Michigan Heritage Tourism, Visit this year!
Michigan, the home of Motor City, and much, much more! Have you visited lately? See what you've been missing!
This lens will highlight a few of the Heritage Tourism destinations you might want to consider when you visit the State of Michigan. For your actual planning purposes, of course, be sure to follow the many links provided here and inside those references to get much more detailed information.
The photo is a Ford Shelby GT 500 posing at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan
Get to know Michigan
I've included to specific references here that will be most useful to you.
The first is the State of Michigan on Wikipedia to get a great overview of the many, many and varied destination in Michigan you may want to consider in your planning.
The second is the Motor Cities National Heritage Area (NHA) where you will find what the local folks consider their primary historical, cultural and natural venues for you to visit as you learn their 'nationally significant' story.
- State of Michigan on Wikipedia
Great general information source on the State of Michigan, from many perspectives. All of the photos on this site came from here; there are more to see.
- Motor Cities National Heritage Area
The National Heritage Area in Michigan, 16 counties in southeast and central Michigan... a great place to start your heritage tourism planning.
More on Motor City
Have you been there?
Have you been to the State of Michigan?
Do not overlook the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
This photo is of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and below that is the Mackinac Bridge at sunset - in northern Michigan.
Michigan is a large state, with long shore lines on the Great Lakes and many fascinating inland destinations to consider for your visit.
Mackinac Bridge at Sunset
More in the Upper Peninsula - the UP
The UP is relatively mountainous and heavily forested. The population is sparse and distinctive in heritage, culture and speech.
Photo image courtesy of WIkimedia Commongs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan
Upper Peninsula on Amazon
Detroit, Michigan, is at the heart of the Motor Cities NHA
We naturally think of Detroit when we think of Michigan, but, of course, do not just stop there. The NHA includes great information but you will also want to broaden your view to other major cities and some magnificent countryside throughout the state.
The photo is of General Motors Headquarters in Detroit, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan
Early Michigan and a long history
The photo is of a painting representing Pere Jacque Marquette meeting with local in 1668 when he arrived from France to set up missions in the region.
We believe my 2nd great-grandmother, born at Fort Detroit in 1803, was saved from an Indian massacre by the surrender of the fort by General Hull. Hull was court-martial-ed for his actions, but I, personally, thank him, regardless!
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan
Major Research Institutions in Michigan
Here are three of the many institutions of higher education in the State of Michigan and a link to the list of all of them.
- Michigan State University official website
Located in East Lansing, MSU in a land-grant institution under the 1862 Morrill Act.
- University of Michigan official website
Located in Ann Arbor, U of M is the state's oldest university, founded in 1817, and founding member of the Association of American Universities.
- Wayne State University official website
Located in Detroit, Wayne State is on the 30 largest universities in the USA.
- Full list of Michican colleges and universites
The State of Michigan is home to a wide array of public and private institutions of higher education.