15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Michigan

14. Marshall, Michigan


Marshall, Michigan has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for its well-preserved examples of 19th century American architecture and boasts one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts. Deeply rooted in American history, Marshall has played a role in turning points in history such as the Underground Railroad when the townspeople helped to protect families of runaway slaves from slave catchers.

Take a walk through history in their historic downtown and visit any of their 8 museums. Don’t miss the famous Honolulu House, built by a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Or, put your feet up and have a drink at the Dark House Brewery, known for its seasonal and experimental brews. If the nostalgia for the past still carries over, try the Backroads Saloon for a cool drink and continue to reminisce about the “good old days”.