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Historic Sites

Mackinac Historic Park
Two centuries of Michigan history are being resurrected and preserved in this string of three settlements: Fort Michilimackinac, Fort Mackinac and Old Mill Creek--which collectively outdraw 38 of America's 52 national parks. For information call: (906)847-3328

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wildlife and the forest of Lake Superior shoreline beckon visitors to explore the 73,000+ acre park, which at its widest point is only five miles and hugs the Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. This was the first National Lakeshore and was authorized in 1966. For information call: (906)387-3700

Fort Wilkins State Historic Park
Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins portrays military life in the mid-1800s, with costumed interpreters re-enacting individuals who lived at Fort Wilkins. The Copper Lighthouse Museum depicts Lake Superior shipping, shipwrecks and lighthouse living conditions. Take US-41 east of Copper Harbor. Camping facilities open April 15 to November 15, with modern toilets closed the first and last month. For information call: (906)289-4215

Cambridge State Historic Park
Cambridge State Historic Park is the site of Walker Tavern, a major stopping place for stagecoaches traveling between Detroit and Chicago in the early nineteenth century. The visitor center and restored tavern with period furniture tell the story of taverns and stagecoach travel for early Michigan residents. Administered by the Michigan Historical Center, Department of State. Open May through October. For information call: (517)467-7401

Keweenaw National Historical Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park was established on October 27, 1992 to commemorate the many stories of copper mining and the copper mining life on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. Jutting into Lake Superior, the Keweenaw contains the only place in the world where commercially abundant quantities of pure, native copper occurred. It has the oldest metal mining heritage in the western hemisphere -- one which dates back 7,000 years. It was the site of America's first large scale hard-rock industrial mining operations. Many of the processes developed here were fundamental to the success of later mining activity throughout America. For information call: (800)338-7982
Tourist Attractions

Adventure Island
Adventure Park, Mountain Mini Golf, Go-Karts, Batting Cage, Bumper Boats, Waterslides, Concessions Arcade, Hydro-Tube Waterslide. For information call: (231)775-5665

Point Iroquois Light Station
On the National Register of Historic Places, this museum is dedicated to the daily life of lightkeepers, the history of lighthouses, etc. You can even climb a 65 foot brick tower for a fantastic view of Lake Superior. For information call: (906)437-5272

Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo
24 Life-size exhibits (most of them dinosaurs) created by paul domke during the years 1935-1965. They are made of special concrete and are quite remarkable. A gift shop is available. For information call: (517)471-5477

Fair Lane - Henry Ford's Estate
Ford Discovery Trail, an Estate walking loop to discover the "Wizards of Fair Lane," includes treehouse, bathouse, boathouse, and scenic vistas. For information call: (313)593-5590

The Detroit Zoological Institute
Celebrating and Saving Wildlife! For information call: (248)398-0903