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Mt. Pleasant 2017 VISITORS GUIDE


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For 125 years, the support of the Mount Pleasant community has helped CMU students put their stamp on the world. That’s 125 years of partnership, academic excellence and dedication to students, faculty, staff, residents and visitors. Not to mention 125 years of cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art facilities, 500+ annual cultural, educational and athletic events, and unique opportunities, from our top-rated Alternative Breaks program to the Beaver Island biological station and great lakes wetlands research.

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Mt. Pleasant When you visit the Mt. Pleasant area you will find big city amenities all within a small Midwestern town. 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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ENTERTAINMENT 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.

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Big Entertainment Mt. Pleasant can be your stage, but sometimes the best seat is in the audience.

during a student-run fashion show, or root for victory during one of many sporting events.

Year-round, leading attractions like the Soaring Eagle Casino bring in a variety of shows, from comedy, to music, to a series of murder mystery dinner parties.

During year-end when the weather chills, the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration in the Downtown area brings holiday cheer to all. When the ice thaws, the Movies by Moonlight summer events offer free family-friendly movies for all ages, drawing viewers near City Hall for a display of whole-hearted fun. Be sure to bring your own blankets and snacks!

The annual Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series is a summer staple. Swiftly approaching its eighth year of drawing headliners such as Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and American Idol alum Kris Allen, the series is a must-see summer outing. Central Michigan University, one of Michigan’s largest public universities, offers more than 500 annual events to appeal to a diverse range of tastes: attend world-class theatre events, enjoy the art of dance, marvel at the beauty of the symphony, see the future of couture 6

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There’s so much going on all year round, which means there’s plenty of opportunities to get out and see what Isabella County has to offer. Stay a while at your favorite events including the Maple Syrup Festival in nearby Shepherd, or whizz through the parks at the annual Man vs. Mountain winter obstacle course 5K in February. Whatever you do, the choice is yours.

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.

GAMING 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.


FAMILY FUN Cyber Quest (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)

6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 soaringeaglecasino.com/cyber.htm Video and coin-operated games, professionlly 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.

Graham’s Organic Meats 3653 Weidman Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-5900 www.grahamsorganics.com Certified organic farm. Turkey, beef, chicken and eggs. Tours welcome.

LIBRARIES

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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 open 24 hours for adults. 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 24hour 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. 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. 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.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

11 Winter Kids Expo Morey Courts (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org

JANUARY 5-7 & 19-21 No Bull Triple Crown Snowmobile Races Isabella County Fairgrounds (906) 440-7911 www.nobulltriplecrown.com

11 TruTV Impractical Jokers: Santiago Sent Us Tour Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com

14 Under the Big Top Finch Field House (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org

17-18 The Price Is Right Live Stage Show Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com

22 Daddy Daughter Date Night Comfort Inn Conference Center (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org 27 Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Live on Stage Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com 28 NOLA 26th Annual Night of Louisiana CMU’s John G. Kulhavi Events Center Atrium (888) 347-3872 www.cmich.edu/ticketcentral FEBRUARY 4 Man vs. Mountain Starts at Mountain Town Station (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org/mvm

18 Polar Plunge O’Kelly’s/Wayside (989) 774-3911 www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/ mtpleasant2017 24 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com 24-25 MHSAA Wrestling McGuirk Arena, Central Michigan University www.mhsaa.com/sports/wrestling MARCH 10-12 Home Show IAC, Central Michigan University (989) 775-7747 www.hbacm.com

8 - 11 & 12 Pericles Written by William Shakespeare: Directed by Steve Berglund Bush Theatre on the campus of CMU (989) 774-3045

18-19 28th Annual “Celebrating Life” Pow Wow Central Michigan University (989) 774-2508 www.cmich.edu/office_provost/OID/ NAP/pow_wow/Pages/default.aspx

9-11 & 23-25 No Bull Triple Crown Snowmobile Races Isabella County Fairgrounds (906) 440-7911 www.nobulltriplecrown.com

4 Steve Martin & Martin Short Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com

9-12, 16-19 International Film Festival Celebration! Cinema and CMU Park Library www.cmiff.com

11 Travis Tritt with special guest Tracy Lawrence Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com

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19 Mid-Michigan Model Train Show Finch Fieldhouse www.srvmodelrailroad.org APRIL 1-2 Shipshewana on the Road Soaring Eagle Casino (269) 979-8888 www.shipshewanaontheroad.com 7-8 Destination ImagiNation CMU’s Campus www.destinationimagination.org 8 Great Egg Scramble Finch Fieldhouse (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org 9 Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt Island Park (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org 27-30 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Throughout the Village of Shepherd (989) 828-5422 www.shepherdmaplesyrupfest.org 29-30 Gus Macker Basketball Festival Central Michigan University campus www.macker.com

MAY 7 Lions Chicken BBQ Island Park (989) 560-4830 19-20 Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market (989) 386-2872 27-28 Alma Highland Festival Campus of Alma College (989) 463-8979 www.almahighlandfestival.com 26-28 29th Annual Traditional Arts Weekend Wheatland Festival Grounds (989) 967-8879 www.wheatlandmusic.org/ traditional-arts-weekend JUNE June – August Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series – See website for dates Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 772-7460 www.maxandemilys.com/ summer-concert-series


1-3 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games Campus of Central Michigan University (989) 774-3911 www.somi.org 10 Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival Jockey Alley (Downtown Mt. Pleasant) www.mpbeerfest.com 15-18 & 29-July 2 Ultimate Strike Zone Baseball Tournament Various fields www.ultimatestrikezone.com 15-August 17 Thrilling Thursdays Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp 22-25 Pastime Tournaments Various fields www.pastimetournaments.com 29-July 2 USA Softball of Michigan (Formerly MASA) Various fields www.masasoftball.org

24-29 NativeFest Ziibiwing Cultural Center (989) 775-4750 www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/ calendar/calendar.htm

31 CMU Home Football Game vs. Rhode Island Rams Kelly/Shorts Stadium (888) 347-3872 www.cmuchippewas.com

28-30 33rd Annual Saginaw Chippewa Pow Wow Saginaw Chippewa Campgrounds (989) 775-4000

SEPTEMBER 8-10 44th Annual Wheatland Music Festival Wheatland Festival Grounds (989) 967-8879 www.wheatlandmusic.org/ music-festival

28-30 Pastime Tournaments Various fields www.pastimetournaments.com AUGUST 3-31 Art Walk Central www.artreachcenter.org/ art-walk-central 5, 12, 19, 26 Movies by Moonlight Next to City Hall (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp 26 Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 772-7460 www.maxandemilys.com/ summer-concert-series

23 Zonta Applefest Papa’s Pumpkin Patch (989) 773-4353 www.zonta15.org/mtpleasant.html OCTOBER 31 Pumpkin Promenade Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp

11 Keepsake Collection Folk Art and Craft Show West Intermediate School www.keepsakecollectionshows.com 11 Ladies Night Out Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp 25 Small Business Saturday Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp DECEMBER 1-2 Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/downtownmp

NOVEMBER 4-5 Shipshewana on the Road Soaring Eagle Casino (269) 979-8888 www.shipshewanaontheroad.com

23 -24 Mt. Pleasant City Wide Garage Sales Various locations in Mid-Michigan (989) 289-7753 JULY 6-9 Ultimate Strike Zone Baseball Tournament Various fields www.ultimatestrikezone.com 13-16 Triple Crown Sports Baseball Tournament Various Fields www.triplecrownsports.com/ Sports/Baseball.aspx 15 Downtown Mt. Pleasant Car Show Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 775-7747 23-29 Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair Isabella County Fairgrounds www.isabellacounty.org/dept/fair C A LE NDA R

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God calls us to lives filled with purpose, thriving in community with each other.

Join us as we seek to follow Him together

Al and Linda Kaufmann came to Mt. Pleasant as CMU students 40 years ago and never left. Living walking distance from downtown, they visit their favorite lunch spot, Max & Emily’s almost daily.

Worship on Sunday mornings.

“It’s like going where everybody knows your name,” said Al.

Learn more at mpcc.org

Both have menu favorites. Linda’s is #35 - low carb wrap. Al loves #98 -- the BLT. Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series are also a favorite -- the streets of downtown are filled with music.

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The Kaufmanns also love cheering for CMU’s athletic teams. “That’s the beauty of living in a college town,” said Al.

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Big Culture Mt. Pleasant is a place where performance and exhibit can be found all throughout the year, celebrations of art and diversity in every direction. It’s a place where artists, musicians and performers of all types can pay tribute to history that paved their way through singing, dancing, art and more. In July, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe hosts the annual Pow Wow, which has more than 30 years of history as a central celebration of Native American culture within Mt. Pleasant. One month later in August, more than $10,000 in prizes are up for grabs to artists who compete in the annual Art Walk Central competition. Art Walk brings displays of more than 100 works of art around town and throughout Central Michigan University’s campus. The popular Art Battle! is one of the most exciting legs of the event, presenting a two-hour competition before a cheering crowd of spectators during the Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series. The art and diversity in Mt. Pleasant is more than just annual events; it’s a passion of the community. Art Reach of Mid-Michigan continues that commitment by hosting community events, classes, and sponsoring scholarships to inspire lasting interest in the arts. By visiting the Ziibiwing Cultural Center, you’re invited to learn about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe through a diverse collection of sacred and ceremonial items and explore the culture.

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. 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.

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17 Celebrate Native American culture at the annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Pow Wow and NativeFest, last weekend of July. 18 Head to a local bowling alley. (Riverwood, SAC) 19 Enjoy classic cocktails and tapas at One Twenty South in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Visit Downtown Mt. Pleasant for Max and Emily’s Outdoor SUMMER CONCERT SERIES.

Check out city-wide art exhibits & events during

ART WALK CENTRAL. 28 Try an indoor course at Bucks Run’s virtual golf, located on Remus Road. 29 Enjoy a few beers at some of the local breweries. (Mountain Town Brewing Company, Cranker’s Brewery, Hunter’s Ale House nano-brewery)

7 39 Pick a pumpkin at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch.

50 Try an arctic swirl at Doozies Ice Cream Place.

40 Try your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino.

51 Travel back in time at Jon’s Drive In, dine in or order from your car.

41 Bounce over to the Jump Station.

52 Rock out with beer & bands at Middle of the Mitt Craft Beer Fest at Hunter’s Ale House in May.

30 Try a hoagie at the Green Spot Pub.

42 Try locally roasted coffee at Narrativality Coffee Roasters in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

31 Try your luck at bingo at the casino or VFW.

43 Cross country ski the miles of trails at the area’s county parks.

54 Have lunch at the acclaimed Roz’s Diner in Rosebush.

21 See a CMU University Theatre performance.

32 Enjoy a gelato at The Italian Oven Restaurant.

44 Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike ride along GKB Riverwalk trail.

55 Volunteer at the Isabella County Soup Kitchen.

22 Have a day on the beach at Coldwater Lake Family Park.

33 See an outdoor concert at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

23 Get fresh syrup from Doodle’s Sugar Bush in Blanchard.

34 Grab a Frisbee for disc golf at CMU or Deerfield Nature Park’s courses.

45 Celebrate like a Scotsman at the annual Alma Highland Festival, last weekend in May.

56 See classic cars and grab a coney at Pixie during summer cruise nights.

24 Enjoy sushi and martinis at Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

35 Check out the annual Blanchard Steam and Gas Engine Show, Blanchard in August.

25 Play a sand volleyball game at Island Park.

36 Ski the slopes at Snow Snake in Harrison.

47 See snowmobile races at the Isabella County Fairgrounds and Soaring Eagle Casino.

26 Slide down the sledding hill at Mission Creek Woodland Park.

37 Bring your wheels to the Skate Park at Island Park.

48 Hit the fairway at one of the area’s local golf courses.

59 Celebrate with pancakes, rides, and more at the Annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, last weekend in April.

27 See a play at the Broadway Theatre in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

38 Test your knowledge at Tuesday Trivia Night, Hunter’s Ale House.

49 Rent a tube and float down the Chippewa River.

60 Bring the family to the Golf Center for putt-putt & ice cream.

20 Check out a new book, CD, movie, or video game at Chippewa River District Libraries.

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46 Catch a WCFX Sunday Movie Night for $4.95 at Celebration Cinema.

53 Cheer on athletes at Special Olympics Summer Games in June.

57 Take a class at Mt. Pleasant Hot Yoga, Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 58 Have dinner at one of the restaurants or bars, Downtown Mt. Pleasant.


Bring lawn chairs for your favorite flicks at MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT outdoors in the summer.

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Visit the covered bridge at DEERFIELD NATURE PARK. 14 Make a splash with a day pass to

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Find organic goods at

GREENTREE COOPERATIVE GROCERY.

Attend a CMU sporting event. FIRE UP CHIPS!

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SOARING EAGLE WATERPARK.

Enjoy dinner prepared & served in the garden of MOUNTAIN TOWN STATION AND CAMILLE’S.

61 Paint your own pottery at The Painted Turtle, Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

70 Pick up fresh, homemade baked goods at Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop.

81 Meet your girlfriends at the annual Ladies Night Out, November in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

92 Join a class or group outing for mushroom hunting in the county parks.

62 Peruse Yoder’s Amish Quilt Auction and Flea Market, May and September.

71 Try zip-lining at Snow Snake, Harrison.

82 Toss a fishing into line the Chippewa River.

72 Sharpen your skates and head to the I.C.E Arena.

83 Have breakfast at the famous Stan’s restaurant, Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

93 Enjoy bird watching at the Florence Maxwell Audubon Woods Preserve on Gilmore Road.

63 Catch a game during the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament at CMU, end of April. 64 Take a tour of the Bison Ranch, pick up fresh bison products at Pohl Bison in Rosebush. 65 Check out exhibits at the Museum of Cultural and Natural History, CMU’s Rowe Hall. 66 Have drinks and dinner at the Shepherd Bar and Restaurant. 67 Visit a U-Pick farm for local, seasonal fruits & veggies. (Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm, Moody’s Blueberries, Howard Farms) 68 Have scary fun at locally sponsored Haunted Yards around town, October. 69 Attend a local Homecoming football game or parade in the fall. (CMU, Sacred Heart, Mt. Pleasant High School, Beal City High School)

73 Head to Zonta’s Applefest at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, last weekend of September. 74 Check out CMU memorabilia and have a slice of pizza at The Malt Shop. 75 Take the kids to play at the new Potter Park Playground. 76 Enjoy ice cream or a sandwich at Downtown Soda Shoppe, Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

84 Enjoy a weekend of arts & music at the annual Wheatland Music Festival, September. 85 Have lunch or dinner at the Brass Café, Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 86 Shop the many antique shops in Mt. Pleasant and Blanchard. 87 Volunteer, meet new furry friends at H.A.T.S.

94 Grab your running shoes for Into the Light Cancer Awareness Fundraiser/Memorial, September. 95 View unique art exhibits at local art galleries. (University Art Gallery, Baber Room exhibits, Art Reach’s Morey Family Gallery) 96 Enjoy hands on activities at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. 97 Visit Historic Downtown for a variety of shopping options at locally owned stores.

77 Try the cuisine at Fireside Grille’s International Nights, Thursdays.

88 Tour the Ziibiwing Cultural Center.

78 Stock up on CMU gear at the CMU Bookstore.

89 Show off your singing voice on Thursday Karaoke Night, the Cabin.

79 Get active at the Student Activity Center (SAC).

90 Try footgolf at Riverwood Resort.

99 Stay cool with the kids at Island Park’s Spray Park.

91 Have lunch on the patio at Max and Emily’s Eatery, Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

100 Visit the Vietnam, WWI, WWII, and Korean memorials in Mt. Pleasant.

80 Walk the track at Morey Courts, for just $1.00.

98 Check out the lights, parade, and visit Santa at the annual Christmas Celebration, first weekend of December.

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Big Adventure If you and yours are feeling confined by the great indoors, let the fresh air cleanse your soul. No matter the weather, you’ll be together to explore mountains of possibility in Isabella County. Home to 1,000 acres of parkland, there’s plenty to see and do in the neighborhood. As seasons change, enjoy boating and fishing on the water, or camping, disc-golf, hiking and cross-country skiing on land. Get to know the winding rapids of the Chippewa River, where you can take a river tube, kayak, canoe, paddleboard and more through miles and miles of freshwater and greenery. Be on the lookout for wildlife, as you may spot a deer or two on your trip down the river. Once you’re done splashing leisurely down the river, pull off to one of the many parklands located through the city. With nearly 400 acres of green space, woodlands and athletic facilities, you’ll have plenty of places in the City of Mt. Pleasant to choose from for exercise, education or a rendezvous to watch the sunset. Deerfield Nature Park, Gammy Woods Campground and Majeske Landing are three of many area parklands to visit if you’re looking for nature trails to explore all year round. Some may say to leave your smartphone at home when you’re exploring nature, but in Mt. Pleasant, smart devices are encouraged. What better way to interactively learn more about the nearly 2-mile trail at Chipp-A-Waters Park? When you venture to the 1.8-mile Access Adventure Trail, both residents and visitors alike are invited to bring their smartphones along to scan the interpretive audio guide to the barrier-free trail. Whether you’re involved in one of the youth or adult sports leagues and clubs that rallies the community toward a charged cheer for victory, or you’re hanging out with man’s best friend at the dog park in Mission Creek, there’s plenty to see and so much more to do in Mt. Pleasant. See it for yourself, and don’t forget to take a selfie! #ILOVEMTP

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-lanes 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 Zipline 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 Veterans’ 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 park 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.

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

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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 to wooded fairways, challenging water hazards and fluffy sand-traps, fast greens to virtual golf, Central Michigan offers a golf experience to remember. With 11 amazing courses and 10 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 10 lodging properties, and the ease of knowing they’ll do all the work for you! Booking your golf vacation has never been easier. Make sure to catch one of the 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 for all groups) Check us out online at: www.MiCentralSwing.com to request a quote or call (888) 436-0001 for more information. Michigan’s Central Swing is your answer to great golf! You will not only discover prestigious golf and great lodging facilities, but dining, shopping and a night life that will make your trip complete! Follow us on Facebook: @MichigansCentralSwing ASSOCIATED LODGING: • Baymont Inn & Suites • Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center • Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University • Days Inn & Suites

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• Fairfield Inn & Suites • Hampton Inn • Mt. Pleasant Inn & Suites • Riverwood Resort • Sunset Shores • Super 8

GOLF COURSES: Bucks Run Golf Club 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. (989) 773-6830 6,914 yards- 73.5 Rating- 146 Slope Clubhouse, bar and grill, pro shop, banquet facility, three lakes and 1-¼ miles of Chippewa River frontage. Putting course, practice putting greens, bunkered driving range. 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 & 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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For over 20 years Kids Quest has been educating and entertaining children, while providing free time for their parents. Kids Quest offers countless ways for kids to play and have fun right here at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort!

8400 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd • 989.817.1366 www.firesidegrilleshepherd.com

Cyber Quest Family-Friendly Arcade

Cyber Quest invites you to join in the fun at our high-tech, non-violent, family-friendly arcade center. We offer the latest for game enthusiasts of all ages, and hours of entertainment. alw The game line-up is always changing, so even when you think you have played every game, we will offer new challenges. Did we mention we are open 365 days a year? The fun never ends!

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Mt. Pleasant ATTRACTIONS:

LODGING:

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Art Reach: Morey Family Gallery

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Mid Michigan Community College

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Baymont Inn & Suites

GOLF COURSES: 1

Buck’s Run Golf Club

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Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes

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Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

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Chippewa Motel

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Eagle Glen Golf Club

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Camp Gammy Woods

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Mt. Pleasant Fairgrounds

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The Emerald Golf Course

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Celebration Cinema

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Mt. Pleasant High School and Community Memorial Stadium

Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center Country Chalet & Edelweiss House B&B

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Maple Creek Golf Club

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Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University

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Mt. Pleasant Country Club

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The Pines at Lake Isabella

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Central Michigan University

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Chippewa River Outfitters

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Mt. Pleasant Speedway Papa’s Pumpkin Patch

CMU Intramural Softball Fields

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Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Saginaw Chippewa Campground

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Days Inn & Suites

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Deerfield Park Nature Center Trails

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Soaring Eagle Casino

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

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Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial/ Island Park/Spray Park

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Ginkgo Tree Inn & Chez Mimi

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Hampton Inn

Ziibiwing Cultural Center

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Mt. Pleasant Inn & Suites

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Downtown Mt. Pleasant

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I.C.E. Arena/Morey Courts

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John G. Kulhavi Events Center/ Student Activity Center/ McGuirk Arena

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Kelly Shorts Stadium

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Pleasant Dreams B&B

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Pohl Bison Bed & Breakfast

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Riverwood Resort

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Sunset Shores Cottages

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Super 8

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Wold’s Motel

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Pine River Country Club

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Pleasant Hills Golf Club

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PohlCat Golf Course

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Riverwood Resort & Golf Course

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Snow Snake Ski & Golf

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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.

Bird Bar & Grill Blackstone Bar Blue Gator Brass Cafe Broadway Theatre Camille’s on the River Chippewa River District Library • CMS Internet • Curtiss Pro Hardware

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Downtown Dollar Downtown Drugs Gray’s Furniture Greentree Grocery Guys & Dolls Photography Main Frame Gallery Marty’s Bar Midori Mountain Town Station Norm’s Flower Petal

• Off Broadway Performing Arts Studio • One Twenty South • Pisanello’s Pizza • Rubbles • Stan’s Famous Restaurant * Just a few of the many reasons to visit downtown Mt. Pleasant. Come check out all the businesses.

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Why get on a plane to cross state lines when there’s fine cuisine from all over the world right here at home? The Mt. Pleasant area has a diversity of delicacies available for all of your cravings, from authentic Mexican cuisine to fresh sushi. Whether it’s a juicy steak from the local brewery that has piqued your interest, or a homemade sandwich made with care, there are more than 100 dining options available in the Mt. Pleasant area that are drawing inspiration from some of the finest dishes across the planet. Finger through a menu of local restaurants and eateries to satiate your appetite. No matter the time of year, you’ll find the perfect setting: patio seating, live music and locally owned businesses sure to leave your mouth watering. It’s easy to get excited with so many options to indulge in, so don’t forget to chew.

Kaya Coffee House 1029 S. University St. (989) 772-9016 www.kayacoffeehouse.org

Blackstone Bar & Grill 212 W. Michigan St. (989) 772-3319 Find us on Facebook

Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market 197 E. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 567-2114 www.mitchellsgourmetdeli.com

Blue Gator Sports Pub and Grill 106 N. Court St. (989) 772-5486 www.bluegatormp.com

Pleasant City Coffee 205 W. Broadway St. (989) 339-1649 Find us on Facebook

Bombay Grill 1705 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9200 www.bombaygrillmtpleasant.com

Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop 1903 S. Mission St. (989) 772-3516 www.robairesbakery.com

Buffalo Wild Wings 1904 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9464 www.buffalowildwings.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 1723 S. Mission St. (989) 317-3544 www.timhortons.com Tropical Smoothie Cafe 2332 S. Mission St. (989) 317-4800 www.tropicalsmoothie.com

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 Shop & Narrativality Coffee Roasters 110 E. Broadway (989) 249-3956 www.narrativality.coffee The Dreamer Coffee Shop 1027 S. Franklin St. (989) 317-8358 www.thedreamercoffee.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

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)

2400 East Campus Dr. (989) 773-1444

Beal City Tavern 2007 N. Winn Rd., Beal City (989) 644-3698 Find us on Facebook

The Cabin 930 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-9167 www.cabinbarmtp.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

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Rubble’s Bar 112 W. Michigan St. (989) 772-1132 Find us on Facebook

Camille’s On The River 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 773-0259 www.camillesontheriver.com

Hunter’s Ale House 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 Find us on Facebook

Maxfield’s Restaurant 11228 Wyman Rd., Blanchard (989) 427-5630 www.maxfieldsrestaurant.com

Shepherd Bar & Restaurant 324 W. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 828-5434 www.shepherdbar.com

Cheers Neighborhood Grill & Bar 1700 W. High St. (989) 772-7171 www.cheersmp.com

IHOP 5245 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-4050 www.ihop.com

Menna’s Joint 1418 S. Mission St. (989) 953-DUBS (3827) www.mennasjoint.com

Wayside Central 2000 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2391 Find us on Facebook

China Garden Restaurant 2328 S. Mission St. (989) 773-9858 chinagardenmountpleasant.com

Isabella’s

Mountain Town Station 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 775-BEER (2337) www.mountaintown.com

CASUAL & FAMILY DINING: Adelaide’s

China One Buffet 1711 S. Mission St. (989) 773-8588

(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

(Located at the Comfort Inn)

2424 S. Mission St. (989) 772-5002 www.bennigans.com Big Boy Restaurant 1623 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2476 www.bigboy.com

Bob Evans Restaurant 5652 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-2818 www.bobevans.com Bombay Grill 1705 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9200 Brass Cafe & Saloon 128 S. Main St. (989) 772-0864 www.thebrasscafe.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 Dragon Express 314 W. Broomfield Rd. (989) 779-2727 www.mydragonexpress.com Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop 2208 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0222 www.erbertandgerberts.com Firehouse Subs 1729 S. Mission St. (989) 775-8800 www.firehousesubs.com Fireside Bar & Grill (Located at Maple Creek Golf Course)

8400 S. Genuine Rd., Shepherd (989) 828-6315 www.maplecreekgolf-shepherd.com

(Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino)

6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/ isabellas.htm The Italian Oven 2336 S. Mission St. (989) 773-6836 Find us on Facebook Jenny’s Diner 224 W. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 828-4333 Jon’s Drive-In 1030 S. Mission St. (989) 773-9172 La Senorita Mexican Restaurant 1516 S. Mission St. (989) 772-1331 lasenorita.com Legends Diner (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 Los Aztecas 4445 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 775-8594 www.los-aztecas-mexican-grilland-bar.com Los Palominos 4585 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 953-4161 Find us on Facebook The Malt Shop Cafe 1088 S. University Ave. (989) 772-2832 Find us on Facebook

Broadway Bistro 1010 W. Broadway St. (989) 773-0227 Find us on Facebook

First Wok Chinese Restaurant 4128 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-1150

Burrito Bowl/Smoothies

Great Wall Chinese Buffet 1025 S. Mission St. (989) 775-8039

Marrita’s 331 E. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 828-7827 Find us on Facebook

Hunan House 2157 S. Mission St. (989) 772-7386 www.hunanhousemi.com

Max & Emily’s Eatery 125 E. Broadway St. (989) 772-7460 www.maxandemilys.com

(Located inside the CMU University Center)

251 E. Preston St. (989) 774-6406

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Nbakade Dining Room

(Inside the Soaring Eagle Waterpark)

5665 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 817-4800 www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com Newcombe’s Family Diner 27 S. Coldwater Rd., Lake Isabella (989) 644-8380 www.newcombesfamilydiner.com Olive Garden 4070 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 772-0007 www.olivegarden.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 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 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 807 S. Mission St. (989) 317-8311 www.popeyes.com 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 Ruby Tuesday 1023 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 775-8737 www.rubytuesday.com Roz’s Diner 3995 E. Rosebush Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-8080 www.rozsdiner.com Samuel Mancino’s Italian Eatery 4152 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 775-6666 www.samuelmancinos.com Shin’s Korean Restaurant 1620 S. Mission St. (989) 317-0736 Find us on Facebook Siniikaung Steak & Chop House (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 Dairy Queen 210 S. Mission St. (989) 773-4700 Find us on Facebook Doozies Ice Cream Place 1310 E. Pickard St. (989) 772-2332 Find us on Facebook

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 Mountain Town Brewing Co. 614 W. Pickard Rd. (989) 400-4666 www.mountaintownbrew.com Mountain Town Station 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 775-BEER (2337) www.mountaintown.com PIZZA: The Cabin 930 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-9167 www.cabinbarmtp.com 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

SMALL TOWN

Big Brews If good beer is an art, then artists have made a home for themselves in Central Michigan. It’s here in Mt. Pleasant that you’ll find a craft beer experience worth telling your friends about. This isn’t just a one-hit wonder; this is the real deal. Get your taste buds ready for a compilation of more than 70 ales and lagers. Enjoy the local entertainment while you enjoy the local brews; there’s dart leagues, pool tournaments, tap takeovers, trivia, karaoke, live music and more to keep you singing the song of a happy heart. When the days grow long and the weather grows warm, join the rest of the community out and about at the annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival. Every June, the city opens its streets for the greatest hits of live music and appetizing meals in an event that draws up to 27 Michigan craft breweries to the heart of downtown: Jockey Alley. Artists aren’t just flocking to Mt. Pleasant to practice their craft; they’re being grown here. Central Michigan University’s Fermentation Science Program ranked second among the top brewing schools in North America during the first U.S. Open College Beer Competition in 2016. With a small town ambience that will make you feel right at home, the local microbreweries of Mt. Pleasant invite crowds both young and old for a show of great food, great spirits and even greater beverages.

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

BRE WS

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Big Shops Retail therapy: a favorite American pastime. When it comes to shopping in Isabella County, a big city state of mind meets hometown glory in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. It’s here you will find all of the must-haves of the big box stores: Target, TJ Maxx, Meijer, Menard’s and Walmart are a few of the places you can visit to find big bargains and bigger selections. Yet, there’s character in smaller retail stores located around town. Where else can you find unique clothing and knick-knacks that your friends and family outside of the city can only wish they could have, too? If it’s local businesses that your heart desires, you’ll find plenty of them in the Downtown area — 135, in fact. From bars and restaurants, to galleries and shops, business owners will thank you for taking the time to stop in and give back to locally-owned boutiques and bistros that line the streets. In this community, it’s all about the big city convenience with a small town culture, and there’s no other place where that’s more obvious than Downtown Mt. Pleasant. So if the shopping bug has been buzzing around your ear, find the perfect place to keep him busy in Mt. Pleasant. Here, the options are not too big or too small: they’re just right.

989-772-3221 www.greentree.coop 214 N Franklin St

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Local & Organic Meats • Vegan & Vegetarian Items • Grab-n-Go Deli • Craft Beers • Organic Produce • Unique Gifts • Gluten-Free Options


celebrationcinema.com 989-772-SHOW 4935 East Pickard Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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RES TAURANT S

Camille’s on the River Fresh, Farm-to-Plate, Elegant Dining Call for reservations | 989-773-0259 506 West Broadway Street in Downtown Mount Pleasant next to Mountain Town Station www.camillesontheriver.com

Mountain Town Brewing Co. Mount Pleasant’s only micro brewery with 18 different craft beers and delicious sandwiches 614 West Pickard Street www.mountaintownbrew.com

Mountain Town Station American Steakhouse & Brewpub 506 West Broadway Street www.mountaintown.com

2017 Mount Pleasant Visitors Guide  

Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

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