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. 

Michigan Must See

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Lansing

Our state’s capital. You can see the capitol building’s beautiful architecture and take a tour of the House and Senate galleries.

micapitol2

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Shorelines

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.

Shorelines

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Mackinac Bridge

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!

Mackinac Bridge
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Soo Locks

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.

Soo Locks

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Michigan Adventure

This is Michigan’s largest amusement and water park. It has rollercoaster’s and water rides making summer days, super fun!
Michigan Adventure

Ok, so those are 2 cute kids, but it shows a Michigan Adventure rollercoaster in the background. 😉

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Detroit Zoo

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.

Detroit_Zoo_Collage

 

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.

Playing on the Dunes
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The Henry Ford

This museum collects American history. When you visit here, you’ll find inventions and exhibits over 300 years of American life.

1858 Rogers Locomotive

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Comerica Park

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.


Comerica Park. Main Entrance 1 in USA

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Have you visited any of these places before?

Do you have something similar where you live?

Which place might you like to visit?

Mail from Mr. Mannell

Today, the Techie Kids had a wonderful surprise! We received a package in the mail from the fabulous, Mr. Mannell (@RossMannell). He has been doing an amazing job of supporting my 3rd through 8th grade bloggers.


Here are the first comments that we shared on our Winter in Michigan post.

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Here are the links to additional posts that were kicked off by these comments. Please explore them! I’m sure you will love them as much as we have!

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We were thrilled when we opened the Australian package and found a book, Wombat’s Secret, a wombat figurine, and a token from Potoroo Palace, an animal sanctuary where Mr. Mannell took many of his incredible animal photographs.



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Here are some of the amazing images taken by Mr. Mannell that he shared with us and gave us permission to use.

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We found out that it took 14 days to travel from New South Wales, Australia to Michigan, USA. If the package could travel in a straight line, the total distance traveled would be about 9,600 miles.


View A Wombat’s Journey in a larger map


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Mrs. Moore is an Indiana Jones fan, so she was excited to share this Google Map, Treasure Map style! 🙂

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Since Australian animals were a big focus of many comments and posts, we’d like to share some pictures of animals in our area with you. Click on the book cover below to read our Michigan Animals book.

Michigan Animals


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We are so excited that blogging has allowed us to connect with new friends around the world!

Thank you, Mr. Mannell, for all that you’ve shared with us!

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Please tell us something that you have learned from Mr. Mannell.


What animals live in your area or are unique to your area?

 

What animal is most interesting to you and why?

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