Homeschooling in Michigan:

Field Trips

by Mary Ann Kelley

Field trips are listed alphabetically by city.

North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest continuous hiking trail winding its way through seven states.

Music House MuseuAcme

A one-of-a-kind collection of rare antique musical instruments and music- making machines, from 1870 through 1930. Enjoy an hour-long musical tour that will explain/demonstrate the unique instruments: Belgian dance organ, nickelodeons, music boxes, pipe organs and the Wurlitzer Theater Organ.

Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor CenterAlanson

The Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center, located on the grounds of the Oden State Fish Hatchery, is the site of the original fish hatchery building which began operations in 1921. In 2002, a new hatchery was built one quarter-mile northeast of the current visitor center. The grounds of the new visitor center have been restored to serve as a scale model of a Great Lakes watershed, and the center is dedicated to encouraging greater awareness and appreciation of our Michigan and Great Lakes fisheries. Exhibits, Summer Hatchery Tours, Fall-Winter Programs and Student Field Trips.

Sturgeon Point LightAlcona

Sturgeon Point Light was completed in 1869. In 1887 the original lens was replaced with a Third-and-a-Half Order lens--a size used exclusively on the Great Lakes. This lens still shines from Sturgeon Pt. The 70 ft tower and attached white keeper's house are in excellent condition. While the light is still active, the Coast Guard leases the site to the Alcona County Historical Society, which operates a museum and gift shop. The rooms in the keeper's house are maintained as they might have looked in the late 1800's.

Forest Lake State Forest CampgroundAlger County

Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Rustic Site and Walk-in Sites.

Kingston Lake State Forest CampgroundAlger County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 16 sites, some of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer located near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Algonac / Clay Historical Society museumAlgonac

Archives include Algonac's boat building heritage featuring Chris-Craft, Gar Wood and the many other local boat builders. Over 10,000 artifacts also features local history, business, industry, schools, churches and the military.

Old Jail Museum Allegan

The Museum has well over 10,000 artifacts that have been donated by people in this County, from a pencil collection, to the first piano in Allegan that came here by ox cart in the 1800's from Buffalo NY. One room in the residence has been set aside for rotating displays. The current display is called Elegance Through the Years, and consists of clothing and accessories from the 1800's through more modern times.

Historical Village Allegan

The Historical Village is located within the Allegan County Fairgrounds in Allegan, Michigan. It is a joint venture between the Allegan County Historical Society and the Allegan County Fair. Historical Village includes the following: An 1840's house, Old time Doctor's office, Church, School, Log Cabin, Print Shop, Town Hall, Cook Oil Gasoline Station, Caboose and Train Depot Building and Fire Barns One and Two.

Engine House No. 5 MuseumAllendale

Engine House No. 5 originally constructed in the city of Grand Rapids in 1880. Torn down in 1981 and reconstructed as a Fire Museum in 1984. Engine House No. 5 served the community with a horse-drawn steam pumper and a hose cart. At the time of her construction, she gleamed in white brick with red courses, towered and turreted in almost Byzantine splendor. A great deal of small-town pride was taken in her dazzling architecture and in her horse-drawn steamers.

Besser MuseumAlpena

Where in Northeast Michigan Can You Find...A Picasso, A Planetarium, Two Renoirs, Ancient Indian Artifacts, A water pumper that fought the great fires of Chicago and Alpena, An 1890s Avenue of Shops, And A Remarkable collection of mounted Michigan mammals?

Ossineke State Forest CampgroundAlpena County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Rustic Sites.

Thunder Bay River State Forest CampgroundAlpena County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumAnn Arbor

The Mission of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology. Our Vision is to be the leader in imaginative and interactive learning experiences.

Exhibit Museum of Natural HistoryAnn Arbor

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History is a dynamic, evolving organization committed to promoting the understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place in it. We accomplish this through creative educational programs and exhibits for the benefit of the University community, school groups, and the general public. The Museum provides a window onto the research in Natural Sciences conducted at the University of Michigan. The Exhibit Museum is open seven days a week, 357 days a year, and attracts between 70,000-80,000 visitors each year. Admission is free of charge, although donations are needed and welcomed.

Kelsey MuseumAnn Arbor

The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. When the Museum reopens in November 2009, a selection of these artifacts will be displayed in the new William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing.

Kempf House Museum Ann Arbor

Kempf House Museum, built in 1853, is an excellent example of the Greek Revival style. You are invited to visit the house, learn about Ann Arbor's early history, and see how the Kempfs lived in the 1800s. Visitors to the Kempf House Museum will delight in seeing how a busy German-American family lived and worked in the 1890s. Trained guides will lead you through restored rooms, including the music studio where the 1877 Steinway Concert grand piano remains as it has for over 100 years.

Leslie Science and Nature CenterAnn Arbor

A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide youth with educational experiences that foster understanding, appreciation, excitement and respect for the natural environment and that also generate responsible environmental stewardship.

Sindecuse Museum of DentistryAnn Arbor

The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry, housed within the School of Dentistry, is one of only a handful of museums throughout the world devoted to preserving the history of the dental profession. The Museum develops and preserves a historical museum collection containing over 12,000 objects focused on the history of dentistry with particular interest on dental practice and technology in the United States and Michigan dating from the 18th century to today. We are dedicated to educating our audiences about the history of dentistry through museum exhibition, related programs, research, and preservation of its collections.

University of Michigan Museum of ArtAnn Arbor

A meeting place for the arts situated at the heart of a great university. With dramatic new galleries highlighting works drawn from the Museum's collections of more than 18,000 artworks (representing over 150 years of collecting at the University) special exhibition spaces that soar with new life, "open storage" galleries, and a range of lively educational and event spaces, UMMA is committed to making this your museum.

Museum of PaleontologyAnn Arbor

The University of Michigan. A research and teaching museum illuminating the history and meaning of life through geological time

Graves Crossing State Forest CampgroundAntrim County

Located in the beautiful Jordan River Valley. Enjoy canoeing, fishing, hiking, and scenery along the Jordan River, Michigan's first designated Wild and Scenic River. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Pinney Bridge State Forest CampgroundAntrim County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Arcadia Area Historical MuseumArcadia

The beautiful Victorian style museum located on Lake Street in the heart of Arcadia, Michigan was built in 1884 by Howard Gilbert, moved to this site, and rebuilt.

Clear Lake State ParkAtlanta

Located in elk country, Clear Lake State Park is a quiet, secluded retreat offering a sandy beach and a shallow swimming area that is ideal for children. The park encompasses 2/3 of the Clear Lake's shoreline. The fall season with the changing colors is an especially beautiful time to view the area.

Arenac County Historical SocietyAu Gres

Collections include Native American artifacts and "A History of Arenac County, Michigan" (200 pages) which includes history on all 12 Townships, Charity Islands and the Native Americans of Arenac County.

Fort Custer Recreation AreaAugusta

Fort Custer features three lakes, a river, second growth forests, prairie restoration, three lakes, the Kalamazoo River an excellent trail system used by hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Boat Launch, Cross Country Skiing, Dog Sledding, Fishing , Fishing in the Parks, Hiking, Hunting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling and Swimming, Beach House, Equestrian, Picnic Area and Picnic Shelters.

Sanilac PetroglyphsBad Axe

Rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, etched into a sandstone outcrop are a mystery. Yet they give us a glimpse into the lives of early Native American artists.

Baraga State ParkBaraga

Baraga State Park overlooks scenic Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. Camping is available at 116 grassy sites or in the park's minicabi or tepee. Watching wildlife, fishing, hiking, swimming and boating are among the many activities of this park.

Baraga County Historical MuseumBaraga

The mission of the BCHS is to collect, display and preserve the rich history of Baraga County's past. The displays at the museum highlight many of these significant events. The Museum is barrier free and provides a park area for persons to enjoy a picnic or just sit and take in the view of beautiful Keweenaw Bay. The setting on the bay has a rich historic significance to the Baraga County Historical Society. As you look out over the bay, you can see the historic Red Rocks and the Lac View Desert Trail. Looking north, you can see Sandpoint where ancient artifacts have been carbon dated to be more than a 1000 years old.

Beaufort Lake State Forest CampgroundBaraga County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 7 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the north shore of Beaufort Lake. This is a rustic campground with vault toilets, hand pump well. It has barrier free facilities. The campground is open from May through November. Beaufort Lake: Beaufort Lake is a deep 462 acre lake. It is connected with Lakes George (160 acres) and Ruth(192 acres).

Big Eric's Bridge State Forest CampgroundBaraga County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 20 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the Huron River. This is a rustic campground with vault toilets, hand pump well. It has barrier free facilities. The campground is open from April through November.

Big Lake State Forest CampgroundBaraga County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the east shore of Big Lake. This is a rustic campground with vault toilets, hand pump well. No reservations. The campground is open from May through November. Big Lake. Big lake is a 127-acre shallow sand bottom lake.

King Lake State Forest CampgroundBaraga County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 6 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the north end of King Lake. This is a rustic campground with vault toilets, and hand pump well. The campground is open from May through November. Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Art Center of Battle Creek Battle Creek

The mission of the Art Center of Battle Creek has been to present high quality programs in the visual arts for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of the citizens of Battle Creek, Michigan and beyond.

Binder Park ZooBattle Creek

Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Education programs are available for groups and individuals ages 18 months and up.

Kingman Museum Battle Creek

The mission of Kingman Museum is to provide lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe, and world cultures for all ages for all time. Kingman Museum's roots go deep into our community's past. The first collections were acquired during the Civil War. When Central or No. 1 Building of the Battle Creek Public Schools opened on April 10, 1871, it contained a large "museum room" where these collections were displayed.

Kimball House MuseumBattle Creek

Virtual field trip onlineThree generations of Kimball doctors served the city of Battle Creek for 83 years. When Dr. Arthur S. Kimball, Jr. died in 1966, the family decided to donate their home to the community to be preserved as a museum. The Junior League accepted the opportunity to return the house, built in 1886, to its original Victorian splendor. Members of the Historical Society of Battle Creek worked closely with the Junior League during the renovation project. Local historian Berenice Bryant Lowe was one of the leaders in the project, collecting many of the artifacts now displayed in the house. The Sojourner Truth Exhibit Room contains one of the largest collection of images and artifacts about the nationally famous ex-slave abolition leader in the country, including her only known signature. The second-floor Battle Creek Sanitarium room features a miniature Palm Garden and a representation of a patient room at the health reform institution. The basement level displays include a recreation of a pioneer room and a mid-19th century general store display, which are favorites of school tour groups. Changing exhibits on Battle Creek history are also mounted in this area.

Bay City State Recreation AreaBay City

Bay City State Recreation Area has one of the largest remaining freshwater, coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, the Tobico Marsh. A mile of shoreline and over 2,000 acres of wetland woods, wet meadows, cattail marshlands and oak savannah prairies make it an ideal staging area for migratory birds.

Saginaw Bay Visitor CenterBay City

The Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, located in the Bay City State Recreation Area, helps visitors discover Tobico Marsh, one of the largest remaining coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes. Educational Opportunities, Special Events, Nature Trails and Gift Shop,

Belle Isle Nature ZooBelle Isle

The Belle Isle Nature Zoo (BINZ) is located on Belle Isle Park. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo includes 20 acres of protected forest and wetland. The facility features indoor animal exhibits, a bird observation window, outdoor native butterfly garden, outdoor classrooms, the Blue Heron Lagoon nature walk a 1/8-mile interpreted trail and is home to thousands of honey-producing bees.

Belleville Area MuseumBelleville

The Belleville Area Museum preserves and promotes the history of the community through the preservation and exhibit of historical artifacts and the presentation of historical programs and events.

Yankee Air MuseumBelleville

Go back in history, to the days of World War II when our fathers and grandfathers fought in the skies around the world.

Garey Lake Trail CampBenzie County

Group area designed for use by equestrian campers riding the Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail. Non-equestrian campers welcome too. Maximum capacity is for 200 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers. Campground is located on Garey Lake which offers good pan fishing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Grass Lake State Forest CampgroundBenzie County

Located on Grass Lake Flooding with access to the Betsie River, this campground offers good opportunity for boating, canoeing, and fishing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Lake Ann State Forest CampgroundBenzie County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 30 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on Lake Ann, this campground offers good opportunity for boating, fishing, and hiking on Lake Ann Pathway. Universally accessible facilities and toilets available. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Site.

Platte River State Forest CampgroundBenzie County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Veterans Memorial State Forest CampgroundBenzie County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Benzie Area Historical Museum Benzonia

The museum is owned and operated by the Benzie Area Historical Society, a non-profit corporation that exists to collect, interpret, and expand knowledge about Benzie area history. To do this, for over 40 years it has maintained the Benzie Area Historical Museum, located in a historic 1887 church building which became the center of a religious colony originally begun in Benzonia in 1858.

Berrien County Historical AssociationBerrien Springs

The Midwest's oldest surviving county government complex. The Berrien County Historical Association operates the History Center at Courthouse Square and collects, preserves and interprets the history of Berrien County through exhibits, tours, publications, research and educational and community outreach programs.

Siegfried H. Horn MuseumBerrien Springs

The Siegfried H. Horn Museum, part of the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University, is currently open to public exhibit only on Saturdays from 3:00-5:00 pm when the university is in session as we complete renovations in our new location. Although exhibits are currently by appointment only, the museum's work continues. We house over 8,500 ancient Near-Eastern artifacts, including coins, pottery, sculptures, tools, weapons, figurines, jewelry, seals, and glass vessels. The museum also sponsors a stellar lecture series and houses over 3,000 ancient cuneiform tablets from Sumerian through Neo-Babylonian times.

Birmingham Historical Museum & ParkBirmingham

The Birmingham Historical Museum & Park, established in May, 2001, features the 1822 John West Hunter House and the 1928 Allen House. These historic structures are linked by the History Plaza (dedicated in September, 2007), which serves as a gateway to the beautiful John West Hunter Historic Park. A short walk from downtown Birmingham, the Museum is a must-see for out-of-town visitors, as well as residents who want to learn more about the history of their City. The Museum, in partnership with other community organizations, including the Birmingham Historical Society, hosts public tours, lectures and special events.

Cranbrook Institute of ScienceBloomfield Hills

More than 200,000 visitors flock to Cranbrook Institute of Science each year, making it one of the region's best known museum of natural history. Founded in 1904 by Detroit philanthropists George and Ellen Booth, Cranbrook is an internationally renowned center for art, education and science located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Cranbrook Institute of Science is an integral part of that community, having served area schoolchildren and families since its creation in 1930.

Young State ParkBoyne City

Young State Park on beautiful Lake Charlevoix spans over 560 acres and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. The beach at Young State Park was voted the "best beach of the year" by The Petoskey News Review Graphic.

Tippy Dam Recreation Area Rustic CampgroundBretheren

This small rustic campground is located at the Tippy Dam Pond boating access site. It is the only boating access site managed by the Parks and Recreation Division that allows overnight camping. No reservations are accepted and the sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Island Lake Recreation AreaBrighton

Island Lake Recreation Area has one of the nation's safest shooting ranges. The park has great canoeing, volley ball courts, picnic shelters, swimming and cabins to rent.

Brimley State ParkBrimley

Brimley State Park provides recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. One of the oldest state parks in the Upper Peninsula, Brimley features hunting, fishing, boating, camping and hiking.

Cambridge Junction Historic State ParkBrooklyn

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is the site of Walker Tavern, a major stopping place for stagecoaches traveling between Detroit and Chicago in the early nineteenth century. The site tells the story of taverns and stagecoach travel for early Michigan residents.

Walker TavernBrooklyn

In the mid 19th century, a stagecoach ride from Detroit to Chicago was a long and arduous five-day trip. Discover Michigan's agricultural and automotive heritage through Sylvester Walker's stagecoach stop at a historic crossroads.

Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing CenterCadillac

The spacious lobby features an information counter, marsh diorama and wall-size aquarium stocked with native Michigan fish. The center was constructed by the DNR with financial assistance from individual donations and from the Rotary Club of Cadillac Foundation. Exhibit Hall, Auditorium, Heritage Nature Trail and School Programs.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State ParkCadillac

Wexford County Historical Society MuseumCadillac

The 5,000 sq. ft. museum is the leading source of displays relating to the history of Wexford County. It contains artifacts, photographs, maps, paintings, documents and exhibits of daily life in northern Michigan that reflect the community's history since its inception in the 1870s.

Keweenaw National Historical ParkCalumet

Keweenaw's Copper Story - From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.

Coppertown's Mining Museum Calumet

Michigan's Copper Industry began thousands of years ago when ancient miners chipped away at exposed veins of pure copper with huge hammerstones. Tools and techniques of mining advanced considerably in the centuries that followed and Coppertown's Mining Museum traces the evolution of miners and mining people with a series of tasteful exhibits designed for the family. Other remnants abound. The site of the first mineral rush in the USA, the Keweenaw Peninsula, saw it's last copper mine close in 1968.

Keweenaw National Historical ParkCalumet

Keweenaw National Historical Park is made up of partner sites and two federally designated units -- Quincy and Calumet -- located at the sites of former large-scale copper mines. The Calumet Unit of the park focuses on the preservation and interpretation of buildings and sites associated with the former Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company (C&H) and the Village of Calumet. Within the Quincy Unit are former Quincy Mining Company properties, including mine shafts, hoist houses and the copper smelting complex on the shore of Portage Lake.

Wilderness State ParkCarp Lake

Wilderness State Park offers visitors a variety of year-round recreational activities within it's over 10,000 acres including 26 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, numerous trails, six rustic cabins and three rustic bunkhouses.

Sleeper State ParkCaseville

Sleeper State Park is 723 acres of forest, wetlands, sandy beach and dunes located on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Visitors can watch both sunrises and sunsets on the bay, relax in the shade and seclusion of the campground or roam the trails of the ancient dune forests.

Iron County Historical MuseumCaspian

Upper Michigan's largest outdoor museum - Features twenty-two buildings including a Cultural Center and The Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Art Gallery Giovanelli Italianati Art Gallery and the Bernhardt Contemporary Art Gallery

Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State ParkCass City

Rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, etched into a sandstone outcrop are a mystery. Yet they give us a glimpse into the lives of early Native American artists. Activities: Cross Country Skiing and Hiking.

Wells State ParkCedar River

Wells State Park includes 678 acres, a three-mile sandy beach shoreline for swimming, large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins that are available to rent year round. The park is open year round for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Wells State ParkCedar River

Wells State Park includes 678 acres, a three-mile sandy beach shoreline for swimming, large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins that are available to rent year round. The park is open year round for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Les Cheneaux Maritime MuseumCedarville

The O.M. Reif Boathouse (circa 1920s) is home to displays of vintage boats, marine artifacts, antique outboard motors, historic photos of area boating, a boat building workshop, and a gift shop.

Les Cheneaux Historical MuseumCedarville

The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum displays artifacts showing many details from the past: Indian crafts and tools from the logging era, a model of a lumber camp, photos from frontier lift or early settlers and the hotel and tourist periods.

Craig Lake State ParkChampion

Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system. Access into the park can be an adventure. Vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended. The park contains six full lakes and a variety of wildlife such as deer, black bear, beaver, loons and moose.

Van Riper State ParkChampion

Van Riper State Park contains one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River. A slow drive through the north of the park may reward you with the sight of a majestic moose! Van Riper is located in an area rich in scenic, historic and recreational sites.

Fisherman's Island State ParkCharlevoix

Fisherman's Island State Park has five miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The park encompasses a tiny island, Fisherman's Island, located a short distance offshore from the picnic area. It features a rustic campground with some of the sites nestled in the dunes along the lakeshore. Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Hunting, Swimming and Picnic Areas.

Harsha House MuseumCharlevoix

Harsha House Museum attractions include: 3 Victorian Period Rooms, Over 9000 Historic Photos & Negatives, Local Historical Artifacts on Display, 1917 Working Player Piano, Local Oral History Collection, Local Family History Collection, History Research Materials, U.S. Census Microfilm & Microfilm Reader, and Sanborn Fire Maps on Microfilm.

Beaver Island State Forest CampgroundCharlevoix County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on scenic Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Managed by Peaine Township

Aloha State ParkCheboygan

Aloha State Park offers modern camping on beautiful Mullett Lake the center of the Inland Lakes Waterways. Campsites are near the Park's boat launch for those traveling this route. Aloha is close to many of Michigan's most famous travel attractions at the Straits of Mackinaw.

Cheboygan State ParkCheboygan

Cheboygan State Park has a system of well-marked trails that provide access to scenic Lake Huron vistas and glimpses of rare wildflowers. Modern camping, rustic cabins, and teepees are all available as well as trout fishing on the Little Billy Elliot Creek and fishing on Duncan Bay.

Black Lake State Forest CampgroundCheboygan County

Sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. Located on the north shore of Black Lake, this 50 site rustic campground has two units. The 33 site upper unit is designated for ORV camping, and the 17 site lower unit is for the traditional camper. All campsites can facilitate tent and trailer use.

Black Lake Trail CampCheboygan County

(Formally a part of Twin Lakes State Forest Campground) Group Trail Camp designed for use by equestrian campers riding within approved areas within the Black Mountain Recreation Area. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. Maximum capacity is for 40 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers. Rustic campround includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Haakwood State Forest CampgroundCheboygan County

Located along the Sturgeon River, the Lower Peninsula's fastest river. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Maple Bay State Forest CampgroundCheboygan County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Pine Grove State Forest CampgroundCheboygan County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Stoney Creek Trail CampCheboygan County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Equestrian, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Weber Lake State Forest CampgroundCheboygan County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery CenterChelsea

The Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, at the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea, introduces visitors to the fascinating world of geology and to the diverse natural habitats that are found today within Waterloo's 20,000-plus acres.

Waterloo Recreation AreaChelsea

Activities: Boat Launch, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Beach House, Concession/Store, Equestrian, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground and Visitor Center.

DeTour State Forest CampgroundChippewa County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 21 sites for tent and small trailer use, 3 of which will accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Located on Lake Huron. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites

Lime Island State Forest CampgroundChippewa County

Come Experience Lime Island Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Beach and Rustic Sites.

Munuscong River State Forest CampgroundChippewa County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Shelldrake Dam State Forest CampgroundChippewa County

Activities: Boat Launch, Watchable Wildlife, Fishing and Rustic Sites.

Andrus Lake State Forest CampgroundChippewa Countym

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 25 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Andrus Lake with boat access and fishing pier. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Mud Lake State Forest CampgroundClare County

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

The Clawson Historical Museum Clawson

The Clawson Historical Museum offers a variety of entertaining and educational presentations and tours, either at the museum or your site. All programs are offered free of charge.

Clay Township Log Cabin ExhibitClay Township

The Clay Township log home had been owned by the Bedford family since 1882 and was possibly a schoolhouse before that. Restoration began in 1984 when the Clay Township Historical Society obtained the structure. The building probably dates back to the late 1800's. It was built of hand-hewn logs, some measuring more than one foot thick. They are notched on the ends so they fit together without nails, as was the custom in building log homes at that time. Many artifacts have been donated from area residents and are on display in the log cabin and the adjacent barn. The Log Cabin is open to the public the last Sunday of June, Michigan Log Cabin Day.

Lake Hudson Recreation AreaClayton

Lake Hudson Recreation Area offers premier muskie fishing and game hunting. A new beach area provides an excellent place for sunbathing and swimming. Lake Hudson has been designated a dark sky preserve for learning more about the nighttime sky. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Swimming, Picnic Area and Picnic Shelter.

Coldwater Lake State ParkColdwater

This is an undeveloped property with hunting access allowed. The terrain is a mixture of swamp and farmland leading up to the lake.

Wing House Museum Coldwater

A prime example of 19th century Second Empire architecture. Learn how families worked and thrived in the late 1800's at this home museum that is one of the few open year-around to the public.

Mann House Concord

Not far from Michigan's urban centers is a small town where two sisters grew up in the late 19th century. Discover their Victorian home, sleighs, gardens and other artifacts of their genteel upbringing.

Coopersville Farm MuseumCoopersville

Focusing on the "Then and Now" of farming, agriculture and rural living, the constantly changing displays will keep you coming back again and again. Many events throughout the year tie in with our exhibits to bring the community and visitors together to learn about the days gone by and what's happening in rural communities of Michigan today.

Coopersville Area Historical Society Museum Coopersville

The main brick-faced museum building is a former interurban depot and substation that was part of the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway. The building is a Michigan Historic Site and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The electric interurban rail line served the area from 1902-1928. With its many daily runs, the interurban railroad made commuting possible before the widespread use of automobiles. Light Freight was also conveniently transported. Adjacent the interurban depot is one of the rare original wooden-bodied interurban railcars currently under restoration. Adjoining the former brick depot is a rustic looking building that houses early settlement exhibits. A full size sawmill display is featured inside along with other displays of early settlement living.

Fort Wilkins Historic State ParkCopper Harbor

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park offers camping and day use facilities and features a restored 1844 military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior. Restoration work and development began in the 1930s. Costumed interpreters demonstrate the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula fort. Biking, Boat Launch, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Fishing in the Parks, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Concession/ Store, Lighthouse, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playground.

Fort WilkinsCopper Harbor

In the mid 19th century, Fort Wilkins was a U.S. Army post on the northern frontier. Experience what life was like for the fort's residents and for the lightkeepers at nearby Copper Harbor Lighthouse.

Burton's Landing State Forest CampgroundCrawford County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the main branch of the Au Sable River. Universally accessible picnic tables. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Canoe Harbor State Forest Campground and Canoe CampCrawford County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 54 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the South Branch Au Sable River. 10 canoe group camp sites. Excellent canoeing and trout fishing. Trail head access to hiking pathway. Rustic campground inclues vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Goose Creek State Forest Campground and Trail CampCrawford County

Group area designed for use by equestrian campers riding the Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome.

Jones Lake State Forest CampgroundCrawford County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 42 sites for tent and small trailer use. Small boat ramp give access for boating and fishing. Universally accessible facilities available on site. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Keystone Landing State Forest CampgroundCrawford County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the main branch of Au Sable River. Universally accessible picnic tables. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Lake Margrethe State Forest CampgroundCrawford County

Located on Lake Margrethe with fishing and boating. Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Rustic Site and Walk-in Sites.

Manistee River Bridge State Forest CampgroundCrawford County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Rainbow Bend State Forest Campground and Canoe CampCrawford County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Upper Manistee River State Forest Campground and Canoe CampCrawford County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Walsh Road Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail CampCrawford County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Equestrian, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Bewabic State ParkCrystal Falls

A 137-site campground is situated in a shady, wooded site with buffer strips between most of the sites. Bewabic has picnic areas, a tennis court, a hiking trail, two playgrounds, an excellent beach and a boat launch to Fortune Lake. It is also part of the Iron County Heritage Trail system.

Harbour House Museum Crystal Falls

The Harbour House Museum - It was built in 1900 for the Harbour family by Fred Floodstrand, a master mason and bricklayer, the house was constructed with cement blocks and designed in the "steamboat" style of architecture with wraparound twin porches. The Harbour House Museum is a "hands-on" museum where many activities take place during the summer season.

DeTour Passage Historical MuseumDe Tour

The museum features displays relating to early marine operations, social and governmental activities, pioneer families, Native American history, churches, schools, businesses, and life in the early years of the DeTour area. Prominent among the exhibits is the rare third order classic Fresnel lens which was removed from the DeTour Lighthouse some years ago.

Automotive Hall of FameDearborn

The Automotive Hall of Fame is both a visitor attraction and an educational resource for inspiring others to higher levels of achievement in their own work and lives. Visitors will experience automotive history through visual and interactive exhibits, automobiles and authentic artifacts. To educate and encourage the next generation of industry participants, school groups can visit the Automotive Hall of Fame free of charge.

Dearborn Historical MuseumDearborn

The heritage of Dearborn is preserved at the Dearborn Historical Museum. The Museum is housed in two buildings of the original 19th century United States Government Detroit Arsenal and in the Exhibit Annex.

Fair Lane: Henry Ford EstateDearborn

The Henry Ford Estate, a National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, is the former home of automaker Henry Ford and his wife Clara. The Fords lived at the Estate from 1915 until their deaths in 1947 and 1950.

The Henry FordDearborn

It began as a simple yet bold idea to document the genius of ordinary people by recognizing and preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew into the ultimate place to explore what Americans past and present have imagined and invented -- a remarkable destination that brings American ideas and innovations to life. The sheer scope and design of Henry Ford Museum is as grand as the vision that inspired it. It's impossible not to feel a sense of awe as your mind adjusts to a different sense of scale -- more vast, more expansive and more diverse-- by far-- than anything you'll encounter in everyday life. The sweeping, single-floor space with its soaring 40-foot ceilings covers nine acres dedicated to showcasing the finest collection of its kind ever assembled.

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield VillageDearborn

It began as a simple yet bold idea to document the genius of ordinary people by recognizing and preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew into the ultimate place to explore what Americans past and present have imagined and invented -- a remarkable destination that brings American ideas and innovations to life. The sheer scope and design of Henry Ford Museum is as grand as the vision that inspired it. It's impossible not to feel a sense of awe as your mind adjusts to a different sense of scale -- more vast, more expansive and more diverse-- by far-- than anything you'll encounter in everyday life. The sweeping, single-floor space with its soaring 40-foot ceilings covers nine acres dedicated to showcasing the finest collection of its kind ever assembled.

Bernard Historical MuseumDelton

The main building of the Bernard Historical Museum was originally built in the early 1930's. It was operated by Dr. Prosper G. Bernard as a hospital and converted by him after his retirement into the present museum and opened to the public in May, 1963. On the grounds are seven buildings housing a collection of over 25,000 artifacts.

Tri-Centennial State ParkDetroit

Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor is the first urban state park and will become a showcase of the natural resources collected throughout all of Michigan's state parks. This green oasis in the heart of the city provides opportunities for picnics, walks and shore fishing.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryDetroit

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History strives to be a world-renowned history museum with outstanding collections and research used to produce innovative exhibits that celebrate significant events and accomplishments of African Americans.

Detroit Historical MuseumDetroit

The Detroit Historical Museum, established in 1928, is one of America's oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. Over 80,000 square feet of exhibition space house more than 600 historic artifacts in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center district. You, your family and your friends will stroll through more than 300 years of metro Detroit history, including a 19th century street scene known as The Streets of Old Detroit, and an authentic auto assembly line known simply as The Motor City.

Dossin Great Lakes MuseumDetroit

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a flagship of the Midwest's inland lakes maritime heritage museums, stands on the shore of Detroit's historic Belle Isle, one of America's grandest city parks. You, your family and your friends will take in a panoramic view of the Detroit River and experience many rare artifacts, including the reconstructed pilot house of the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford, the Miss Pepsi championship hydroplane, and one of the largest known collection of scale model ships in the world.

Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroit

After six years in the making, it's time to celebrate the opening of the new DIA. With a rich history dating back to 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts has been the cultural gem of the city of Detroit for over a century. We invite you to learn more about our journey and the new and exciting things to come. The new DIA. Let yourself go!

Detroit Science Center - Homeschool Hip daysDetroit

Our Hands-on Interactive Program (HIP) sessions will take home school students on an in-depth exploration of space, physical and life science concepts and are the perfect compliment to our hands-on exhibits. These programs will be thematic and cover grades 1-12 in specialized units. Each program is conducted in one of our dynamic learning environments and lasts 35-45 minutes. Program capacity is 25 students and up to 10 adults.

Detroit ZooDetroit

Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits for aardvarks to zebras and features award-winning exhibits like National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee, and the Arctic Ring of Life.

International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and MuseumDetroit

Founded in 1995, The International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to the preservation and education of gospel music and entertainment around the world. We offer a recording session in a real studio. You can choose gospel songs from an extensive list of sound tracks and can record your voice over the track and have a CD burned of your session! Visits are by appointment only.

Historic Fort WayneDetroit

Operated by the Detroit Recreation Department, the Fort is open to visitors every Saturday and Sunday year round. There is no charge for self-guided tours. Visitors are provided with a brochure upon entering the park which has the self-guided tour map. The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen is housed at Historic Fort Wayne. Their hours are often by appointment.

Motown Historical MuseumDetroit

One of Detroit's most popular tourist destinations. The museum was founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards. Its mission is to preserve the legacy of Motown Record Corporation and to educate and motivate people, especially youth, through exhibitions and programs that promote the values of vision, creativity and entrepreneurship. The exhibitions include a fascinating collection of historical photographs, artwork, music, costumes and other memorabilia from this booming musical era.

Museum of Comtemporary Art DetroitDetroit

The museum is an innovative addition to Detroit's Cultural Center, and functions as a hub for the exploration of emerging ideas in the contemporary arts. The 22,000 square foot building, a former auto dealership, has been simply renovated to maintain it's historic character. With its raw, flexible and cavernous spaces, the building is well suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. Our ambitious series of public programs includes lectures, musical performances, films, literary readings and educational activities for children.

Tuskegee Airmen National MuseumDetroit

The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen represents the culmination of the efforts of many individuals. It provides a place not only to record the contributions of gallant Black Americans to the defense of our Nation during a period in our history when they were not thought of as the equal of other citizens, but a place where all of the youth of America may come to acquire inspiration, counseling and assistance in achieving excellence in their own educational and career pursuits.

Underground Railroad ToursDetroit

From the Friends of First Living Museum. A reenactment tour including the First Congregational Church of Detroit and Charles Wright Museum.

Dexter Area Historical Society & MuseumDexter

Located in the Village of Dexter, Michigan, the Dexter Area Historical Museum serves as western Washtenaw County's link with history. The museum is housed in the former St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, built in 1883. The building was moved one block to the corner of Inverness and Fourth streets, to allow the construction of the current St. Andrew's. The museum contains a large display area, a genealogical library, a local history library, and the Corner Gift Shop.

Carney Lake State Forest CampgroundDickinson County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 16 sites for tents to large trailers located on Carney Lake. Boat and fishing access. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Gene's Pond State Forest CampgroundDickinson County

Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Drummond Island Historical Museum -Drummond Island

This local museum emphasizes artifacts of Indians, Finnish farmers, and Yankee settlers from the island's early historical period. Other displays cover the British Fort Drummond, the lumber era, sporting camps, ferry boats, and the island's rich fishing and boating history. A new building made of hand-hewn logs from the island replaces the museum building that burned. The fireplace has been made from the stones of a chimney at Fort Drummond.

Seven Ponds Nature CenterDryden

A private, non-profit organization, which serves southeastern Michigan as a nature sanctuary, environmental education center, and peaceful retreat. It is an affiliate of the Michigan Audubon Society.

Raven Hill Discovery CenterEast Jordan

aven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where science, history and art connect for children and adults through hands-on activities and explorations, both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play.

Michigan State University MuseumEast Lansing

Michigan's largest public museum of natural history and culture and the state's only land-grant university museum. The museum, founded in 1857, is one of the oldest museums in the Midwest - The museum is a public steward for 2.5 million objects or specimens of cultural and natural history from around the world.

Kellogg Biological Station East Lansing

(KBS) is a Michigan State University research field station with a focus on fundamental and applied research in ecology and agriculture. KBS is home to a National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research Site, as well as a Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Field Experiment site. KBS supports undergraduate and graduate education, and K-12 outreach.

Tawas Point State ParkEast Tawas

Tawas Point has been referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." The campground is located on Tawas Bay where the water is shallow and warm for swimming. In the park is the Tawas Point Lighthouse which serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station on the Great Lakes.

Tawas Point LighthouseEast Tawas

Go back in time to the days of sailing ships, when lighthouse keepers kept their watch. Visit the Tawas Point Lighthouse.

Iosco County Historical MuseumEast Tawes

When the Iosco County Historical Society was founded on December 10, 1967, with officers, trustees and representatives from every city and township in the county, its major goal was to establish a county historical museum. The museum is located in a house built in 1903 by James D. Hawks, first president of the Detroit and Mackinaw Railroad. It was built for his daughter and son-in-law, Harry Waterman, who was assistant superintendent for the railroad. They occupied the house until 1912.

Spirit of the Woods MuseumElk Rapids

The Spirit of the Woods Museum is Northern Michigan's hidden gem. The museum has been built over several decades with the goal of sharing our love and respect for wildlife and the outdoors with our visitors. Diaramas with beautiful, hand-painted backgrounds feature a vast assortment of native Michigan animals in settings that mimic their life in the wild. Kids will love the touch boards by each display give kids and adults a chance to not only see the animals, but to feel their fur. Follow the tracks on the floor to see what animal they were made by. The museum is a perfect field trip destination for fourth graders learning about Michigan history.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshoreEmpire

The Best Nature Escape in the Midwest - Welcome to one of the most beautiful natural areas in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Come and enjoy 35 miles of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline, explore North and South Manitou Islands, and of course climb the dunes!

Delta County Historical MuseumEscanaba

The Delta County Historical Museum continues to do its best to preserve the history of Delta County for future generations. Exhibits at the Delta County Historical Museum portray many areas of our history, including: logging, shipping, the railroad industry, military, history, Native American culture, surveying, sports, history, fishing, local business history, and much more!

Holocaust Memorial Center - Zekelman Family CampusFarmington Hills

The tale of the Holocaust is one of epic proportions. It is a history not only of evil, although the evil is undeniable, but also of great courage, strength and righteousness. At America's first free-standing Holocaust Memorial Center - we have prided ourselves on vividly portraying the Holocaust for more than 24 years, receiving international accolades and heartfelt thanks from our millions of visitors.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical MuseumFarmington Hills

The museum contains items of magic, neon, antiques, posters, airplanes, robots, animation, and all sorts of odd and unusual coin operated games. The coin operated games are the main attraction, and range from the oldest gypsy fortune telling machine of the early 1900's, to the lastest video games. All the games are operational. Admission to Marvin's is FREE.

Ferndale Historical MuseumFerndale

The Museum, housed in the building which was given to the City by the Canadian Legion Post No. 71, sits between the American Legion Hall and the Fire Station. The bright yellow door is not only impossible to miss but is historically accurate. The Museum has an extensive photograph collection. A ten-year project has resulted in at least one page for each house in the city with information about former and current owners and residents. Come check out yours and add to it. A similar project for Ferndale businesses sites is in progress.

Sloan MuseumFlint

Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum, located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street in Flint, Michigan. The Science Discovery Center allows children and adults to explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibit and staff presentations. The Hometown Gallery invites visitors to explore the 19th century with interactive hands on activities in three historic settings. The Pierson Automotive Gallery presents major automotive exhibits featuring vehicles from the Sloan fleet of over 80 Flint-built automobiles. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area's tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the American Dream exhibit. Award-winning traveling exhibits fill the Temporary Gallery with a variety of educational and entertaining displays year-round.

Flint Children's Museum Flint

Looking for a fun-filled experience with the family? Explore the Flint Children's Museum. Over 40 hands-on educational and fun exhibits are tucked in every corner. Each trip to the museum is a new experience with monthly themes, daily activities and events, and special guests! The Flint Children's Museum is the perfect destination for any field trip, birthday party, or family outing.

Whaley House MuseumFlint

As the last Victorian era home on East Kearsley Street, Whaley House Museum remains as a visible link to Flint's past. Since the home was constructed, the city has evolved from a small lumbering town to one of the world's leading industrial centers to its present incarnation as a regional leader in higher education.

Flushing Area Museum and Cultural CenterFlushing

The Flushing Depot was built in 1888 and provided passenger service until 1971. In 1975 it was converted to the "Depot Restaurant," but in 1980 a fire gutted the building leaving only the outside walls standing. In February 1984 the former owners donated the remains of the building to the Flushing Area Historical Society. Under the leadership of Paul Wightman, fund raisers, private donations and grants from the Community Development Block Grants and Michigan Equity Funds provided money for restoration. The Depot was restored to its former appearance and opened as the Flushing Area Museum and Cultural Center on June 7, 1997.

Frankenmuth Historical MuseumFrankenmuth

Dedicated to the historic travels of the original fifteen settlers from Germany to the Saginaw Valley in 1845. - Our Museum is an entertaining look at the people, and the motivations of the immigrants who framed the history as well as the future of Frankenmuth. We use hands-on displays, video and audio, and interesting artifacts to tell this fascinating story.

Michigan's Own Military & Space MuseumFrankenmuth

Michigan's Own, Inc. Military and Space Museum exists to nurture the memories of people from Michigan farms, offices and factories who heeded the summons to military service during America's six foreign wars .. Spanish-American War to the Gulf War

Fayette Historic State ParkGarden

Fayette Historic State Park houses a Historic Townsite, a representation of a once bustling industrial community. On the second Saturday of August the annual Heritage Day celebrates Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Celebrate with period displays, food, and music.

Fayette Historic TownsiteGarden

The voices and laughter of long-ago residents almost echo through the streets of this deserted 1880s company town.

Otsego Lake State ParkGaylord

Otsego Lake State Park is shaded with large oak, maple and pine. It encompasses 62 acres and provides more than a half mile of sandy beach and large sites near or within sight of the lake. The majority of the sites are large, flat and shady. Otsego Lake was established as a state park in 1920. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Metal Detecting, Swimming, Beach House, Concession/Store, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground and Sandy Beach.

Otsego County Historical MuseumGaylord

When you enter the Museum, you will see a variety of displays illustrating the history of Otsego County. You will also notice the original tin ceiling. The building was constructed in 1910 and was originally used as a cigar factory. The kitchen/dining room focuses on the household tasks of cooking, sewing and washing clothes. The country store sold a large variety of goods, supplying households with their supplies as well as many tools for farming and lumbering. The cash register is a beauty!

House Lake State Forest CampgroundGladwin County

The campground is located on House Lake. There are good fishing opportunities and a hiking/mountain biking pathway. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Trout Lake State Forest CampgroundGladwin County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Grand Blanc Heritage MuseumGrand Blanc

The Museum has a variety of working musical instruments from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Outstanding among these is a fully restored and operational 1922 Bush & Lane/Farrand player piano. Visitors are invited to test their latent musical talents on this vintage instrument, using the museum's extensive library of vintage and current music rolls.

Grand Haven State ParkGrand Haven

Grand Haven State Park has a beautiful sandy shore on Lake Michigan along the west side of the park and the Grand River along the north side of the park. The park consists entirely of beach sand and provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse. Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Hiking, Metal Detecting, MiWiFi, Swimming, Beach, Beach House, Concession/ Store, Lighthouse, Picnic Area , Picnic Shelter and Playground.

Tri-Cities Historical MuseumGrand Haven

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum provides visitors an opportunity to look through the windows of time into the history of Northwest Ottawa County, including the communities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg. The Museum feels very much at home at this pivotal spot in the earliest development of West Michigan. Fur trader Rix Robinson established his trading post in 1821 not far from the very spot on which the present museum rests. Reverend William M. Ferry arrived here by boat from Mackinac Island on November 2, 1834 with twenty other people, including his family.

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society MuseumGrand Ledge

The Grand Ledge Area Historical Society Museum is housed in the Pratt-Shearer Cottage. This gothic cottage was built in 1880 by Byron S. Pratt, a local minister. The building with its high pitched roof and tall gables is a classic example of Gothic architecture common during the 1870s in Grand Ledge.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkGrand Rapids

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year-round botanic garden and sculpture park, featuring a tropical conservatory, arid garden, stunning outdoor gardens, nature trails and more than 100 magnificent sculptures by renowned artists.

Gerald R. Ford Library and MuseumGrand Rapids

The permanent exhibits are the core of the Museum's program. They allow visitors to participate in history, not just view it, while reviewing the highlights of the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. In addition to the permanent exhibits, a succession of temporary exhibits draw upon the rich holdings of the entire Presidential libraries system, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, and others.

Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand Rapids

Collections dating from 1400 to the present are primarily European and American paintings and sculpture with 20th century works of international scope.

Grand Rapids Children's MuseumGrand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive, hands-on environment that inspires learning and encourages self-directed exploration.

John Ball ZooGrand Rapids

The John Ball Zoo has over 1100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the United States.

Meyer May House Grand Rapids

Designed by America's most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Meyer May House was commissioned in 1908 by a prominent Grand Rapids, Mich., clothier. An example of Wright's now-famous Prairie style of architecture, it was restored to its original concept by Steelcase and opened for visitor tours in 1987. The Meyer May House offers the public a rare opportunity to view a totally designed living environment, a composition of light, planes, and space just as Wright envisioned it in 1908.

Grand Rapids Public MuseumGrand Rapids

The Public Museum is a collector of treasures, a motivator and resource for life-long learning, and a community partner in the pursuit of insight and understanding. As an institution dedicated to quality education since 1854, the Public Museum is devoted to enhancing learning for your students. We will engage their imaginations with quality educational programs providing unique authentic experiences.For preschoolers to graduate students, the Museum is the premier resource for hands-on and collections based learning about the West Michigan region, and our rich cultural, social and natural history.

Urban Institute for Contemporary ArtsGrand Rapids

Where art happens! Founded in 1977, the (UICA) is Michigan's largest contemporary arts center and a dynamic, multidisciplinary laboratory for the advancement of the art of our time.

Voigt House Victorian MuseumGrand Rapids

The Voigt House Victorian Museum, a property of the Public Museum, is a rare "time capsule" showing what life was like for a prominent local family over a hundred years ago. The three-story brick mansion was completed in 1896 and occupied by members of the Voigt family for nearly 76 years. The Voigt House is only open to the public for special events, including GermanFest which is held the first weekend in October.

Forest History Center Grand Rapids

The Forest History Center's interactive exhibits include a state-of-the-art timber harvester simulator, a multimedia theater show about forest fires and many other interactive exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the forest.

Arbutus No. 4 State Forest CampgroundGrand Traverse County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 30 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Forks State Forest CampgroundGrand Traverse County

This campground is accessible by water and the Boardman River offers excellent canoeing and trout fishing. Off-Road Vehicle trail nearby. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, and Rustic Sites.

Healy Lake State Forest CampgroundGrand Traverse County

Good boating and pan fishing in Healy Lake. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Site.

Lake Dubonnet State Forest Trail CampGrand Traverse County

Michigan's Shore-to-Shore Riding/Hiking Trail offers horseback riding opportunities and group camping at Lake Dubonnet State Forest Trail Camp adjacent to campground. Pan fishing and boating available on Lake Dubonnet. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Scheck's Place State Forest CampgroundGrand Traverse County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Spring Lake State Forest CampgroundGrand Traverse County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

4 Mile Trail CampGrayling

Group area designed for use by equestrian campers riding the Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. Maximum capacity is for 200 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers. Group Trail Camps are available by reservation by calling 989.348.6371.

AuSable River State Forest Campground and Canoe CampGrayling

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 13 sites for tent or small trailer use, 5 of which are designated for canoe-access only. Located on the main branch of the Au Sable River. Universally accessible picnic tables. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Hartwick Pines State ParkGrayling

Hartwick Pines is rich in scenic beauty and different habitats. The principal features of this park are the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines and logging museum. There is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year.

Michigan Forest Visitor CenterGrayling

The Michigan Forest Visitor Center, at Hartwick Pines State Park, draws thousands of visitors, campers and school children each year to see one of Michigan's last stands of majestic old-growth pine forest. Visitor Center Exhibit Hall, Auditorium and Special Events Days.

White Pine Canoe CampGrayling

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Bottle-Cap MuseumGrayling

Over 10,000 pieces of Coca Cola Memorabilia at the The Bottle-Cap Museum all inside

Crawford County Historical Society MuseumGrayling

Virtual field trip onlineOn-line Museum Tour. Preserving the heritage and artifacts of Crawford County

Hartwick Pines Logging MuseumGrayling

Return to the state's 19th-century logging era, when thousands of men cut millions of board feet of lumber, and Michigan led the nation in sawed lumber production.

Flat River Historical Museum Greenville

Located at 215 N. Franklin Street, the historic site of founder John Green's cabin, the Flat River Historical Museum hosts many fine artifacts that give a real view of John Green and Greenville area's past. Household, family, lumbering items, and industrial products are just a few of the items on display. Classic movies can be viewed in a 30-seat replica of the Silver Theater. The museum houses 12 period rooms, portraying lifestyles of early settlers. A one-room schoolhouse, a barber shop, a country store and telegraph office are just a few examples. On the grounds you can find a stone mill wheel and an 800-pound bell.

Provencal - Weir HouseGrosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Society Headquarters and Museum House. This landmark Greek Revival farmhouse is believed to be the community's oldest surviving residence. It was built in what is now Grosse Pointe Farms circa 1823 by Detroiter Pierre Provencal on a site near Provencal and Lake Shore Roads. It served as home to Pierre, an Indian agent turned farmer, his wife Euphemia, their daughter, Catherine, and numerous children orphaned by 1830s and 1840s Cholera Epidemics.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford HouseGrosse Pointe Shores

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family. The Fords were cultural, social and economic leaders in an era of great optimism, as well as a turbulent time of economic depression and world war. They were nationally prominent and they owned more than one house, but Southeast Michigan was their home. Here they built their final residence along the shores of Lake St. Clair, at a place known locally as Gaukler Pointe. Their impressive yet unpretentious home is where they raised and nurtured their four children - Henry II, Benson, Josephine and William - in a safe and loving environment. It reflects their love of family as well as their mutual passion for art and quality design.

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse on Lake MichiganGulliver

The Haunted Lighthouse. During the mid-1800's Seul Choix Point was the center of a thriving fishing community, but today, only the lighthouse complex is still active. The light still operates, but with an automated replacement for its original lens. The museum is currently open from Memorial Day through mid October, seven days a week, from 10 am to 6 pm. There are fascinating items in the museum, including a well preserved dugout canoe, one of the rarest finds to be uncovered in the midwest.

McLain State ParkHancock

Activities: Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Swimming, Lighthouse, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Conklin Antique Organ MuseumHanover

The Museum building itself was designated a Michigan Historical Site in 2000. The original Hanover Horton High School was built on this site in 1874. After a fire destroyed this structure in 1910, a new two-story brick construction took its place and was used until 1958. The Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society acquired the building in 1977 for use as a local museum. Operated by the Hanover Horton Historical Society, the Antique Organ Museum houses a collection of more than 100 antique reed organs and melodeons dating back to the mid-1800s.

Wilson State ParkHarrison

Situated on 36 wooded acres with a sandy beach on Budd Lake, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The park was originally the site of the Wilson Brothers Sawmill and Company Store, which thrived in the late 1800s. Activities: Fishing, Metal Detecting, Swimming, Beach House, Picnic Shelter and Tepee Rental.

Wetzel State Recreation AreaHarrison Twp

Wetzel State Recreation Area is an undeveloped park providing areas for hiking, hunting, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Harrisville State ParkHarrisville

Harrisville State Park features a campground and day-use area nestled in a stand of pine and cedar trees along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville and it's many events and close to Sturgeon Point Light House.

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Maritime MuseumHarrisville

Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Concession/Store and Lighthouse.

Swift Lathers MuseumHart

Home of the Mears Newz, "The world's Smallest Newspaper". It is from this home that Swift wrote, edited and published the Mears Newz. Inside you will find his desk, his case of type, his printing press, some personal effects and original copies of the Mears Newz. Other Rooms contain various displays of artifacts from the 1800 and 1900's.

Boynton MuseumHart

This typical lakeshore cottage, built in 1909, contains a small pot-bellied stove used for both warmth and cooking and has a loft for sleeping. Also on display are artifacts of life at the lakeshore, including a life ring from the SS Novadoc. This summer it features swim suits worn by the bathing beauties of that era.

Robinson MuseumHart

In our old-time laundry area we have on display antique wooden washing machines, old ironing boards, sad irons. Don't know what sad irons are? Here is your chance to find out. Got a tootache or a tummy ache? Visit our Doctor/Dentist office display to get a feel for the medical profession in the "good old days.". Need to mail a letter? The old New Era Post Office is right here. The individual cubby-hole mailboxes, postage scales, the windows where the patron asked for mail or for stamps, etc. You will also find a map showing the location of every original post office in Oceana County and the years it was in service.

Charlton Park Village and Museum Hastings

The abundance of objects enabled the creation of a typical mid-Michigan village of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. 25 historic residences, businesses and community buildings were moved from throughout Barry County to recreate life in an early rural Michigan village. The buildings include: Barber Shop-1890's, Blacksmith Shop, Bristol Inn -- 1852 Stagecoach stop, Carlton Center Church -- 1885, Carpenter/Cooper Shop, Carriage House, Circa AD 1700 Anishinabe Indian Village, Gas & Steam Club Barn, General Store, Hall House -1890's Seamstress Home, Hardware Store, Hastings Mutual ,Building -- 1908, Hastings Township Hall -- 1886, Lee School -- 1869, Museum, Print Shop, Robinson Timber Cabin, Site of 1849 Mission, Sixberry House -- 1880's, 1890's Steam-powered Corley Sawmill, Upjohn House -Admin. Offices, Gift Shop, Doctor's Office.

Gilmore Car MuseumHickory Corners

The Museum is a founding member of the National Association of Automobile Museums, a member of the World Forum of Motor Museums, the Michigan Association of Museums, and the American Association of Museums. The site includes eight historic barns, a re-created 1930s service station, a small town train station, and nearly three miles of paved roads. It isn't uncommon for guest to catch a glimpse of one of the vintage cars or the authentic London double-decker bus in motion.

Holland State ParkHolland

Virtual field trip onlineHolland State Park offers an expansive, sandy beach along Lake Michigan, two large campgrounds and a beautiful view of sailboats and sunsets. The park is divided into two separate units; one along Lake Michigan and the other along Lake Macatawa.

Holland MuseumHolland

Holland, Michigan's three museums - the Holland Museum, the Cappon House Museum, and the Settlers House Museum - are located within a few city blocks of each other. The Holland Museum features permanent exhibits on Holland's history "from settlement to city" and over 400 years of Dutch History in our Dutch Galleries. On its lower level, the Archives and Research Library houses the museum's collection of books, papers and photographs related to Holland's history. The Cappon and Settlers Houses, a few blocks to the West, enhance the story of Holland's early settlers with the beautifully preserved and restored living environments of a common worker's family and that of Holland's first mayor.

Windmill Island GardensHolland

A beautiful oasis within the city of Holland, Windmill Island features a 240 year old working Dutch windmill "De Zwaan" (meaning graceful bird). The windmill towers over 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.

Holly Recreation AreaHolly

The Holly Recreation Area's rolling woodland and prairies dominate this landscape, and are featured in the Holly Woods Disc Golf Course, offering a variety of challenges and fun for all levels. The nearly 8,000 acres of woodlands and open fields provide opportunities for a variety of activities. Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Cross Country Ski, Disk Golf, Fishing, Fishing in the Parks, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Beach House, Picnic Area and Picnic Shelters.

Seven Lakes State ParkHolly

An endless variety of topography and ecosystems form the area called Seven Lakes. Its land was a combination of farmland, rolling hills and forests. About 230 acres of water with several miles of shoreline await the park user. The dam, formed one large lake from seven small lakes. Activities: Boat Launch, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Beach House, Concession/Store, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Isle Royale National ParkHoughton

A Superior Wilderness - Isle Royale's physical isolation and primitive wilderness challenged human use for centuries; ironically today it has become the Island's main attraction. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, visitors come to experience this island park through hiking its trails, paddling its inland waterways, exploring its rugged coast, or venturing into the depth of its shipwrecks.

Emily Lake State Forest CampgroundHoughton County

This is a rustic campground with vault toilets, hand pump well. It has barrier free facilities. The campground is open from May through November. Emily Lake: Emily Lake is a deep 54-acre lake. Boat Launch, Fishing, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Brighton Recreation AreaHowell

Brighton Recreation Area provides a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. The area has several miles of trails available for equestrian riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Also the home of the Brighton Recreation Area Riding Stable.

William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens Hudson

The 1890 Queen Anne home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an excellent example of the style. From the ornate metal roof to the ashler cut stone foundation, the home is breathtaking. The interior of the home is filled to the brim with the collections of three generations of Thompsons. Visitors have the unique opportunity to see the changes that have occurred in the home from the years of living, and as personal styles of individuals have changed over the years. In the house, you will see William G. Thompson's extensive collections. Perhaps the most notable collection is the extensive collection of Oriental art. If you are a connoisseur of Japanese woodblocks, Chinese Jade and hard stone carvings, or cloisonne vases, the Thompson Museum is a must see. Like fine art? Wander through the rooms and see the collection of English and continental art. Antique porcelain and glass catch your fancy? The Thompson Museum is the place to satisfy you.

Huron City MuseumsHuron City

The Huron City Museums exist to preserve, display and present the buildings, collections and grounds of Huron City Village and the House of Seven Gables as historical museums, which are open to the public Fridays and Saturdays in July and August. Come see the ten buildings that make up Huron City now. Two barns and the carriage shed house old farming equipment and early carriages. Take the Village tour and see the 1837 log cabin, the Huron City Church, the Community House/Inn, the General Store and the Pointe Aux Barques Life Saving Station. Visit the House of Seven Gables to see what life was like in the 1880's.

Imlay City Historical MuseumImlay City

Historical artifacts pertaining to the Imlay city area.

Burt Lake State ParkIndian River

Burt Lake State Park is located on the southeast corner of Burt Lake with 2,000 feet of sandy shoreline. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy camping, boating, fishing, sight-seeing and many more activities in the beautiful area.

Interlochen State ParkInterlochen

Located on two fishing and swimming lakes: Green Lake and Duck Lake. The park was established as Michigan's first state park by the Michigan Legislature in 1917, as a 200-acre public park created to preserve one of the last virgin pine stands for the people of Michigan. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Swimming, Concession/ Store, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Ionia Recreation AreaIonia

Rolling hills, babbling brooks, open meadows, forested ridges; a lake nestled in the hills and a river winding its way through woods and fields -- that's Ionia Recreation Area. Dammed waterfowl flooding, wildflowers, and more than 199 species of birds have been seen in this park. Boat Launch, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Fishing in the Parks, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Beach House, Dog Trial Area, Equestrian, Picnic Area and Picnic Shelter.

Van Etten Lake State Forest CampgroundIosco County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Deer Lake State Forest CampgroundIron County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Deer Lake with boat launch for water access. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites

Glidden Lake State Forest CampgroundIron County

Glidden Lake with boat access. Hiking pathway access at campground. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Menominee Range Historical MuseumIron Mountain

Our Ludington St. facility near downtown is the former Carnegie Library, and it is a Michigan Historic Site. It features 101+ exhibits about life in the late 1800s and after. Children can sit in an 1800s classroom. There's a hands-on General Store. Recent special rotating exhibitions have been Family Bibles, School Readers, Ladies Hats, Railroads.

U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of FameIshpeming

The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States. It is home to an extensive collection of artifacts and archives relating to the history of skiing. It has 20,000 square feet of space containing displays on over 350 Honored Members, trophies, clothing and equipment.

Gratiot County Area Historical MuseumIthaca

Established in 1987. The museum is located in a substantial red brick Victorian house built in 1881. A fine collection of furniture reflecting styles of the 19th and 20th centuries has been donated by the public. The museum house collections include artifacts largely from the 1850s through the 1950s. Furniture, ceramics, glass, china, kitchen ware, clothing, needlework, photographs and postcards which reflect the life of the early settlers are displayed as time and space permit.The small barn is filled with many small farm implements and tools. Also included is a closed buggy and an open farm wagon.

Ella Sharp Museum of Art and HistoryJackson

The mission of the Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and history through exceptional exhibitions, interpretation of historical buildings and engaging educational programs.

Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a special place -- both a museum and community art school. Since 1924 our mission has been to cultivate both the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. Each year 10 to 15 changing exhibitions feature art of many styles and periods. Collection highlights include American painting, European and American prints and photographs, and pre-Columbian gold.

Kalamazoo Nature CenterKalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization located in Kalamazoo, Michigan whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.

Kalamazoo Valley MuseumKalamazoo Valley Museum

Schools and Home Schoolers can spend an entire day -- or several days -- exploring the Museum's exhibits in self-guided tours. Learn more about science and history with hands-on classes and workshops designed for single classes. There are planetarium shows for all grades, and in addition to traditional astronomy and sky shows, teachers and students can see culturally-based programs, some produced by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum using local artists, storytellers and actors. The Challenger Learning Center's space science program is an intensive simulation experience for teachers and students in middle and high school grades. Home Schoolers - We offer a wide range of classes and workshops appropriate for a variety of ages.

Rapid River Trail CampKalkaska

Activities: Hiking, Equestrian and Rustic Sites.

CCC Bridge State Forest CampgroundKalkaska County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 32 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on the Manistee River offering excellent canoeing opportunity and good trout fishing. Off-Road Vehicle Trail nearby. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Guernsey Lake State Forest CampgroundKalkaska County

Located adjacent Sand Lakes Quiet Area, ideal for nature observation, hiking, and camping. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Pickerel Lake (Kalkaska) State Forest CampgroundKalkaska County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Sleepy Hollow State ParkLaingsburg

Sleepy Hollow State Park contains over 2,600 acres including a river winding its way through the woods, fields and trails. Lake Ovid nestled in the middle of it all was developed by damming the Little Maple River and covers 410-acres. The park offers year-round opportunity for recreation.

Bray Creek State Forest CampgroundLake County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 9 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located along the Baldwin River with good trout fishing. Access to Pine Forest Pathway from campground offers opportunity for hiking and mountain biking. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Carrieville State Forest CampgroundLake County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 25 sites for tent and small trailer use, 1 of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Located along the Little Manistee River with good trout fishing, Off-Road Vehicle route accessible from campsite. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Biking, Hiking

Leverentz Lake State Forest CampgroundLake County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites

Lincoln Bridge State Forest CampgroundLake County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Silver Creek State Forest CampgroundLake County

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Houghton County Historical MuseumLake Linden

The Houghton County Historical Museum, once the site of the largest copper milling operation in North America is also home to the Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad, the one room Traprock Valley School House, an 1887 Congregational Church building now the HCHS Heritage Center, the WPA era Leo Chaput Log Cabin and the Perl Merrill Research Center which is our archives and genealogical facility. The Houghton County Museum is located on M-26 in the Upper Peninsula of historic Lake Linden, Michigan and offers three floors of exhibits of local Copper Country mining, logging and cultural history. Some of our outdoor exhibits include a working Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. train with a 3' gauge Porter steam engine that was used to transport various materials at their mill and smelter sites. The steam train is now used for passenger tours and interpretation of the milling operation.

Bald Mountain Recreation AreaLake Orion

Bald Mountain Recreation Area has some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan. Camping is limited to rustic cabins, but the extensive trails, inland lakes, trout streams and wild game provide recreation opportunities all year long.

Lakeport State ParkLakeport

Lakeport State Park located on Lake Huron with two distinct units separated by the village of Lakeport. A total of 250 sites are divided between the two campgrounds. Activities: Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Swimming, Concession/ Store, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Bass River Recreation AreaLamont

Bass River Recreation Area, a 1,665-acre site, consists of open meadows, open brush land, mature hardwoods, small ponds and 300-acre Max Lake. It has approximately three miles of frontage on the Grand River. The park is used primarily for boating, hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding.

Impression 5 Science CenterLansing

Impression 5 is a hands-on learning environment that challenges its visitors to experience, discover, and explore the world in which they live.

Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of FameLansing

The Michigan Women's Studies Association (MWSA), an academic professional organization, was founded in 1973 on the campus of Michigan State University to change what is thought and taught about women, particularly Michigan women, in schools, colleges, and universities. As an extension of that mission, the organization decided to establish a museum dedicated to women's history: the first of its kind in the nation.

Michigan Historical MuseumLansing

The flagship of the Michigan Historical Museum System, the Michigan Historical Museum offers you Michigan's rich past, from the time of the state's earliest peoples to the late 20th century.

Potter Park ZooLansing

The Potter Park Zoological Gardens is a 58-acre zoo, open year round, offering visitors a glimpse at over 450 animals

Turner-Dodge HouseLansing

You may not be able to meet James and Marion Turner, but you can feel their smiles and maybe....catch their pioneering spirit. James Turner built this home in 1858. From 1900 to 1903, his daughter Abby and son-in-law Frank Dodge expanded the home. The expansion included a first floor kitchen, additional bedrooms to the second floor, and a third floor Ballroom.

Leelanau Historical Society MuseumLeland

The Leelanau Historical Society inspires people to explore the past, understand the present, and envison the future of the diverse cultures in the Leelanau Peninsula and its islands. The Museum exhibits reflect the cultural history of the Leelanau Peninsula and its islands from the time of first human habitation. We welcome researchers to the Museum's extensive archives, which includes photographs, letters, manuscripts, government documents, and newspapers. The Museum also has significant collections of objects that represent the diverse cultures of Leelanau, including a comprehensive collection of Anishnabek traditional arts.

Linden Mills Historical MuseumLinden

A Beach Buggy carriage, made in Linden at the Joe Beach Buggy Factory, will greet you, as you enter the museum. View the new and improved vintage clothing section. Listen to the sounds of an old phonograph in the parlor and re-live memories in our old-fashioned kitchen. Upstairs, you will see many more historical treasures. Our special theater section, devoted to long-gone cinemas, has a row of seats from the Fenton Rowena Theater, which was demolished in the 1970's. Marvel at the vintage items in our General Store. Old toys will delight the youngsters and a revered military display is of special interest to our Veterans. Experience what school was like in the pioneer days, in our old schoolroom. Fascinating tools from yesteryear are on display and also a huge wooden sleigh that was used to haul ice from the millpond, in Linden. Beautiful replicas of various Linden buildings are also on display.

Lowell Area Historical MuseumLowell

LAHM educates, enriches, and inspires our community and visitors through the preservation and presentation of Lowell area history.

Bass Lake State Forest Campground (Luce)Luce County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Bass Lake. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Blind Sucker No. 2 State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 32 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Bodi Lake State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 20 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on Bodi Lake. Hiking pathway access at campground. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Culhane Lake State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Culhane Lake. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Headquarters Lake State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

High Bridge State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Located on the Two-Hearted River. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Holland Lake State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Lake Superior State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Activities:Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites

Mouth of Two Hearted River State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Natalie State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Activities: Boat Launch, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Perch Lake State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Pike Lake State Forest Campground-LuceLuce County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Reed & Green Bridge State Forest CampgroundLuce County

Activities: Boat Launch, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Ludington State ParkLudington

Ludington State Park is comprised of scenic sand dunes, a shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands and forests. It is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with several miles of shoreline and beaches on both bodies of water. There are three modern campgrounds; Pines, Cedar and Beechwood. Activities: Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, MiWiFi, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Beach House, Concession/ Store, Lighthouse, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground and Visitor Center.

Historic White Pine VillageLudington

Historic White Pine Village opened in 1976 and is an historic village of over twenty-five buildings and sites of history dedicated to preserving and presenting Mason County's past. The buildings contain thousands of signs, artifacts and archives that help interpret their place in history. A self-guided tour experience, Historic White Pine Village is an exciting, cultural and educational visit for individuals or the entire family.

Rifle River Recreation AreaLupton

Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Great park for wildlife watching, hiking, fishing and hunting. Activities: Boat Launch, Canoeing, Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Fishing in the Parks, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playground.

Mackinac State Historic ParksMackinac

Mackinac State Historic Parks is a family of living history museums and nature parks in northern Michigan's Straits of Mackinac and is an agency within the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries. Its sites--which are accredited by the American Association of Museums--include Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island State Park, and Historic Downtown on Mackinac Island, and Michilimackinac State Park, Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City. Combined attendance is 1.2 million people each year. The living history sites are open daily from early May to early October. The natural history sites are open year round.

Big Knob State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent and small trailer use, some of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Sand dunes, Lake Michigan beach front, and hiking pathways offer excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Location 14 miles SW of Naubinway via US-2 and Big Knob Rd.

Black River State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trailer use, most of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Garnet Lake State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Fishing, Watchable Wildlife , Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Hog Island Point State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Located just off US-2 along Lake Michigan with beach area and fishing access. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Site.

Little Brevort Lake State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Milakokia Lake State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

South Manistique Lake State Forest CampgroundMackinac County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Mackinac Island and Fort Mackinac Historic ParkMackinac Island

Historic Mackinac Island is punctuated by distinctive stone formations like Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf. Footpaths crisscross its 1,800 acres. A road circles the island for walkers, bicyclists, and horse-drawn vehicles. Built in 1780, Fort Mackinac is Michigan's only revolutionary war-era fort. Activities: Biking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming Watchable Wildlife, Concession/ Store, Equestrian, Picnic Area, Playground and Visitor Center.

Fort MackinacMackinac Island

On a southern bluff of Mackinac Island, towering 150 feet above the majestic Straits of Mackinac, is a fort once occupied by 18th-century British Redcoats and 19th-century American soldiers. This is Fort Mackinac, a military compound that holds significant history spanning several centuries. But in this military fort, history isn't simply words on a marker or artifacts enclosed in glass cases. At Fort Mackinac, history is alive. And you're a part of it! Step inside and hear bugle music, rifle fire, a cannon blast, and the rapid tapping of Morse code. Dance to a 19th century tune, drill with soldiers, play Victorian children's games. It's the 1880s. Imagine it. And then walk inside and live it.

Mackinac Island's Original Butterfly House and Insect MuseumMackinac Island

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House is the 1st of its kind in Michigan, and the 3rd oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world-renowned facility has 1800 sq ft of tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents. In our Education Room, learn how the rise of the butterfly industry has transformed the lives of farmers in the rainforests of the world. Read about how it has contributed to the economy while not damaging the environment. Visit our fairy tale Butterfly Garden where beautiful butterflies of every imaginable size and color fly freely to classical music and the sound of falling water, fluttering and lighting on fragrant blossoms and the enchanting waterfall that centers the garden. After a relaxing visit with the butterflies, take some time to check out Insect World, where you will be amazed at the size of the insects that live in the tropical regions of the world. On display are 14" walking sticks and 6" centipedes, along with giant beetles and spiders. The current record setter for the world's "heaviest bug" is also found here.

Colonial Michillimackinac Historic State ParkMackinaw City

Interpreters serve as guides for this 1700s reconstructed fur-trading village and military outpost and 1892 Lighthouse.

Historic Mill Creek State ParkMackinaw City

This park offers an example of life in the 1700s as the industrial age began to alter saw mills across northern Michigan. Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Concession/ Store and Picnic Area.

Agate Falls Scenic SiteManenisco

Considered by many to be one of upper Michigan's most picturesque waterfalls, Agate Falls is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River. The falls are created as the river finds its way over an extended shelf of terraced sandstone. The resulting waterfall is a broad band of interlacing cascades and small falls nearly 40 feet high. Access to view the falls is via an improved, accessible foot trail. Parking, water, toilets and picnic tables are available at the park, which is generally open from early May through late October.

Orchard Beach State ParkManistee

Orchard Beach State Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. A stairway leads from the campground to the beach and self-guided hiking trails are adjacent to the park. Activities: Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Metal Detecting, Swimming, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Manistee County Historical MuseumManistee

The museum houses a huge index card catalog sorted alphabetically by surname. Surname references in the card file may be from newspaper articles, birth announcements, marriage announcements, obituaries, census references, books, and cemetery reference information (limited). The museum also has old plat maps, city directories and phone books. Their local newspaper collection begins about 1870, and there is a separate list that gives the surnames and business names for which there may be vintage photographs at the museum. These card files are not complete to present, but are an ongoing project well worth looking into if your family was from Manistee county. Don't overlook this valuable genealogy resource!

Indian Lake State ParkManistique

Located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six miles long and three miles wide. According to 1850 surveyor records, Native Americans lived in log cabins near the outlet of the lake. Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Swimming, Beach House, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Palms Book State ParkManistique

Palms Book has one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions -- Kitch-iti-kipi. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. Activities: Hunting and Picnic Areas.

Lake Gogebic State ParkMarenisco

Lake Gogebic State Park covers 360 acres and nearly a mile of lake frontage on the west shore of the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula. About 30 campsites are located directly on the lake front and the rest of nestled among the trees not more than 100 yards from the lake. Boat Launch, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Metal Detecting Swimming, Beach House, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Algonac State ParkMarine City

Algonac State Park's major attraction is viewing freighters of the world along the one half mile of St. Clair River frontage. Algonac is also home to rare habitats, the lake plain prairies and oak savannas that provide places to view prairie plants, wildlife and butterflies.

Marquette County History Museum Marquette

The Marquette County History Museum is the oldest Historical Society in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Museum features a collection that includes artifacts from the prehistoric copper culture through contemporary times. Each year, visitors come from all over the world to use the Research Library and view the Museum's exhibition galleries.

Marquette Maritime MuseumMarquette

Began in 1980 as the Marquette Maritime Museum Association, the museum was opened in the old City Waterworks building in 1982. The building is a one story, stone, hipped-roof Richardsonian Romanesque style structure with a parapeted front gable and rounded arch windows. It was designed by architect Demetrius Frederick Charlton.

Upper Peninsula Children's MuseumMarquette

The Children's Museum Mission: Engaging Youth and families to discover through interactive exhibits and related programs. The Museum is a hands-on exploratory learning environment designed by kids for FUN! The Museum offers a variety of exciting programs and exhibits that engage thousands of families from across the region and around the globe each year. There is plenty to explore, so begin your adventure...

Anderson Lake West State Forest CampgroundMarquette County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. There are 19 sites for tent and small trailer use, 10 of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Also available are pathway trailhead at campground for hiking/mountain biking possibilities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Bass Lake State Forest Campground (Marquette)Marquette County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use, 10 of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Little Lake State Forest CampgroundMarquette County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Little Presque Isle State Forest CampgroundMarquette County

Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Beach, Cabins & Lodges and Rustic Sites.

North Horseshoe Lake State Forest CampgroundMarquette County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Squaw Lake State Forest CampgroundMarquette County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

American Museum of MagicMarshall

The Museum's purpose today is what it has always been: to educate the public, to preserve historic artifacts of the craft, to inspire magic lovers, to establish a resource for scholars and to celebrate the men and women who have been purveyors of wonder throughout the ages, the magician-entertainer. The American Museum of Magic is devoted to magic as entertainment, not the occult.

Honolulu House MuseumMarshall

The Marshall Historical Society invites you to come and visit the Honolulu House Museum, built in 1860 by a former chief justice of Michigan's Supreme Court and first United States consul to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. This unique structure was built in 1860 as a private residence for Judge Abner Pratt upon his return from the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands where he served as U.S. Consul. The house is said to resemble the Executive Mansion he occupied while serving in Honolulu from 1857 to 1859.

Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor CenterMattawan

The Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center, located on the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, was built in 1983 to help the public understand the important role fish hatcheries play in keeping Michigan waters stocked with an abundant supply of healthy fish. Activities: Nature Trails, Show Pond, Summer Programs and School Field Trips.

Mayville Historical MuseumMayville

The Mayville Museum was established in 1972, by area residents interested in preserving and archiving local history. The Mayville Museum is located in the former depot of the Flint-Pierre Marquette Railroad. The depot was saved from destruction and moved to its current location in 1986. The Depot was designated a Michigan Historical Site on June 10, 1987. Renovated and restored, the Depot is now home to the museums vast collection of artifacts. The collection includes: War memorabilia (World War I & II, Korean and Spanish American War), local artwork, Indian artifacts, vintage furniture, photographs, a Mastodon jaw bone with teeth and a wealth of genealogical information.

Silver Lake State ParkMears

Silver Lake State Park is almost 3,000-acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. One of the park's biggest draws is the 450-acre off-road vehicle area. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Swimming, Beach House, Lighthouse, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes, Picnic Area and Picnic Shelters.

Tubbs Lake CampgroundMecosta County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing,Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Cedar River North State Forest CampgroundMenominee County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use, 4 of which are walk-in sites for tent camping only. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Metamora-Hadley Recreation AreaMetamora

Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area consists of 723 acres with 80-acre Lake Minnewanna in the center Campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, hunters, cross-country skiers and others enjoy a wide variety recreational opportunities throughout the year. The park has a universally accessible fishing pier. Activities: Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Fishing in the Parks, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Beach House, Concession/Store, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Yankee Springs Recreation AreaMiddleville

Three special points of interest in Yankee Springs are: Devil's Soupbowl, a glacially carved kettle formation, Graves Hill Overlook and The Pines. The park has mountain biking, horseback riding trails, fishing piers, beaches and nine lakes for fishing and lots of winter activities.

Midland Center for the ArtsMidland

Includes the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art and the Midland County Historical Society Heritage Park.

Black Creek State Forest CampgroundMidland County

Sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. This is a semi-modern, 23 site campground for tent or small trailer use, 15 sites will accommodate a 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Services include a pressurized potable water system and vault toilets. The campground is open from mid April to mid November.

Goose Lake State Forest CampgroundMissaukee County

Good boating and fishing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Hopkins Creek Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail CampMissaukee County

Campground is located adjacent to Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail and is designed to accommodate equestrian campers. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Equestrian and Rustic Site.

Long Lake (Missaukee) State Forest CampgroundMissaukee County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Reedsburg Dam State Forest CampgroundMissaukee County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Canoeing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Sterling State ParkMonroe

The only state park on Lake Erie, Sterling State Park's 1,300 acres offers great recreational opportunities including over one mile of beach, boating, shore fishing on Lake Erie and the fishing lagoons, lakefront camping, wildlife viewing and 6 miles of trails.

Monroe County Historical Museum Monroe

ocated in the heart of downtown Monroe, this imposing Georgian style public building was built as a post office in 1910, on the site of General and Mrs. Custer's home. It was acquired in 1972 by the La-Z-Boy Chair Foundation as the second home for the Museum. Founded in 1938 by the Monroe County Historical Society, the museum is presently operated by the Monroe County Historical Commission. It houses one of the largest collections of 18th and 19th century artifacts relating to Southeast Michigan. Only a small percentage of the total collection can be exhibited at one time; many exhibits are changed each year. Return trips to our museum are often rewarding.

Vietnam Veterans Historical MuseumMonroe

A pavilion/museum combination - Museum is over 840 sq. ft. displaying over 1500 artifacts: news releases, stories of local soldiers, sailors and airmen, magazines articles, medals/ribbons, models, diorama's, local Vietnamese artifacts, and military uniforms from the Vietnam War.

Avery Lake State Forest CampgroundMontmorency County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 16 sites for tent and small trailer use, 10 of which will accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. 3 of the sites are walk-in sites for tents only. Located on secluded Avery Lake with boat launch and fishing opportunities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Big Oaks State Forest CampgroundMontmorency County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 27 sites for tent and small trailer use, 20 of these will accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. A hilly, secluded atmosphere located on beautiful Avery Lake. Boating and fishing opportunities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Ess Lake State Forest CampgroundMontmorency County

Located on peaceful Ess Lake offering opportunities for boating, fishing, and enjoyment of small beach or picnic area. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Jackson Lake State Forest CampgroundMontmorency County

Located on small, peaceful Jackson Lake with boating and fishing opportunities. Campground offers direct access to miles of scenic hiking pathway as well as Off-Road Vehicle trail.

Little Wolf Lake State Forest CampgroundMontmorency County

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Town Corner Lake State Forest CampgroundMontmorency County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer MuseumMontrose

The telephone exhibits include many operating displays of authentic equipment. Go back to the days when you rang central and central rang you. Enjoy the hands-on experience of listening in on a party line or using wire telephone lines. See a large collection of antique wall telephones and early style, candlestick desk phones. Displays created within a 1930 time-frame by the Montrose Area Historical Association give dimension and context to the telephone exhibits. Still-life exhibits in the local museum recreate a time-gone-by atmosphere and changing displays spotlight unique aspects of area history. Displays of farming implements and household items give testimony to what daily life was like several generations ago.

The Michigan Transit MuseumMt. Clemens

Depot museum open Saturday & Sunday, year 'round 1-4pm. Admission is free of charge.

Ziibiwing CenterMt. Pleasant

A distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified and culturally relevant educational experience. This promotes the society's belief that the culture, diversity and spirit of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and other Great Lakes Anishinabek must be recognized, perpetuated, communicated and supported.

Making TRACKS - Trails in MichiganMultiple Locations

Making TRACKS provides downloadable nature guides and species lists for each trail, as well as resources for schools to make their own educational nature trails on school grounds or in nearby communities.

Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreMunising

Wild Beauty on the Lake Superior Shore - Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The Lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes.

Wagner Falls Scenic SiteMunising

This scenic waterfall is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock trees. There is a small parking area and a half-mile trail with an observation deck overlooking the falls.

Gillette Sand Dune Visitor CenterMuskegon

The Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, located in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, is nestled among one of the nation's most impressive dune systems. Perched at the top of a large sand dune surrounded by a pristine wooded back-dune, the center features state-of-the-art exhibits to tell Michigan's unique sand dune story.

Hoffmaster State ParkMuskegon

The main attractions of Hoffmaster State Park are the Dune Climb Stairway leading to the top of a high sand dune where an observation deck offers a panoramic view of the dunes and Lake Michigan, the Gillette Visitor Center, 3 miles of the finest sandy beach anywhere and 10 miles of hiking trails.

Hackley & Hume Historic site Muskegon

This site preserves the homes of Muskegon's most famous lumber baron, Charles H. Hackley, and his business partner, Thomas Hume. The Site envelops the visitor in a unique living space, bringing late 19th century craftsmanship to life.

Muskegon Museum of ArtMuskegon

The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

Scolnik House of the Depression EraMuskegon

The Scolnik House -- A Historic House of the Depression Era opened in May 2007. The house tells the story of common families living during the Great Depression. A fictional Polish Catholic family owns the two-story home which was built in the late 1880s in classic Queen Anne-Inspired Folk Victorian style. The family includes a couple, their five children and the paternal grandmother. They initially lived on both floors of the home, but because of the depression, now only occupy the main floor. The second floor is now an apartment which serves as home to a young fictional Polish-Jewish couple, their two children and the wife's brother. They immigrated to the United States before the Holocaust.

Fire Barn MuseumMuskegon

Like most cities in the 19th century, fire was a constant fear and problem for Muskegon. After devastating fires in 1871 and 1874, the City of Muskegon constructed a firehouse on the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Webster Avenue. The original C. H. Hackley Hose Company No. 2 was formed in December 1875. Charles H. Hackley sponsored the twelve firemen in what was his first philanthropic gift to the City of Muskegon. Using hand drawn, then horse drawn hose carts, the company could quickly respond to a fire in the neighborhood. The C. H. Hackley Hose Company No. 2 building is a bicentennial project, featuring a collection of antique fire fighting apparatus. The Fire Barn Museum serves as a living memorial to the brave men and women who have served as Muskegon County firefighters.

Hackley and Hume Historic Site Muskegon

This site preserves the homes of Muskegon's most famous lumber baron, Charles H. Hackley, and his business partner, Thomas Hume. The Site envelops the visitor in a unique living space, bringing late 19th century craftsmanship to life.

Michigan Iron Industry MuseumNegaunee

Michigan's iron built the rails westward and the skyscrapers upward. Find out what it was like to work underground and follow the trail to the site of the Carp River Forge.

Grand Pacific House MuseumNew Baltimore

One of New Baltimore's finest hotels, the Grand Pacific House was constructed in 1881 for Frederick C. Losh.

New Buffalo Railroad MuseumNew Buffalo

New Buffalo is a stop on Amtrak's "Pere Marquette", but the old depot is long gone. The 'new' depot is a replica of the old depot and is home to the Harbor County chamber of commerce and the New Buffalo railroad museum.

Newaygo State ParkNewaygo

A 99-site rustic campground and day use area sitting atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond, a six-mile flooding of the Muskegon River. The campground noted for its large, private sites and scenic beauty with a 20-30 foot forested buffer between sites. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Swimming, Picnic Area and Playgrounds.

Muskallonge Lake State ParkNewberry

Muskallonge Lake State Park is well known for its forests, lakes and streams. Muskallonge Lake State Park was the former site of, a lumbering town and an Indian encampment. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Picnic Area and Playgrounds.

Fort St. Joseph MuseumNiles

The Fort St. Joseph Museum is located in the former carriage house of the beautiful Victorian period Chapin Mansion. The museum tells the story of Niles from its colonial start in 1691 to the present. Featured exhibits portray the history of Fort St. Joseph, built by the French in 1691, the story of the Underground Railroad in southern Michigan, and the importance of the railroad and classification yards in Niles' history. Another unique and truly outstanding exhibit features the museum's Lakota Indian collection including twelve pictographs drawn by Chief Sitting Bull. Together the museum's exhibits tell the story of Niles and the contributions its businesses and citizens have made to the world.

Duck Lake State ParkNorth Muskegon

Duck Lake State Park is a day-use park, featuring a towering sand dune; the park stretches from the northern shore of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan. Fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking, are just some of the activities in this beautiful park.

Muskegon State ParkNorth Muskegon

Muskegon State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan has over two miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan and over a mile on Muskegon Lake. A luge run is available for winter park visitors as part of the Winter Sports Complex. Activities:Boat Launch, Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Fishing in the Parks, Hiking, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Beach Houses, Luge, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Leelanau State ParkNorthport

Located at the tip of the little finger on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, where over 1,300 acres are waiting for visitors to enjoy. The park has the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a rustic campground, two mini cabins, 8.5 miles of hiking/skiing trails and a picnic area. Activities: Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Hunting, Swimming, Hiking, Lighthouse, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse MuseumNorthport

Located inside the Leelanau State Park in Northern Michigan, The Grand Traverse Lighthouse has been guiding ships and sailors since it was built in 1858.

Maple Bay State Forest CampgroundNorthville

Maybury State Park Contains almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, mature forest, a variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers, the park gives people an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting. Activities: Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Equestrian , Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playground.

Mill Race VillageNorthville

The history of Northville, Michigan, is alive at the Mill Race Historical Village. Created in 1972 by the Northville Historical Society, the village serves as a focal point for the Northville Community while preserving architectural styles common to the area prior to 1900.The village was built on 12.5 acres of land donated to the City of Northville by the Ford Motor Company. Once the site of a grist mill, the village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by.

Hart-Montague Trail State ParkOceana County

The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22-mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route. This is designated a wildlife viewing area.

Ambrose Lake State Forest CampgroundOgemaw County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 19 sites, most will accommodate 40 foot vehicle/trailer. Located on Ambrose Lake with boating and fishing access. ORV trail head at campground.

Nokomis Learning CenterOkemos

The Nokomis Learning Center is a non-profit Native American cultural learning center located near Lansing, Michigan, dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Anishinaabeg culture. For nearly two decades, we have been working to teach the people of the State of Michigan about Anishinaabeg (Ojibwa, Odawa and Potawatomi) arts, culture, and history.

Onaway State ParkOnaway

Onaway State Park on the beautiful Black Lake has rugged but picturesque land, including sand cobblestone beaches, large unique rock out-croppings and a diverse variety of trees a three-mile nature trail. The campground is set among virgin white pines and offers solitude, serenity and family fun. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Cross Country Ski, Swimming, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Playgrounds.

Hayes State ParkOnsted

Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is located on Wamplers Lake and Round Lake great for fishing and boating. The park's close proximity to Michigan International Speedway, crafts and antique shows and Hidden Lake Gardens make Hayes State Park a prime tourist destination.

Lost Creek Outpost-RusticOntonagon

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember. Black bears are common in the Porkies.

Union River Outpost-RusticOntonagon

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember. Black bears are common in the Porkies

Ontonagon County Historical Museum & LighthouseOntonagon

The Ontonagon County Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and preserve the artifacts of the county's history and to educate the public about that history and related topics. The museum building houses collections of mining, logging, farming, marine, and social memorabilia, displayed in room settings and cases. The Ontonagon Lighthouse is part of our attractions. The Society is restoring it and conducts three tours a day in summers, Monday through Saturday. Lighthouse tours are also available by appointment, and tour groups are welcome by appointment on Sundays, too.

Ortonville Recreation AreaOrtonville

Ortonville Recreation Area with 5,400 acres contains high wooded hills and a wide range of recreational activities. Activities: Boat Launch, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Beach House, Equestrian, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground and Shooting Range.

Sunrise Lake State Forest CampgroundOsceola County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

McCollum Lake State Forest CampgroundOscoda County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Mio Pond State Forest Campground and Group CampOscoda County

Activities: Boat Launch, Canoeing, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Parmalee Bridge State Forest Campground and Canoe CampOscoda County

Activities: Fishing, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Negwegon State ParkOssineke

A rustic, undeveloped area open for hunting and hiking.. Negwegon hosts a beautiful undeveloped sandy beach on Lake Huron. Please use caution when visiting Negwegon as the roads into the park are often so sandy that a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed. Activities: Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Watchable Wildlife and a Sandy Beach.

Big Bear Lake State Forest CampgroundOtsego County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 30 sites on the sandy north shore of Big Bear Lake and on Big Bear Pointe for tent and small trailer use. 11 sites can accommodate 40-ft trailer/vehicle. Hiking and biking on Big Bear Lake Pathway. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Big Bear Point State Forest CampgroundOtsego County

14 sites. Hiking, fishing and ramp boat launch.

Elk Hill Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail CampOtsego County

Campground is located adjacent to Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail and is designed to accommodate equestrian campers. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. Boat Launch, Hiking, Fishing, Equestrian, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Johnson's Crossing Trail CampOtsego County

Group area designed for use by equestrian campers riding the Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Equestrian and Rustic Sites.

Pickerel Lake (Otsego) State Forest CampgroundOtsego County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Pigeon River Bridge State Forest CampgroundOtsego County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Rustic Sites.

Pigeon River State Forest CampgroundOtsego County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Round Lake State Forest CampgroundOtsego County

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Tahquamenon Falls State ParkParadise

The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park's 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second.

Hanka Homestead MuseumPelkie

Mining provided job security, but many Finnish immigrants longed for their former farming lifestyle. Some homesteaded on marginal farm lands known as "stump farms." It was a difficult but self-reliant life. Volunteers provide guided tours of the farm, restored to its 1920s appearance.

Mead Creek State Forest CampgroundPentwater

Charles Mears State Park is located in the quaint village of Pentwater along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Paved campsite lots are surrounded by fine sand, and a swimming beach is adjacent to the harbor pier. Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, MiWiFi, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Beach House, Concession/Store, Lighthouse, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground and Sandy Beach.

Petoskey State ParkPetoskey

Petoskey State Park, located on the north end of Little Traverse Bay, is situated on 303 scenic acres and offers a beautiful sandy beach on the bay. The park has two separate modern campgrounds. Tannery Creek offers 98 campsites, and Dunes offers 70 campsites. Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Metal Detecting, Swimming, Beach House, Picnic Area and Playgrounds.

Little Traverse History MuseumPetoskey

The museum is located in the picturesque former Chicago and West Michigan Railroad depot and is operated by The Little Traverse Historical Society. Students from throughout the area visit the museum in May for tours and special programming that help them connect with the past.

Pinckney Recreation AreaPinckney

A paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts, this 11,000-acre park is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience. Activities:Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Beach House, Concession/ Store, Equestrian Picnic Area and Picnic Shelter.

Governor Moses Wisner MansionPine Grove

The Greek Revival-Style mansion of former Governor Moses Wisner. Moses Wisner fondly dubbed the property "Pine Grove." Although Wisner made his living by practicing law, he retained a love of farming which prompted him to buy sufficient land so that he might graze cattle, raise chickens, grow fruit trees and have both vegetable and flower gardens. He built the necessary outbuildings: stock barns about three quarters of a mile from the house on the west side of Oakland Avenue (now called Cesar E. Chavez Avenue) a smokehouse, ice house and root cellar near the kitchen, a greenhouse with an entrance from the dining room, and a carriage house and hen house beyond the other outbuildings. Today, Pine Grove consists of 4 1/2 acres of land, the Wisner mansion and several out-buildings, including a summer kitchen, outhouse, smokehouse and root cellar. In addition to the outbuildings, there is the Drayton Plains One-Room Schoolhouse and the Carriage House, which is home to the Research Library, office and the Pioneer Museum.

Drayton Plains One-Room SchoolhousePontiac

Built ca. 1865, the Drayton Plains schoolhouse was located at Monroe and Sashabaw in Drayton Plains, and was in use until 1920. In 1965, the schoolhouse was donated to the Society by Leonard Coates, and moved to the Wisner property at that time. Restored to the late 1800s era, the schoolhouse reflects pioneer schooling complete with school-benches, a wood burning stove and textbooks from 1860-1890. The schoolhouse is available for half or full day rentals.

The Pioneer MuseumPontiac

The Pioneer Museum is housed in the lower level of the Carriage House. The collection includes tools and farm implements from the 1800s to early 1900s, and is a tribute to the early pioneer settlers of Oakland County who made their own tools and knew nothing about mass production. The Museum was recently renovated to better showcase the artifacts through bright, inviting displays.

Port Huron MuseumPort Huron

The Port Huron Museum celebrates the history and culture of the Blue Water Area and fosters an appreciation of other peoples and places. Through exhibitions, education and public programs, the Museum inspires knowledge of the past, participation in the present and an imagination for the future.

Sanilac County Historic Village & MuseumPort Sanilac

The Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum is a collection of nine historic buildings located on ten acres of the original Dr. Joseph Loop estate in the Lake Huron harbor village of Port Sanilac. The Sanilac County Historical Society invites you to step back in time as you wander through the beautiful gardens and the Victorian, Edwardian, and vintage buildings and exhibits that are featured on the property. Permanent collections include marine shipwreck items, military memorabilia, and Native American artifacts. The 1872 Loop-Harrison mansion is furnished in period; many of the accoutrements original to the family. A functioning centennial schoolhouse gives hundreds of local elementary-age children the experience of learning in a one-room 1800's environment every year. Our turn of the century General Store and Historic Church still fulfill their original purposes. One of Michigan's most popular performance venues - the Barn Theatre - is housed in the Loop family's 1880's era barn on the museum property and, if you enjoy ghost stories, we have our share of those too. You will travel to another century simply by paying us a visit.

Air ZooPortage

Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners", the Air Zoo features amusement park-style rides, full-motion flight simulators, 4-D Missions Theater, Magic Planet, Space Ball and Zero Gravity Experience, as well as more than 50 rare aircraft, plus exhibits and educational activities.

Ocqueoc Falls State Forest CampgroundPresque Isle

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Shoepac Lake State Forest CampgroundPresque Isle

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Tomahawk Creek Flooding State Forest CampgroundPresque Isle

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Tomahawk Lake State Forest CampgroundPresque Isle

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Houghton Lake Area Historical Society Village and PlayhousePrudenville

We are proud of our Village and our Playhouse. These 13 Historical Building have been lovingly re-stored or built to reflect life in a typical Logging Village of Northern Michigan in the Late 1800's.

Rochester Hills MuseumRochester Hills

The Museum is the primary site for learning about and preserving the history of the greater Rochester area in Oakland County, Michigan, as a representative of similar communities throughout Michigan. Located in Stoney Creek Village, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this 16-acre museum complex was home to Taylor and Van Hoosen families dating back to 1823. It features structures original to the property from 1840 to the early 20th century. Presented in a restored 1927 Dairy Barn are well-designed and informative exhibits highlighting the settlement, agriculture, industry and cultural evolution of this community. The Museum serves as the repository for artifacts and archives related to the greater Rochester area and offers access for research.

Rockford Area Historical MuseumRockford

The Museum houses a variety of treasures: Native American artifacts, portraits of early settlers of Rockford (once called Laphamville), a variety of farming implements, a Victorian 'living room', medical paraphernalia, war memorabilia, as well as a collection of research materials such as cemetery records, plat maps, Kent Co. census information, and Rockford newspapers.

Hoeft State ParkRogers City

Hoeft State Park is a heavily wooded park with a mile of sandy, Lake Huron shoreline. A paved non-motorized trail connects the park to Huron Sunrise Trail which stretches to Rogers City riding along the beach next to Lake Huron and ends at the world's largest open pit limestone mine.

Thompson's Harbor State ParkRogers City

Situated along seven and a half miles of Lake Huron shoreline, this undeveloped park provides a rustic retreat for hikers exploring the park's six miles of trails. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Bradley HouseRogers City

The expansive home that houses the Presque Isle County Historical Museum was built in 1913 and 1914 by George Radka, a local contractor. The home is a "craftsman style," or "arts and crafts style" bungalow. There are many craftsman style homes in Rogers City, but this is by far the largest. Housed in the Bradley House which is an early 20th century, seven bedroom, two story, single family bungalow built in 1914, a national historic site. Features furnishings of the early 1920's, Indian artifacts, a 1980's general story, a Victorian room, and displays on the industries of farming, lumbering, and shipping.

North Higgins LakeRoscommon

North Higgins Lake located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery, provides the variety of tree, plant, bird and animal species that make the park attractive for outdoor activities. Open all year for camping. Activities: Boat Launch, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelters and Playgrounds.

South Higgins Lake State ParkRoscommon

South Higgins Lake State Park contains almost one mile of shoreline along Higgins Lake, which is a large spring-fed body of water known for its clarity and fishing potential. On the south side of County Road 100 is Marl Lake and 700 acres forested in maple, oak and pine.

South Higgins Lake State ParkRoscommon

South Higgins Lake State Park contains almost one mile of shoreline along Higgins Lake, which is a large spring-fed body of water known for its clarity and fishing potential. On the south side of County Road 100 is Marl Lake and 700 acres forested in maple, oak and pine.

CCC MuseumRoscommon

More than 100,000 young men worked in Michigan's forests during the Great Depression and lived in barracks like this. See how "Roosevelt's tree army" served the state, creating a legacy that we enjoy today.

Houghton Lake State Forest CampgroundRoscommon County

This is a semi-modern, 50 site campground for tent or small trailer use, some of which will accommodate a 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Services include a modern restroom building (no showers) and potable water from hand pump wells. The campground is open from mid April to mid September. Fishing and Watchable Wildlife.

Van Buren State ParkS. Haven

Van Buren State Park has one mile of sandy beach and high dune formations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This is a great place to camp for the various festivals that are held throughout the year such as the National Blueberry Fest, Harbor Fest, July 4th Arts Fair and Labor Day All Crafts Fair.

Saginaw Art MuseumSaginaw

The Saginaw Art Museum is a unique place. Everyone in the Great Lakes Bay Region is fortunate to have such a marvelous institution in their midst. With a permanent collection spanning 4500 years and a dynamic exhibition program featuring the very best regional, national, and internationally recognized art and artists, there is always something interesting and exciting to see at the Saginaw Art Museum.

Saginaw Railroad MuseumSaginaw

A restored 1907 Pere Marquette depot. There is an HO scale model train display in the basement. Come see the Museum to learn about trains and railroad technology! We'll show you how they were and now are, along with railroad lore and legends, through our changing display of artifacts, tools, photos, maps, and more

Castle MuseumSaginaw

In 1890, the Federal government decided to design all Federal buildings to reflect the heritage of the communities in which they were located. A post office in Saginaw, Michigan was the first building in the United States to be constructed in accordance under these guidelines. The Castle, a unique and significant architectural gem, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built as a Federal post office in 1898, it reflects the French heritage of early Saginaw.

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical MuseumSaugatuck

The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum is one of Michigan's best-known and most-visited small town museums, annually drawing nearly 10,000 visitors to its exhibits and more than 40,000 visitors to its outdoor garden and harbor-front walkway.

Saugatuck Dunes State ParkSaugatuck

Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Metal Detecting, Watchable Wildlife, Picnic Area and Picnic Shelters.

Museum Ship Valley CampSault Sainte Marie

The Museum Ship VALLEY CAMP offers more than just a tour of her deck. Housed inside her massive cargo holds is a 20,000 square foot museum with over 100 exhibits! Featured Exhibits: EDMUND FITZGERALD Memorial & Exhibit which holds the two lifeboats from the stricken vessel. Torn away during the sinking, these lifeboats are two of very few major artifacts recovered after the tragic demise. The exhibit also features an hour long presentation about the events that occurred on November 10, 1975 which caused the tragic loss of one of the Great Lakes' largest freighters. Aquariums: In addition to the museum exhibits, the Museum Ship VALLEY CAMP displays four 1,200 gallon aquariums stocked with various species of fish from the Great Lakes region. Crews' Quarters: The VALLEY CAMP once housed a crew of 29 men in her cabins. Visitors are able to view these cabins to witness firsthand the lifestyle of Great Lakes sailors.

Tower of HistorySault Sainte Marie

Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, the tower has observation platforms for visitors to get spectacular views and photos of the world's busiest inland shipping channel. In the view below from the Tower of History, one can see several historic houses, and the Museum Ship Valley Camp.

River of History MuseumSault Sainte Marie

Set up in chronological order, the Museum's galleries are furnished with exhibits of local artifacts and information about the surrounding area. The galleries and exhibits are explained by a self-monitored audio presentation, which tells the tales of Native Americans, French fur traders, and others who helped to tame the St. Mary's River

Water Street Historic BlockSault Sainte Marie

The historic homes on the Water Street Historic Block are operated through a cooperative effort between the Chippewa County Historical Society, the Sault Historic Sites, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Visitors to the Water Street Historic Block can tour the home of John Johnston, one of the first European settlers to the area. The office of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the first Indian Agent to the area is also on display. Bishop Frederic Baraga's house in presently under restoration

Warren Dunes State ParkSawyer

(Good News! Warren Dunes Staff is happy to announce the roads are paved!) Warren Dunes has three miles of shoreline, six miles of hiking trails and is open year-round. It also has a dune formation that rises 260 feet above the lake with spectacular views and 1,952 acres of recreational opportunity.

Warren Woods State ParkSawyer

Two-thirds of Warren Woods Natural Area's 311 acres consist of a beech/maple climax forest. A quiet hiking trail leads over a bridge that looks over the rustic Galien River in this undisturbed natural area.

Canoe Lake State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 4 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Cusino Lake State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 6 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump

East Branch of Fox River State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 19 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Canoeing, Fishing, Boat Launch, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Fox River State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Site.

Mead Creek State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Merwin Creek State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

North Gemini Lake State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Ross Lake State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

South Gemini Lake State Forest CampgroundSchoolcraft County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites.

Selfridge Military Air MuseumSelfridge ANG Base

The Selfridge Military Air Museum and Air Park, located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Mount Clemens Michigan, is the primary outreach effort of the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association. The association was formed to preserve the heritage and tradition of the Air National Guard in Michigan and the military units, past and present, headquartered at Selfridge ANG Base and in the surrounding communities.

Liberty Hyde Bailey MuseumSouth Haven

Constructed in 1857 by Liberty Hyde Bailey Sr., the museum is the oldest standing home in South Haven, Michigan and was the principal building of the Bailey farm that stretched 80 acres. It garnished the best apple orchard in Michigan for the years 1873, 1875 and 1877. Many artifacts from the area are found in the ten rooms of this historic home.

Copper Range Historical Society MuseumSouth Range

In the last century copper was very important to the area known as the Copper Country. The Museum tries to provide insight as to what life was like when copper was king.

Father Marquette National Memorial and MuseumSt Ignace

Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigan's earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace in 1668 and 1671. He lived among the Great Lakes Indians from 1666 to his death in 1675. During these nine years, Father Marquette mastered several native languages and helped Louis Jolliet map the Mississippi River. Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum is located in Straits State Park and is interpreted in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Krasl Art CenterSt Joseph

The Krasl Art Center provides insights and aesthetic appreciation of the visual fine arts. It is a valuable learning resource for people of all ages. - The Krasl Art Center Gallery Shop features high quality gift items, some made by local and regional artist.

Gardner House MuseumSt. Albion

The aim of the Albion Historical Society is to preserve and display the heritage of Albion and surrounding vicinity. The rooms of the Museum have been developed to represent a typical dwelling of the 1875-1900 period. Each room contains numerous artifacts and furniture that were once part of area homes.

Father Marquette Memorial Scenic SiteSt. Ignace

This historic state park hosts the national memorial that honors the Jesuit priest who established Michigan's first permanent settlement. Current attractions include the National Memorial, an outdoor interpretive trail, picnicking and a panoramic view of the Mackinac Bridge.

Straits State ParkSt. Ignace

Straits State Park has fantastic views of the Mackinac Bridge and the boat traffic going under the bridge on the Straits of Mackinac from the trails, campground or the viewing platform. The park has a picnic area, playground and waterfront area along Lake Huron.

Father Marquette National MemorialSt. Ignace

Enjoy Michigan's natural beauty while walking interpretive trails and visiting Father Marquette's National Memorial. See a panoramic view of the Mackinac Bridge.

Curious Kids' MuseumSt. Joseph

Curious Kids' Museum, with over 100 exhibits in Science, History, Culture & Technology

Grand Mere State ParkStevensville

Grand Mere State Park is characterized by magnificent sand dunes, deep blowouts and one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline. Three inland lakes lie behind the dunes in the undeveloped natural area. Boat Launch, Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting and Swimming, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter and Sandy Beach.

Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic SiteSundell

Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of the Upper Peninsula's many impressive waterfalls. The site features a mile of foot trails, picnic area with water pump and three observation decks overlooking the falls. Activities:Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Watchable Wildlife and Rustic Sites

Tecumseh Area Historical SocietyTecumseh

The Tecumseh Area Historical Society preserves and interprets the history of the communities around Tecumseh, Michigan, including Macon, Ridgeway, Tipton and Britton. First among the early Michigan settlements, Tecumseh abounds in lovely restored Victorian homes and unique shops. Visit our Historical Museum in a 1913 Gothic stone church located in historic downtown Tecumseh.

Twin Lakes State ParkToivola

Twin Lakes State Park is situated in Michigan's Copper Country located in Houghton County, 15 miles northeast of Mass City and 26 miles southwest of Houghton/Hancock on Highway M-26. The 175-acre modern campground is located on the southwest shore of Lake Roland.

Traverse City State ParkTraverse City

Traverse City State Park features a quarter mile of beautiful beach on the Grand Traverse Bay. The park is only two miles from downtown Traverse City, one of the most popular resort towns in Michigan. Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Dennos Museum CenterTraverse City

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts.

Great Wolf LodgeTraverse City

Great Wolf Lodge is North America's Largest Family of Indoor Waterpark resorts, and the ultimate destination for your next family getaway. Designed to capture the atmosphere of the Northwoods, our waterparks offer an amazing guest experience in a one-of-a-kind, rustically elegant setting. The perfect place for families to re-connect, and create lifelong memories.With one of our fully-themed resort suites as your family's base camp, you can set out on your Great Wolf adventure. You'll likely first discover our gigantic indoor waterpark, where it's always 84 degrees. And that's just the beginning. Besides our waterparks, don't miss our themed restaurants, interactive arcades, full service spas (and even a version for kids!), fitness centers, and so much more. And with more than 10 locations coast to coast, Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect, weatherproof, year-round destination for your busy family.So whether your family splashes the day away in the waterpark, enjoys a delicious family meal in our restaurant, or enjoys our nightly Storytime together before calling it a night, we think you'll agree, there's no time, like a Great Wolf time.

Vicksburg Historic Village and MuseumVicksburg

The Historic Village currently consists of a Depot, Express Office, Caboose, Print Shop, School House, a Farm House and Barn, Gazebo and Township Hall.

Dodge #4 State ParkWaterford

A sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location for summer and winter activities. Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Boat Launch, Hiking, Swimming, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Area and Playground.

Bond Falls Scenic SiteWatersmeet

Bond Falls is a scenic waterfall created as the middle branch of the Ontonagon river tumbles over a thick belt of fractured rock, dividing it into numerous small cascades. Roadside parking and picnic tables are available near the top of the falls. An accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations.

Baxter Bridge State Forest CampgroundWexford County

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 25 sites for tent and small trailer use. 3 can accommodate 40-ft trailer. Located on the scenic Manistee River. Ideal for canoeing, trout fishing, and wildlife vewing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Long Lake (Wexford) State Forest CampgroundWexford County

Activities: Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Old US- 131 State Forest CampgroundWexford County

Activities: Boat Launch, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Watchable Wildlife, Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes and Rustic Sites.

Highland Recreation AreaWhite Lake

Highland Recreation Area offers 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and lakes in the rolling hills of Southern Michigan. With trails to accommodate equestrian riders, mountain bikers, hikers and skiers, there's an activity for every season in this park. Boat Launch, Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Mountain Biking, Snow-mobiling, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Beach House, Dog Trial Area, Equestrian , Picnic Area and Picnic Shelter.

Great Lakes Shipwreck MuseumWhitefish Point

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. It is fittingly located at Whitefish Point, Michigan, site of the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior.

Ypsilanti Historical MuseumYpsilanti

Ypsilanti Historical Museum is a museum of local history which is presented as an 1860 home.

Dekker Huis/Zeeland Historical MuseumZeeland

From the arrival of Dutch settlers, to today's community known for designer clocks and furniture, the people of Zeeland have fascinating stories to tell and artifacts to show. The Dekker Huis/Zeeland Historical Museum is the place for everyone to experience life in Zeeland's past.

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