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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Paradise, MI USA

On the shore of the shipwreck coast, the museum campus includes Whitefish Point Lighthouse, a restored 1923 Surfboat House, Coast Guard Crew Quarters, and exceptional exhibits. Deceivingly beautiful Lake Superior's unrelenting fury has earned the reputation of being the most treacherous of the Great Lakes. Throughout the museum comples, visitors will see maritime legends come to life.


River of History Museum
River of History Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Sault Ste. Marie, MI USA

Experience the area's history from the river's glacial origin, through Native American settlement, French fur trade, British and American expansion, to the present day. Its location may be new, but the River Of History Museum continues to do what it does best: explain and interpret the region's story from its earliest recorded history.

Tower of History
Tower of History Top Attraction!
Scenic in Sault Ste. Marie, MI USA

At 210 feet above the twin Saults, the Tower Of History is easy to locate on Portage Avenue. Four viewing platforms atop the Tower Of History's concrete structure reveal spectacular panoramic views of international proportion. Step onto the open air decks or glassed observation areas and watch as the St. Mary's River and Canada unfold before you.

Museum Ship Valley Camp
Museum Ship Valley Camp Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Sault Ste. Marie, MI USA
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Visit this retired freighter and explore the pilot house, crew quarters, and cargo holds. Launch your tour of the Soo from this retired cargo freighter at the river's edge.

Soo Locks Boat Tours
Soo Locks Boat Tours Top Attraction!
Tour in Sault Ste. Marie, MI USA

Experience locking through the Soo Locks. Your narrator will explain the history and operation of the Locks as your boat is raised 21 feet, straight up, to the level of Lake Superior. After your downbound lockage, enjoy a cruise along the historic waterfronts of Michigan and Canada. See all four U.S. Locks, St.


Steam Railroading Institute
Steam Railroading Institute Top Attraction!
Museum in Owosso, MI USA

The Steam Railroading Institute is an interactive museum depicting steam-era railroading and its impact on the culture and of the Great Lakes Region. The institute is home to the majestic Pere Marquette No. 1225, the largest operating steam locomotive of its kind.

Durand Union Station & Michigan Railroad History Museum
Durand Union Station & Michigan Railroad History Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Durand, MI USA

The Durand Union Station recaptures the golden years of railroading. The Michigan Railroad History Museum features photos, artifacts, displays and articles of Durand's rich railroad history. Exhibits are changed several times throughout the year.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Top Attraction!
Nature in Grand Rapids, MI USA

This 132-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, guided tram and 5 acre Children's Garden. Admission charged.

Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Murder Mystery Dinner Train Top Attraction!
Excursion in Blissfield, MI USA

Old Road Dinner Train Fun!


Hidden Lake Gardens & Conservatory
Hidden Lake Gardens & Conservatory Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Tipton, MI USA

754+ Acre Arboretum

Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA

This museum offers world-class exhibits on history, nature, cultural heritage and more. Ride a 1928 carousel, catch a show in the planetarium or eat in the cafe overlooking the Grand River. General Admission charged.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White House State Dinner, step inside the Oval Office and Cabinet Room, and see the original Watergate burglar tools. Admission charged. Gerald R.

John Ball Zoo
John Ball Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI USA

John Ball Zoo, with over 1,000 animals, is located in a 110-acre park. The zoo has an aquarium, children's zoo, African area and chimpanzee exhibit. Admission charged.

Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Grand Rapids, MI USA
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GRAM presents exhibitions of national caliber and regional distinction. Its collection spans Renaissance to modern art. Call for information on exhibitions and programs or visit the website.

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Architectural Tours
Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Architectural Tours things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Culture in Midland, MI USA

Mid Century Modern Architectural Tours by reservation The Alden B. Dow Home & Studio is a National Historic Landmark, located near downtown Midland, Michigan, designed in 1934 by Alden B. Dow, and is a blend of art and science.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum things to do on a rainy day in Ann Arbor, MI
Science Museum in Ann Arbor, MI USA

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum inspires people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology.

Arts & Scraps
Arts & Scraps things to do on a rainy day in Detroit, MI
Museum in Detroit, MI USA

Recycling for learning and fun Arts & Scraps, a non-profit organization, recycles industrial scraps into affordable learning and creative materials. Stuff a grocery bag, choosing from over 300 unusual materials.

Borchers Canoe & Kayak
Borchers Canoe & Kayak
Excursion in Grayling, MI USA

Canoe & Kayak rental on the beautiful AuSable River. With it’s gently flowing current, the AuSable River is an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced canoeists. Day trips range from 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hour or choose a two to five day camping trip.

Card Wildlife Education Center
Card Wildlife Education Center things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Big Rapids, MI USA

Animal mounts from across the globe. The Card Wildlife Education Center is a 5,000 square foot facility located on the ground floor of the Arts and Sciences Commons building (Room 011) on the Ferris State University Campus in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Castaway Play Cafe
Castaway Play Cafe things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Theme Park in Howell, MI USA

Family Fun Center: Play Structure, Bounce Houses & Laser Tag Castaway Play Café is a family entertainment and amusement center that is fun for all ages. Children love to play and climb on the largest indoor play structure in Michigan or bounce on one of the many bounce houses at Castaway.

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