Michigan Travel

When you come to Michigan, you will find a great number of things to see and do. 111 State parks and recreation areas, 342 County Parks, 124 Lighthouse's, Zoo's, State and County fairs and so much more, something for everyone. 

Upper Michigan

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

is a historical park operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at Copper Harbor, Michigan. The park preserves the restored 1844 army military outpost, Fort Wilkins,

Address: 15223 US-41, Copper Harbor, MI,  Year built: 1844

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The Tahquamenon Falls are two different waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River. Both sets are located near Lake Superior in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park,

Luce County, Michigan. 

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The Soo Locks are a set of parallel locks, operated and maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, that enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. They are located on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, between the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario. 

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Whitefish Point is a cape of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, marking the entry point of Whitefish Bay. It is 11 miles north of the community of

Paradise, Michigan, Location, Whitefish Township.

The Whitefish Point Lighthouse Station is home of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, a maritime museum contained within the grounds of a

working Lake Superior Lighthouse.

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Lower Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot-long bridge is the world's 24th-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. Height: 552, Construction started: May 7, 1954, Opened: November 1, 1957Location: Mackinaw City, to St. Ignace

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Fort Michilimackinac State Park

is a state park in the state of Michigan. It is located in Mackinaw City along the Straits of Mackinac, Historic 18th-century fort with exhibits in 14 restored buildings, costumed reenactment programs. 

Address: 102 W Straits Ave,Mackinaw City, Michigan,

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Mackinaw Point marks the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Founded in 1889, the Old Mackinac Point Light Station was in operation from 1890 until 1957. lighthouse offers restored quarters educational exhibits, plus panoramic lake views.

Mackinaw City, Michigan,

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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park,

formerly known as Historic Mill Creek State Park is a state park, nature preserve, and historic site in the state of Michigan. It is run by Mackinac State Historic Parks, the operating arm of the Mackinac Island State Park.

Address: 9001 W, US-23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

North Higgins Lake State Park is a public recreation area located nine miles west of Roscommon in Beaver Creek Township, Crawford County, Michigan. The state park occupies 449 acres on the north shore of Higgins Lake at the site of what was once one of the world's largest seedling nurseries, and is home to the Civilian Conservation Corp Museum.

address: 11747 N Higgins Lake Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653

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The Gilmore Car Museum is located in Hickory Corners state of Michigan. The Museum houses one of Michigan's largest collections of classic and vintage automobiles.

Over 300 vintage and collector vehicles and motorcycles from all eras are on display in over a dozen vintage buildings located on 90 acres. 

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John Ball Zoological Garden is an urban park located on the west side of the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, The John Ball Zoo is situated on the ravines and bluffs along the west edge of the park. The zoo houses a variety of animals from around the world and is a significant regional attraction. Located in: John Ball Park,

Address: 1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Opened: 1891

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park is a 158-acre botanical garden, art museum, and outdoor sculpture park located in Grand Rapids Township, Michigan, Address: 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Founded: 1995

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White Pine Village is an outdoor museum in Ludington, Michigan, containing nineteenth-century buildings and related historical items. The thirty buildings in the village contain artifacts relating to pioneer lumbering, music, farming, shipping, sports, and businesses

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Crossroads Village is a living history museum in Genesee County, Michigan, near Flint. It is operated by the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission alongside the Huckleberry Railroad. Initially proposed as a Flint River recreational area and a farm museum, it was opened as a historical village in 1976.

Address: N Bray Rd, Flint, MIchigan 48505

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The Holland Harbor Light, known as Big Red, is located in Ottawa County, Michigan at the entrance of a channel connecting Lake Michigan with Lake Macatawa, and which gives access to the city of Holland, Michigan.

The lighthouse is on the south side of the channel.

Address: 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49423 Opened: 1872

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The Potter Park Zoo is a 102-acre zoo located in Lansing, Michigan, within Lansing's Potter Park. Its mission is to Inspire people to conserve animals in the natural world. Potter Park Zoo is the oldest public zoo in Michigan and is currently home to over 160 species of animals.

Address: 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

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The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd,Dearborn, MI 48124

Founded: October 21, 1929 

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The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, about 2 miles north of the Detroit city limits, at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696. Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd,Royal Oak, MI 48067

Opened: August 1, 1928

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Boulder Ridge Wild Animal ParkSet on 80 acres, this private zoo hosts a range of exotic animals, many that can be touched.

Address: 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

Phone: (616) 868-6711

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The Binder Park Zoo is a 433-acre zoo that opened in 1977 near Battle Creek, Michigan,  Binder Park Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Michigan,

and features a large array of animals and plants, including the

Wild Africa Exhibit.

Address: 7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014Opened: 1977

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