7 Amazing Michigan Places That Became A Part Of Every Michigander’s Childhood Years!

August 2nd, 2017

Growing up in Michigan is quite amazing. Some even says that it’s so fun and exciting. With all the amazing places and destinations around The Mitten State, I am truly convinced that growing up at The Great Lakes State is totally astounding.

If you grew up in Michigan, for sure there are lots of places that became a part of your childhood years. Places where you and your family gather together to relax, enjoy and unwind. Places where good memories and happy thoughts are shared with each other.

But if you are not born in Michigan and moved to the state just recently, it’s not yet too late to experience what the Michiganders did in their childhood years. Below are few of the amazing places that you should visit to complete your “Michigan citizenship”.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – Farmington Hills, Michigan

A museum filled with amazing vintage machines, mechanical items, neon signs and everything that you can think of. This place can surely give you all the vibe and feels of growing up in Michigan.

Tahquamenon Falls – Paradise, Michigan

One of the best natural attractions you can find in Michigan. Your life as a Michigander won’t be complete without a visit with this enchanting paradise.

Tiger Stadium – Detroit Michigan

Michiganders loves their sports team. This is why the Tiger Stadium (now Comerica Park) is such a huge part of everyone’s childhood. Although the original Tiger Stadium was demolished way back 2009, you can still cherish its memories with Comerica Park.

#baseballgame #funnight #firstprofessionalbaseballgame #tigersgame #detroit #closegame #hadfun

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Michigan’s Adventure – Muskegon, Michigan

Summertime in Michigan is seriously awesome as there are plenty of lakes, waterfalls and rivers to visit around.  Aside from the amazing gifts of Mother Nature, there’s also one huge place that Michiganders often visit during summer months – Michigan’s Adventure. This is Michigan’s largest Amusement Park and Water Park. A must visit if you wanted to really feel the Michigan childhood vibe.

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Mackinac Island

This is one of the most popular places in Michigan.  Mackinac Island offers an amazing experience that you can’t find anywhere else.  Motorized vehicles are not allowed in this area so you’ll get to see plenty of people walking, riding bicycles, horse-drawn carriages and more. This is the place to be if you wanted to escape the noise around the city.

Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City, Michigan

This amazing indoor Waterpark in Michigan is totally amazing. Kids and adults enjoys every second they spend in here.  A great place to be for a fun and exciting family activity.

Dinosaur Gardens -Ossineke

One of the most fascinating roadside attractions in Michigan is the Dinosaur Gardens. Sitting on 40 acres of land, this place is filled with massive dinosaur sculptures that kids and even adults love.

The elusive Stegosaurus in his natural habitat…. #dinosaurs #dinosaurgardens #familytrip

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The above listed places are just few of the many locations and destinations that Michiganders truly adore. If you wanted to add any, feel free to comment them below.


22 responses to “7 Amazing Michigan Places That Became A Part Of Every Michigander’s Childhood Years!”

  1. Liz says:

    I’ve been to Marvin’s – I grew up in the WB area which is close by. Always wanted to go into the Grand Hotel but haven’t as of yet.

  2. Sarah Bailey says:

    What some amazing looking places to visit, I love the look of the state park and who doesn’t love a good penny arcade!

  3. Never realized how many cool places there are in Michigan. Guess I have a new vacay spot.

  4. Cassie says:

    I’ve never visited michigan before but it sure looks absolutely amazing! Beautiful nature and lots of fun for kids

  5. Anvita says:

    Wow, these places seem to be so much fun. I would enjoy them all however, my son will be all in for the dinosour park.

  6. I really need to get to Michigan more. My kids would love the Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum. I would also love to check out those falls!

  7. Ashley Grant says:

    Michigan is definitely one place in the United States I want to travel to someday. I’d certainly love to see the Tahquamenon Falls in Paradise, Michigan. That spot looks gorgeous!

  8. I grew up not far from Michigan and yet haven’t been to a single place you listed. Looks like I need to make a trip back.

  9. As a Michigan resident, these have all been a big part of my childhood. Now, with kids of my own, it has been fun to go back to all of these places and let them enjoy it. Michigan has a lot of great places.

  10. Ruth I. says:

    It is my goal to visit places like this. Great places to have fun with friends and family. I think Michigan has always been wonderful and always will be.

  11. I’ve been to everyone one of these places except Dinosaur Gardens. I’ve never heard of that place. I would add Henry Ford.

  12. My cousin lived in Michigan and we visited him several times in the summer. We used to go to the lakes every summer.

  13. Heather says:

    It looks like a beautiful state to explore. Maybe one day I’ll get the chance. I don’t currently know anyone in Michigan.

  14. Anne Yedlin says:

    All those places look like great places to visit, but I think I would like the theme park and the museum the best! And way to go Great Wolf with the upgrade!!!

  15. krystal says:

    That roller coaster looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to try it out!

  16. Tiffany says:

    Wow, those falls are SO pretty!! This would have definitely been a beautiful and fun place to grow up! 🙂

  17. Melissa Bernardo says:

    A lot of great places to visit! The Penny Arcade looks fun!

  18. Jennifer L says:

    Oh wow these are some amazing places to visit in Detroit! I just love Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, gives me some nostalgia feels with the vintage arcades. And Michigan’s adventure looks like a fun theme park with the roller coaster faces the lake.

  19. I didn’t transplant here until my first year of high school so I definitely missed out on some of these. I will have to add the to my summer fun list.

  20. Our Family World says:

    I have read a lot of reviews about the Great Wolf Lodge. I would love to travel to Michigan and experience that myself. Nothing as enjoyable as unleashing my inner child.

  21. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Wow. These are all awesome places to visit in Michigan! If I am ever in the area, I will make sure I get to see each and every spot you featured in this post!

  22. Aimee Geroux says:

    I drove through Michigan on my way home from Chicago. While I didn’t have time to sightsee it looks like a lovely place with lots to do. The Tahquamenon Falls is totally somewhere I want to visit and have put it on my bucket list!

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