Greenfield Village is one of the most impressive and important landmarks near Detroit, Michigan. At the village, you will find all manner of history, with shops that are dedicated to glass blowing, museums with automobiles and trains, and other such attractions. Going to this village is like stepping back in time, and so it is a popular destination for families and school trips. Children can learn a lot about history and culture, and it can really open up their eyes to things that they would simply Read the rest of this entry »
Located along West Grand Boulevard, the Motown Historical Museum is a major landmark in Detroit. Also known as Hitsville, the Motown Historical Museum is a small home that served as the original headquarters for the legendary music record company Motown that was founded by Berry Gordy. The house was originally purchased in the late 1950′s by Gordy and eventually became a regional and national hub for mainstream music in the United States. Berry Gordy essentially transformed a small residential home in Detroit into a national landmark in American history that goes beyond just music.
Today, visitors at the Motown Historical Read the rest of this entry »
The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is a tourist destination celebrating the life of Henry Ford and his accomplishments through a fascinating collection of exhibits. The museum is part of the Henry Ford complex, which also includes Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and an IMAX Theater. The Henry Ford Museum contains a variety of permanent and changing exhibits to appeal to guests of all ages. Highlights of the museum include the Lincoln Chair, the George Washington Camp Bed and Read the rest of this entry »
One of the treasures of Upper Peninsula Michigan is Mackinaw Island, which is right across the Mackinaw Bridge that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. What is absolutely charming is that this beautiful island is just as rustic and natural as it was 100 years ago.
There are no motorized vehicles on this island, except for the one that carries the food in from the ferry. The ferry is the only way onto the island, and tourists love Read the rest of this entry »
The Soo Locks of Sault Ste. Marie stand the oldest established town in Michigan. Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the World, sets 21 ft. above the lower Great Lakes. The Ojibway Indians and early pioneers carried canoes around the descending rapids. Eventually four different locks were built. Over 10,000 ships pass through the locks annually.
A tour on the water offers a once in a lifetime experience to actually lock through Lake Huron to Lake Superior. Lakers (freshwater vessels) and salties (ocean going ships) float by in close view. Visitors travel underneath the International Highway Bridge linking Michigan to Read the rest of this entry »
What can be said about an area that is as close to heaven as anyone will ever get on Earth? Blue skies, diamonds dancing on water, and bright stars at night are just a smidgen of the glory that makes up Sleepy Bear. Seeing Northwest Michigan isn’t complete without just a few days in the Sleepy Bear Dune area.
There is something for everyone here. The big draw, of course, is Lake Michigan and the Sleepy Bear Dune. So head for the beach and take time to climb up the sand to the top. Bring along Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you are a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, there is always something to discover in Detroit, a premier Midwestern dining destination. Check out some of these can’t-miss places to eat next time you’re in town.
- Pegasus: an affordable fine Greek dining experience in booming Greektown. Try the spanakopita!
- Lafayette Coney Island: the undisputed king of Michigan’s unofficial state food, the coney dog. Open 24 hours a day in downtown Detroit.
- Oxchimilco: a fast, affordable outpost in Mexicantown that serves “Detroit-style” Mexican food (think Tex-Mex).
- Taqueria Lupita: stripped-down joint that serves delicious tacos. No excuses!
- Detroit-style deep dish pizza: okay, this one isn’t a place, but everyone who visits Detroit should try its deep dish, which is subtly different than Chicago-style.
- Beans and Cornbread: classy soul food just a short drive away in Southfield.
- Breakfast Club: the best in early-morning and brunch, conveniently located in the inner suburbs.
- Polish Village Cafe: Polish food done right in historic Hamtramck, minutes from downtown.
- Andiamo’s: fine Italian dining to impress your corporate clients, located in the Renaissance Center.
- Rattlesnake Club: another upscale Detroit establishment where automaker executives rub shoulders with powerful politicians.
There are a lot of things to consider when you’re buying a new house from school districts to home security issues, none should go untouched. The Michigan region is one that’s faced a lot of adversity over the last few years but there are a lot of great places to live here. These are a few of our cities of choice:
Saline, Michigan: It’s consistently ranked on Read the rest of this entry »
There are a lot of people not only in the United States but all around the world who think that Michigan is one of the most depressing state due to various reasons. Although this may be true, I still think that there are many beautiful places and tourists spots in Michigan that you have to visit even once in your life for you to appreciate its beauty.
Downtown Detroit is the place where you should go if you want to see all the good things that Michigan has to offer. You Read the rest of this entry »
Do you, like many others, love your Ford Mustang? Your Ford Mustang has a very interesting story behind it’s model and design. This is a story that you can both hear and see at the Henry Ford Museum. At the Henry Ford Museum you can see the progression that the Mustang took from its beginning to where it is now.
Located in beautiful Dearborn, MI, The Henry Ford Museum is the nation’s largest history museum that is both indoor and outdoor. The museum also in includes Read the rest of this entry »