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Visiting Michigan

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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The Politics of Dunes and Trees

Written by callen60 on 14 Nov, 2008

My wife grew up spending summers on the Lake Michigan shore, a place I’ve come to treasure as much as she does. In those first years in the late 1960’s, her family and their neighbors would spend days pulling up the dune grass that seemed…Read More


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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Written by callen60 on 14 Nov, 2008

This is one of my favorite places on earth. I first came here for two summers as a young teen camper in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: known to ‘flatlanders’ (one of the kinder monikers for lower peninsula denizens) as the UP, and to natives as ‘da…Read More


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Sault Ste. Marie

Written by MonnieR on 26 Feb, 2007

Should my husband suggest a spur-of-the-moment return trip to Sault Ste. Marie, I’d say yes in a heartbeat. Our previous summer vacation on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula included a couple of days in this wonderful place – the oldest city in Michigan – but left us…Read More


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St. Ignace

Written by MonnieR on 19 Feb, 2007

As towns go, St. Ignace is no spring chicken. Located just north of the Mackinac Bridge that connects Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas, the town was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1671 and named for St. Ignatius of Loyola. Rich in Native American history,…Read More


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Detroit Warped Tour 2006

Written by lashr1999 on 18 Aug, 2006

We had told another friend that we would wake up early today so we could head to the tour early and try to find free parking before the crowds get there. Our plan was to meet up at 9 AM. My other friend…Read More


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Experience of the Soo Locks

Written by sightseeingsue on 11 Apr, 2006

I couldn’t help it… the song “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot kept buzzing in my head as we stood standing on a steel platform some 25 feet from the ground, looking down onto the “Alcocen” freighter as it glided through the…Read More


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Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise

Written by sightseeingsue on 25 Mar, 2006

Pack your camera, check your batteries and head out to Munising City Dock for a relaxing “3-hour tour” to discover spectacular rock and cliff formations, some of which rise over 200 feet of the Pictured Rocks. These nature wonders can be seen best by this…Read More


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Crossing the Mighty Mac...a.k.a.

Written by sightseeingsue on 20 Apr, 2006

Five miles of panoramic views of the crystal-clear waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are there to greet you as you cross over the Straits on the Mackinaw Bridge, which connects the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to the Upper Peninsula. To us Michiganders it’s known…Read More


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Worthwhile

Written by sightseeingsue on 19 Apr, 2006

When life gets hectic my husband frequently recommends us buying and moving into an old lighthouse, promising us a peaceful solitude life, long walks on the beach, and endless water portraits at every glance. Though the thought of it at times seems tempting, a much…Read More


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Kitch-iti-Kipi...Kool Springs

Written by sightseeingsue on 19 Apr, 2006

"I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights, the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun," ye who pass by, listen to my prayer: Harm me not."These are some of the profound words found on the "Prayer of the Woods"…Read More


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