Michigan is one of the most important states in the United States of America. This is the 8th most populated state in America. Michigan is placed in the northern part of the USA. There are many amazing cities which are present in this state. The geographical location of Michigan has given many naturally exotic places including its long stretch of clear water shoreline. The beaches and the crowded cities will not let you rest once when you are in Michigan. Some of the most important cities in Michigan are Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Warren and Lansing. While visiting these cities you are bound to be engrossed in the various attractions Michigan has to provide. It is estimated that approximately $ 17.5 billion per year on tourism.
As it is in the border of Canada and America, there is a lot of influence from both the countries in the culture of Michigan. It has been attracting many visitors around the year.
Michigan has some of the most exquisite tourist destinations. In every city in the state there is something worth checking out. There is nothing like this is good and another is not worth. Every attraction has its own unique quality. Here are some of the top attractions of Michigan.
One of the oldest lighthouses in the country, the Big Sable Point Lighthouse is one of the visited attractions in Michigan. It is till date active in its operations. The lighthouse has been guarding ships since 1867. The only route to the lighthouse was only through water and the construction material was also bought with the help of ships. Only in 1933 the first road route was found for the lighthouse. It is one of the most popular attractions in Michigan.
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Location:||Ludington, Michigan|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Coordinates||44°03′27.8″N 86°30′52″W|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Year First Lit:||1867|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Automated:||1968|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Foundation:||Wood pilings|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Construction:||originally Cream City brick, later encased in cast iron plate|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Tower Shape:||Frustum of a Cone|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Markings / Pattern:||White and black tower/Black parapet & Lantern|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Height:||Tower - 112 feet (34 m)|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Focal Height:||Focal plane - 106 feet (32 m)|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Original Lens:||Third order Fresnel lens|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Current Lens:||300 mm Tidelands signal acrylic optic|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Range:||15 miles (24 km)|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse Characteristic:||White, fixed light. Obscured from 238° to 346°.|
|Big Sable Point Lighthouse ARLHS Number:||USA-054|
Air Zoo Kalamazoo is one of the best places which Michigan provides. It has recently been voted as the best place for taking out of towers and also the best place to spend a day with your family. It is an amazing and rare compilation of beautiful aircrafts and airplanes. The zoo is filled with loads of unique aircrafts which are from all over the world. Its motive is to preserve the historical aircrafts for the future generation to witness some of the earliest aircrafts which are to ever fly in the sky.
|Curtiss (Replica)||Curtiss Model D Pusher||N/A|
|Douglas||C-47||Skytrain / GooneyBird / Dakota|
|Eastern GM (Grumman)||FM-2||Wildcat|
|Hispano (Messerschmitt)||HA-1112-M1L C.4K-100||Buchon|
|Homebuilt||F4U||Corsair (1/2 scale)|
|Homebuilt (Lockheed)||P-38||Lightning (60% replica)|
|Homebuilt (Murphy)||N/A||Renegade Spirit|
|Homebuilt (Pereira)||X-28A||Air Skimmer (Osprey)|
|Homebuilt (Wolf)||N/A||Boredom Fighter|
|Martin (Brit. Elec.)||B-57B||Canberra|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich||MiG-15||Fagot (NATO designation)|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich||MiG-21||Fishbed (NATO designation)|
|Naval Aircraft Factory||N3N||Yellow Peril|
|North American||B-25H 43-4899||Mitchell|
|North American||P-51D||Mustang (Winter Only)|
|North American||Boilerplate Gemini Test Vehicle||El Kabong|
|Schweizer||LNS-1 (TG-2)||Trainer Glider|
|Sopwith||F.1||Camel (fuselage only)|
|Sun||Standard G Ratio 4:1||Hang Glider|
|Travel Air||Type-R||Mystery Ship|
|WACO (Ford)||CG-4A||Hadrian (British name)|
Nostalgia is the word that first comes to your mind when you go to this place. Greenfield Village is one of the few places in the world which maintains the old time lifestyle in the artificially built village. You can play baseball like in old times and the whole place is filled with old customs and culture. It has the typical 19th century lifestyle in it. What your kids may enjoy the most is the old time transportation which is very slow and peaceful. You can surely spend a quite day in your life in this place.
Gerald Ford is another popular tourist attraction which is in Grand Rapids. It brings the whole history of America to one place. It is very well presented museum which enables you to learn about every aspect of America since the starting till date. The museum starts to showcase the American history since 1970 till date. The exhibits are constantly changed depending on the contemporary issues.
|Gerald Ford Museum Location||42.966779°N 85.677341°W
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
|Gerald Ford Museum Dedicated||September 1981|
|Gerald Ford Museum Named for||Gerald R. Ford|
|Gerald Ford Museum Architect||Marvin DeWinter Associates; Jordan Sheperd|
|Gerald Ford Museum Size||44,000 sq. feet|
|Gerald Ford Museum Cost||$11 million|
|Gerald Ford Museum Management||National Archives and Records Administration|
Magic catches the eye of every one and to learn magic is something no one can resist. You have loads of magic to experience here. The museum is located in Marshall. This is the most ideal place to go to if you want to spend a fun filled and exciting day. When you go to this place don’t forget to wear a hat and go!
|Michigan Featured Attraction Name||Address|
|World's Largest Cherry Pie Battle||Charlevoix and Traverse City, Michigan|
|Da Yoopers Tourist Trap||
|American Museum of Magic||Marshall, Michigan|
|Jackson Cascades||Jackson, Michigan|
|Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo||Ossineke, Michigan|
|Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest||
|World's Largest Tire||Allen Park, Michigan|