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The Great Michigan Giveaway Scavenger Hunt

Traveling is all about exploring. Finding new destinations and hidden gems.

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In Michigan, there’s over 96,000 square miles of lakeside towns, bustling cities, and scenic beauty to explore. That’s a lot of trips to take and memories to make. Now, YOU have the chance to discover more than just your favorite Michigan destinations with The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway, celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, May 2-8, 2021.
National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) 2021 recognizes the Power of Travel in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America. In Michigan, we’re celebrating the Power of Travel by welcoming you back safely and encouraging an epic summer road trip!

The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt

In more than 30 destinations across Michigan, you might find more than just family fun and small-town strolls this May. Over 100 prizes are up for grabs, including:

  • $100 to delicious restaurants like Jake’s Restaurant in Saginaw, Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, London Chophouse in Detroit, or VI Restaurant in St. Ignace.

  • $50-$100 shopping sprees for eclectic stores such as Local Basket Case in Alpena, Painted Turtle Gift Shop and Art Works in Big Rapids, Decadent Dogs in South Haven, Yooper Trading Company in Sault St. Marie, and The Outfitter in Harbor Springs.

  • $50-$100 in activity vouchers for things like Michigan Adventure in Muskegon, Art Reach in Mt. Pleasant, Tecumseh Center for the Arts in Lenawee County, Odawa Casino in Petoskey, and Mushroom House tours in Charlevoix.

To participate in the hunt, check the social media pages of the participating destinations from May 2-8, 2021 for clues as to where some special Michigan goodies might be hidden throughout the state. Scroll to the end of this page for a full list of participating destinations.
You’ll know you’ve found a prize out in the wild if you find a silver tin with a sticker on top that says ‘The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt.’ What’s inside is yours for the taking! Once you’ve discovered your treasure, share a photo to social media with the hashtag #MIPowerOfTravel and let us know what you found and where. Keep reading to learn how you can win even more.

#MIPowerOfTravel Vacation Giveaway

While The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt may only last a week, the Power of Travel continues on throughout the month of May! Whether you found a prize somewhere across Michigan or you’re dreaming of your next trip from home, join in the fun by sharing your favorite Michigan travel memory on Twitter or Instagram using #MIPowerOfTravel. Ten lucky grand prize winners will snap a Michigan road trip, full of overnight stays in amazing destinations, activity vouchers, and dining certificates.

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Travel is incredibly important to Michigan. One in every 25 jobs in the state is supported by visitor spending, which adds up to 230,792 jobs. Your favorite shops, restaurants, and small businesses have been hit hard this past year, but in true Michigan fashion, they have stood strong and are ready to welcome you back! Hundreds of destinations have also taken The Pure Michigan Pledge, which means they are committed to maintaining disinfecting and social distancing protocols in their restaurants, shops, attractions, and outdoor spaces to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Join us May 2-8, 2021 and all month long as we celebrate the Power of Travel, the return of summer, and the good times soon to come!



Use #MIPowerOfTravel and #PureMichigan on Instagram or Twitter to participate.

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