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Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

State Capitol Building

Michigan Firehouse Museum

S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry)

Gardens: 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Arboretum: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor • (734) 647-7600 (both) www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Conservatory, gift shop, trails and natural areas. No admission charge. 110 Cross St., Ypsilanti (734) 547-0663 www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org Treasure trove of firefighting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898, including bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Closed Mondays admission fee.

Monroe County Historical Museum

126 S. Monroe, Monroe (734) 240-7780 • www.co.monroe.mi.us Open daily year round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles, including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park Street, Chelsea (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theatre year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

9922 Front St., Empire (231) 326-5134 One of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a seven mile scenic drive or get out and climb the dunes! The dune climb is located off M-109 and is complete with vending machines and bookstore.

Spring Valley Trout Farm

12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter (734) 426-4772 www.springvalleytroutfarm.com The freshest “fish and chips” in Metro Detroit. Catch your own dinner of catfish or trout, no license required! 20 acres of fun include nine spring fed ponds. Seasonal hours, fees and recipes online!

N. Capitol and W. Michigan Ave., Lansing Dedicated in 1879, it was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it is open for tours including the House and Senate galleries. For info call (517) 373-2348.

(800) 841-4243 • www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, WI (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, outside decks, and on-board gift shop.

SS Silversides Submarine Museum

1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 www.silversidesmuseum.org Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition-era CoastGuard Cutter McLane, one of the last of its class inexistence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.

West Coast Beaches & Communities

At Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, you’ll discover impeccable course conditions, exceptional service and an exquisite menu. A Golfweek "Best Courses You Can Play" pick in 2013, 2014 & 2015, you will immediately recognize Hidden River is unique to other courses in northern Michigan. The tranquility is easily noticed, as are the towering pines and attention to detail. And then there is the clubhouse, our Rainbow Room restaurant and the patio overlooking the Maple River which gracefully flows through the property. If you're on a golf vacation, visiting for the day or you live in Northern Michigan, it's time for you to experience Hidden River Golf & Casting Club!

HIDDEN RIVER GOLF & CASTING CLUB 7688 Maple River Road Brutus, MI 49716 (231) 529-4653 • www.hiddenriver.com

New Buffalo to Muskegon On the shores of southern Lake Michigan, dotting the coastline, are numerous beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing, and many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival, drawing thousands of visitors annually.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (800) 863-7999 • www.zehnders.com Click on “dining”. A Michigan “must do”, one of the oldest and largest family restaurants, famous for its family-style, all-you-can-eat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas.

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