5 Amazing Family-Friendly Activities in Michigan

There are lots of fun things to do in Michigan. Some are suitable for outdoor enthusiasts while some are perfect for people who just wanted to get a taste of Michigan culture. There are also activities that are tailored made for couples and some that are just perfect for families with little kiddos.

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If you and your family are looking forward to visit Michigan and see its amazing attractions, here’s a list that can help your planning and preparation.

Visit a Lighthouse

Michigan has around 150+ lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. The Michigan lighthouses are rich in history so visiting at least one of them must be on your itinerary. For ideas on which lighthouse to visit, check out this page about the 19 Jaw-dropping Photos of Michigan Lighthouses That You Should See.

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Visit a Museum

When it comes to amazing and state-of-the art museums, Michigan is always on the top of the list. There’s the Michigan Science Center for hands-on science activities and fun, the Henry Ford Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Hitsville U.S.A. and a whole lot more!

Visit the Waterfalls

Michigan is the home of the many of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Here are the 19 of them that you must visit anytime soon. You will surely love each and every one of them.


Explore Family-Friendly Towns

Towns in Michigan are super friendly and welcoming. Among the most special ones that you and your family must explore are Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo! Ann Arbor is famous for their art and foods culture. Kalamazoo is the home town of the Air Zoo aviation museum (great for kids!). Grand Rapids is rich with family friendly attraction like the Frederik Meijer Gardens, the John Ball Zoo and more.

Visit and Explore Detroit

Your trip in Michigan won’t be complete without stepping in Detroit. Detroit is where the “America’s Greatest History Destination” can be found, right at The Henry Ford complex. This complex or museum highlights not only the achievements and contributions of Henry Ford to the society but also the contributions of ordinary people who built America as a whole. Here you can find Wilbur and Orville Wright’s bicycle shop, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Rosa Parks bus and other historical artifacts. And for other things to do in Detroit, check out this webpage about 5 Great Reasons Why Detroit Is an Amazing Place to Call Home.

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  • Great activities! I’m not a fan of driving in Michigan winter, but these are all great year-round ideas I’ll keep in mind for spring and summer 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve never been to Michigan even though I live not that far away. There are places I would love to visit in Michigan and hopefully I will get there someday. I would definitely enjoy visiting the lighthouses and the waterfalls, I always enjoy those.

  • I wouldn’t mind exploring the waterfalls, that’s going to be one fun day! I think it’s nice that you have all of these places to go to in Michigan.

  • looks like a lot of fun activities! i would love to visit Michigan someday! thank you for sharing photos and ideas of what to visit in Michigan!

  • I have never been to Michigan, but I have friends there and would love to visit with my family. I will be bookmarking this so I remember to check these places out when I do go. Thank you!

  • I have always loved Michigan and wish it was featured more on travel destinations! But, then again is always nice to know about secret places that others don’t as selfish as it is. These lighthouses are incredible, and the waterfalls too! We live in Ecuador now, but next time we make a visit to my Iowa birthplace, we’re going to have to make a point to stop in Michigan.

  • A shoreline dotted with maritime museums and more than 129 picturesque lighthouses. A car-less island where historic sites recall Colonial America. Michigan has activities to keep families entertained, from speedways to roller coasters, water parks to zoos and aquariums.

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