Things to do in
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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium General Admission

1. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium General Admission

Embark to an underwater world at SEA LIFE Michigan, the state’s largest aquarium. Marvel at over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green sea turtles, and more. Journey through the freshwater lakes of Michigan and all the way to the depths of the ocean. Meet the amazing creatures that live there.  Then, visit the Interactive Touchpool and learn what it feels like to pet a crab, urchin, sea star, and other rockpool creatures. Finish your adventure by strolling through the underwater Ocean Tunnel. Watch as thousands of tropical fish swim overhead.  SEA LIFE provides an interactive and fun journey for all ages into the diversity of marine life. Be inspired to play an active role in educational and conservation efforts.

Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

2. Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

Take a look behind Traverse City's darker past on this 1.5-hour downtown evening ghost tour. Follow your guide as they tell you enthralling stories during a spooky ghost hunt. Meet your guide and begin exploring Traverse City by night. Enjoy humor amongst the chills of ghost hunting as you explore some of the city's haunted locations. Visit the Perry Hannah House and the Carnegie Library and learn about their interesting history. Head to Traverse City's first official cemetery for a short ghost hunt. Have the opportunity to learn about and use ghost hunting equipment before concluding your tour.

Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

3. Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Discover the natural landscape and history of Traverse City on a dune tour. Hike, climb dunes, and enjoy lunch on the shore of Lake Michigan. Learn about the region and see stunning views at Empire Bluffs. Take a short hike, then enjoy lunch on the soft sand beach of Lake Michigan, then head along scenic Pierce Stocking Drive. Stop at Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear, and the observation deck at Lake Michigan, and try to spot old shipwrecks. Try out your dune-climbing skills, or sit back and watch others walk, run, roll or somersault down. Learn about the historic village of Glen Haven where Schooners and Steamships operated in the 1800s. Visit the US life-saving Station where they attempted to save sinking ships. Head back along M-22, known as of the prettiest roads in Northern Michigan.

Ghost Hunting Experience

4. Ghost Hunting Experience

Come ghost hunt at a local haunted house attraction known to be haunted right here in Northern Michigan. Many of its actors, guests, and owners have reported strange happenings and sightings of several spirits that haunt the farm. Here is your chance to take a look behind the terrifying haunted house attraction where the Guests of Haunted Traverse Tours will be instructed on how to use real ghost hunting equipment and then proceed with using this equipment on a 2-hour investigation. The equipment for ghost hunting is like you see on T.V. and the ghost hunting techniques used personally by your ghost hunting guides will be taught to you. However, please that if your perception of ghost hunting is what you see on T.V. and you are expecting a paranormal experience around every corner, this may NOT be the experience for you. We focus on the teaching of how to use the equipment, the techniques, and theory behind ghost hunting, and then we hope that we are able to capture paranormal evidence in our time together, but we joke that the spirits are NOT on our payroll. :)

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

5. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

See the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan. Enter the LEGO Factory Tour to learn how the LEGO bricks are made in so many shapes and colors. Hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess on the interactive Kingdom Quest adventure ride. Discover insider tips and super tricks from an expert LEGO builder in the Creative Workshop. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™ A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where the whole family controls an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a Detroit cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit, too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time.

Detroit: Spirit and History Self Guided Audio Tour

6. Detroit: Spirit and History Self Guided Audio Tour

Experience the spirit and history of Detroit on a self-guided audio tour. See the historical buildings and statues like The Guardian Building, Campus Martius Park, Penobscot Building, and more with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Start your tour at a famous pizza shop on Broadway, and have a chance to grab a slice of pizza before spending some time in the city. See the golden era buildings and hear interesting stories of the city. Visit the famous like Joe Louis Statue, The Kern's Clock, Parkers Alley, etc. You'll hear stories about the artistic rise of the city and the inventors of the famous Detroit-style pizza. Stroll through the artistic alleyways of the city and discover the hidden gems and historic spots. Explore the city with a smartphone GPS navigated audio tour at your own pace and schedule.

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What people are saying about Michigan

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 38 reviews

This is one of the best tours we’ve taken. The tour included all the high points of the area, including excellent vistas for memorable pictures. Our guide Matt provided great insight throughout the day to enhance our tour. I highly recommend this tour to experience all the sleeping bear dunes has to offer.

Great ghost tour! Desiree was a great tour guide. She had such great energy and very knowledgeable about the city. Spooky and fun⁶ -filled tour. Definitely would recommend

Desiree was a great storyteller and told about the amazing history of TC very well! We enjoyed the trek around the city and learned so much!

be ready to walk and hear great stories! Des was an excellent storyteller!

Very interesting especially if interested in history