Michigan Tourist Attractions

Michigan Tourist Attractions

Top Michigan Attractions

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.

Top Attractions of Michigan

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.

Big Sable Point Lighthouse, 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, Michigan

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.  

List of Planes on Display in Air Zoo, Michigan

Manufacturer Model Popular Name
Aeronca 65 CA Chief
Aeronca O-58B Defender (Grasshopper)
Beech T-34 Mentor
Bell AH-1J SeaCobra (HueyCobra)
Bell RP-39Q Airacobra
Boeing 727 N/A
Boeing Stearman PT-13 Kaydet
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog
Chance Vought F-8J Crusader
Curtiss (Replica) Curtiss Model D Pusher N/A
Curtiss (Replica) JN-4 "Jenny"
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider
Douglas C-47 Skytrain / GooneyBird / Dakota
Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless
Eastern GM (Grumman) FM-2 Wildcat
Fairchild (Howard) PT-23 Cornell
Fokker (Replica) Dr.I Triplane
Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor
Gates Model 23 Learjet
Goodyear (Vought) FG-1D Corsair
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
Grumman F-11A Tiger
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Grumman OV-1D Mohawk
Grumman TF-9J Cougar
Heath N/A Parasol
Hiller UH-12 N/A
Hiller H-23 Raven
Hispano (Messerschmitt) HA-1112-M1L C.4K-100 Buchon
Homebuilt Avid Flyer N/A
Homebuilt F4U Corsair (1/2 scale)
Homebuilt (Lockheed) P-38 Lightning (60% replica)
Homebuilt N/A Longster
Homebuilt (Murphy) N/A Renegade Spirit
Homebuilt (Pereira) X-28A Air Skimmer (Osprey)
Homebuilt (Wolf) N/A Boredom Fighter
Howard GH-2 Nightingale
Laister-Kauffmann TG-4A Trainer Glider
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter
Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33A Thunderbird
Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird
Martin (Brit. Elec.) B-57B Canberra
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (NATO designation)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed (NATO designation)
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N Yellow Peril
North American AT-6G Texan
North American B-25H 43-4899 Mitchell
North American F-86F Sabre
North American P-51D Mustang (Winter Only)
North American SNJ-5 Texan
North American T-28 Trojan
North American Boilerplate Gemini Test Vehicle El Kabong
Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever
Piasecki UH-25 Mule
Piper L-4H Grasshopper(Cub)
Piper J-3 Cub
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Ryan PT-22 Recruit
Schweizer LNS-1 (TG-2) Trainer Glider
Sopwith F.1 Camel (fuselage only)
Sun Standard G Ratio 4:1 Hang Glider
Timm N2T-1 Tutor
Travel Air Type-R Mystery Ship
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
WACO (Ford) CG-4A Hadrian (British name)
Wright N/A Flyer (Replica)
Zenair 250 Zenith

Greenfield Village, Michigan

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 Museum, Michigan

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

American Museum of Magic, Michigan

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 Attractions

Michigan Featured Attraction Name Address
World's Largest Cherry Pie Battle Charlevoix and Traverse City, Michigan
Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

Ishpeming, Michigan

American Museum of Magic Marshall, Michigan
Jackson Cascades Jackson, Michigan
Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo Ossineke, Michigan
Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

L'Anse, Michigan

World's Largest Tire Allen Park, Michigan