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August 2nd, 2016 by MichiganLiving Michigan Attractions That You Must Experience At Least Once In Your Life

Michigan is the home of amazing destinations and exciting attractions. It’s the home of award winning sceneries and record breaking acts that are truly magnificent and wonderful.

Visiting or experiencing Michigan is now becoming a “must do” for lots of people.If you happen to be one of them, here’s a list of attractions that you shouldn’t miss.

Michigan Attractions

The Call of the Wild Museum – Gaylord, MI

This one of its kind museum features dozens of animals preserved years ago by local taxidermists.  It’s also rich in Michigan history with two projected image displays about early Michigan fur trapper. For more info about The Call of the Wild, you can visit this website.

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Maple Syrup Festival – Vermontville, MI

When it comes to delicious maple syrup, nothing can probably beat the ones you can taste at Vermontville, Michigan maple syrup festival.

The annual Maple Syrup Festival in mid-state Vermontville is the quintessential small-town event. It offers arm-wrestling contests, a pancake derby and Bovine Bingo, which involves betting on a square drawn on a football field where a cow is allowed to roam free until it leaves a dropping on the winning number.

The festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April. For more information, you can visit this website.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch – Newberry, MI

Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry features dozens of rescued and orphaned bears on 240 acres of Upper Peninsula woodlands. This complex is the largest bear only ranch in the USA.

As of this writing, the bear ranch now have 29 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 smaller habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). Oswald’s Bear Ranch is one of the most amazing family friendly Upper Michigan Attractions that is affordable and fun. Check out their website for more information.

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Visit Upper Peninsula’s Hidden Waterfalls

When it comes to amazing and breathtaking waterfalls, Michigan is arguably the best state to visit. Aside from the world renowned waterfalls, Michigan also have lots of hidden ones that can only be found by getting directions from a local and sometimes, by a Google search. Some examples include the Yellow Dog River falls and the Big Pup Creek falls.

Tour the wineries

Wineries in Michigan are awesome. See this list to find out the best and most amazing ones.

Go mountain biking in Michigan trails.

Mountain bike lovers loves Michigan trails for a reason. Here’s the 8 of the best MTB trails in Michigan that you should try riding on.

Garden brook might be my new favorite #copperharbortrails #copperharbor #keweenaw @sportsrackmqt

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Witness a Great Lakes sunrise

Sunsets in Michigan are truly enchanting and wonderful. But did you know that sunrises at the Great Lakes State deserves such praise too? Check out this photos and images to see how beautiful sunrises in Michigan are compared to other states around the nation.

#barbersdayoff Lake Michigan sunrise with @melanieeileenjo ??

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Source: Michigan travel bucket list : 50 must-see places


34 responses to “Michigan Attractions That You Must Experience At Least Once In Your Life”

  1. I have never toured a winery but I’ve always wanted to. Michigan is on my bucket list and when I finally make it for a visit, I’m going to start with the wineries and see everything else I have time for.

  2. The Maple Festival sounds like so much fun! We are also very into bike riding so the trails would be awesome to do. Always great MI tips!

  3. Maple syrup festival sounds awesome! I’ve never heard of it.

  4. Michigan is such a beautiful state! I visited once over New Years and it was such a fun time. I can’t wait to visit in the summer or spring time!

  5. I would love to visit Michigan one day. Those waterfalls look amazing.

  6. Jamie says:

    I am so happy I found this list 🙂 We’ve only lived here a few months, and while we are out experiencing new things, none of these spots/things had really hit my radar yet. I hear amazing things about the UP and really, really want to make it up there soon. I did finally get to see the coast of Lake Michigan, though it was rainy, it was still beautiful.

  7. tara pittman says:

    My sister lives in Michigan. I will tell her about these places.

  8. Liz Mays says:

    This makes me a little wistful since I lived there and have only done the sunrise over the lake. I need to make a visit back!

  9. Is it wrong that I want to go wine tasting and to the maple syrup festival? I love the outdoors, but not as much as wine.

  10. Amy Jones says:

    This is why I love Michigan, what an amazing place. Loved all the pics!

  11. Jenn says:

    I have done all of these but the Bear Ranch. Think I need to make plans to visit it soon.

  12. Fenn Valley in Fennville, MI is a fun (and tasty) winery to visit! I’d also looooove to go to the Maple Syrup Festival some time. Michigan maple syrup is so delicious 🙂

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    These are all beautiful! My favorite would be Pinnacle Falls. It would be nice to spend a day there. The place is peaceful and serene, the perfect place to relieve stress.

  14. The sunrise photo is stunning! I love watching sunrises and sunsets. They are just awe-inspiring. My cousin was born and raised in Michigan, but moved to Florida when he started a family. I would’ve stayed in Michigan if I were him. Its such a beautiful place to raise a family.

  15. Nicole Escat says:

    I want to go mountain biking! This place is a must-see for me, maybe after 5 years.

  16. Michigan is a fantastic place. We all have to go there at least one time.

  17. Wynn Zhou says:

    It’s amazing place, I love to visit.

  18. I’ve done a few wine trails. We just did one in Traverse City!

  19. Nikki Wayne says:

    I wish I can go to Michigan while I am young. There are many wonders that I want to experienced!

  20. I’ve always wanted to go to Michigan! such a gorgeous place!

  21. Robin Rue says:

    I have never been to Michigan but I would love to experience that syrup festival! That looks like so much fun.

  22. Sarah Bailey says:

    The Great Lakes have always been something that I have wanted to see. It looks like it would be absolutely beautiful.

  23. Echo says:

    I have always wanted to visit the UP and the hidden waterfalls! It’s so beautiful there!

  24. You had me at wineries, lol! But the maple syrup festival looks fun too!

  25. A outdoors, the adventure and the food summed up into one location… a must see place!
    Wish I was near though and spend a week there with the family.

  26. rika says:

    I have never been to Michigan.. I would love to visit and bring my kids to see the waterfalls!

  27. victoria says:

    I would love to go in Michigan someday. This is one of the beautiful place to visit.

  28. Rosey says:

    Michigan does have great festivals. I like when the music goes and the people start dancing in the streets.

  29. The waterfalls and wineries sound like they would be amazing. As does that beautiful sunrise.

  30. Melissa Bernardo says:

    Maple Syrup festival!? Sign me up! I need to take a trip to Michigan.

  31. So many beautiful places to see in Michigan! I’d love to see the waterfalls in person!

  32. aziel morte says:

    I wish I can go in Michigan someday and I’d love to see the waterfalls in live.

  33. such an epic place! i would love to visit especially that call of the wild museum wow.
    beautiful destinations in michigan

  34. I would really love to try that Maple Syrup from Michigan!!!

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