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Detroit

With a transformed riverfront, bustling nightlife, three casinos, championship sports teams and a packed lineup of festivals and events, Detroit is America’s great comeback city. Explore world-class attractions including The Henry Ford and Detroit Institute of Arts. Visit the Motown Museum or enjoy live jazz and blues at a downtown club. The culinary scene is lively too, with diverse dining and ethnic foods that reflect the city’s many cultures. Discover something exciting around every corner in The D.

Mackinac Island

Step back in time to an island that transports mind, body and soul to a world of simpler pleasures. An Island free of automobiles and clutter. A place where horse is king, bicycles are the preferred mode of transportation and a Victorian landscape that hasn’t changed in centuries. Home to Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac and America’s Fudge capital. Come to our Mackinac Island, one of the world's top island destinations. Where every day is timeless, every night precious.

Grand Rapids

Experience the creative energy that is Grand Rapids: dazzling art and culture, exceptional dining and nightlife, and inspiring natural beauty. The walkable downtown is filled with restaurants, breweries, clubs, theaters and museums – and every autumn, it hosts ArtPrize, the world’s richest art competition. This cosmopolitan cool is matched by an equally impressive outdoor menu– Grand Rapids offers great golfing, fishing, hiking, biking and even downhill skiing. All just minutes from the sugar-sand beaches of Lake Michigan.

The Henry Ford

We collect America - and create unforgettable ways to explore and enjoy it. An internationally-recognized cultural destination, The Henry Ford brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. Enter a world of amazing inventions, daring visionaries and living traditions that span three centuries of American life, four one-of-a-kind attractions and 200 acres of sights, sounds and sensations that will take you places you've never been before.

Ann Arbor

Ranked as one of the coolest cities in the Midwest, Ann Arbor is the quintessential college town. Exceptional restaurants, independent shops, majestic parks, eclectic art galleries, eccentric festivals and more — all anchored by the historic University of Michigan — make this urban oasis truly stand alone. Explore the walkable downtown during the Ann Arbor Art Fair or seek adventures along the Huron River. Plan your visit and discover your Ann Arbor.

Traverse City

Nestled at the head of Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City is a four-season destination that combines breathtaking natural attractions with a rich blend of adventure and relaxation. Known for its 180 miles of sugar-sand Lake Michigan shoreline, Traverse City is also home to award-winning wineries, microbreweries, championship golf courses, and a vibrant downtown with more than 150 shops and restaurants. And all just minutes away from the majestic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Great Lakes Bay

Get ready to explore — unsalted. Because, along with the freshwater shoreline of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, you’ll find a whole new way to unlock the quiet magic of the great outdoors. Like stargazing from the deck of a Tall Ship after helping the crew raise the sails. Taking in 10,000 acres of National Wildlife Refuge alongside a local legend as he navigates the rivers by braille. Dropping in a line to catch your own world-class walleye, perch, or bass. Or seeing just how far from the every day nearly 100 miles of regional trails can take you.

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Fun Fact

The Henry Ford’s signature cars
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The nation’s largest indoor-outdoor museum complex, which features entertainment as well as American history, is The Henry Ford in Dearborn.

A slower pace in Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island’s M-185 is the only highway in the nation where motor vehicles are banned.

Living the life in Grand Rapids
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“Lonely Planet” named Grand Rapids the #1 U.S. travel destination in 2014.

Must see places

Classic cars on display at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The Henry Ford

Deep in the heart of Detroit you’ll find this expansive museum devoted to preserving the legacy of Henry Ford. Artifacts and exhibits present American innovations and tell the story of the most fascinating break-through moments in U.S. history.

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Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Tucked away along the Lake Michigan coast, these massive dunes protect a family-friendly beach well suited to beach buggies and off-road vehicles. Sweet, sleepy towns, bike trails and local fare await visitors to this pristine paradise.

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Walking through Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

The “Perched Dunes” here look sculpted because they were, millions of years ago by glacial sands. Explore this magical landscape that runs for 56 kilometers along Lake Michigan and offers camping, canoeing, ranger-led tours, group campfires and much more.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Over time, mineral deposits stained these immense cliffs with names like Lover’s Leap and Chapel Rock in colorful layers.

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Detroit Zoo

There’s nothing quite like this city’s zoo including its 1.2-million-liter Penguin Conservation Center tank waddling with 80 penguins. After touring the underwater gallery, head outside for a giraffe encounter or a ride on the carousel.

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Detroit Institute of Arts

The 100 galleries that lie behind this museum’s Beau Arts façade offer a rich collection of works from major artists like Warhol and Degas, as well as Diego Rivera’s famous mural “Detroit Industry”.

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Paddleboarding at dusk in Grand Haven

Grand Haven State Park

The soft, cottony beach goes on for 48 hectares here and looks directly onto Lake Superior. Walk the pier or the boardwalk straight into town, where great dining, fun bars and dozens of boutiques await.

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Grand Hotel

Car-free Mackinac Island’s 1887 hotel is a National Historic Landmark and emblematic of Victorian-era style. Step onto the bucolic grounds for a game of croquet or pickleball. Join afternoon tea or take a slow promenade down the path by horse-drawn carriage.

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The Belt

Possibly the most interesting alley you’ll ever walk, Detroit’s public access alley is open to street artists, muralists and more, and routinely showcases contemporary visual work in exhibits. The Belt continues to evolve with new galleries and restaurants.

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Isle Royale National Park

It’s all quiet wilderness to explore in this collection of smaller islands in Lake Superior near the Canadian border. Kayak to the lighthouse, camp on the Greenstone Ridge Trail or dive one of several wrecks.

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Hot Air Balloon flying over Asheville, North California
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Classic Pontiac Fieros at the Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
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Destination

Pontiac

In Port Austin, Turnip Rock rising from frozen Lake Huron in winter
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Destination

Saginaw