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Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

This pleasant city is centered around one of the largest schools in the region, the University of Michigan. It is a far cry from n...

Detroit

Detroit

The Motor City is the state's largest and most metropolitan city. Although the gradual decline in population and useless down...

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a moderate city with enough of a downtown to be considered large and enough pleasantries to keep that small to...

Holland

Holland

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated near the eastern shor...

Facts

When to visit:

Michigan has two main tourist seasons. In the summer the shores of Lake Michigan are thick with visitors, and overcrowding is the main annoyance. The heaviest visitation occurs in June and July and families enjoy summer vacations, but the crowds begin to shrink a bit after Labor Day.

The summer tourist season gives way to the 2nd most profitable season in autumn. This is a favorite season of outdoor adventurers. Anglers in particular flock to Michigan in the fall to enjoy the peak fishing seasons.

Facts:

State Abbreviation: MI
State Capital: Lansing
Largest City: Detroit
Area: 96,810 square miles (11th biggest state in the USA)
Michigan Population: 10,112,620 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: car manufacturing, farming, timber, fishing
Michigan Rivers: Detroit River, Grand River, Kalamazoo River, St. Clair River, St. Marys River
Michigan Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair
Highest Point: Mt. Arvon - 1,978 feet above sea level
State Nickname: Wolverine State
State Motto: “If you are seeking a amenable peninsula, look around you.”
State Song: Michigan, My Michigan