Michigan Must-See Places
The Student Blogging Challenge, Week 2, asked us to share about our area for new blogging friends to learn a little about life where we live. If you come to Michigan, here are some of our favorite places that we think you’d like to see.
Our state’s capital. You can see the capitol building’s beautiful architecture and take a tour of the House and Senate galleries.
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Visit any of our 3,200 miles of fresh water coastline. We have an abundance of beautiful beaches. We also have 11,000 inland lakes.
Pronounced “Mack-i-naw,” this bridge connects Michigan’s lower and upper peninsula. The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere and the third longest in the world at 26,372 feet. That’s 5 miles long!
The “Soo Locks” in Sault Ste. Marie are the connection between Lake Huron and Lake Superior. These locks are important because the 2 lakes are at different elevations. Large freighters enter the locks and rise and fall 21 feet, changing the elevation safely so they can continue on their journey.
This is Michigan’s largest amusement and water park. It has rollercoaster’s and water rides making summer days, super fun!
Ok, so those are 2 cute kids, but it shows a Michigan Adventure rollercoaster in the background.
This is another summertime favorite of ours. Here you can feed the giraffes and walk through the polar bear tunnel. The zoo has more than 2,600 animals of 265 species.
Sleeping Bear Dunes
This is part of Michigan’s more than 300,000 acres of sand dunes. Located on Lake Michigan’s eastern coastline, it was named, “The Most Beautiful Place in America,” by Good Morning America.
This museum collects American history. When you visit here, you’ll find inventions and exhibits over 300 years of American life.
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This is the home of our Major League Baseball Team, the Detroit Tigers. There is also a carousel, ferris wheel, and games for some extra fun.
Here’s a 360 Cities peek around the main entrance to the stadium in downtown Detroit. Click on the photo, then hold and drag to spin and take a look around.
Have you visited any of these places before?
Do you have something similar where you live?
Which place might you like to visit?
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