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Michigan at a Glance
Detroit is the country's pre-eminent factory town. Even its best-known museum, Greenfield
Village, celebrates the rise of industry as a cultural factor second to none in changing
the way we live.
Outside of busness, people who come to the city to gamble in the
casinos of nearby Windsor, Ontario, and a newer one in center-city Detroit. There are
plenty of sports fans who drive to the area to watch the Tigers, the Lions, the Red Wings
and top-notch auto racing. There are also aficionados of the Motown music scene, which
holds on to its roots while keeping up with all that is new and good.
Motor City has a lot to rev your engine during the spring, summer, and
fall. It can get a bit chilly during the winter but dont write off January, as that
is when Cobo Hall holds its annual Detroit Auto Show -- displaying the new goodies for
gearheads. If you are planning on this event, book well in advance as many out-of-towners
descend on Detroit.
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Michigan has over 100 lighthouses and are an important part of the
Michigan's Little Bavarian: by Carol Parsons.
About 150 years ago, a group of missionaries came from Germany to
settle in Frankenmuth, a city between Flint and
The 4,400 residents take pride in keeping the German heritage alive.
Businesses, area homes and farms still reflect the German ethics. Much of the architecture
is still the same, and the flowers and greenery are what many visitors call the most
authentic they have ever seen in the United States.
Grand Haven, Michigan
Grand Haven: A Shore Thing: by Steve Lange.
The mile-long waterfront walkway, edged with ice cream stands and
benches, is punctuated by a pair of early 1900s lighthouses that stand at the end of the Grand Haven pier.
Macinac Island, Michigan
Home of the Great Lakes: by Carol Parsons.
Michigan has the greatest number of lakes and water sources in the
United States. There are more than 11,000 inland lakes. In Ogemaw County alone, a person can drive for 30
minutes and see 30 lakes..
The Mighty Mackinac Bridge: by Carol Parsons.
Standing down on the shores of Lake Michigan staring at the Mackinac Bridge will give you the
feeling of overwhelming power.
It's such a magnificent architectural structure. The beauty and
prestige of the bridge has astonished (and continues to astonish) the millions that have
seen it. To drive across it is a marvel in itself. People thought it could never be built;
yet here it is, possibly the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Shipwrecks in Michigan's Great Lakes: by Carol Parsons.
Michigan is home to the Great Lakes, possibly the state's biggest
tourist attraction. The lakes are havens for fish and animals that survive in their midst.
But these waters also have a dark side.
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Michigan Amusement Parks: by Carol Parsons.
Michigan is no stranger to amusement
parks. People come from all over the U.S. to discover Michigan's rides. Some are not
as well known as others, but each has its own uniqueness and excitement.
Saugatuck's Top 10 Bed & Breakfasts: by Carol Parsons.
For romantic getaways, home-style feeling, and plenty of interesting
history, the Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay.
B&Bs are wonderful places to take in the history and elegance of an
area, making Saugatuck
bed and breakfasts are one of the top Michigan tourism attractions in the state.
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