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Michigan Essential Info

Overview

The Great Lakes aren't the only great thing about Michigan! Do some urban exploring in Detroit, visit the charming island of Mackinac (it's so charming that cars are banned from the island, and fudge is their main export) or fall in love with Tahquamenon Falls State Park. If all of that isn't enough to convince you to visit, then just watch a Pure Michigan commercial!

Basics

Best Time To Go

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May-Jun, Sep-Oct

Fun Facts

  1. The world's largest limestone quarry is located near Rogers City, Michigan.
  2. The first air-conditioned car was manufactured in 1939 by Detroit's Packard Motor Car Company in Michigan. The "Big Three" auto giants, Ford, General Motors and FIAT Chrysler Automobiles are also headquartered in the Michigan.
  3. Battle Creek, Michigan, is the cereal capital of the world due to the presence of the Kellogg Company.
  4. Michigan has the nation's longest freshwater shoreline.
  5. Petoskey stones, the state stones of Michigan, are made from 350 million-year-old fossilized limestone.
  6. Detroit is the birthplace of Motown Records. The original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A., is now a museum where you can listen to greats like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Funk Brothers, Temptations and Supremes.
  7. Northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes are made up of miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450' above Lake Michigan, lush forests and clear inland lakes, making it a top summer travel destination.
  8. The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan near the shore of Lake Superior.

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