Michigan turns into the traveler’s paradise, especially in the winter. The winter sports and activities are the main things this place is known for. If you are visiting the place in winter, you will never run out of things to do in Michigan.
In Sault Ste. Marie, the International 500 Snowmobile Race is hosted annually. This is the oldest and fastest snowmobile race in North America. It was first held in February 1969 and was first of its kind. There were over 10,000 spectators for the event.
In Harrison, there is the spectacular winter golf tournament on the Budd Lake, "Frost Bite Open". During the event, some other fun games like turkey bowling, the hole-in-one and the best sled competition are also held.
There are lots of places to see in Michigan. You can’t ask for more when you have planned your visit to Michigan.
A trip to the Abrams Planetarium which is located on the Michigan State University Campus in East Lansing will endow you with new information about the space. If the sky is clear, an outdoor observation is also held. There are telescopes also in the Abrams Planetarium.
The Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek has featured tours of their microbreweries. Their products are distributed throughout Michigan, Indianapolis, Madison, Wisconsin, Columbus, Ohio and Peoria, Illinois. They also serve pizzas and quesadillas in southern style barbeque.
The Kimball House Museum was built back in 1886. It was converted to Battle Creek's local history museum in 1966.
You can also pay a visit to the Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo which is more of a museum than a zoo. It gives you a spectacular idea of the dinosaur era. There are almost 26 prehistoric birds and reptiles that have been hand-sculpted. There is even the statue of Jesus inside the dinosaur guts. There is also a souvenir shop nearby.
The Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest is another place you must visit.
Then there is the unusual attraction of the world’s largest tire, thanks to Uniroyal. It is about 12 tons and 80 feet in height. It can even withstand the toughest hurricane winds. It was moved to Allen Park in 1966.
The Jackson Cascades is in a small town in the Midwest. It is a beautiful monument that has been built in 1931 on 500 acres of bog which is a park with the Jackson Cascades at the center of it. It is 64 feet tall, 60 feet wide, and 500 feet long and has 6 fountains and 16 waterfalls. There is also a computer operated light and sound show. There is also a small museum nearby that narrates the story of the formation of the Cascades.
Last on our list, but not the least, is the World Champion Cow of the Insane in Traverse City. Colantha Walker was a champion milk cow in the Northern Michigan Asylum who breathed her last in 1932. The asylum has closed long back in 1989, but the grave of the cow, Colantha is still there and is a unique tourist attraction. The hospital has been turned into a hub of restaurants and fabulous boutiques.
Michigan is really a place with lots of wacky attractions for people of all ages. You will feel like coming back to the place again and again.