Michigan Bucket List
Michigan is known for its diverse beauty and has earned that recognition, for sure. Ranging from beaches to forests, sand dunes to farms, and of course tens of thousands of lakes, Michigan truly does have it all!
The Great Outdoors
Little Sable Lighthouse – This lighthouse is one of the oldest on the Great Lakes, and definitely one of the prettiest! Standing over 100 feet tall, located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Little Sable Lighthouse is the perfect Michigan destination.
Isle Royale – If you’re into hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, fishing, or scuba diving, Isle Royal is the place to be. You can join a guided hike or go it alone. Either way, you’ll be able to explore this rugged, isolated island, far from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
Holland – There’s always fun to be had in Holland, no matter what time of year it is. In Spring, you’ll enjoy scenic views of tulips and other flowers. Summer, you’ll want to hit the beaches and hiking trails. In Fall, the colors are unbeatable; and in Winter, try your luck at cross country skiing!
Mackinac Island – Make memories that last a lifetime on Mackinac Island. Take a guided architectural tour, enjoy a carriage ride, or indulge in some shopping therapy. Check out their guide book while planning your trip.
Oddities and Roadside Attractions
Hiawatha – The World’s Tallest Indian is 52 feet tall, constructed of fiberglass, and located in Ironwood, Michigan. It’s been standing since 1964.
Ruins of Detroit Children’s Zoo – Visit Detroit’s Belle Isle and you’ll find lots of unique places to take pictures, one of them being the abandoned Detroit Children’s Zoo. A beautiful structure in its prime, the zoo is now covered in graffiti and overgrown greenery.
Mystery Spot – Check out the website for the backstory, but this mystery spot is pretty cool! Voted Michigan’s #1 unusual attraction, it’s great fun for the whole family. Take a guided tour, zipline, or play some mini golf at the Mystery Spot. Before you leave, be sure to visit the Photo Booth and unique gift shop. They have souvenirs found nowhere else in the world!
Only in Michigan
Bronner’s – This Christmas Wonderland is sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday season, all year round! It’s earned the title of the World’s Largest Christmas Store, with good reason. Millions of guests visit each year to get a peek at their 50,000+ trims and gifts found in the store for “all seasons, reasons, and budgets”!
Air Zoo – Like nothing else in the world, the Air Zoo “lifts your spirits, expands your awareness, and brings the fun of science and aviation to life”. Visitors of all ages will enjoy visiting and learning about all things plane related. The Air Zoo also offers biplane rides, and summer camps for kids. Take a virtual tour if you can’t make a trip in person just yet.
Hands on Museum – Head over to Ann Arbor to experience this Hands on Museum, perfect for all ages! I love that this spot is both fun and educational. Exhibits include a country store, “all about you”, a preschool gallery, and more.