Need a Fun Vacation or Day Trip? Check out these 5 Michigan Landmarks!

Sunset on Michigan Coast Line

The sun setting on the beautiful Michigan coastline

Michigan, known for its vast amount of lakes, strong sports teams and being the world’s automotive center, is a bustling place to visit. From Grand Rapids, on the list of the top 20 U.S. cities to live in, to Detroit, the Motor City, Michigan is filled with a range of city life and forestry. Whether you are a Michigan native, or live out of state and are looking for a place to travel, these five Michigan landmarks are sure to please.

Add these 5 Michigan Landmarks to Your Bucket List

Here’s a short list of just a few amazing landmarks in Michigan both locals and tourists enjoy throughout the year:

Mackinac Island: Located on Lake Huron, this historic island is known for its horse drawn carriages, as cars are not allowed on the island. Due to the island’s private and unique look, Mackinac Island is a national wedding destination and the home to many wedding vendors. While on Mackinac Island, consider staying at the historic Grand Hotel. Family owned for three generations, the Grand Hotel opened in 1887, and is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year.

Tahquamenon Falls: Located in the Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior, Tahquamenon Falls State Park stretches over 13 miles long. Due to its brownish water, Tahquamenon Falls is fondly nicknamed “Root Beer Falls.” At the top of the water fall, there’s a restaurant and gift shop. Tahquamenon Falls State Park also has four campgrounds – two modern and two rustic to satisfy all types of campers.

Isle Royale: Isle Royale is located close to the Michigan-Canada border.  Spanning 45 miles long by 9 miles wide, Isle Royale is the largest natural island on Lake Superior and the second largest island on the Great Lakes. Featuring dense forests and rocky peaks, Isle Royale is a wilderness trekker’s dream. If you are a lover of animals, it is also common to see wildlife like moose and wolves roaming the area.

Windmill Island: Open from April to October, Windmill Island is the home of De Zwaan, the only Dutch windmill still running in the United States. De Zwaan, first built in the Netherlands in 1761, was brought to the United States in 1964. The goal of Windmill Islandis to celebrate the strong Dutch heritage of the area.

Frankenmuth: Also known as Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth was settled by German immigrants. A popular family-friendly vacation destination, this unique town features festivals, shopping and the world’s largest Christmas store. Frankenmuth is also known for the Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s, both serving Frankenmuth’s famous chicken dinners. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, Frankenmuth also has a wine and chocolate boat cruise.

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