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Once upon a time, Detroit rocked and rolled the American music and automobile scenes. Much has changed in Motor City, but Michigan is still a perennial favorite for midwestern vacationers. Cheer on the Lions or Wolverines until you’re hoarse, then recharge among the natural beauty of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, or venture up to the Upper Peninsula, where Sault Ste Marie and Mackinac Island fit the bill, beautifully.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find ... Read More
Once upon a time, Detroit rocked and rolled the American music and automobile scenes. Much has changed in Motor City, but Michigan is still a perennial favorite for midwestern vacationers. Cheer on the Lions or Wolverines until you’re hoarse, then recharge among the natural beauty of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, or venture up to the Upper Peninsula, where Sault Ste Marie and Mackinac Island fit the bill, beautifully.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Michigan

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Lighthouses of Michigan's U P

Written by MilwVon on 08 Aug, 2013

One of the primary reasons for my impromptu trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula was to check out some of the 115 lighthouses that are found along Michigan's Great Lakes' coastal shores.Michigan has more lighthouses and navigational lights than any other state in the USA and…Read More


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Hauling Iron Ore From Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Written by MilwVon on 08 Aug, 2013

I find traveling to new places to be not only an opportunity to see or experience something new, but to also learn something along the way. My trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula (or the "U P" for short) provided a wealth of education.Marquette, MI…Read More


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Soo Locks Passageway Between the Great Lakes

Written by MilwVon on 08 Aug, 2013

During my visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, I learned a lot about shipping on the North American Great Lakes. One of the most fascinating places I visited was the Soo Locks of Sault Saint Marie. As folks may be aware, Sault Saint Marie…Read More


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Outdoors with Nature

Written by MilwVon on 07 Aug, 2013

While admittedly I didn't get to experience everything that Michigan's Upper Peninsula (aka "the U P") has to offer, I did get to sample quite a bit. In one case, a bit more than I bargained for!On my second day, I wanted to make…Read More


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History Abounds in the U P

Written by MilwVon on 06 Aug, 2013

One of the things I noticed throughout my three day visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula ("The U P" as it's known), was that almost every town had some sort of museum or historical society exhibit. While several of these museums were on my travel…Read More


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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Written by MilwVon on 06 Aug, 2013

"The ship was the pride of the American sideComing back from some mill in Wisconsin.As the big freighters go, it was bigger than mostWith a crew and good captain well seasoned."Lyrics from the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot (1976)The Edmund…Read More


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Pirates in St Joseph

Written by catsholiday on 30 May, 2013

St Joseph, MichiganWe spent a few week in the USA last year driving around the lakeside states. We spent a couple of days in St Joseph exploring the shores of Lake Michigan.I don't think until you have actually seen the Great Lakes that you can…Read More


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Road Trip to Michigan

Written by MilwVon on 20 Apr, 2013

Wisconsin shares Lake Michigan with the State of Michigan, which has the second longest shoreline in the USA . . . second only to Alaska. Home to more than 100 lighthouses, Michigan is an interesting place to visit. I only wish I had…Read More


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Mackinac Island: Trading Cars for Fudge

Written by callen60 on 11 Dec, 2008

This is Michigan’s most famous vacation spot, a small island with an eight-mile perimeter that is slightly out of step with the rest of the world. It’s steeped in history, with a touch of mystery, privilege, Victorian graciousness, natural beauty, and more than a little…Read More


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Circling the Island

Written by callen60 on 08 Dec, 2008

Mackinac Island is surprisingly small in some ways; surprisingly large in others. The absence of cars immediately makes it a bigger place, leaving the end away from the boat docks accessible only the slower modes of foot, bike or carriage. Any visit to the Island…Read More


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