If you wanted to go around and explore the great state of Michigan but you don’t have the budget for it, this list can certainly help you out. It features 10 fun and interesting ways to explore the Mitten State without spending a lot of money. Some of them can also be done completely for free!
So the next time you find yourself longing for some outdoor activities, you will surely find this list extremely handy.
Get Michigan Activity Pass
If you are looking to enjoy the state’s many cultural institutions without spending a fortune, this one is just right for you. Residents can use their passes for free or discounted admission to museums, parks and landmarks in their area. Thanks to The Library Network for this one.
Climb a sand dune at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
There’s no greater feeling than climbing the dunes in Michigan, for free! Once you are on top of the dunes, you can start snapping photos of the stunning Lake Michigan.
Visit Meyer May House
Get a free tour of one of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s visually stunning homes in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill Historic District.
Witness The Heidelberg Project
When Detroit artist Tyree Guyton re-imagined his east side neighborhood more than two decades ago using discarded items, he didn’t know he would be creating a global movement, enjoyed by visitors from all over the world.
Bike ride on the Mackinac Island Loop
Although there is a small fee to bring your bicycle on-board the ferry, it’s nothing compared to the kind of experience you will have with this activity. Ride the 8.3-mile loop, where you’ll bike through downtown, passed the famous Arch Rock, British Landing and the historic Grand Hotel.
Visit Detroit Historical Museum
Free admission! Make sure to checkout the museum’s highlight: “The Streets of Old Detroit,” trust me, it’s awesome.
Watch Musical Fountain in Grand Haven
One of the best free attraction during the summer months. Musical Fountain is also the idyllic spot to take in for a romantic night.
Visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Nothing beats the beauty of nature. There is no entrance fee to enjoy the natural spender for day use.
Visit Michigan State University Farm
MSU is known as a premiere agricultural university. It is considered the home to prime farmland. Visit the farm on weekdays and for sure you will love it.
Art Prize Grand Rapids
Are you a big fan of art? If yes, this is a thing you shouldn’t miss out. For 19 days, 3-square miles of Grand Rapids are transformed into an open art space. Artists around the globe will showcase their artistic masterpiece all over downtown.