Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fun Places In Michigan To Check Out This Summer

Now that we've all settled into summer a bit it's time to think about some fun, interesting, and unusual places you may want to consider checking out during the upcoming months.

1. Dinosaur Gardens - Ossineke, MI

My family and I are headed there this week on our way to visit family in the U.P. and this dinosaur lover is beyond excited! If you happen to also love dinosaurs or just like to check out those quirky places we have in our state please post your pictures in the comments. I'd love to see your dinosaur adventures at this dinosaur sculpture garden. Along with a collection of large dinosaur sculptures you can also dig for fossils, go on a miner's sluice, play mini golf, and enjoy some ice age frozen yogurt.

2. Garlyn Zoo - Naubinway, MI

On your travels through the Upper Peninsula along scenic U.S. 2 plan some time to visit the Garlyn Zoo. It holds the largest collection of live animals in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. They have native and exotic animals as well as ones you can feed.

3. Hamtramck Disneyland - Hamtramck, MI

If you enjoy assemblage art you have to check out Hamtramck Disneyland. Created by Ukrainian born folk artist Dymtro Szylak, this installation took about seven years to complete.

4. American Museum of Magic - Marshall, MI

Home to the largest collection of magic artifacts in the United States, the American Museum of Magic celebrates the greatest magicians of all time.

5. Motown Historical Museum - Detroit, MI

Start exploring Detroit early in preparation for the 2017 MAEA Conference by visiting the Motown Historical Museum. Stand in Studio A where some of the greatest artists of that time recorded their hit songs. Explore the history of Motown music in the place where it was created.

5. Sanilac Petroglyphs State Park - Cass City, MI

Petroglyphs were discovered after a massive wild fires swept through central and eastern Michigan including all of the thumb in the 1880s. Created between 300 and 1,000 years ago likely made by either the Hopewell or Chippewa Indians. These are the only known prehistory carvings in Michigan.

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