10 Awesome Facts That Prove Michigan Is The Greatest State Ever!

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

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.

First Ford Factory

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 Brewers Guild

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.

Michigander Hand Map

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

Stevie Wonder Saginaw

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.

Image source: Flickr: Rain0975 / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: rain0975

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.

Tart Cherries

With 3.8 million tart cherry trees, Michigan produces 70 to 75 percent of the tart cherries grown in the United States.

Image source: Andrew McFarlane / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: farlane

Art fan? Detroit Institute of Arts could be heaven for you.

Detroit Institute of Art

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.

25 thoughts on “10 Awesome Facts That Prove Michigan Is The Greatest State Ever!

  1. Michigan does have a lot to offer! Have you lived in Michigan all your life? Although I have, I’m ready for some year around warmer weather.

  2. My husband and I aren’t Michigan natives (our daughter is), but we’re slowly working our way around the state. We over Seeping Bear and cherry picking is a favorite.

  3. I was born in MI but moved to OK when I was 6. Lived there until I was 32. This year I will be 40. I used to miss MI when I lived in OK and we would come back to visit my family. Now that I live here I just dont think I get out and appreciate the state as much as I should.

  4. We live in Ontario, so Michigan is one of the places we’re planning on visiting when we finally get passports for the kids. I can’t wait — there’s so much history, and so many great things to see!

  5. Would love to be able to go cherry picking! Wish we had that here in New England. Guess we should check out Sleeping Bear too.Will just have to visit Michigan!

  6. I don’t know if I would call it the greatest state ever, but we always have a fun time whenever we visit. Oh and the Tim Allen commercials are the best! Pure Michigan!

  7. That is a lot of information I definitely did not know about Michigan! It really hasn’t been on my vacation radar, but I will have to do some looking at it now. Thank you!

  8. OMG these really are some awesome facts! Michigan sounds like a pretty fabulous place to live 🙂

  9. Wow, so much about Michigan that I didn’t know. I haven’t been there yet, but there seems to be a lot to see and do. This may be a good idea for our next out of town trip.

  10. Well, I can honestly say I knew none of those things about Michigan! The portable map part is pretty cool, and that beach does look amazing. I’ll definitely have to check out the beach and the museum if I’m ever in the area.

  11. Who’da thunk it…the most beautiful place in America? I’ve never really considered Michigan before. Perhaps it’s time to re-think. 🙂

  12. I’ve been to the Institute of Arts. I loved it. Hubby and the second oldest were watching the Lions up the road when we went. 🙂

  13. Woe Sleeping Bears Dune looks amazing! I have been to Michigan briefly before but mainly only for shopping, if we go back I’ll have to check out some of these great spots!

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