Historic Locations

Take in the beautiful vista of the Mackinac Bridge, the north entrance to the Heritage Route. Spend the day at the 100+ shops in Mackinaw City. Bike on the 62-mile North Central State Trail past sparkling inland lakes and along the Lake Huron shoreline. Float down the 38-mile inland waterway from Lake Huron to Crooked Lake.

Experience a dazzling 110-acre display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, towering pines, and delightful water features. A variety of tours are available to fit your needs and group size!

The historic Cappon House was the home of Holland's first mayor and local tannery proprietor, Isaac Cappon. Built in 1874, it is now partially restored to its appearance in 1900. Visitors to the Cappon House step back in time, immersing themselves in the stories of Isaac Cappon and his large family.

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is an historic house museum, cultural center and events and wedding venue. Built by Matilda Dodge and Alfred Wilson, Meadow Brook is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.

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The Henderson Castle is a registered National Historical Monument of the USA. Discover the architecture, the antics, delicious French-style cuisine with an American Flavor, or have your wedding here. The era of 1895.

Currently Closed For Ongoing Construction

Motown Museum is located on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit—east of Rosa Parks Boulevard and west of Woodward Ave. and the John C. Lodge Expressway (M-10).

Experience the rich maritime heritage of the Great Lakes by visiting Michigan's most distinguished institution of maritime research, preservation and education.

Castle Farms is one of Michigan’s premier historical attractions! Whether you’re on a travel adventure or searching for the perfect site to exchange marriage vows, this French Renaissance-style castle offers the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day elegance.

The tiny red store in downtown Good Hart was built by resident Cliff Powers in 1934 and operated as a general grocery, butcher, and gas station until 1971 when the Powers sold the business to current owner Carolyn (Woods) Sutherland, who currently operates the grocery, bakery, deli, and post office with husband Jim Sutherland.

Open 7 days a week - 12:30-4:00 pm CST from Memorial Day thru Labor Day
The rich history of Hermansville is truly preserved by the IXL Historical Museum.

In the past forty years the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation and its Steam Railroading Institute have grown tremendously, now housing two steam locomotives, two diesel locomotives, and a fleet of passenger cars, plus numerous pieces of rolling stock.

You may not be able to meet James and Marion Turner, but you can feel their smiles and maybe.... catch their pioneering spirit.

Historic Baldwin Park is the smallest of the Ingham County recreational jewels. Located along the Grand River, the park is named after the Baldwin family, early settlers from New York State and was probably used by local Native Americans as a camping ground, due to its favorable location.

Located in northwestern Lake Huron, Thunder Bay is adjacent to one of the most treacherous stretches of water within the Great Lakes system.

Corner Bar Hotdogs are famous not only in Western Michigan but across the entire country and for good reason these are the best hotdogs you will ever eat. I remember lining up in front of the Corner Bar's outdoor window on a cold winter day and having a half dozen people in front of me.