Michigan Top 10 Attractions

6: Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ray Dumas

If you have always loved backpacking and camping, Isle Royale is one of those places that you should visit at least once in your life. This rugged terrain is surrounded by Lake Superior and offers the most adventurous outdoor lover an experience that he will never forget. While you are trekking through the trails you just might encounter wolves and moose among many of the exotic wildlife that roam freely in the park.

Address: Isle Royale National Park, MI
Website: www.nps.gov

7: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Rodney Campbell

Sleeping Bear tops many lists of the most beautiful places in America. This northern Michigan park includes over 70,000 acres of land for exploration. Its home to lush forests, miles of sandy beach, and phenomenal lakeside views that are indescribable in their beauty. You can climb the dunes or swim at the lake or you can load your backpack and go on an adventure filled hike through the Maple Beach Forest for some of the most breathtaking sights. Sleeping Bear also includes the historic Glen Haven Village and South Manitou Island Lighthouse.

Address: 6748 S Dune Hwy, Empire, MI 49630
Website: www.nps.gov

8: Colonial Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Greg Grossmeier

If you are a huge Civil War buff, then you can’t miss this next Michigan landmark in Mackinaw City. It had stood as a trading and military outpost for nearly a century during the 1770s, was burned down, then restored again where it now serves as a tourist destination and setting for historic war re-enactments and education.

Address: 102 W Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49770

9: Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/Michael Barera

Satisfy your craving for art and all the finer things in life at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Boasting of the country's largest, most significant art collection, this museum currently holds over 60,000 unique and creative works that will leave you awed and amazed. Their collections include works of some of the greatest artists from Africa, America and Asia. If interactive displays are more your thing, you can join their drop-in workshops, Arts and Minds Lectures as well as their Drawing in the Galleries events.

Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Website: www.dia.org

10: Windmill Island Gardens

Windmill Island Gardens
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Anna Harris

Come get away on this historic park/garden on a 36 acre island. You’ll be treated with beautiful flowers and iconic Dutch architecture, including the only authentic Dutch windmill imported in America. The centuries old windmill isn’t just a prop, either, it is fully functional and you can buy the 100% organic flour that was ground by it, just as it is done in Netherlands.

Address: 1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423

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