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Overview

Michigan puts its outdoor features on display for visitors during every season of the year. Michigan travel guide is that place where you can get travel ideas and what Michigan tourism has to offer to the travelers. The state offers lake activities and watersports, skiing, hunting, boating and more. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is surrounded by Lake Superior, one of the five Great Lakes, and provides a wealth of lakeside and water activities. Mackinac Island is also a fantastic travel destination located in the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. In southern Michigan, Kalamazoo is home to 5 universities, and Lansing, the state capitol, is in the central part of the state and features a number of historical sites and cultural attractions. In northeast Michigan visit Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay for more outdoor adventures. Detroit showcases modern big-city entertainment options within a few hours of tranquil countryside. Michigan sand dunes are also popular.

The southern region of Michigan includes Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, and is distinguished by crystal-clear lakes, inviting attractions and incredible entertainment options. Some of the attractions in Kalamazoo include the Air Zoo, a collection of almost a hundred rare aircraft and indoor amusement park rides, and Kalamazoo Nature Center, home to a multi-story rainforest exhibit and an enormous arboretum.  In Battle Creek, visit Leila Arboretum, Binder Park Zoo and let the kids burn off some extra energy at Full Blast Family Entertainment Center.  Sportsmen find a home in southern Michigan’s unbeatable fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, biking, hiking and camping. Golf lovers have over 20 courses to suit any level of play, head to Jackson for the best of the best. Southern Michigan also hosts countless live music and comedy clubs, dance clubs and karaoke bars for a vibrant nightlife.

Head toward the northern part of the state, the Upper Peninsula, to experience three of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The area boasts a continuous 1,700 mile shoreline, countless waterfalls, beautiful state parks, miles of beaches and thousands of smaller lakes. Hit the slopes at Gladstone Ski Hill, take a charter onto the water for an exciting fishing excursion, or chill out on the beach at Brimley State Park. Aside from incredible recreation, the area has a rich history including Native American settlements, a diverse immigrant history and mining, logging and fishing industry sagas waiting to be experienced in the Upper Peninsula’s several museums.

Detroit is also known as Motor City (Motown) and has created an image as an oasis for both the music and automotive industries. The city’s economy was built on the necessity for transportation, and the automotive industry in Detroit makes it the perfect city to host the annual North American International Auto Show. The city also inspired a revolution in American music in the 1960s producing such artists as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, and continuing with Eminem and The White Stripes. The Ambassador Bridge connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario.   For family entertainment, visit Belle Isle Park for a zoo, aquarium, conservatory and endless options for amusement.


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