Michigan attractions

Michigan’s Adventure

Distance – 1 hour

Michigan’s Adventure, in Muskegon, is the state’s largest amusement park and water park. The amusement park has rides for both the thrill seekers and those wanting to relax, ranging from roller coasters to bumper cars. The water park has three wave pools and over 20 water slides. Both parks require only one general admission ticket and promise at least one full day worth of entertainment.

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Traverse City

Distance – 2 hours, 30 minutes

If you are in the mood for a beach day, there is no place better than Traverse City. The city lies on the coast of Lake Michigan and is home to many attractions. Beaches line the city and there is much to do in the water, including boating, parasailing, and jet skiing. In addition, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are but a short drive away. Most who go there go for the aesthetically pleasing views, but those seeking a physical challenge will traverse down and back up the 450-foot slope, a feat taking anywhere from between 25 minutes to well over an hour.

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Detroit

Distance – 2 hours, 45 minutes

If you are a fan of history, cars, or sports, then head over to the Motor City. Home of some of the largest automobile industries in the world, Detroit was one of the fastest growing cities of the 20 th Century. It has since hit harder times, but is on the up-and- up, allowing the cultivation of a myriad of cultures and people. From Corktown to Greektown, there is never a shortage of things to do or places to eat. The city is also the home to some of the most famous sports franchises in the US, including the Pistons, the Redwings, and the infamous Lions. From artists to tourists to residents, a trip to Detroit will always result in a completely booked day.

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Mackinac Bridge

Distance – 4 hours

For those who do not mind a long drive, the Mackinac Bridge is a great destination to visit. The fifth longest suspension bridge in the world, it connects the Upper and Lower
Peninsulas of Michigan. In addition, Interstate 75 starts just north of the bridge and ends on the southern tip of Florida. From the bridge, it is an easy travel to both Mackinaw
City and, perhaps the better known, Mackinac Island. On Mackinac Island, motorized vehicles are banned, so it is a prime location for cycling and is known for its horse rides
and its world-renowned chocolate fudge.

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