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Discover Michigan - Home to Motor City USA

Discover Michigan, USA

The Detroit Skyline
The Detroit Skyline

Michigan is considered one of the best kept secrets in America. Detroit is known as the automotive capital of the world, as well as the home to Motown music. Once a burned out city and known as the murder capital of the world, this 300-year-old city is evolving into a world class business center. 

Perched on the Detroit River facing Windsor, Canada, there is plenty to do and see. Downtown hosts many wonderful hotels and restaurants and is only a stone's throw from the bridge or tunnel that connects to Canada. Get out into the 'burbs and you'll find plenty of beautiful scenery, 3,000 miles of Great Lakes which surrounds the peninsula state, and more boating and water activities than anywhere else in the country. 

The natives offer old fashion Midwestern hospitality while still managing to keep some of the biggest corporations in America in smooth running order. This is one state that should not to be underestimated in any way. 

M I C H IG A N    T R A V E L   P L A N N E R
C O N V E N T I O N   &   V I S I T O R S   B U R E A U S

Michigan is defined by its vast expanses of water and by more than 18 million acres of forests that cover more than half the state. The Great Lakes State offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities as well as full service resorts with world-class golf courses and pampering spas. For more information, visit the State of Michigan travel website: www.michigan.org.

Discover why Detroit is becoming a world-class vacation destination at the Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau website. See all that the Motor City has to offer at www.visitdetroit.com.

Grand Haven is on the Lake Michigan shoreline with sandy beaches and has a beautiful harbor walk from the historic downtown to the town's famous lighthouse. Visitors can enjoy waterfront dining, trolley tours and riverboat cruises. Grand Have is home of the Coast Guard Festival and world's largest musical fountain. www.grandhavenchamber.org

Grand Rapids, located in the heart of West Michigan, is experiencing a renaissance with $250 million in new cultural and recreational facilities. Four outstanding museums and a world-class botanic garden & sculpture park are highlights. Nightlife is booming with restaurants and arts galore. Check out the Web site at visitgrandrapids.org.

Monroe County, located on Lake Erie, is home to some of Michigan's finest hotels, B&Bs, golf courses and camping facilities. Outdoor enthusiasts will find the newest and largest Cabela's (the leading retailer of outdoor supplies in the U.S.), which boasts millions of visitors a year.
Get more information about Monroe County at www.monroeinfo.com.

Not only does Muskegon County offer the best in wide sandy beaches, great camping, stunning architecture, plenty of restaurants, hotels and shopping, but it is a short drive South of Ludington, following U.S. 31 down the picturesque West Michigan Coast. Visit Muskegon County for fun, sun and the best in entertainment. co.muskegon.mi.us

Traverse City , located on the western shore of Michigan's lower pennisula, makes a great weekend getaway for those looking to walk the sandy beaches of lake Michigan or take in some of the best shopping in the state. Visit the Traverse City visitors bureau for more information on your next great trip. www.visittraversecity.com.
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Historical Note: The 1961 Lincoln Continental limousine that President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was shot is on display in the Henry Ford Museum and is one of the most viewed artifacts there.
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