Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum
301 S Superior St, Albion, MI 49224
Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum is an interactive experience for families offering hands-on exhibits encouraging discovery and imagination. Museum exhibits include a grocery store, fire station, auto shop, water table, art room, conservation station, costume shop, Block Mountain, AgKnowledge and Air and Movement.
The Bohm Theatre
201 S Superior St, Albion, MI 49224
The Bohm Theatre was built in 1929 and is now a newly restored classic reminder of Albion's past. The Theatre shows new releases from Thursday through Sunday and hosts Blues at the Bohm and other community events.
The Gardner House Museum
509 S Superior St, Albion, MI 49224
The Gardner House Museum represents a typical home from the 1875-1900 periods and contains many artifacts and furniture that were once part of area homes. The Museum houses five exhibits that are open to the public on weekend afternoons including the stairwell, the grocery store, the hallway, the kitchen and the primitive tools exhibit.
Victory Park & Reiger Park
200 E Erie St, Albion, MI 49224
Victory Park and Reiger Park are two adjoining parks offering 48 acres of wooded green space along the Kalamazoo River including a waterfall, a natural spring and a formal garden. Victory Park has a championship quality, 18-hole disc golf course as well as a children's playground. The parks also offer a bandshell, baseball and football fields, a sledding hill and skating pond, a fitness trail and a small beach and swimming area with restrooms and a changing area.
Whitehouse Nature CenterCoordinates: 42.242806, -84.736778
The Whitehouse Nature Center offers 140 acres of hickory and floodplain forests with 170 bird species and more than 5 miles of trails open year-round. The Center houses a classroom, wildlife observation room and live exhibits of local reptiles and amphibians. The Nature Center is one-quarter mile southeast of the Albion College campus off Hannah Street, on the North Branch of the Kalamazoo River.
Legoland Discovery Center Michigan
4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
The Lego Discovery Center offers children’s activities, workshops and 10 great family attractions including Bricktacular play zones, two rides, a 4D cinema and many Lego exhibits. The center also houses a café and Lego store.
Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
The Sea Life Michigan Aquarium offers 12 interactive zones for people of all ages to explore. Visitors can come nose to nose with more than 250 species including sharks, rays, seahorses and more as they journey through the freshwater lakes of Michigan all the way to the depths of the ocean and meet the amazing creatures that live there.
Grevers Nature Center
12369 Verona Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49014
The Grevers Nature Center is a 90-acre park operated by the Marshall Public Schools. The wooded Nature Center offers multiuse trails and opportunities for nature study.
Bloomingdale Depot Museum
110 South Van Buren Street, Bloomingdale, MI 49026
The Bloomingdale Depot Museum is the only original depot left on the Kal-Haven Trail between South Haven and Kalamazoo. The museum features displays and artifacts of the oil, rail, lumber and local heritage of the Bloomingdale area.
Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
200 N First St, Brighton, MI 48116
The Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is a biennial exhibit that enhances the vibrancy of the city's downtown. Downtown Brighton showcases 17 permanent sculpture exhibits and offers many clothing shops, restaurant, dessert and coffee shops.
Green Oak Farmers & Community Market
11299 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
The Green Oak Farmers & Community Market features local meats, eggs, honey, flower and vegetable plants, fresh fruits and vegetables, various arts and crafts and assorted baked goods. The Market sells handcrafted items on Sundays, during May through October from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Green Oak Village Place
9608 Village Place Blvd, Brighton, MI 48116
Green Oak Village Place is a neighborhood town center home to a large and ever-expanding collection of national and local retailers and restaurants featuring large fountains, an outdoor fireplace, a sculpture park and many flowerbeds and courtyards. A network of bike paths from Island Lake Recreation Area leads to the shopping center.
Wood 'N Things
200 Hyne St, Brighton, MI 48116
Wood 'N Things is a family-owned store selling home décor and handmade wooden items. The shop is in an antique home that was built in the 1890s and attached to the shop is an antique Grand Trunk Railroad train caboose.
Waterloo Recreation Area
16345 McClure Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118
Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula, offering 20,000 acres of excellent fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. The park houses campgrounds, swimming beaches, trails, picnic sites and the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center as well as premiere mountain biking trails, equestrian opportunities and backpacking on the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail.
Columbus County Park
1670 Bauman Rd, Columbus, MI 48063
Columbus County Park offers an “up-north” experience with rolling hills, forest trails, prairie meadows and the beautiful Belle River. The park provides trail walking, bird watching, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and mountain biking opportunities. A lodge with modern restrooms, rental facilities and sledding hill make it a great place to enjoy winter sports such as sledding and cross-country skiing.
Commerce Charter Township
Chi-Town Union Station
8275 Cooley Lake Rd, Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382
The Chi-Town Union Station is the world's largest O-Scale model railroad and home of the world's longest model train. The model railroad fills a 10,000+ square-foot building with more than 12,000 feet of track stacked many layers deep. The Chi-Town Union Station is a historically accurate representation of railroading in and out of America's largest rail hub, Chicago, during the 1950s and ‘60s and is staffed by volunteers on weekends from November through early March.
Commerce Township Library
180 E Commerce Road, Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382
The library offers a wide variety of services for customers beyond loaning books, audiobooks and DVDs, including technology classes, public computers and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The library also provides educational programs for people of all ages.
Mentha the Ghost TownCoordinates: 42.357222, -85.774722
Mentha is a ghost town formerly known as a major source for peppermint for the production of mint oil by the company of Albert M. Todd.
Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Rd, Hamburg, MI 48139
The Hamburg Township Library is a state-of-the-art library that offers use of office equipment to its patrons, including an Ellison DieCut Machine and laminator. The Library provides programming for all ages and hosts a Fine Art and Craft Fair each October.
Hell Church and Monument
4045 Patterson Lake Rd, Hell, MI 48169
The Hell Church and Monument is a park in Hell, Michigan and includes a chapel popular for weddings. The surrounding town offers many stores with hell themes such as Screams Souvenirs, Hell Saloon and Hell Hole Diner.
Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
The Gilmore Car Museum sits on a 90-acre historic campus and contains an amazing collection of more than 300 vintage automobiles, motorcycles and memories. The museum contains exhibits for all ages and includes an authentic Blue Moon Diner.
Howell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843
The Howell Nature Center offers 230 acres of woods and wetlands surrounding Pleasant Lake and is open year-round. The Center offers outdoor education and recreation programs including a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, native Michigan wildlife in a teaching zoo, Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, and an adventure education center.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
435 W South Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
The Kalamazoo Institute of Art offers an art collection complementing the their art school with a special focus on American painting, sculpture and ceramics, American and European works on paper circa 16th century and later, and photography.
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
The Kalamazoo Nature Center is open yearlong and features programs every month for children and adults. One of the oldest nature centers in the country, it offers award-winning exhibits and more than 14 miles of hiking trails that wind through some of the most special habitats in Michigan.
Wings Event Center
3600 Vanrick Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
The Wings Events Center Complex (formally Wings Stadium) hosts more than 70 events annually. The facility is open yearlong and offers a wide variety of events ranging from K-Wings hockey to appearances by the Harlem Globetrotters and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
Woods Lake Park
2900 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Woods Lake Park is situated on 6.47 acres in the heart of Kalamazoo. The park offers swimming and fishing opportunities with a sandy beach, picnic pavilion, restrooms, a walking path and a playground.
American Museum of Magic
107 E Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
The American Museum of Magic is home to the largest collection of magic open to the public. The Museum exhibits thousands of artifacts that illuminate the stories of Houdini, Blackstone, Thurston and many others.
Brooks Memorial Fountain Park
323 W Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
Brooks Memorial Fountain Park is located in the center of town and features colored lights that illuminate the fountain at night. The Park was built in 1930 by Harold Brooks and modeled after the Temple of Love in Versailles, France.
Capitol Hill School Museum
606 Washington St, Marshall, MI 49068
The Capitol Hill School Museum is a listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historical American Building Survey. The museum offers a 19th century classroom as well as museum for and about children that includes antique doll buggies, hobby horses, bicycles, dolls, toys and doll dishes. Open by appointment.
Governor's Mansion Museum
612 S Marshall Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
The Governor's Mansion Museum is the current home of the Mary Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Governor's Mansion was built in 1839 with the hopes that it would become the governor's home if Marshall were selected as the state capital.
Grand Army Republic (GAR) Hall
402 E Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
The GAR Hall is a museum that tells the unique story of Marshall, while featuring items made in Marshall. The GAR Hall was built in 1902 and includes the Hinkle Automatic Theatre, an early 1900s marionette show that once toured area theaters.
Honolulu House Museum
107 N Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
The Honolulu House Museum is the headquarters of the Marshall Historical Society and is listed on the Historic American Buildings Survey. The 1860-era house is constructed of Marshall sandstone and is a truly unique structure containing a blend of Italianate, Gothic Revival and Polynesian architecture.
731 Montgomery St, Marshall, MI 49068
Ketchum Park is a city park housing a skate park and large wooden play structure called Kids Kingdom. The Park also offers two picnic shelters.
Marshall Area Farmers Market
125 W Green St, Marshall, MI 49068
The Marshall Area Farmers Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, plants and flowers and more. Located downtown, the market provides tables and children's activities.
Marshall River Walk
900 S Marshall Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
The Marshall River Walk runs 1.6 miles from Kalamazoo Avenue to Stuarts Landing and consists of both elevated boardwalk and paved pathways. The River Walk offers five pedestrian bridges, boat and canoe launches, wooded pathways and scenic overlook areas with wildlife viewing opportunities.
614 Homer Rd, Marshall, MI 49068
Oakridge Cemetery has approximately 11,000 burials and is one of the oldest and historic operating cemeteries in Michigan. The 1839 cemetery is 65 acres in size and composed of four developed sections.
603 Homer Rd, Marshall, MI 49068
Overlooking the Kalamazoo River, Stuart's Landing is a city park with picnic areas and a gazebo. The park includes a band shell for concerts and serves as a starting point for the Marshall River Walk.
United States Postal Service Museum
202 E Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
The United States Postal Service Museum offers galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. The Museum offers exhibits on how mail has been transported and the wondrous diversity of postage stamps.
Walter's Gasoline Museum
212 W Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
212 W Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068Walter's Gasoline Museum teaches the public about the history of Marshall, Calhoun County and Michigan. The museum features exhibits about the Marshall Interurban Railroad and includes gasoline artifacts and memorabilia from the Marshall area.
Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum
2408 Wills St, Marysville, MI 48040
The Wills Sainte Claire Car Museum provides exhibits and lectures on the C.H. Wills and Company's Wills St. Claire automobile, manufactured in Marysville from 1921-26. The museum examines the life of Childe Harold Wills, the man who designed and manufactured one of the finest engineered automobiles in the world.
Central Park and LaFontaine Amphitheater
151 N Main St, Milford, MI 48381
Central Park is a 12-acre site in the heart of Milford within easy walking distance of the downtown district. The park offers tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a large playscape and Veteran's Memorial. The Huron River and Pettibone Creek provide a scenic backdrop during summer concert series at the LaFontaine Family Amphitheater.
Kensington Metro Park
4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380
Kensington Metro Park is home to abundant wildlife and waterfowl and offers 4,486 acres of wooded, hilly terrain surrounding 1,200-acre Kent Lake. The Park offers boating, swimming, cross-country skiing and tobogganing opportunities, as well as a splash pad, boat tour, an 18-hole regulation golf course, a 27-hole disc course, nature center, farm center, beautiful picnic areas and scenic hiking and biking trails.
Milford Historical Society Museum
124 E Commerce Rd, Milford, MI 48381
The Milford Historical Society Museum provides a research and archives room as well as annual home tours of their late Victorian-era home. The museum includes a log cabin and a toy room that delights children of all ages, while featuring many furnishings that were manufactured in Milford.
Milford Public Library
330 Family Dr, Milford, MI 48381
Milford Public Library offers programs for all ages as well as books, media collections and historical artifacts such as issues of the Milford Times newspaper going back to 1871. The library houses a Civil War Collection from Milford resident Arthur Geyer that is comprised of approximately 450 books.
601 S Lake Drive, Novi, MI 48375
Lakeshore Park is the largest of the city's parks and provides many recreational opportunities including a swimming beach on Walled Lake in the summer months. The park offers 10 miles of well-maintained mountain bike trails as well as walking and skiing trails, picnic shelters and two play structures. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary
4700 Pontiac Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48323
The Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary is a 50-acre wooded tract of glacially-shaped rolling hills. The sanctuary is home to many different plant species, several different biotic communities and an abundance of wildlife. Some of the oak trees at the Sanctuary are more than 250 years old and can be enjoyed on a walking trail system.
Pinckney Community Public Library
125 Putnam St, Pinckney, MI 48169
The Pinckney Community Public Library provides programs for patrons of all ages and boasts a public reading room with a fireplace. The library offers a Local History Room housing materials that record the history and development of Pinckney, Putnam Township and surrounding areas.
Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169
Pinckney Recreation Area offers over 11,000 acres of remote woods and lakes with backpacking, mountain biking, paddling and fishing opportunities. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes, with over forty miles of multiuse trail complete with remote campsites.
The Dio Theater
177 E Main St, Pinckney, MI 48169
The Dio Theater offers live theater with buffets and fine dining in downtown Pinckney.
Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society and Pine Grove Historical Museum
405 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342
Founded in 1874 by the area’s pioneers, Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society is the oldest county-based historical society in Michigan. Their Pine Grove Historical Museum is named for Governor Moses Wisner's homestead, where the Society has been headquartered since 1945. The Museum offers tours, events, research and historical programs including a July Summer Social and December Victorian Open House.
Pontiac Creative Arts Center
47 Williams Street, Pontiac, MI 48341
The Pontiac Creative Arts Center offers art exhibitions as well as art education and programs for the North Oakland community area. The Center provides classes in visual and performing arts, including music and sculpture.
Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike St, Pontiac, MI 48342
The Pontiac Public Library provides comprehensive print and electronic collections, and innovative technologies and programming for a variety of ages designed to enrich life and encourage lifelong learning. The library offers historical documents, maps and photographs.
Blue Water Bridge
1842 Thomas Edison Pkwy, Port Huron, MI 48060
The Blue Water Bridge spans the St. Clair River and carries international traffic between Port Huron, Michigan, and Point Edward and Sarnia, Ontario. Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange, the bridge forms a critical gateway linking Canada and the United States.
Blue Water Convention Center
800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 48060
The Blue Water Convention Center is at the center of the action in Port Huron and the Blue Water area. The Center offers a waterfront location with spectacular views just a short distance away from many attractions and is connected to a hotel and restaurant.
Blue Water River Walk
51 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060
The Blue Water River Walk provides a beautiful trail traveling nearly a mile along the St. Clair River shoreline immediately south of the mouth of the Black River. The River Walk offers a restored 1900s railroad ferry dock, outdoor classroom, wetlands, fishing pier and outdoor public art for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and Park
2802 Omar St, Port Huron, MI 48060
The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan and the second oldest in the Great Lakes, dating from 1829. The lighthouse's white-painted brick tower was extended to its present height of 82 feet in the early 1860s and was established to guard the juncture of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. Visitors can tour the lighthouse and watch over one of the busiest waterways in the world.
Huron Lightship Museum and Pine Grove Park
800 Prospect Place, Port Huron, MI 48060
The Huron Lightship was the last operating lightship on the Great Lakes, serving for more than 50 years until being retired in 1970. This 1990 National Historic Landmark offers an extensive collection of artifacts, including many model ships, as well as a live camera feed of the bottom of the river, taken off a camera positioned at the bow to visitors who tour the ship.
Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum
6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002
The Kalamazoo Air Zoo is a museum providing a historic and multisensory experience for all ages. Visitors will discover the history of aviation and space exploration, enjoy indoor amusement park-style rides, watch movies, pilot a flight simulator, and interact with the Air Zoo's restoration team.
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park
345 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park is the only bicycle racing track of its kind in North America. The IVBP is an outdoor, 1/8 mile/200 M oval with banking from 13 degrees to 44 degrees. The Velodrome offers classes, programs, or racing every day during the summer season and open riding whenever the track is dry.
Mastodon Site on the Clinton River TrailCoordinates: 42.642143, -83.195244
The “Adams Road Mastodon” was discovered in July 2006 during the construction of the realignment of Adams Road. A newly-installed interpretive sign marks the site where the approximate 12,360-year-old mastodon bones were found by construction workers with Dan's Excavating. The bones were discovered approximately 12-feet below the surface in a marshy area off the trail, the ideal habitat for Mastodons who roamed southeast Michigan.
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306
The Rochester Hills Museum is housed in Stoney Creek Village, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This 16-acre museum complex was home to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families and features structures original to the 1823 property along with exhibits that highlight the settlement, agriculture, industry and cultural evolution of the community.
Thelma G. Spencer Park
3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Thelma G. Spencer Park is a 113-acre park that includes a 38-acre lake with lifeguarded beach that is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. The park offers an accessible fishing pier, picnic shelters and areas with grills, play structure, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, wooded nature paths, watercraft rentals, restrooms and a concession stand. In the winter, the park also offers ice skating with rental skates available and cross-country skiing.
Bangor to South Haven Heritage Water Trail
60 Water Street, South Haven, MI 49090
The Bangor to South Haven Heritage Water Trail along the Black River weaves through Van Buren County from Bangor to South Haven. The 21-mile trail highlights historic American Indian sites, an old sawmill and a grist mill.
Black River Park Marina and Boat Launch
132 Dunkley Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090
The Black River Park Marina and Boat Launch offers a restroom, fish cleaning station and vending machine as well as a free, nonmotorized watercraft launch site with parking available outside the gated parking lot on Dunkley Avenue. The park also offers an improved boat ramp for a parking fee.
Donald F. Nichols Covered BridgeCoordinates: 42.417495, -86.250108
The Donald F. Nichols Covered Bridge is a beautiful wooden bridge spanning the Black River along the Kal-Haven Trail State Park, located ¼ mile east of the South Haven Trailhead.
45 Lakeshore Drive, South Haven, MI 49090
South Haven's North Beach offers concession stands, restrooms, play equipment, volleyball courts and parking areas.
60 Water Street, South Haven, MI 49090
South Haven's South Beach is known for its iconic red lighthouse. The beach offers concession stands, restrooms, play equipment and parking areas.
South Haven Farm Market
539 Huron, South Haven, MI 49090
The South Haven Farm Market provides a direct link between the agricultural community and people who value fresh, local produce and farm products. Located downtown at the Huron St. Pavilion, the market runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays from May - October and Wednesdays June - August.
McHattie ParkCoordinates: 42.454918, -83.651735
McHattie Park is located in the heart of South Lyon and offers 15 acres of trails and green space including playground equipment, Little League ball diamonds, sand volleyball courts and a sledding hill. The Park houses the historic Witch's Hat Depot Museum, Little Village Chapel, the Freight House and the Victorian Gazebo.
Pine River Stables
1200 Stein Rd, St. Clair, MI 48079
Pine River Stables offers guided trail rides on more than 100 acres of wooded trails, open meadows and small hills for horseback riding enjoyment. The stables are bordered by a seasonal creek where wildlife and flora abound in all seasons.
200 Wood St, Stockbridge, MI 49285
The Stockbridge Library offers a local history collection including books by local authors and hard copies of the Waterloo Area Historical Society's historic photographs of Stockbridge and surrounding areas. The library provides family programs, and computers with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements for photo and video editing.
Walled Lake City Library
1499 E West Maple Rd, Walled Lake, MI 48390
The Walled Lake City Library offers a book, audiobook and DVD collection as well as special programs for people of all ages, including computer and music programs. The library provides 12 computer workstations for public use and it is also a Wi-Fi hot spot.
West Bloomfield Township
Henry's Market on Main
6777 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Henry's Market on Main is located inside the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and provides guests, employees and the community with the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown produce. The farmers market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly baked bread from Great Harvest Bread Co., flowers, honey, and cooking demonstrations from Henry's café chefs.
Orchard Lake Museum
3951 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
Orchard Lake Museum is the home of Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society and offers a collection of area artifacts, historic photos and documents. Exhibits include a 17th-century dugout canoe and the Keego Cinema sign, a neon landmark for 60 years.
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
The West Bloomfield Township Public Library houses a Friendshop used book store as well as six bronze sculptures that celebrate reading. The Library offers a variety of programs for people of all ages.
Total Sports Complex
30990 South Wixom Rd, Wixom, MI 48393
Total Sports Wixom is the “original” Total Sports facility and hosts more than 1 million visitors annually. The complex offers more than 350,000-square-feet of space, complete with two, indoor full-sized fields; two, indoor smaller fields; two, domed fields; batting and pitching tunnels for baseball and softball; two, outdoor fully-turfed baseball/softball fields; the Total Performance Training Center; the Total Grill, the Total Café and the Total Sports Shop.
Wixom Historical Society
687 North Wixom Rd, Wixom, MI 48393
The Wixom Historical Society offers free educational programming and maintains the Wixom-Wire House Museum and Gibson House. The Society collects, archives and conserves artifacts and written materials relating to the city's history.
Wixom Public Library
49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393
The Wixom Public Library provides quality collections, services, and programs for people of all ages to support the community's informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs.