Michigan Tourism Facts

  • Michigan offers  a quality of living that is unsurpassed!
      • Over 3,200 miles of freshwater coastline - more than any other state in the country
      • More than 650 public golf courses
      • 903,000 registered boats - 3rd in country
      • More than 11,000 inland lakes and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams
      • In Michigan, you are never more than 6 miles from a lake or stream
      • Stand anywhere in Michigan and you are within 85 miles of a Great Lake
      • 1,300 designated mountain bike and bicycle trails
      • 600 campgrounds
      • More lighthouses than any ocean state - 116 on the shores of the Great Lakes
      • 102 state parks
      • 5 IMAX Theatres
      • 4 professional sports teams: Tigers, Lions, Pistons, Red Wings
    • Michigan is home to the nation's...
      • first traffic light
      • oldest state fair - the Michigan State Fair, first held in 1849
      • first "Boston Cooler"
      • first typewriter
      • largest free jazz festival, the Detroit International Jazz Festival
    • Michigan is also..
      • the automobile capital of the world
      • the home of Motown
      • the softball capital of the world
      • the cherry capital of the U.S.
      • the blueberry capital of the U.S.
    • Detroit's Wayne County alone offers...
      • 18 professional theaters - constituting the second largest theater district in America after New York
      • 30 art museums
      • 18 major shopping malls
      • 9 universities, 7 colleges, 10 community colleges
      • 64 hospitals
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