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Museums in Michigan


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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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in University Center, MI USA

Located in the Arbury Fine Arts Center on the campus of SVSU, the Museum is open Monday-Saturday, Noon-5 pm, and is free of charge for walk in visitors. Tours are available with an appointment for a nominal fee. The Museum is closed for national and university holidays.


Michigan Flywheelers Museum
Michigan Flywheelers Museum
Museum in South Haven, MI USA

Agricultural history museum Take a step back into time with a visit to the Michigan Flywheelers Museum. Located on 80 acres, this museum features exhibits such as a sawmill, shingle mill and dozens of antique tractors and farm machinery.

Michigan Flywheelers Museum
Michigan Flywheelers Museum
Museum in South Haven, MI USA

Dedicated to the preservation of antique farm machinery Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located on more than 70 acres that are filled with exhibits and displays pertaining to agricultural history.

Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame
Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame things to do on a rainy day in Lansing, MI
Museum in Lansing, MI USA

Women's History Museum The Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame promotes equality of women by honoring the history and celebrating the accomplishments of Michigan women. The Michigan Women’s Historical Center, located at 213 W.

Montrose Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum
Montrose Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Montrose, MI USA

Telephone and Town museum Large collection of telephones, including the first telephone in Michigan ( St. Ignace ), tools, insulators and go withs from the late 1800's. Largest Pioneer pin display and character phone display in the world. Hands on items. Working step switch.

Skeeter Scarecrow's Starry Sky
Skeeter Scarecrow's Starry Sky things to do on a rainy day in Flint, MI
Museum in Flint, MI USA

Daily at 12:30PM Skeeter shows us how to use the Big Dipper to find the North Star for directions then takes us on a tour of the major constellations of each season. Then, he talks about the Moon, how it moves and its phases.

Spirit of America Laser Show
Spirit of America Laser Show things to do on a rainy day in Flint, MI
Museum in Flint, MI USA

Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30pm through Aug 31st Celebrate Independence Day with this fun family-friendly salute featuring patriotic songs and entertaining laser graphics. Recommended for all ages.

The Honolulu House Museum
The Honolulu House Museum things to do on a rainy day in Battle Creek, MI
Museum in Marshall, MI USA

A Nineteeth Century House Museum The Honolulu House Museum was built in 1860 by Abner Pratt (first United State Consul to the Sandwich (Hawiian) Islands. The exterior architecture is a combination of Polynesian, Italinate and Gothic.

Day Out With Thomas™: The Friendship Tour 2017
Day Out With Thomas™: The Friendship Tour 2017
Museum in Flint, MI USA

Thomas The Tank Engine™ All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.

West Oakland Railroad Museum & Chi-Town Union Station
West Oakland Railroad Museum & Chi-Town Union Station things to do on a rainy day in Michigan
Museum in Commerce Township, MI USA

World's largest O-scale model railroad Housed in a 10,000 square foot former grocery store, with 14,000 feet of track already in place, several hundred computers control more than a hundred museum quality scale trains.


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