Unforgettable Places to Visit in Michigan

We have asked our visitors to share with us some of the more unforgettable places to visit in Michigan and here are some of their top Michigan vacation spots and tourist attractions.

Mackinac Island

1. Mackinac Island – This is like no other place around. It is like taking a step back in time into small towns of the past with no cars, plenty of horse drawn carriages and lots of bicycles. You cannot get their by car, so you will have to arrange a ferry ride over, but it is well worth the trip! 

Sleeping Bear Dunes

2. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore –If you love and beach, this is one unforgettable adventure! Make sure to climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The dunes are entirely wind-blown sand to climb and enjoy with beautiful views from the top of every dune. Platte River National Campground is also located here and considered of the best campgrounds in the state! It is hard to get a spot though…so don’t wait too long and expect to get in.

Pictured Rocks

3. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore –If you would like to see stunning sandstone cliffs, along 40 miles of beautiful Lake Superior, this is the place for you. Hikers love the area, because they can hike to some of the most impressive waterfalls anywhere.

Isle Royal

4. Isle Royale National Park –Do you enjoy wilderness that appears to be largely untouched by man, then this is your place. This National Park is an amazing place to see nature at its best. If you enjoy hiking, kayaking or scuba, put this on your must-see list of Michigan places to visit.

Henry Ford Museum

5. The Henry Ford Museum – Located in Dearborn, Michigan , this museum houses the history of the the envolution of the automotive. It also it home to Rosa Parks’ bus, the Kennedy assassination limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s rocking chair and much more.

wine tours

6. Leelanau Wine Tours - If you love wine, forget Napa Valley. Head to the Leelanau peninsula for some of the best wine anywhere. Due to the unique climate on this strip of land, it is the perfect place to make great wine! Wine tastings are going on all the time. You will love it.


7. Tahquamenon Falls State Park –If you have never been to this Michigan state park, you are really missing out. It has trails that lead to waterfalls that are nothing short of spectacular. The Lower Falls campground is also one of our absolute our visitors’ favorite places to go camping!

Soo Locks

8. Soo Locks -- The largest waterway traffic system on earth, the Soo Locks are a man-made locks to allow ships to pass between Lake Superior and the other Great Lake because Lake Superior is 21 feet higher than all the others!

Traverse City

9. Traverse City—This is a city that is a destination in itself. With great wineries, golf, great food, beaches and fun…it is a destination for the whole family or a great romantic getaway. It is all up to you!

Porcupine Mountains

10. Porcupine Mountains – This is a group of small mountains that span the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They offer opportunities for camping, hiking and sightseeing that our visitor rave about!

Detroit Casinos

11. Detroit Casinos –Who needs Las Vegas, when you can find all the gaming fun that you want right in Detroit. Detroit is home to 3 great casinos for a fun weekend getaway without traveling far! 

Michigan Lighthouses

12. Michigan Lighthouses –Did you know that Michigan’s coastline includes more than 115 historic lighthouses? Some are turned into Bed and Breakfast getaways and others are now museums. For a map of accessible Michigan lighthouses, click here. 

Detroit Zoo

13. Detroit Zoo -- The entire Detroit Zoo includes 125 acres of a natural habitat in Royal Oak and in Detroit, the Belle Isle Zoo and Belle Isle Aquarium. There are animal feeding opportunities and events scheduled throughout the year, so check ahead and plan your schedule to make the most of your trip.

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