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Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Michigan!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Michigan. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

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Air Zoo Science Museum / Aviation Museum Portage more than 60 historic airplanes & spacecraft
Bavarian Belle Riverboat Boat Tours / Riverboat Tours Frankenmuth tour the Cass River on a stern-paddlewheel boat
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland Shopping / Holiday Attraction / Event Frankenmuth probably the largest Christmas-themed store in US
Colonial Michilimackinac Living History Museum / Historic Fort Mackinaw City reconstructed 1700s French & British fort
Detroit Institute of the Arts Art Museum / Art Museum Detroit one of the best art collections in the U.S.A.
Ford Rouge Factory Tour Factory Tour Dearborn factory tours of the Ford Motor Company
Fort Mackinac Historic Fort Mackinac Island visit an original Revolutionary War fort
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Botanical Garden / Sculpture Park Grand Rapids extremely impressive gardens & sculptures
Front Street Shopping / Dining Traverse City one of Michigan's most attractive tourist districts
Gilmore Car Museum Auto/Transportation Museum Hickory Corners over 120 classic cars on display
Greenfield Village History Museum / Living History Museum Dearborn an impressive collection of classic American homes
Henry Ford, The / Henry Ford Museum History Museum / Transportation Museum Dearborn one of the finest museum complexes in the U.S.A.
Isle Royale National Park Hiking Trails / Wildlife Viewing Isle Royale NP awesome hiking/backpacking in remote wilderness
Lakenenland Sculpture Park Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction / Sculpture Park Marquette awesome collection of "junkyard art"
Ludington State Park Beach / Canoeing / Kayaking Ludington unspoiled beaches & sand dunes; good kayaking
Mackinac Bridge ("Big Mac") Bridge Cross Village five-mile bridge linking Michigan's peninsulas
Mackinac Island State Park Geologic Attractions / Natural Arch / Hiking Trails Mackinac Island famous for Arch Rock, a geologic wonder
Michigan Stadium Football Stadium / College Football Ann Arbor famous football stadium with nearly 110,000 seats
Miners Castle Overlook / Miners Castle Rock Geologic Attractions / Scenic Views Munising beautiful views of Pictured Rocks cliffs
Petoskey State Park Beach / Hiking Trails Petoskey beautiful beach and two campgrounds
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Nature Park / Geologic Attraction Multiple towns take a boat cruise to see beautiful lakeshore
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Ontonagon some of Michigan's best skiing and hiking
Presque Isle Park Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Sunset Viewing Marquette one of the best parks along Lake Superior's shore
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Nature Park / Beach / Sand Dunes / Hiking Trails Multiple towns sand dunes & 35 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Paradise several waterfalls, including 200ft wide upper falls


Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Michigan that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

Arch Rock Geologic Attraction / Natural Arch Mackinac Island
Bond Falls Waterfall Ontonagon
Castle Rock Geologic Attraction / Scenic Views St. Ignace
Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room Winery / Wine Tasting Traverse City
Comerica Park Baseball Stadium Detroit
Detroit Zoo Zoo Royal Oak
Gerald R. Ford Museum History Museum / Presidential Attraction / Gravesite Grand Rapids
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Shipwreck Museum Paradise
Holland State Park Beach Beach Holland
Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park / Water Park Muskegon
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Lighthouse Mackinaw City
Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World Butterfly Conservatory / Sanctuary / Insect Zoo Mackinac Island
Oval Beach Beach Saugatuck
Palms Book State Park Natural Spring Manistique
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Scenic Drive Multiple towns
Saugatuck Dunes State Park Beach Saugatuck
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Bird-Watching / Canoeing / Kayaking / Hiking Trails Seney
Silver Beach County Park Beach St. Joseph
Soo Locks Other Sault Ste. Marie
South Haven Lighthouses Lighthouse South Haven
Stearns Park Beach Ludington
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Nature Park / Boat Tours / Scuba Diving Alpena
Warren Dunes State Park Beach / Sand Dunes Bridgman


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