Fountain at Belle Isle near Detroit
Welcome to Michigan

First-Time Visitors

Experience the joy of Pure Michigan.

Michigan offers endless, unique getaways waiting to be explored. From hidden gems to one-of-a-kind destinations, there is something for everyone in Pure Michigan. 

In Michigan, a simple sunrise is a work of art, the sunsets are unrivaled and long days are perfect for enjoying the sandy shores of the Great Lakes, or the clear waters of the state's 11,000 inland lakes. You can find peace in wild places like Michigan’s pristine forests and State Parks that span 19 million acres across the state. In our cities and charming small towns, join the festivities for events that celebrate cherries, wine, cars, music, food and more.

Play an extra round or two on one of more than 650 public golf courses, or crisscross the state by bike on 1,300 miles of country and urban trails. After hours, sip on Michigan craft beverages from our breweries, wineries and distilleries — or savor our countless local flavors, from farm-fresh produce to award-winning cuisine. Explore the breathtaking landscapes, shimmering waters, one-of-a-kind attractions and rich culture that are all waiting for you in Pure Michigan.

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IMPORTANT FOR TRAVELERS: REAL ID Enforcement Deadline October 1, 2021

Beginning October 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will officially begin enforcing the REAL ID Act of 2015 in airports. All Americans will be required to present REAL ID-compliant identification at airport security in order to travel by airplane in the United States.

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