted to do(but did not have enough time to):

    We climbed the big dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, spent the day at Mackinac Island, went to a Tigers game at Comerica Park, went for a swim in Lake Michigan, visited the Roadside Attractions store in Metamora, Michigan, biked around the Kal-Haven Trail.

    Things we wanted to do but were no able to:
    Take a couple of days to visit The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Watch a Great Lakes freighter pass through the Soo Locks. Stay the night at a working lighthouse on Lake Superior – Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast.

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    Michigan's Nicest Places

    I went to Michigan in the winter for a friend's graduation and really don't know any places that could be worth going out of your way to visit. We went to Boyne Mountains for skiing which was fun but since you're coming in summer, I guess like the poster above suggested, a trip to Makinac island where they supposedly have the best fudge. The Henry Ford musuem is a must too. It's quite fascinating really. If you're in the AnnArbor area, a game at Michigan stadium too, the largest stadium in US.

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    Best Places To Visit In Michigan MI

    Michigan has a lot to offer but it does depend on your interests. Traverse City is a wonderful location in all seasons. They have beautiful beaches, the dunes, little fishing towns etc. Traverse city is in northern michigan and a favorite spot of mine.
    If you are closer to Detroit, the zoo is a fabulous excursion. They have done a lot of renovations and the improvements are top notch.
    If you enjoy a stroll through a unique little spot, try Ann Arbor Michigan. There is lots of history and lots of art. In the summer there are several cultural festivals as well as art festivals. I could go on and on but I will let someone else have a say.

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    I agree about seeing Traverse City and while you're there do the winery tour and the Sleeping Bear Dunes (Good Morning America loved it!). Charlevoix and Petosky are cute little towns that are fun to tour in the summer and very low pressure. If you're looking for a real retreat, try the Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center...wonderful people, quiet, amazing food and very relaxing. A good place to get away and there's yoga if you're interested.

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    Some Places to Hit

    I've lived in Michigan for the last almost 14 years now and I think there are a lot of beautiful things to see here. I would just recommend watching travel times because it takes so long to get anywhere.

    If you like nature, I would definitely recommend going up to the Upper Peninsula. Lake Superior is gorgeous and you can take a tour of the Pictured Rocks. It's a similar to the Wisconsin Dells, but I think they are much prettier. Also, the Tahquamenon Falls are up there and are definitely worth going to see. Plus, depending on where all you're driving to up there, you can see lots of smaller waterfalls without having to stop for too long and aren't far walks from the road. My only caution about the UP though is that you need plenty of warm blankets because even during the summer it can still be very cold up there, and stores to buy new blankets are few and far between.

    If you're in the lower peninsula I agree with what others have said. Traverse City is a great place to go to and depending on when you go, you can drive around and see all of the beautiful fruit orchards. If you go to the Detroit area the zoo is good. You can also find lots of interesting lighthouses, beaches, and harbors throughout Michigan. My favorite harbor is in Lexington, MI because it can be very peaceful there and you aren't far off from Canada at that point.

    I hope you enjoy your travels!

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    I have lived my entire life in Michigan and there is a lot to see and do... Enough that I still haven't done it all yet.

    My recommendations would depend on season and interest, but in general there are a few solid highlights.

    The Henry Ford is a one-of-a-kind history attraction and can easily fill two days, one for the museum side and one for the village. If you're visiting during the summer, the old-fashioned baseball games are a lot of fun to watch! But it is a year round attraction, still worth a look even when the weather isn't perfect, and they have really fun seasonal events around Halloween and Christmas too.

    Sleeping Bear Dunes is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful places in the US. It has more to offer to outdoorsy types, but the Lake Michigan beaches are great for sunning and for swimming. The dune buggy rides are a lot of fun too. There's also great fishing in the rivers of that part of the state, which are particularly known for salmon and trout.

    A little further north is Traverse City. The city itself is a quirky, all-American small town that is quite a nice place for dinner and a little shopping, but the real highlight of that part of the state is the wineries. The Traverse Bay area is home to a number of wineries with charming little tasting rooms. My personal favorite is Black Star Farms, which is also a bed-and-breakfast and cheesemaking farm. The service there is superb, the atmosphere is very old-world charming, and the setting is absolutely beautiful.

    And personally, I don't think any trip to Michigan would be complete without spending some time in Detroit. Go see a Tigers game - Comerica Park is a beautiful stadium, surrounded by several cool sports-themed restaurants including Cheli's Chili, owned by former Red Wing and NHL hall-of-famer Chris Chelios. Take in a local concert at Campus Martius park, which boasts a beach in the heart of the city (with wi-fi!). Check out the exhibits at the DIA, particularly the Diego Rivera murals of the city's automotive heritage. While you're there, the Detroit Historical Museum is just across the street, free, and well worth an afternoon. The city has so much to offer, and is nothing like you probably expect.

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    There are some amazing places to visit in Michigan:
    Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit)
    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Munising)
    Ludington State Park (Ludington)
    The Henry Ford (Dearborn)
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Empire)

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    Michigan is the most famous city of US and promising one destinations among the nature lovers. It offers a lot of memorizing islands and lakes among the visitors. I visited there during my bus tour from new york to boston about three years ago with my family to enjoy the holidays. I spent very good time there enjoy there a lot.

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    comerica park , Mackinac Island, Henry Ford Museum, Ford Field , Detroit Zoo is the best places to see in Michigan , When i ma going in last years with my family , I see this places which was very attractive to all tourist

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    Re: Best places to see in Michigan

    All of these names that have mentioned in your post sounds really nice and. After that my thought is Michigan is filled with lots of adventures places. Where I can explore lots of destinations with my family and friends also. Unfortunately i never have been there in Michigan yet. But now i will try to go there as soon as possible. By the way, Would you like to share some images with me about one destinations from the list which is your post shows.

 

 

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