Find These Pure Michigan Treasures

You asked for it, so here it is – a list of the locations in our ad. We want you to be able to experience all the magic you see in each of our commercials, so over the next few weeks, we’ll be revealing the locations pictured in each one of them. Is there a specific commercial you’re really curious about? Leave a comment and let us know, and we’ll reveal the shot locations on that one next.

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Pure Michigan "Treasure" - Detroit Institute of Arts

This is the statue that greets visitors in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Located on Woodward Ave. in the heart of downtown Detroit, the DIA is the 5th largest fine arts museum in the United States.  After 6 years of partial and full closings, the remodel is complete, and you have to see it to believe it.

Pure Michigan "Treasure" - Diego Murals, Detroit Institute of ArtsDiego Riviera’s murals are located inside the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Did you know that not only is the DIA famous for its collection of world-class art, but also for showcasing live music?  You can experience music from around the world and around Detroit at Friday Night Live.  The new DIA is open late every Friday night with live music, art-making workshops, drawing in the galleries, guided tours and much more. Activities take place from 6pm to 10pm and are FREE with museum admission.

Pure Michigan "Treasure" - Conservatory on Belle IsleThe Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is located on Belle Isle.  Belle Isle is a 987 acre island park which features a childrens zoo, conservatory, 9 hole golf course, golf practice facility, Dossin Great lakes maritime museum, and nature interpretive center.  The Conservatory has been there since 1904 – it was dedicated to Ms. Whitcomb, who left her orchid collection to the city of Detroit when she passed away in 1953.

Pure Michigan "Treasure" - Hitsville USA, Motown Historical Museum

Hitsville USA – home to the Motown Historical Museum, is located in downtown Detroit.  This museum traces the roots of Motown music, from Berry Gordy and this small house, to a national enterprise that was one of the most diverse and influential in the world.

Pure Michigan "Treasure" -  Airplane, The Henry Ford Museuem, Dearborn

This 1939 Douglas DC-3 is located in the Heroes of the Sky Exhibit in the Henry Ford Museum.  The museum is in Dearborn, and is part of America’s greatest history attraction – The Henry Ford.  Home to historical buildings, model Ts, movies, historic foods, 1867 baseball, the Wienermobile™, the Rosa Parks Bus, a museum, a village, a factory tour and more, this is a must-see.


These silver faces are located in the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.  The Gardens feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory, and the Sculpture Park is home to internationally-acclaimed works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Rickey, di Suvero and others; indoor galleries with changing sculpture exhibitions, as well as a 1750-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer.

The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse, located 5 miles north of Harrisville on beautiful Lake Huron, was completed in November 1895, and is still maintained by the US Coast Guard.  While the tower is no longer open to the public, the keeper’s house is now a maritime museum, which is open to the public 7 days a week from Memorial Day to mid-September.

With no motorized vehicles allowed on Mackinac Island, carriage rides are one of the most popular ways to travel around both the sprawling grounds of the Grand Hotel, and the island.  This beautiful property opened in 1887, and features the longest front porch in the world

 The train you see featured in this shot (and the one directly before and after it) is the Allegheny locomotive, located in the Transportation and Mobility exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.  Designed for pulling huge coal trains over the Allegheny mountains of West Virginia, the train weighs in at 600 tons.  This is the centerpiece of the Trains exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum, and the cab of the locomotive is now open for public viewing.

This is the covered bridge, part of just one of seven historic districts in Greenfield Village in Dearborn.  Part of The Henry Ford, the village takes you back in time, and is filled with authentic, historic structures.  Here you can ride in a vintage Model T, engage yourself on an 1880′s farm, or dine on Abraham Lincoln’s Chicken FricasseePlan a trip around your interests, or spend the day seeing it all.

  • Melissa

    Every single one of these is worth visiting. Thanks for the info!

  • Melinda Ackley

    Great job on this website!