Michigan Top 10 Attractions

Come visit the one of the best states in the Midwest and get a front row seat to all four of America’s Great Lakes. Known for its once-infamous Motor City, filled with the history of numerous music legends that spanned multiple eras and genres, Michigan has plenty to see and do. You can get lost in all of the natural and man-made landmarks, here, so we’ve gathered ten of the top must-see attractions for you to add to your itinerary when visiting this great state. Enjoy!

1: Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
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If your family loves the outdoors, Mackinac Island is definitely a must-visit. The island offers you memorable hiking adventures through some of the most scenic views. You can also enjoy the city's culture through their art shows as well as party with your friends while dancing to the tune of some great live performers. The possibilities are endless in this island and it will definitely be one of highlights of your Michigan vacation.

2: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

You can find our first stop right on the coast of Lake Superior; you can’t miss it, the vivid colors and variety in the landscape makes Pictured Rocks what it’s famous for. Upon further inspection, you’ll find plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and plenty more. Let the crisp air of the outdoors invigorate you to explore and do more!

Website: www.nps.gov

3: Henry Ford Museum

Henry Ford Museum

This is the place for you to explore and discover about America's most innovative and greatest inventions. If you love cars you will enjoy going through the Presidential Limousines exhibit and if you enjoy everything about airplanes and things that fly you will adore the Heroes of the Sky exhibit. You will also have a fantastic time going back to the past and learn about the legacy of American innovators from the 18th to 20th centuries.

4: Michigan State Capitol

Michigan State Capitol
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This state landmark is recommended with the accompanying tour guide, as there is plenty of history and context that is easily missed upon first glance. Built in 1879, the State Capitol building captures the iconic capitol building in Washington D.C., so if you’ve never seen the original, you’re in for a treat.

5: University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Home of the mighty Wolverines, this university is one of the top-ranked in the country among many categories, not just sports programs. Also, included in the 2,800 acre campus is a Natural History Museum, the Power Center for the Performing Arts, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art, and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, to name a few. There’s plenty to see at the University of Michigan, enough for a full day of events and interactive learning.

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