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Art Blooms in Grand Rapids this Spring

See ancient Egyptian treasures, authentic Japanese gardens and one-of-a-kind artistic collaborations.

Batters Up!

Gear up for opening day with all its gala fanfare as the Detroit Tigers pitch another season of America’s favorite pastime. Or, get ready for more top-notch family fun as four Michigan communities heat up the season's minor league baseball craze. Grab the kids and load up on those peanuts, caramel corn and hot dogs--its game time!

Birding in Traverse City

Every spring, Traverse City witnesses the return of its snowbirds the hundreds of part-time residents who spend their winters farther south. But they're not the only birds who start arriving with the spring thaws.

Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat

Forget the hustle, bustle and stress of daily cares and immerse yourself in a day--or weekend-- of pampering and rejuvenation surrounded by scenic settings, vibrant cities and just about anything in between.

Campground Fun and Recreation

Hiking, biking, fishing, snowshoe walks--Michigan offers more than a thousand campgrounds statewide with activities galore to help enjoy the great outdoors. Camp along rivers, lakes, sand dunes and beaches, in state parks and national forests. You don’t have to venture far from your campsite to find something for everyone. Here are some fun things to try during your next Michigan camping trip.

Curtain Call

Experience unexpected passion and unusual presentation when you visit Michigan's fine art galleries, cultural institutions and performing arts venues located in every corner of the state.

Exploring African American History

Get ready for an eye-opening encounter when you visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History—the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Enter the 65-foot glass rotunda, where you’ll tour a 20-plus exhibit gallery chronicling America’s slave trade and the Underground Railroad.

Five-Star Wilderness Explorations

From Mackinac Island and the Soo Locks, to the Porcupine Mountains and Isle Royale, you’ll be amazed by the things to do and see in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s a place of spectacular natural beauty, countless attractions and endless activities.

For Chocolate Lovers Only

"How sweet it is!" Give the gift of chocolate this holiday season from a Pure Michigan chocolatier. Whether you're seeking the perfect hostess gift of truffles and tarts, an edible chocolate gift box filled with scrumptious delights, or a delectable, dark and dreamy desert to complete the ultimate dining indulgence, there’s a gourmet confectioner somewhere in Michigan with a decadent suggestion to satisfy every palate for just about every occasion.

Great Lakes

Michigans very name is rooted in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word for large lake, and its handprint on the earth, the mitten-like Lower Peninsula and jagged-edged Upper Peninsula, is shaped by four of the five Great Lakes: Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior. Sailors called them the Sweetwater Seas.

Harvest Time Dining Spotlight

Savor the flavors of autumn’s bounty at farm-to-table restaurants and let your taste buds explode with the zests, spices and sensations of locally-grown fruits, vegetables roots and herbs. See how local ingredients, creativity and passion raise our featured restaurants to delicious heights. We invite you to experience Pure Michigan at its purest as skilled chefs create mouth-watering cuisines and decadent desserts!


No matter where you decide to vacation in Michigan there is a hiking, biking or water trail ready and waiting.

Michigan's Freshwater Seas

Take advantage of sunny skies and warm days to explore our Great Lakes and experience the many activities, sites and pleasures that our lakes and beaches make possible. From lighthouse tours to sand dunes, from shipwrecks to scuba diving and from deep-sea fishing to yacht racesour Great Lakes beckon you to our shores.

Museum Journeys

Explore an abandoned mine, a towering lighthouse, or a genuine stagecoach inn; witness the changing of the guard or fire a cannon at a historic fort; participate in a history lesson from a bygone era, or glimpse into the lives of early Native American artists -- Michigan has a variety of history museums that provide a look at the many places and faces of our legendary past.

Radical Winter Fun

If you’re looking for that really rugged, most exhilarating and ultimate winter challenge, we invite you to push the envelope on adventure. Come experience extreme heights on our slopes, traverse down a brisk river or snorkel one of our chilly lakes—in Michigan, there’s no limit for extreme winter sports.

Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration

Break out your diving gear and explore sunken ships, take a virtual tour of shipwrecks via live video feeds, or enroll in a class to learn basic scuba diving skills.

Spring Boating Adventure

Meet Wil Hufton III, the thrill-seeking owner and operator of Johnny Panther Quest Adventure Trips, a AAA Gem Attraction that has specialized in ecotours by boat for over 20 years. He's an outdoor enthusiast who loves sharing his "playground" and educating others on everything from waterways to wildlife, right here in Pure Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region.

Strap on Those Snowshoes

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Experience the beauty of Michigan’s great outdoors while taking a serene snowshoe hike through forest, parks and uncluttered terrain. Explore the sights, sounds and smells of a crisp winter day as you traverse past picturesque landscapes, remote backcountry trails, frozen waterfalls and ice-covered lakes.

Sunrise Coast Maritime and Nature Trails

Grab the sunglasses, beach towels, scuba gear, binnacles and camping equipment—it’s time to head to Michigan Northeast coast.  From toweling lighthouses to sunken vessels; from Native American heritage to quaint harbor towns; from groomed trails to tall ship; from festivals to fireworks--Michigan’s Sunrise Coast offers the ideal family getaway.

The Ann Arbor Area Embraces Craft Beer

It’s FeBREWary in Ann Arbor as the area celebrates the opening of HopCat, a second Beer Grotto location, and the arrival of Null Taphouse. Grab a pint and discover why the Ann Arbor area loves beer!

Try Michigan’s True North-Traverse City-for Spring Break

This year, avoid those crowded airports and long drives at spring break. Instead of going south, head to Michigan’s “True North”–Traverse City–for great food, shopping and indoor fun!

Tulip Time 2015

Celebrate more than 85 years of Tulip Time with more than 6 million tulips. Traipse along 6 miles of tulip-lined streets known as Tulip Lane. Step back in time at the marktplaats, reminiscent of 19th-century Netherlands with Dutch foods, crafts, dancing and shopping.

Upper Peninsula Adventure, Intrigue and Relaxation

Adventure abounds for those who like to explore, canoe, raft, kayak, sail, fish, hunt or bike in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Become memorized by the unspoiled wilderness, breath-taking landscapes, cascading waterfalls—and vast expanse of shoreline brimming three magnificent Great Lakes with endless recreational opportunities. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is where you’ll find exploration, intrigue, relaxation and romance.

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