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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
100 THINGS TO DO
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Mt. Pleasant When you visit the Mt. Pleasant area you will find big city amenities and a small town feel. Mt. Pleasant is home to Central Michigan University which hosts over 500 events annually. World class entertainment and gaming can also be found at the Soaring Eagle Casino, which hosts year round concerts and shows and has over 70 table games and 4,400 slots. The Mt. Pleasant area also offers a wide variety of recreation, championship golf, arts and culture and more. There is always something going on no matter the season. In this guide, you will find over 100 restaurants, bars, and breweries, lodging information, a calendar of events (full listing on website) as well as 100 things to do in Mt. Pleasant in the center spread of this guide. Life is good in the center of it all and we hope you have a great time visiting Mt. Pleasant.
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Big Entertainment More tunes! The city comes alive in the summer with the annual Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series. Coming into its ninth year, this must-see event has brought in national headliners such as altrock band The Verve Pipe, Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels, American Idol alum Kris Allen and Central Michigan University’s own Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers. When the summer starts to wind down, the family-friendly events including Movies by Moonlight provide one last opportunity to enjoy the warm weather. Viewers of all ages bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks for free movie screenings near City Hall. Throughout the school year, CMU offers more than 500 events annually. Whether your preference is art, fashion, or athletics, there’s a diverse series of events hosted on CMU’s campus all year long. Attend world-class theatre events, watch talented dancers twirl, drink in the elegance of the symphony, explore the next age of fashion
during a student-run fashion show or cheer on your favorite teams during one of many sporting events. As the weather cools, the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration downtown will warm you with holiday cheer. Get out of the cold to enjoy the live music at Rubble’s Bar over a tasty cocktail. And, no matter the time of year, leading attractions at the Soaring Eagle Casino will keep you busy. You’ll have your pick from a variety of acts, including comedy, concerts, and a series of murder mystery dinner parties. The outdoor concerts at the Soaring Eagle Casino are known to keep the good vibes coming during the heart of summer. See what Isabella County has to offer with events that include the Maple Syrup Festival in nearby Shepherd, or the annual Man vs. Mountain 5K winter obstacle course in February. In Mt. Pleasant, entertainment is right outside your door. Don’t just see it for yourself — get out and live it. #MTPLEASANTMI
Broadway Theatre 216 E. Broadway St. (989) 772-2075 www.friendsofthebroadway.org Live theatre, concerts, movies, pageants, recitals and more. Celebration! Cinema 4935 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 772-7469 www.celebrationcinema.com D-BOX movies with motion seating, Big screen events, 3D movies. Central Michigan University 1200 S. Franklin St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 774-4000 www.cmich.edu Offers academic programs at all levels - bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral. Never stop learning, creating, discovering. Downtown Mt. Pleasant 320 W. Broadway St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 779-5348 www.downtownmp.com Located just a few blocks north of CMU’s campus. Eat, shop and play in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum 5093 E. Remus Rd. (989) 317-3221 www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org Over 10 hands-on exhibits including the beemazium and water table, special events throughout each month, gift shop, room rentals and more. Mt. Pleasant Speedway 4658 E. River Rd. (989) 773-2387 www.mtpleasantspeedway.com/ Racing Friday nights late April-August. UMP Modifieds, Pro Stocks/Pro Trucks, Street Stocks, Stock 4s, Bombers.
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Soaring Eagle Casino 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com Slots, table games, bingo, entertainment, dining, spa, fitness center, video arcade, and more.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan 111 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3689 www.artreachcenter.org Community art center featuring an artist gift shop, a fine art gallery, classes for adults & kids. Also offer private painting parties & rental of the gallery for private parties & functions. Cyber Quest (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 soaringeaglecasino.com/cyber.htm Video and coin-operated games, professionally supervised, concessions. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The Golf Center 2280 E. Bloomfield Rd. (989) 772-0156 Find us on Facebook Golf training and practice facility with covered driving mats. 18-hole miniature golf course with contoured greens and water features. Features MSU Dairy Store and Country Dairy ice cream. The Jump Station 2422 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 317-0589 www.thejumpstationmtp.com Trampoline park and inflatable arena. Inflatable arena is for children 10 and under. Any age can use the trampoline park. Concessions available. Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum 5093 E. Remus Rd. (989) 317-3221 www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org Over 10 hands-on exhibits including the beemazium and water table, special events throughout each month, gift shop, room rentals and more. Mt. Pleasant Spray Park 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5300 www.mt-pleasant.org Designed for youth 12 and under. Twelve water features with 100 sprayers and nozzles. Open May October. The Painted Turtle Pottery Studio 209 W. Broadway St. (989) 317-8008 www.paintedturtle.com Paint your own pottery studio located in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Available for parties and workshops.
Soaring Eagle Waterpark 5665 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 817-4801 www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com Tube and bowl slides, surf attraction, climbing wall, 317-gallon dump bucket, play area for young children, hot tub, changing rooms, cabanas, concessions and more. Day passes available. Timber Town 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5300 www.mt-pleasant.org Playscape inside the city’s 50-acre Island Park.
LIBRARIES Clarke Historical Library 250 W. Preston St. (989) 774-3352 www.cmich.edu/library/clarke Located inside the Park Library, is home to a children’s literature section, archives of Central Michigan University, and over 2,500 articles recording the history of Michigan. CMU Park Library 250 W. Preston St. (989) 774-1100 www.cmich.edu/library The main library of Central Michigan University, named after librarian Charles V. Park. Faith Johnston Memorial Library 4035 N. Mission St., Rosebush (989) 433-0006 www.crdl.org Part of the Chippewa River District Library System. Provides materials and services to enrich, enlighten and inspire all of the people in the community. Located in Rosebush. Veterans Memorial Library 301 S. University St. (989) 773-3242 www.crdl.org Part of the Chippewa River District Library System. Provides materials and services to enrich, enlighten, and inspire all of the people in the community. Located in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
LOCALLY GROWN Doodle’s Sugar Bush 10566 S. Johnson Rd., Blanchard (989) 866-6177 www.doodlessugarbush.com Maple syrup, candies, sugar, seasonings, jams, butters and more.
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Farmers Market (989) 779-5330 www.mt-pleasant.org/farmersmarket Island Park - Thursday’s 331 N. Main St. City Hall - Saturday’s 320 W. Broadway St. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and more. Open June-October. GCC Organics 431 S. Littlefield Rd. (989) 944-0124 www.gccorganics.com The GCC Organics family farm is located on Littlefield in Mt. Pleasant. Chicken, beef, turkey, pork, and eggs. Graham’s Organic Meats 3653 Weidman Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-5900 www.grahamsorganics.com Certified organic farm. Turkey, beef, chicken and eggs. Tours welcome.
Moody Blueberry Farm 9720 Beckley Rd., Blanchard (989) 561-2578 U-pick blueberries, produce, maple syrup. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch 3909 S. Summerton Rd. (989) 773-4345 www.papasfamilyfarm.com Educational and recreational farm. Produce, strawberries, donuts, cider, hayrides, fall corn maze, parties, toy store, play area. Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm 4701 S. Chippewa Rd., Shepherd (989) 828-6954 www.rhynardsblueberryfarm.com U-pick or pre-picked blueberries and honey.
GreenTree Cooperative Grocery 214 N. Franklin St. (989) 772-3221 www.greentree.coop Cooperatively owned grocery store serving healthy, earth-friendly, and locally made foods.
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LODGING Baymont Inn & Suites 5858 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 775-5555 www.baymontinns.com Closest hotel to the casino, complimentary casino shuttle, deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, jacuzzi. New fitness center, free high-speed internet, cable with HBO. On M-20 just east of U.S. 127.
Chippewa Motel 5662 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 772-1751 www.chippewa-motel.com Near casino. Complimentary coffee, bagels and muffins. In-room microwave, fridge and coffee maker. High speed internet access. Close to CMU and shopping. Located at M-20 and U.S. 127 next to Bob Evans. Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center 2424 S. Mission St. (989) 772-4000 www.mtpcomfortinn.com Ranked in top 10% of U.S. Comfort Inn’s. Pillow-top mattresses, complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed internet. Conference facilities for up to 550, indoor pool and fitness room. Bennigan’s on-site, Adjacent to CMU. Country Chalet & Edelweiss House Bed & Breakfast 723/681 S. Meridian Rd. (989) 772-9259 www.countrychalet.net Bavarian-style B&B provides warm hospitality, down-filled duvets, hearty home-cooked breakfasts and picturesque acres of rolling hills, woods, ponds, wetlands with wildlife. Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University 2400 E. Campus Drive (989) 773-1444 www.marriott.com Brand new contemporary hotel, on the campus of CMU, spacious guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 Market, The Bistro Restaurant/Bar, outdoor patio and fire pit, 24-hr fitness center, indoor pool and spa, meeting and event space.
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Days Inn & Suites 5770 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 772-1101 www.daysinn.com Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, in-room microwave, refrigerator, modern coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Free HBO and high speed internet. Near casino. Located on M-20 near U.S. 127. Fairfield Inn & Suites 2525 S. University Park Dr. (989) 775-5000 www.marriott.com/mbsmp Newly renovated. Free hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed internet. 24/7 Market, indoor pool and 24-hour fitness room. Adjacent to CMU, nearby shopping and casino. Ginkgo Tree Inn/Chez Mimi 309 N. Main St. (989) 773-8733 www.ginkgotreeinn.com Victorian and French inns along the Chippewa River. Private patios, full-service bar. Home to the new Adelaide’s Bistro. Minutes from downtown, shopping and CMU. Private baths and AC. Specializing in weddings. Hampton Inn 5205 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 772-5500 www.hamptoninn.com Newly renovated, award-winning hotel close to cultural attractions, outdoor recreation and Soaring Eagle Casino. Free hot breakfast, indoor swimming pool and fitness room. Holiday Inn & Suites Mt. Pleasant Opening Summer 2018 5278 Pickard Rd. www.holidayinn.com/mtpleasantmi This hotel’s location is perfect for business and leisure guests alike. Free high-speed, Wi-Fi access and 24-hour Business Center. The hotel offers a total of 3,759 sq. ft of meeting space, indoor pool, and restaurant serving breakfast and dinner daily. Mt. Pleasant Inn & Suites 5500 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 772-7777 or (877) 738-8715 www.mtpleasantinn.com Complimentary hot breakfast, extended cable, free long distance/ local calls and high-speed internet. Special extended stay rates and group rates. Close to Soaring Eagle Casino and CMU, located on M-20 at U.S. 127.
Pleasant Dreams Bed & Breakfast 400 E. Wisconsin St. (989) 772-2543 www.pleasantdreamsbb.com Charming 100-year-old restored Victorian home. Four blocks from downtown, close to CMU, casino, shopping and restaurants. Air conditioned rooms and free internet. Pohl Bison Bed & Breakfast 1745 E. Rosebush Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-5841 www.pohlbison.com Unique B&B on bison ranch. See bison up close, gift shop, spacious air conditioned rooms, loft and great views. Seven minutes from casino, race track, golfing and CMU.
Pumpkin Patch FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 3909 S Summerton Rd Mount Pleasant, Michigan (989) 773-4345 Find us on Facebook!
Riverwood Resort 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 or (800) 882-5211 www.riverwoodresort.com Luxury fairway villas, 27 holes of golf, nine holes of footgolf, golf packages available. Banquets for up to 200. 24-lane bowling center, full-service restaurant. Three miles west of CMU. Sunset Shores 942 Carrol Dr., Clare (989) 386-7030 www.sunsetshores.net On Stevenson Lake. Peaceful setting for a barbeque on the deck or a swim from the private beach and enjoy fishing year-round. Offering women’s & golf retreats. Minutes from Mt. Pleasant. Super 8 2323 S. Mission St. (989) 773-8888 www.super8.com Newly renovated. Free continental breakfast, complimentary high-speed internet. Across from CMU, nearby shopping, restaurants, casino and Mt. Pleasant Speedway. Fitness room, pet friendly. Largest and nicest Super 8 in Michigan! Wold’s Motel 901 E. Bennett Ave. (989) 772-3429 or (800) 732-8495 www.woldsmotel.com Quiet setting close to Soaring Eagle Casino. Clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates. Cable TV with HBO, direct dial phones, free wireless high-speed internet, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Visit www.mountpleasantwow. com/events for a complete calendar of events. JANUARY – DECEMBER Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events throughout the year. events.cmich.edu Kids and Culture Various Locations A free event on the third Saturday of every month. www.artreachcenter.org JANUARY 20 Under the Big Top Finch Fieldhouse (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org 20 Gabriel Iglesias: One Show Fits All Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com 21 Daddy Daughter Date Night Comfort Inn Conference Center (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org 26 Jake Owen Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com FEBRUARY 1-4 & 8-11 Fool for Love – CMU University Theatre Bush Theatre on the campus of CMU (989) 774-3045 3 Man vs. Mountain Starts at Mountain Town Station (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org/mvm 14-18 International Film Festival Celebration! Cinema and CMU Park Library www.cmiff.com/
16-17 The Price Is Right Live Stage Show Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com 17 Polar Plunge O’Kelly’s/Wayside (989) 774-3911 www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/ mtpleasant2017 23 Murder Mystery Dinner: Midnight At The Masquerade Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com 23-25 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com MARCH 2 Theresa Capulto Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com 9-11 Home Show IAC, Central Michigan University (989)775-7747 www.hbacm.com
31 Dane Cook Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com APRIL 7-8 Shipshewana on the Road Soaring Eagle Casino (269) 979-8888 www.shipshewanaontheroad.com 19-20 & 21 U.T. Dance Company Concert Bush Theatre on the campus of CMU (989) 774-3045 26-29 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Throughout the Village of Shepherd (989) 828-5422 www.shepherdmaplesyrupfest.org 29-30 Gus Macker Basketball Festival Campus of Central Michigan University www.macker.com MAY May-November Festival of Banners Art Reach of Mid-Michigan (989) 773-3689 www.artreachcenter.org
6 Lions Chicken BBQ Island Park 989-560-4830 18-19 Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market Clare, Michigan 989-386-2872 26-27 Alma Highland Festival Campus of Alma College (989) 463-8979 www.almahighlandfestival.com 25-27 29th Annual Traditional Arts Weekend Wheatland Festival Grounds (989) 967-8879 www.wheatlandmusic.org/ traditional-arts-weekend 31-June 2 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games Campus of Central Michigan University (989) 774-3911 www.somi.org
11 Mid-Michigan Model Train Show Finch Fieldhouse www.srvmodelrailroad.org 17-18 29th Annual “Celebrating Life” Pow Wow Central Michigan University (989) 774-2508 www.cmich.edu/office_provost/OID/ NAP/pow_wow 24 Great Egg Scramble Finch Fieldhouse (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org 25 Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt Island Park (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org PHOTO CREDIT: CMU, UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
JUNE June – August Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series – See website for dates Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 772-7460 www.maxandemilys.com/summerconcert-series
8 Back to the Bricks Promo Tour Car Show Downtown Mt. Pleasant www.backtothebricks.org/#home_ section 9 Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival Jockey Alley (Downtown Mt. Pleasant) www.mpbeerfest.com 14-17 & 28-July 1 Ultimate Strike Zone Baseball Tournament Various fields www.ultimatestrikezone.com 14-August 16 Thrilling Thursdays Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp 21-24 Pastime Tournaments Various fields www.pastimetournaments.com 28-July 1 USA Softball of Michigan Tournament Various fields www.masasoftball.org JULY 5-8 Ultimate Strike Zone Baseball Tournament Various fields www.ultimatestrikezone.com 12-15 Triple Crown Sports Baseball Tournament Various Fields www.triplecrownsports.com/ Sports/Baseball
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2 Painting the Intersections Main and Broadway & University and Broadway (989) 773-3689
14 Downtown Mt. Pleasant Car Show Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 775-7747
4, 11, 18, 25 Movies by Moonlight Next to City Hall (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp
22 Zonta Applefest Papa’s Pumpkin Patch (989) 773-4353 www.zonta15.org/mtpleasant.html
23-28 Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair Isabella County Fairgrounds www.isabellacounty.org/dept/fair
9 Artist Battle Art Walk Central www.artreachcenter.org/art-walkcentral
23-28 NativeFest Ziibiwing Cultural Center (989) 775-4750 www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/ calendar/calendar.htm
31-September 1 Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market Clare, Michigan 989-386-2872
OCTOBER 31 Pumpkin Promenade Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp
27-29 33rd Annual Saginaw Chippewa Pow Wow Saginaw Chippewa Campgrounds (989) 775-4000 26-29 Pastime Tournaments Various fields www.pastimetournaments.com AUGUST 6-30 Art Walk Central www.artreachcenter.org/art-walkcentral
SEPTEMBER 7-9 44th Annual Wheatland Music Festival Wheatland Festival Grounds (989) 967-8879 www.wheatlandmusic.org/musicfestival 8 CMU Home Football Game vs. Kansas Jayhawks Kelly/Shorts Stadium (888) 347-3872 www.cmuchippewas.com
NOVEMBER 10 Keepsake Collection Folk Art and Craft Show Mt. Pleasant Middle School www.keepsakecollectionshows.com 10 Ladies Night Out Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp 24 Small Business Saturday Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp 30-December 1 Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp C A LE NDA R
Welcome to the area! Community Church is a vibrant, modern church community made up of kids and adults, college students and seniors, couples and singles, who are united together on purpose.
Dave and Sue Keilitz Dave and Sue Keilitz know their way around town. As part of the Mt. Pleasant community for more than 50 years, they have the inside track on the best places to grab a bite to eat. Max & Emily’s is their favorite.
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“Max & Emily’s is an outstanding gathering place, bringing people in the community and CMU together,” said Dave.
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Dave starts most days with coffee at Max & Emily’s. He even had a sandwich named after him at one time. And Max & Emily’s caters all their parties.
1400 W. Broomﬁeld St. Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 773-3641
Both have top picks on the menu. Dave loves the Chicken & Dumpling Soup and Salmon Salad. Sue’s go to is #1 -- the Reuben.
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Dave says you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
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Big Culture Mt. Pleasant invites artists, musicians and performers of all types to share their talents and passions in a series of exhibitions and performances that celebrate the city’s culture, art and history. Here, you’ll find a town that has grown beside the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and celebrates that relationship annually. Every July, the Tribe hosts the Pow Wow, a culturally rich event that has been bringing the authentic Native American experience to Mt. Pleasant for more than 30 years. Tribal dancers, singers and other vendors travel from all over the region and the United States for an event that features traditional Native American dress, dancing, drumming, chanting and cuisine. Visitors and members of the community are also invited to learn more about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe at the Ziibiwing Center, where you can browse a diverse collection of sacred and ceremonial items. If it’s art that thrills you, check out the events hosted by Art Reach of Mid-Michigan. This nonprofit has nearly four decades of commitment to the community through events, classes and sponsored scholarships. With more than 15 arts and cultural programs, Art Reach is painting an expressive culture in Mid-Michigan like no other. In August, Art Reach hosts the annual Art Walk Central competition that displays more than 100 works of art around town and throughout Central Michigan University’s campus. The competition, offering more than $10,000 in prizes, is one of the must-see events of the summer. Artist Battle!, one of the most exciting legs of the event, is a two-hour competition held during Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series before a crowd of jeering spectators. #MTPLEASANTMI
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GALLERIES & MUSEUMS Art Reach of Mid Michigan 111 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3689 www.artreachcenter.org Gallery exhibits, classes, special events, and gift shop. Gray Sky Gallery 120 S. Main St. (989) 317-8120 Find us on Facebook Art gallery in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Little Red Schoolhouse Museum 311 Dearing Dr., Shepherd (989) 828-5319 shepherdareahistoricalsociety.org Historical one-room schoolhouse. Open to the public Saturday during Maple Syrup Festival, the last full weekend in April or by appointment. Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum 5093 E. Remus Rd. (989) 317-3221 www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org Over 10 hands-on exhibits including the beemazium and water table, special events throughout each month, gift shop, room rentals and more.
Museum of Cultural and Natural History 103 Rowe Hall, CMU (989) 774-7165 Find us on Facebook Natural History of Michigan, dangerous animals display, journey through the Jungle. Free and open to the public. Old Fence Rider’s Historical Center 222 S. Sheldon St., Edmore (989) 427-5222 Find us on Facebook Historical flags, barbed wire and fencing collection, Native American and Civil War exhibits. Powerhouse Museum 211 Dearing Dr., Shepherd (989) 828-5319 shepherdareahistoricalsociety.org Open to the public Saturday during Maple Syrup Festival, the last full weekend in April or by appointment. University Art Gallery 251 E. Preston St., CMU (989) 774-3800 www.cmich.edu/colleges/CCFA/ Faculty and student exhibits over the academic year. Free and open to the public. Ziibiwing Cultural Center 6650 E. Broadway St. (989) 775-4750 www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing Exhibits, workshops, cultural presentations, gift shop. C U LT U RE
100 CLIMB BUNDY HILL to reach the highest geologic point in Isabella County at the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy.
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3 See a CMU University THEATRE PERFORMANCE. Enjoy classic cocktails and tapas at 120 South in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
1 11. Head to a local bowling alley with friends. (Riverwood, SAC)
22. See an outdoor concert at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.
12. Catch a Friday night race at The Mt. Pleasant Speedway.
23. Try a famous hoagie at the Green Spot Pub.
13. Visit the Vietnam, WWI, WWII, and Korean memorials around Mt. Pleasant.
24. Dance in the streets of Downtown Mt. Pleasant at Max and Emily’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series.
14. View the beautiful art exhibits at the area’s local art galleries. (University Art Gallery, Baber Room exhibits, Art Reach’s Morey Family Gallery) 15. Visit the Chippewa River District Libraries for a new book, CD, movie, or video game. 16. Enjoy fresh sushi and martinis at Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 17. Have fun with hands-on activities at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. 18. See a play at the Broadway Theatre in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 19. Take a yoga class at Mt. Pleasant Hot Yoga and RedBloom Yoga in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 20. Hit the indoor links at Bucks Run’s virtual golf, on Remus Road. 21. Tour and enjoy craft beers at the local breweries. (Mountain Town Brewing Company, Cranker’s Brewery, Hunter’s Ale House nanobrewery)
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25. Try your luck at Bingo at the casino or VFW. 26. Enjoy dinner and gelato at local favorite, The Italian Oven Restaurant. 27. Grab your Frisbees for a game of disc golf at CMU or Deerfield Nature Park. 28. Head to Blanchard for the annual Blanchard Steam and Gas Engine Show in August. 29. Ski the slopes at Snow Snake in Harrison. 30. Bring your wheels and shred the Skate Park at Island Park. 31. Enjoy bird watching at the Florence Maxwell Audubon Woods Preserve on Gilmore Road. 32. Find organic goods at GreenTree Co-op. 33. Pick a pumpkin and enjoy donuts and cider at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. 34. Try your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino.
35. Celebrate Native American culture at the annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Pow Wow and NativeFest, the last weekend of July. 36. Take the family for a day at the beach at Coldwater Lake Family Park. 37. Bounce over to the Jump Station for a day of active fun. 38. Gather friends or family for a game of sand volleyball at Island Park. 39. Try locally roasted and brewed coffee at The Coffee Room in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 40. Visit miles of cross country ski trails at the county parks. 41. Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike ride along the GKB Riverwalk trail. 42. Bring your lawn chairs for your favorite flicks at Movies by Moonlight in August at City Hall. 43. Celebrate like a real Scotsman during the annual Alma Highland Festival the last weekend in May. 44. Catch the $5.95 WCFX Sunday Night Movie special at Celebration Cinema. 45. Check out the Festival of Banners May-November, featuring local artists’ painted banners hung from light posts throughout Mt. Pleasant.
46. Hit the fairway at one of the area’s golf courses. 47. Check out the lights, parade, pancake breakfast and reindeer at the annual Christmas Celebration the first weekend of December. Visit Santa at his house in Town Center, too! 48. Try an arctic swirl at Doozies Ice Cream Place. 49. Travel back in time, and grab a meal at Jon’s Country Burger, dine-in or order from your car. 50. Play 18 holes of putt-putt on Bucks Run’s natural grass, island putting course. 51. Rock out to great beer and bands at the Middle of the Mitt Craft Beer Fest at Hunter’s Ale House in April. 52. Cheer on athletes at the Special Olympics Summer Games in June. 53. Have lunch at locally acclaimed Roz’s Diner in Rosebush. 54. Volunteer at the Isabella County Soup Kitchen. 55. Check out classic cars while enjoying a classic coney & shake at Pixie during summer cruise nights on Thursdays all summer long. 56. Have dinner at one of the many restaurants or bars in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
Get fresh veggies at Mt. Pleasant FARMERS’ MARKET at Island Park on Thursdays or City Hall on Saturdays.
Kayak or canoe down the Chippewa River.
8 Grab your winter gear and sled down the hill at Mission Creek Woodland Park.
Have breakfast at the famous Stan’s restaurant in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
6 57. Celebrate with pancakes, rides and entertainment at the Annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival the last weekend in April 58. Check out CMU’s newest exhibit at the Museum of Cultural and Natural History in Rowe Hall. 59. Bring the family for putt-putt and hand-dipped ice cream at the Golf Center. 60. Try different styles of beer, cider, and wine at the annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival in June. 61. Paint your own pottery at The Painted Turtle in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 62. Relax and revitalize at Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa with juices, smoothies, and spa treatments. 63. Peruse the Yoder’s Amish Quilt Auction and Flea Market in May & September. 64. Catch a game during the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament at CMU in April. 65. Tour the Bison Ranch and pick up bison products at Pohl Bison in Rosebush. 66. Have drinks and a delicious dinner at the Shepherd Bar and Restaurant. 67. Try the CMU Climbing Wall & Ropes Course inside Finch Fieldhouse.
68. Visit a U-Pick farm for fresh, local, seasonal fruits and veggies. (Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm, Moody’s Blueberries, Howard Farms) 69. Have some scary fun at the local Haunted Yard in October. 70. Pick up fresh, homemade baked goods from Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop and Cops & Doughnuts. 71. Cheer on the athletes at CMU sporting events. Fire up Chips! 72. Try zip-lining at Snow Snake in Harrison. 73. Sharpen your ice skates and head to the I.C.E. Arena. 74. Head to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch for Zonta AppleFest the last weekend of September. 75. Check out CMU memorabilia and grab a slice of pizza at The Malt Shop across from CMU’s campus. 76. Get a tasty lunch at Food Truck Fridays in the summer at the CMU Research Center. 77. Grab lunch and a treat from the Downtown Soda Shoppe in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 78. On Thursdays, try the cuisine at Fireside Grille’s International Nights in Shepherd. 79. Buy the latest CMU gear at the CMU Bookstore.
Join MOUNTAIN TOWN and CAMILLE’S for a Garden Dinner, prepared and served on location in the garden.
Check out the Downtown Mt. Pleasant CLASSIC CAR SHOW in July. 10 80. Get active at the Student Activity Center (SAC).
91. Tour the Ziibiwing Cultural Center.
81. Gather your girlfriends for the annual Ladies Night Out in November in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.
92. Walk the track at Morey Courts for just $1.00.
82. Grab a fishing pole and cast a line into the Chippewa River. 83. Check out the city wide art exhibits during Art Walk Central in August. 84. Visit Historic Downtown’s variety of boutique shopping at locally owned stores. 85. Enjoy a weekend of arts and music at the annual Wheatland Music Festival in May and September. 86. Have lunch or dinner at The Brass Café in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 87. Attend one of the local Homecoming football games or parades in the fall. (CMU, Sacred Heart, Mt. Pleasant High School, Beal City High School)
93. Get fresh syrup from Doodle’s Sugar Bush in Blanchard. 94. Show off your singing voice on Thursdays & Saturdays during Karaoke Night at the Cabin. 95. Try footgolf at Riverwood Resort. 96. Have lunch inside or on the patio at Max and Emily’s Eatery in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 97. Have fun in the sun while staying cool with the kids at Island Park’s Spray Park. 98. Visit the covered bridge at Deerfield Nature Park. 99. Test your knowledge at Tuesday Trivia Night at Hunter’s Ale House. 100. Explore county parks while in search of mushrooms during classes and group outings, scheduled several times a year.
88. Shop at the many antique shops in Mt. Pleasant and Blanchard. 89. Rent a tube or bring your own, and spend a day floating down the Chippewa River. 90. Volunteer for Running Buddies at H.A.T.S., you and a furry friend get some fresh air and exercise. 100 T HI NGS
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Big Adventure It’s been said that the great outdoors helps us escape the mind and discover the soul. With more than 1,000 acres of parkland, Isabella County is filled with opportunities to reconnect with your spirit. Start your journey at the Chippewa River, where you can master miles and miles of winding waters via river tube, kayak, canoe or paddleboard. As you wade through freshwater, or walk through the miles of greenery along the riverfront trails, keep an eye out for wildlife. Don’t forget to wave! Land again at Island Park, a 50-acre park behind City Hall. Various youth and adult club leagues compete against one another in Island Park, and families enjoy one another’s company at the many grills, picnic areas and shelters scattered throughout the area. The Timber Town playscape is a tower of entertainment for the little ones to explore. During the summer, take on the competition at the sand volleyball courts or bring the kids to cool off under the 100 water sprayers and nozzles at The Spray Park. When you’re done there, find yourself in the nearly 400 acres of green space, woodlands and athletic facilities within the Mt. Pleasant area. Deerfield Nature Park, Coldwater Lake Family Park and Meridian Park are three of the many parklands found throughout Isabella County. Bring a friend for a game of disc golf, a thrilling hike or a casual bike ride through the perfect trails to survey the majesty of nature. If you’re looking for something more active, don’t worry. Mt. Pleasant has that, too. Make yourself an itinerary: zip line through more than 4,000 feet of cable at speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour at Snow Snake, reach the summit of Central Michigan University’s climbing wall, and break out into teams for a friendly athletic competition at Morey Courts or CMU’s Student Activity Center. If you want something a little more laidback, visit one of the 11 golf courses nearby to perfect your swing. Once you’ve made a choice about where to go to find yourself, be sure to stand still and enjoy it. Stop where you are, and breathe. You’ll thank yourself later. #MTPLEASANTMI
RECREATION: ACTIVITY CENTERS: Morey Courts 5175 E. Remus Rd. (989) 953-7529 www.moreycourts.com Basketball, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, indoor track, sport weight camps and clinics, tournaments, fitness center. Student Activity Center 200 W. Broomfield Rd. (989) 774-3686 Aquatics, bowling, disc golf, fitness center, outdoor sports complex, weight training center. Visitor passes available. BOWLING: Riverwood Resort 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 www.riverwoodresort.com Leagues and open bowling. Food and drinks. Call for hours and lane availability. ULanes Bowling (at the Student Activity Center) 200 W. Broomfield Rd. (989) 774-3686 12-lane bowling center, bumper and glow bowling. CANOEING: Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes 4700 W. Remus Rd. (989) 772-5437 www.buckleyscanoe.com Proudly rent only the finest Wenonah and Old Town Canoes, Kayaks and Jackson Kayaks. Conveniently located on the Chippewa River just off of West M-20. Chippewa River Outfitters 3763 S. Lincoln Rd. (989) 772-5474 www.chipoutfitters.com Rent canoes, kayaks or tubes. They will drop you off and pick you up at any of their launching sites.
Comets River Run 20 E. Remus Rd. (989) 854-8112 www.cometsriverrun.com Rent canoes, kayaks or tubes and take a trip down the Chippewa River. Floaters Tubing (989) 400-6752 www.floaterstubing.com Will accommodate all your tubing needs down the Chippewa River. DISC/MINIATURE/VIRTUAL GOLF: Bucks Run Putting Island 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. (989) 773-6830 www.bucksrun.com The putting Island is an 18-hole, real grass course in the middle of a large lake. Bucks Run Virtual Golf 2320 E. Remus Rd. (989) 400-4603 www.bucksrun.com/virtual_golf/ 12-foot wide simulator with 15 courses, driving range, lessons, club fitting and golf shop. Open seasonally, January-March. CMU Disc Golf Course Central Michigan University University Park Dr. (989) 774-3686 https://www.cmich.edu/ess/urec/ facilities/discgolf/pages/default.aspx 18 hole disc golf course located on CMU’s campus, south of Fairfield Inn. Open to public. Deerfield Nature Park Disc Golf 2425 W. Remus Rd. (989) 772-2879 www.isabellacounty.org/dept/parks Two challenging disc golf courses with elevation changes. Day and annual passes available. Golf Center 2280 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-0156 Golf training and practice facility with covered driving mats. 18-hole miniature golf course with contoured greens and water features. Features MSU Dairy Store and Country Dairy ice cream. EXTREME SPORTS: Adventure Seminars Facility 1275 S. Franklin St. (989) 774-1425 Climbing wall, high ropes course and teambuilding. Located on CMU’s campus. Mt. Pleasant Skate Park 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org Skateboarding, inline skating, free-style biking.
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Snow Snake Zip Line Tours 3407 E. Mannsiding Rd., Harrison (989) 539-6583 www.snowsnake.net Consists of 10 unique and exciting zip lines that go through thick forested canopies and soar over deep valleys at speeds reaching 20-30 mph. NATURAL AREAS: Florence Maxwell Audubon Woods Preserve Located near the intersection of Gilmore and Wing Roads. (989) 772-5777 40-acre historical area, Chippewa River frontage, accessible trails, more than 110 species of birds. Chippewa River www.mtpleasantwow.com/ chippewa-river-54 The Chippewa River spans 91.8 miles and flows throughout the city of Mt. Pleasant and five city parks. A gentle river with a current of four m.p.h. Halls Lake Natural Area Intersection of Old State and Broomfield Roads (989) 772-5777 159 acres of nature preserves spanning the east side of Halls Lake in Broomfield Township with several hiking trails. Isabella County Parks & Recreation 200 N. Main St. (989) 317-4083 www.isabellacounty.org/dept/parks Includes eight parks that span over 1,000 acres. Sylvan Solace-Preserve W. Pickard Rd., between Gilmore and Littlefield Roads (989) 772-5777 78 acres in Deerfield Township with more than 1.5 miles of hiking trails in 1700 feet of Chippewa River frontage. SKATING: I.C.E. Arena 5165 E. Remus Rd. (989) 772-9623 www.mpicearena.org Public skating, hockey, figure skating, pro shop and more. SLEDDING: Mission Creek Woodland Park 1458 N. Harris St. (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org This 60-acre park is located on the northwest side of Mt. Pleasant.
SPRAY PARK: Island Park 331 Main St. (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org Designed for youth 12 and under. Twelve water features with 100 sprayers and nozzles. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day.
PARKS: Chipp-A-Waters Park 1403 W. High St. Trails, public access to the river, playground, and pavilions. GKB Riverwalk Trail/Access Adventure Trail Trail is 1.8 miles long and runs from Chipp-A-Waters Park to Pickens Field. Horizon Park 1535 Sweeney St. Three soccer fields, softball field, tennis court, and quarter-mile paved fitness trail. Island Park 331 Main St. (behind City Hall) Michigan Vietnam Veteransâ€™ Memorial, skate park, spray park, horseshoe pits, playscape, lighted softball fields, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, and sand volleyball. Mill Pond Park 607 S. Adams St. Canoe landing, fishing deck, nature trails, playground, and pavilion. Mission Creek Woodland Park 1458 N. Harris St. Nature trails, pavilions, dog park, sledding hill and an open playfield. Nelson Park 714 W. Broadway St. between Island and Mill Pond Parks Centrally located, connects to neighboring parks, via nature trail and crosswalk, fishing deck. Pickens Field 309 W. Pickard Ave. Sport park with baseball and softball fields, playground and modern restrooms. Sunnyside Park 1511 Elm St. Six-field soccer complex, basketball court and rentable shelters/pavilions. Yost Park 206 S. Henry St. Updated baseball diamond, modern restrooms, open-air picnic shelter with grill.
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Coldwater Lake Family Park 1703 N. Littlefield Rd., Weidman In-season (989) 644-2388 Off-season (989) 644-4083 95 modern campsites and 5 rustic cabins. All sports lake, swimming, sand volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, picnic areas and pavilions. Gilmore Park 1075 Queensway, Weidman Small picnic area, fishing platform, ice fishing access. Herrick Recreation Area 6320 E. Herrick Recreation Area In-season (989) 386-2010 Off-season (989) 317-4083 73 campsites, 5 rustic cabins, Fishing, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, swimming, picnic areas, pavilions. Majeske Landing 4674 W. Broomfield Rd. 2.5 acres along the Chippewa River providing public access to the river and fishing opportunities. Meridian Park 3995 S. Meridian Rd. 145 acre park with Chippewa River flowing through the park. Fishing, hiking trails, picnic area and canoe launch. Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Along Business U.S. 10 east of Clare, trailhead at Loomis. 8.25-mile paved trail links to Midland and Clare County Rail-Trails. Activities include bicycling, hiking, in-line skating, cross-country skiing.
CAMPGROUNDS: Coldwater Lake Family Park 1703 N. Littlefield Rd., Weidman In-season (989) 644-2388 Off-season (989) 644-4083 95 modern campsites and 5 rustic cabins. All sports lake, swimming, sand volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, picnic areas and pavilions. Gammy Woods Campground 1855 Coldwater Rd., Weidman (989) 506-8005 gammywoodscampground.com 83 campsites and cabins. Horseshoe pits, swimming, basketball, volleyball courts and rentable shelter/pavilions. Isabella County Fairgrounds 500 N. Mission Rd. (989) 773-9070 73 campsites available. Outdoor Adventures 340 N. Loomis Rd. (888) 249-1995 www.outdooradventuresinc.com/ mount-pleasant 88 campsites, 10 rental units, 2 ponds, horseshoes, volleyball and game room. Saginaw Chippewa Fairgrounds 7525 E. Tomah Rd. (989) 772-2285 www.sagchip.org/parks-rec/ campground.asp 40 campsites. Horseshoe pits, swimming and rentable shelters/ pavilions. Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park 5514 E. Airport Rd. (989) 817-4800 www.soaringeaglehideaway.com 67 camp/RV spots. Fishing, laundry facilities, clubhouse, access to certain areas at Soaring Eagle Waterpark. A DVE NT U RE
Whether you’re looking for classic links, championship layouts and challenges, or just a relaxing weekend of oasis golf, Michigan’s Central Swing has it all. From rolling links and wooded fairways to challenging water hazards and fluffy sand-traps, Central Michigan offers a golf experience to remember. With 11 amazing courses and 11 relaxing retreats, Michigan’s Central Swing is the destination every golfer is looking for. The Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) serves as the region’s golf concierge through Michigan’s Central Swing. One call does it all – providing information on 11 area courses, custom quotes for stay & play packages with 11 lodging properties, and the ease of knowing they’ll do all the work for you! Booking your golf vacation has never been easier. Check out one of these incredible deals: • Early Bird Special – 10% off all April Getaways! • Fall Golf Special – 10% off All October Getaways! • Group Leader Special – Free Golf for Group Leader of 16+ • Coupon Book – Dining Discounts, Free Range Balls, Pro Shop Deals and more! Check us out online at: www.MiCentralSwing.com to request a quote or call (888) 436-0001 for more information. MICHIGAN’S CENTRAL SWING LODGING: • Baymont Inn & Suites • Ginko Tree Inn • Comfort Inn & Suites • Hampton Inn Hotel and Conference • Mt. Pleasant Inn Center & Suites • Courtyard Mt. Pleasant • Riverwood Resort at Central Michigan • Sunset Shores University • Super 8 • Days Inn & Suites • Fairfield Inn & Suites
Big Swing GOLF COURSES: Bucks Run Golf Club 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. (989) 773-6830 6,914 yards- 73.5 Rating- 146 Slope Clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop, banquet facility, three lakes and 1-¼ miles of Chippewa River frontage. Putting course, practice putting greens, bunkered driving range, golf boards, GPS carts. Eagle Glen Golf Course 1251 Clubhouse Dr., Farwell (989) 588-4424 6,602 yards- 72.6 Rating- 133 Slope Undulating greens, natural wetlands, bent grass tees, greens and fairways. Previous host of Michigan State Publinx Match Play Championship. The Emerald 2300 W. Maple Rapids Rd., St. Johns (989) 224-6287 6,683 yard - 71.5 Rating - 128 Slope Fully stocked pro shop, driving range, GPS golf carts and renovated restaurant. Maple Creek Golf Club 8400 S. Genuine Rd., Shepherd (989) 828-6315 6,867 yards - 73.2 Rating - 136 Slope Fantastic greens, renowned Fireside Grille, open for weddings, banquets, nightly leagues, weekly outings; best value in the area. Mt. Pleasant Country Club 3686 E. River Rd. (989) 772-1591 6,079 yards - 69.3 Rating - 132 Slope Impeccable greens, lush fairways, private Country Club atmosphere. Full practice facility, remodeled bar and grill. Home to CMU golf.
Pine River Country Club 1400 W. Superior St., Alma (989) 463-4610 6,615 yards - 72.3 Rating - 132 Slope Club house, bar and grill, driving range, practice area, and home course for the Alma College Golf Teams. The Pines at Lake Isabella 1022 S. Clubhouse Dr., Lake Isabella (989) 644-2300 6,856 yards - 72.9 Rating - 132 Slope Clubhouse, bar and grill, driving range practice greens. Hosted Publinx State Match Play Championship 18 times. Frequent qualifying site for the Michigan Amateur. Pleasant Hills Golf Club 4452 E. Millbrook Rd. (989) 772-0487 6,047 yards - 68.8 Rating - 119 Slope Gently rolling hills and well manicured greens, chalet-style clubhouse offers lunch, snacks, and drinks. Pohlcat Golf Course 6595 E. Airport Rd. (989) 773-4221 6,954 yards - 74.2 Rating - 140 Slope Modern and classic links-style golf holes, mature trees, rolling tallgrass, views of the Chippewa River. Full practice facility, seasonal bar and grill, year round wedding and event space. Riverwood Golf Course 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 6,600 yards - 72.5 Rating - 136 Slope 27 holes, nominated one of the top resorts in Michigan. Two miles west of Central Michigan University. Snow Snake Ski & Golf 3407 E. Mannsiding Rd., Harrison (989) 539-6583 6,135 yards - 69.9 Rating - 133 Slope Received four-star rating from Golf Digest. Tree-lined fairways, bent grass tees and greens.
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Buck’s Run Golf Club
Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
Eagle Glen Golf Club
Camp Gammy Woods
Mt. Pleasant Fairgrounds
The Emerald Golf Course
Mt. Pleasant High School and Community Memorial Stadium
Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center Country Chalet & Edelweiss House B&B
Maple Creek Golf Club
Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant Country Club
The Pines at Lake Isabella
Central Michigan University
Chippewa River Outfitters
Mt. Pleasant Speedway Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
CMU Intramural Softball Fields
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Saginaw Chippewa Campground
Days Inn & Suites
Deerfield Park Nature Center Trails
Soaring Eagle Casino
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial/ Island Park/Spray Park
Ginkgo Tree Inn & Chez Mimi
Ziibiwing Cultural Center
Holiday Inn & Suites
Downtown Mt. Pleasant
I.C.E. Arena/Morey Courts
John G. Kulhavi Events Center/ Student Activity Center/ McGuirk Arena
Mt. Pleasant Inn & Suites
Pleasant Dreams B&B
Pohl Bison Bed & Breakfast
Sunset Shores Cottages
Pine River Country Club
Pleasant Hills Golf Club
PohlCat Golf Course
Riverwood Resort & Golf Course
Snow Snake Ski & Golf
Downtown Mt. Pleasant is the heart of the community. With more than 100 businesses lining the historic streets, including specialty shops, art galleries, eclectic dining and lively bars and bistros, you will be immersed in the small town charm.
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• Chippewa River District Library • CMS Internet • Curtiss Pro Hardware • Downtown Dollar • Downtown Drugs • Greentree Grocery • Main Frame Gallery
• Marty’s Bar • Midori • Off Broadway Performing Arts Studio • Pisanello’s Pizza • Rubbles • Stan’s Famous Restaurant
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No matter the mood, the Mt. Pleasant area has a delicacy suited for your appetite. You’ve got more than 100 dining options to explore, from the freshest sushi to touch your lips to the spiciest Mexican cuisine to sting your tongue. With a treasury of restaurants inspired by delicacies all over the world, there’s very little holding you back from finding the perfect dining experience to suit your desired atmosphere. Enjoy the sunset on one of many patios across town, or laugh in the company of close friends as local musicians set the perfect ambience with live music. Mt. Pleasant has a taste for variety, and there’s plenty of it all around town. When all’s said and done, you’re sure to relive your dining experience for days to come. #MTPLEASANTMI
DINING: BAKERIES, DELIS & CAFES: Big Apple Bagels 2024 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9555 www.bigapplebagels.com Biggby Coffee 4445 E. Blue Grass Rd. (989) 773-3800 www.biggby.com Biggby Coffee 210 S. Mission St. (989) 779-0373 www.biggby.com The Coffee Room 110 E. Broadway (989) 249-3956 https://narrativality.coffee Cops & Doughnuts Central Precinct 1327 S. Mission (989) 546-7666 www.copsdoughnuts.com Creme de la Creme 612 E. Broadway St. (989) 444-2928 Downtown Soda Shoppe 121 E. Broadway (989) 772-2315 Find us on Facebook
The Dreamer Coffee Shop 1027 S. Franklin St. (989) 317-8358 www.thedreamercoffee.com The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe 201 E. Broadway St. (989) 317-8680 www.thegourmetcupcake shoppe.com GreenTree Co-Op 214 N. Franklin St. (989) 772-3221 www.greentree.coop Insomnia Cookies 1620 S. Mission St. (877) 632-6654 www.insomniacookies.com Kaya Coffee House 1029 S. University St. (989) 772-9016 www.kayacoffeehouse.org Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market 197 E. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 567-2114 www.mitchellsgourmetdeli.com Pleasant City Coffee 205 W. Broadway St. (989) 339-1649 Find us on Facebook
Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa 128 E. Broadway St. (989) 817-4663 www.mipurevitality.com
Buffalo Wild Wings 1904 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9464 www.buffalowildwings.com
Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop 1903 S. Mission St. (989) 772-3516 www.robairesbakery.com
The Cabin 930 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-9167 www.cabinbarmtp.com
Starbucks 5655 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-2457 www.starbucks.com Starbucks (Target) 4097 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 773-0218 www.starbucks.com Starbucks (CMU) 103 W. Preston St. (989) 774-4313 www.starbucks.com Tim Hortons 1004 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-0920 www.timhortons.com Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery 1723 S. Mission St. (989) 317-3544 www.timhortons.com Tropical Smoothie Cafe 2332 S. Mission St. (989) 317-4800 www.tropicalsmoothie.com BAR & NIGHTCLUBS: The Barn Door 3029 S. Coldwater Rd. (989) 644-2550 Find us on Facebook The Bird Bar & Grill 223 S. Main St. (989) 772-2493 Find us on Facebook The Bistro Lounge & Restaurant (Located inside the Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at CMU)
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Beal City Tavern 2007 N. Winn Rd., Beal City (989) 644-3698 Find us on Facebook Blackstone Bar & Grill 212 W. Michigan St. (989) 772-3319 Find us on Facebook Blue Gator Sports Pub and Grill 106 N. Court St. (989) 772-5486 www.bluegatormp.com
Encore 108 N. Court St. (989) 772-5486 www.encorethenightclub.com Freddie’s Tavern 705 S. Adams St. (989) 773-2180 www.freddiestavernmi.com Green Spot Pub 808 N. Mission St. (989) 773-9536 Find us on Facebook Hunter’s Ale House 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 Find us on Facebook Marty’s Bar 123 S. Main St. (989) 772-9142 Find us on Facebook Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge 105 E. Broadway St. (989) 775-7723 www.midorimp.com Mountain Town Brewing Co. 614 W. Pickard Rd. (989) 400-4666 www.mountaintownbrew.com O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grill 2000 S. Mission St. (989) 775-3751 Find us on Facebook One Twenty South 120 S. University St. (989) 817-4433 www.120south.com Rubble’s Bar 112 W. Michigan St. (989) 772-1132 Find us on Facebook Shepherd Bar & Restaurant 324 W. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 828-5434 www.shepherdbar.com Stir Craft Cocktails & Modern Kitchen 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd., Suite 102 (989) 317-0740 Find us on Facebook
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Wayside Central 2000 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2391 Find us on Facebook Weaver’s Village Inn 3348 N. Woodruff Rd., Weidman (989) 644-2064 CASUAL & FAMILY DINING: Adelaide’s (Inside the Ginkgo Tree Inn)
309 N. Main St. (989) 773-8733 www.adelaidesbistro.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 4929 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-2766 www.applebees.com Aurora Buffet (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 soaringeaglecasino.com/aurora.htm Bennigan’s
China One Buffet 1711 S. Mission St. (989) 773-8588 Chipotle Mexican Grill 1720 S. Mission St. (989) 772-1475 www.chipotle.com Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery 1207 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-1919 www.crankersbrewery.com Culvers 1021 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 775-8106 www.culvers.com The Diner 894 N. Mission Rd. (989) 775-7210 Find us on Facebook Dog Central 111 E. Michigan St. (989) 317-3076 www.dogcentralmp.com
Nbakade Dining Room
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/ isabellas.htm
5665 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 817-4800 www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com
(Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)
The Italian Oven 2336 S. Mission St. (989) 773-6836 Find us on Facebook
Olive Garden 4070 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 772-0007 www.olivegarden.com
La Senorita Mexican Restaurant 1516 S. Mission St. (989) 772-1331 lasenorita.com
Panda Express 1107 S. Mission St. (989) 772-8899 www.pandaexpress.com
Panera Bread 2111 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0003 www.panerabread.com
(Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/ legends.htm Lone Star Steakhouse 5768 E. Pickard St. (989) 773-7827 www.lonestarsteakhouse.com
2424 S. Mission St. (989) 772-5002 www.bennigans.com Big Boy Restaurant 1623 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2476 www.bigboy.com
Elly May Dining 6174 Weidman Rd., Weidman (989) 441-1400 Find us on Facebook
Los Aztecas 4445 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 775-8594 www.los-aztecas-mexican-grilland-bar.com
Bob Evans Restaurant 5652 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-2818 www.bobevans.com
Firehouse Subs 1729 S. Mission St. (989) 775-8800 www.firehousesubs.com
Los Palominos 4585 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 953-4161 Find us on Facebook
The Brass Cafe & Saloon 128 S. Main St. (989) 772-0864 www.thebrasscafe.com
Fireside Bar & Grill
The Malt Shop Cafe 1088 S. University Ave. (989) 772-2832 Find us on Facebook
(Located inside the CMU University Center)
(Located at Maple Creek Golf Course)
8400 S. Genuine Rd., Shepherd (989) 828-6315 www.maplecreekgolf-shepherd.com
251 E. Preston St. (989) 774-6406
First Wok Chinese Restaurant 4128 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-1150
Camille’s On The River 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 773-0259 www.camillesontheriver.com
Great Wall Chinese Buffet 1025 S. Mission St. (989) 775-8039
Cheers Neighborhood Grill & Bar 1700 W. High St. (989) 772-7171 www.cheersmp.com China Garden Restaurant 2328 S. Mission St. (989) 773-9858 chinagardenmountpleasant.com
Hunan House 2157 S. Mission St. (989) 772-7386 www.hunanhousemi.com Hunter’s Ale House 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 Find us on Facebook IHOP 5245 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-4050 www.ihop.com
Noodles & Company 4459 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 282-1220 www.noodles.com
Jon’s Country Burger 1030 S. Mission St. (989) 773-9172
Dragon Express 314 W. Broomfield Rd. (989) 779-2727 www.mydragonexpress.com
(Located at the Comfort Inn)
(Inside the Soaring Eagle Waterpark)
Marrita’s 331 E. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 828-7827 Find us on Facebook Max & Emily’s Eatery 125 E. Broadway St. (989) 772-7460 www.maxandemilys.com Maxfield’s Restaurant 11228 Wyman Rd., Blanchard (989) 427-5630 www.maxfieldsrestaurant.com Menna’s Joint 1418 S. Mission St. (989) 953-DUBS (3827) www.mennasjoint.com Mountain Town Station 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 775-BEER (2337) www.mountaintown.com
The Pita Pit 1620 S. Mission St. (989) 773-1177 Find us on Facebook The Pixie 302 N. Mission St. (989) 772-7494 Find us on Facebook Ponderosa Steakhouse 1301 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-4427 Find us on Facebook Qdoba Mexican Eats 1529 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2324 www.qdoba.com Quarry Grille
(Located at Bucks Run Golf Club)
1559 S. Chippewa Rd. (989) 779-9973 www.bucksrun.com/quarrymenu/ Red Lobster 4062 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 772-5622 www.redlobster.com Riverwood Resort 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 www.riverwood.com Roz’s Diner 3995 E. Rosebush Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-8080 www.rozsdiner.com Ruby Tuesday 1023 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 775-8737 www.rubytuesday.com
Samuel Mancino’s Italian Eatery 4152 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 775-6666 www.samuelmancinos.com
Mountain Town Brewing Co. 614 W. Pickard Rd. (989) 400-4666 www.mountaintownbrew.com
Shin’s Korean Restaurant 1620 S. Mission St. (989) 317-0736 Find us on Facebook
Mountain Town Station 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 775-BEER (2337) www.mountaintown.com
Siniikaung Steak & Chop House
PIZZA: The Cabin 930 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-9167 www.cabinbarmtp.com
(Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)
6800 Soaring Eagle (989) 775-5106 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/ siniikaung.htm Stan’s Restaurant 220 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3259 Find us on Facebook Taco Boy 804 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0394 Find us on Facebook Texas Roadhouse 2177 S. Mission St. (989) 775-7427 www.texasroadhouse.com ICE CREAM/YOGURT: Cherry Berry & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 2157 S. Mission St., Suite D (989) 772-7559 Find us on Facebook Cool Dip Ice Cream - Open seasonally 1700 N. Littlefield Rd. (989) 441-1199 Dairy Queen 210 S. Mission St. (989) 773-4700 Find us on Facebook Doozies Ice Cream Place - Open seasonally 1310 E. Pickard St. (989) 772-2332 Find us on Facebook Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery 1723 S. Mission St. (989) 317-3544 www.timhortons.com MICROBREWERY: Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery 1207 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-1919 Find us on Facebook www.crankersbrewery.com Hunter’s Ale House 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 Find us on Facebook
Cottage Inn Pizza 1639 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5700 www.cottageinn.com Domino’s Pizza 706 S. Mission St. (989) 775-7555 www.dominos.com Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs 111 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0044 www.hungryhowies.com Jet’s Pizza 2308 S. Mission St. (989) 400-4440 www.jetspizza.com Little Caesars Pizza 324 S. Mission St. (989) 773- 1121 www.littlecaesars.com Papa John’s 1504 S. Mission St. (989) 773-1234 www.papajohns.com Pisanello’s Pizza 110 N. Main St. (989) 773-9906 www.pisanellos.net Pizza Hut Wing Street 1216 S. Mission St. (989) 773-6161 www.pizzahut.com Pizza King 600 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9435
Mt. Pleasant has grown into one of Michigan’s craft beer pioneers over the years, fitting easily into the quality beer trend currently sweeping the nation. With more than 70 ales and lagers available around town, visitors and residents alike are encouraged to explore the local craft beer scene for themselves to see how the microbreweries around town compare against some of Michigan’s best. No time is better to compare beer than June, when the city hosts the annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival. Up to 27 breweries, wineries and cider mills from all over the state commute to Jockey Alley, the center of downtown, for a celebration of craft beer with live music and mouth-watering meals. As seasons change, so do the taps. Whether it’s a refreshing summer ale for those long days, or a creamy winter lager to keep you warm during those winter nights, Mt. Pleasant boasts a diversity of brews to match your needs. Throughout the year, specialty brews can be found to celebrate well-known events. For example, Mountain Town Brewery will be brewing a special beer for Man vs. Mountain on Feb. 3, 2018. In addition to its role as a Mid-Michigan trailblazer, Mt. Pleasant also is planting roots for the future of craft beer. Central Michigan University’s Fermentation Science Program is giving an opportunity to the next generation to turn their love of great beer into a lucrative career. The program was ranked second among the top brewing schools in North America during the U.S. Open College Beer Competition in 2016. Great beer is more of an art than a science, and Mt. Pleasant has a gallery of delicious beer that will leave you in awe. #MTPLEASANTMI BRE WS
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Big things can come in small packages in Mt. Pleasant. There’s plenty of entertainment packed into the neighborhood for you and the whole family. There are more than 1,000 acres of parkland within the city limits, offering miles of trails to bike, hike and relax beside. Island Park, a 50-acre parkland near City Hall, has softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits and more to play the day away. The Timber Town playscape, and The Spray Park with 100 nozzles and sprayers, are family favorites in the beautiful summer weather. When it’s time for a special occasion, Mt. Pleasant offers a number of unique opportunities to elevate your event. Take a leisurely stroll through Cyber Quest, a state-of-the-art entertainment center with a video arcade and coin-operated games to keep the whole family grinning from ear to ear. Or, get wild and crazy with a tumble at The Jump Station, where a trampoline park, foam pit, inflatables and more can turn an average day into a truly memorable event. If you’re looking for a slower yet engaging atmosphere, bring the family to the Painted Turtle to express your creative side with personalized artwork on pottery and wood signs. Afterward, get active at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, where kids will be inspired by the hands-on environment to laugh, play and learn all at the same time. When it comes to spending time with your loved ones, it’s the small moments that make the biggest difference. Make it count with a Mt. Pleasant adventure. #MTPLEASANTMI
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