Greenfield VillageState of Michigan Tourism Information

What’s New

Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum: This historic structure has been renovated to house a permanent collection of fine and decorative arts.
150th birthday anniversary of W.K. Kellogg: Remembering the man behind the famous cereal. Celebrations include the unveiling of a statue honouring Kellogg and his work, an exhibit at the Art Center of Battle Creek and themed tours at his Gull Lake Manor House.
Michigan Culinary Tourism Alliance: Encourages the use of local foods and food products, and promotes the state as a culinary travel destination.
Milestone events: It’s the 150th anniversary for two Michigan communities founded in 1860. Manistique, in the Upper Peninsula and Whitehall, on the Lower Peninsula’s West Coast.

Attractions
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: This scenic area comprises multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, beaches, dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, forests and wildlife. On Lake Superior between Munising and Grand Marais.
Motown Historical Museum: Long known as Hitsville, and home of the world-famous Studio A. Detroit.
The Henry Ford: See JFK’s limo, Rosa Parks’ bus and thousands of uniquely American innovations at the museum. Dearborn.
Detroit Institute of Arts: Among the top 10 museums in the U.S. Offering more than 100 galleries with art from ancient to modern times. Detroit.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: Celebrating its 15th anniversary celebrations with two special exhibitions and a tribute concert at its amphitheatre. Grand Rapids.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Features spectacular mountains of sand, and 56 kilometres of Lake Michigan shoreline. Offers hiking, motor trails and a new 2-1/2 to 3-hour boat cruise. Northwest Lower Peninsula.
Silver Beach: New development includes the interactive Whirlpool Compass Fountain; Silver Beach Amusement Park Museum; Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone; Shadowland Ballroom and Silver Beach Carousel. St. Joseph.

Events
Winter Carnival (February), Houghton.
Tulip Time Festival (May), Holland.
National Cherry Festival (July), Traverse City.
Woodward Dream Cruise (August), Detroit.
Great Lakes Folk Festival (August), East Lansing.
Oktoberfest (September), Frankenmuth.

Places
Frankenmuth: Bavarian-style architecture, attractions and events, Michigan’s “Little Bavaria”.
Greenfield Village: Historic homes, buildings and workplaces that include the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop and the Henry Ford Museum. Dearborn.
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge: More than 250 species of migrating birds, and over 100 songbird species and waterfowl. Deer, beaver and muskrat also inhabit the area. Saginaw.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: The Upper Falls drops nearly 15 metres and is more than 60 metres across. Downstream is the Lower Falls; a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island.

Hidden Gems
Thunder Bay LighthouseState of Michigan Tourism InformationThunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve: The first Great Lakes sanctuary in the National Marine Sanctuary system protects a collection of more than 100 shipwrecks. Alpena.
Interlochen Center for the Arts: Features children’s arts camp programs; a fine arts boarding high school; two 24-hour public radio stations; year-round arts programs for adults; and 600 arts presentations annually. Interlochen.

Did You Know?
State Motto: If You Seek A Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Bird: Robin

Fast Facts
Region: GREAT LAKES
America’s Byways: Copper Country Trail, River Road Scenic Byway, Woodward Avenue.
Direct Flights: Air Canada, Northwest Airlines
Sales Tools: Michigan Travel Ideas magazine; high-resolution images at www.michigan.org/imagelibrary.
Info: Travel Michigan
1-888-784-7328
www.michigan.org
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