Living in Michigan is awesome, that’s a fact. If you don’t believe it, then let the following facts do the talking for us.
Sleeping Bear Dunes, The Most Beautiful Place in America
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, tucked away in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, won the title of “Good Morning America’s” Most Beautiful Place in America. – ABCNews.Go.Com
Michigan pretty much invented the modern weekend.
If not for the great Henry Ford, we may not be enjoying our two-day weekend. The modern weekend has its origin in Michigan labor movement. It all started when Henry Ford gave his workers the two days off back in the early 1900s even though the government didn’t mandate the forty-hour work week until 1938.
Love beer? Michigan is the best place for you!
Michigan is one of the top 5 states in the country for most number of breweries. Michigan’s total of 80+ beer makers ranks fifth nationally.
Michiganders are the only people on earth who always carry a portable map of their hometown.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is shaped like a hand wearing a mitten. Most Michiganders calls it America’s High Five. If you will ask anyone from Michigan where they are from, expect them to show you the back of their left hand and point to a spot to show you where home is.
Musical wonder Stevie Wonder reps Saginaw, Michigan
Born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan as Stevland Hardaway Judkins.
Queen of Pop, Madonna reps Bay City
Madonna Louise Ciccone – born in Bay City, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance before moving to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance.
Motown Records in Detroit
Every musician knows Motown. Motown was the home to some of the most influential musicians ever like Diana Ross, Jackson 5, the Temptations, Smoky Robinson and more.
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Michigan is the home of the world famous Ford, GM and Chrysler.
As the home of these leading car makers, there are car shows almost everywhere. If you are a car enthusiast, you will simply love Michigan.
Michigan produces up to 75% of America’s tart cherries.
With 3.8 million tart cherry trees, Michigan produces 70 to 75 percent of the tart cherries grown in the United States.
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Art fan? Detroit Institute of Arts could be heaven for you.
D.I.A. includes pieces by Robbia, Bellini, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. D.I.A. includes works spanning nearly all historical periods from Ancient Greece and Rome up to 1950.