There is no shortage of compelling activities, tourist attractions and entertainment venues for tourists who are planning a trip to Michigan.
“The Wolverine State” has a population of over 10 million. Renowned for the beautiful surrounding lakes and waters, Michigan is a must-see place for keen travelers and adventurers.
Whether you’re into history, sporting and entertainment, sight-seeing and/or nature, Michigan has plenty to offer. Here is a list of things that you should have on your to-do list when visiting the Great Lake State.
Sporting events/online casinos
Be it college or professional, Michigan is one of America’s biggest sports states with several gorgeous sporting venues and historic franchises.
Michigan is also one of several U.S. states that allows both in-person and mobile sports betting. The BetMGM Michigan Casino is offering new customers up to $1,000 in risk-free bets. At BetMG, you can bet on sports games and/or play popular casino games like blackjack, roulette, poker and slots.
There are more than 140 different slots you can play through online Michigan casinos, and you have the option to play more than 40 different table games.
Caesars, WynnBet, FanDuel and DraftKings are among the other top online casinos available in Michigan. These sportsbooks feature everything, from online poker to progressive slots to roulette to online blackjack to live dealers in casino games.
Golden Nugget Online Casino in Michigan has 97 different online slots you can play, and they have a special loyalty rewards program where you can accumulate points depending on your activity and how much money you deposit.
Detroit is in the exclusive club of cities that holds a sports franchise in each of the “Big Four” North American professional sports leagues. Motor City is home to the NFL’s Lions, the NHL’s Red Wings, the NBA’s Pistons and MLB’s Tigers.
Ford Field (the Lions’ home venue), Little Caesars Arena (Red Wings and Pistons) and Comerica Park (Tigers) are all within short walking distances of each other. If two of those teams are playing on the same day, it’s easy to plan a day trip around.
For major sports fans, perhaps there’s no bigger must-see college sporting venue than Michigan Stadium, home of the Wolverines’ football team. Michigan Stadium will celebrate the 95-year anniversary of its opening on Oct. 1 of this year.
Known for the rocking and boisterous crowd, “The Big House”, which can hold crowds of over 100,000, will give any sports fan the experience of a lifetime.
Detroit is also within driving distance of other major cities like Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Boston, Cleveland and Minneapolis-St. Paul. So if you’re a sports fan living in or near any of those cities, you can easily plan a trip to Detroit to cheer on your favorite team(s) as an away team supporter.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Located on the University Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, this popular tourist attraction gives history fanatics practically everything they want to know regarding the life and presidency of Gerald R. Ford.
Ford, who served as the 38th president of the United States, grew up in the state of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan and even played on the Wolverines’ football team as a center, leading them to national championships in 1932 and 1933.
The library opened in 1981, having celebrated its 40-year anniversary in September.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Detroit is known for its rich history and auto industry economy, hence the “Motor City” nickname.
Car enthusiasts and history lovers should make it a priority to visit the “Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation”, often referred to as “The Henry Ford.”
The museum is located in Dearborn (approximately nine miles from Detroit), the home city of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford.
The museum has many historically significant items, including John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine and the rocking chair Abraham Lincoln sat in at The Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC). when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
Check out the beautiful Michigan nature
They don’t call it “The Great Lake State” for nothing. Michigan is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes — Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Erie.
Those four lakes are greatly popular for tourists to visit, and nature lovers coming to Michigan should prioritize visiting them.
Located on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island is a beautiful resort that is surrounded by inviting waters and full of hiking/walking trails and so much more. There are plenty of camping options available for visitors who hope to stay here, which conveniently allows you to maximize your time and visit here.
The Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, the Lake of the Clouds (in Ontonagon County) and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Leelanau and Benzie Counties) are among the other gorgeous nature sports that outdoor travelers should see while in Michigan.
Whether you like lakes, trees, parks or hike trails, the state of Michigan certainly isn’t lacking in beautiful nature spots.