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Headlands International Dark Sky Park
- Mackinaw City

The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge and programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcomed to stay out through the night for dark-sky viewing opportunities. Please feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc… And there are plenty of places to camp nearby!


Windmill Island Garden Windmill Island Gardens
- Holland

A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island Gardens features a 250-year-old working Dutch windmill "De Zwaan" (meaning graceful bird). The windmill, which reaches 125 feet from the ground to the top of the blades, towers over 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.  Costumed guides give tours of DeZwaan throughout the day.


Eastern Market Detroit's Eastern Market
- Detroit

What’s unique about Detroit’s Eastern Market is that it’s the oldest farmers market in Michigan. There, you can enjoy not only some of the best fresh produce from area farmers, but also take in specialty shops and restaurants.


Gilmore Car MuseumGilmore Car Museum
- Hickory Corners

One of Michigan's largest collections of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles located on a 90-acre historic campus in Hickory Corners, Michigan.  While visiting, enjoy lunch in their authentic Blue Moon Diner and visit an old fashioned gas station.


Silvio's Italian American Historical Artistic Museum

Silvio's Italian American Historical Artistic Museum
- Redford

Silvio Luigi Barile is the owner of what was once a pizzeria and over five decades has become the home of a very extensive collection of his handmade concrete statues, some as tall as 25 feet, as well as Italian postcards, art books, and vinyl records. Go to the museum and you might even end up being serenaded by Silvio!


US National Ski Hall of Fame US National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum
- Ishpeming

The UP is “the birthplace of organized skiing in America" and the museum and hall of fame for the sport is in Ishpeming. It is home to an extensive collection of artifacts and archives relating to the history of skiing and has 20,000 square feet of space containing displays on over 410 Honored Members, trophies, clothing and equipment. In addition, there is a gift shop, library and theater.


American Museum of Magic

American Museum of Magic
- Marshall

Experience the treasures of Houdini, Thurston, and Michigan’s own Blackstone among hundreds of others. For more than 30 years the American Museum of Magic has delighted the public with wonders of magic, celebrating the contributions and life stories of magicians from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the largest collection of magic artifacts on display anywhere in the U.S. Discover what has been described as “the Smithsonian of American magic.”

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