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  1. 1. 15 things TO DO In MICHIGAN with DAD on Fathers Dianna Stampfler
  2. 2. PromoteMichigan.com Visit the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners This 90-acre historic campus features 300 vintage automobiles, motorcycles and auto related memorabilia, housed in vintage barns and newly-built replica museum buildings. Grab a bite in the authentic Blue Moon Diner, take in an event or learn to drive a Model T Ford! www.GilmoreCarMuseum.org 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  3. 3. PromoteMichigan.com Chow down in the Motor CityConey Style The Coney Dog may have been invented by Todoroffs Original Coney Island in Jackson, but Detroit battles for top dog honors between American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island, which are actually located next door to each other. Savor the flavors of the Motor City and decide for yourself which dog is best! www.VisitDetroit.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  4. 4. PromoteMichigan.com Set sail aboard Tall Ship Manitou in Traverse City As one of the largest sailing ships on the Great Lakes, the Manitou is a replica of an 1800s coasting cargo schooner. The traditional two-masted, gaff rigged, topsail schooner, Manitou measures 114 feet in length with more than 3000 square feet of sail. Three sails are offered each day on Grand Traverse Bay. www.TallShipSailing.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  5. 5. PromoteMichigan.com Hop on your bike and head out on the trail! Pedal through Michigans lush forests and gentle hills on more than 1,300 miles of bike trails across the state. Ride among vibrant wildflowers and swaying trees. Enjoy the relaxing breezes as you pedal along scenic lakes and streams. Feel the adrenalin rush charging down a mountain trail. Paved and rustic trails abound! www.Michigan.org | www.lmb.org 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  6. 6. PromoteMichigan.com Grab your clubs and hit the course! Michigan is home to more than 800 golf courses, spread out from coast to coast to coast! Whether its a local course or one of the award-winning resorts, youll find this is a great way to spend with dad (or grandpa)! If nothing else, scope out a mini golf course for some old fashioned fun! www.Michigan.org 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  7. 7. PromoteMichigan.com Visit one of Michigans 150+ brew pubs No matter where you live in Michigan, chances are there is a brewpub, microbrewery or tap house nearby. With more than 150 breweries in the state, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation and is known as The Great Beer State. Cant get to the pub? A Michigan six-pack makes a great gift! www.MiBeer.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  8. 8. PromoteMichigan.com Get out on the river in a raft, canoe or kayak! Michigan is blessed with more silent sport paddling opportunities than any other state. Originally used for fur trading and the lumber and milling industries, these waterways are now a paddlers paradise with more than 300 named rivers and streams, 11,000 inland lakes and thousands of miles of Great Lakes shoreline, including countless islands and bays. www.MichiganCanoe.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  9. 9. Take to the skies above Lake Michigan in Frankfort The Northwest Soaring Club invites you to soar over beautiful Benzie County and the Lake Michigan shoreline in a sleek glider. Join pilots for a day and take flight to 3000 feet (or higher) for breathtaking views that stretch out for miles. For generations, pilots have found the conditions around Sleeping Bear Dunes ideal for soaring. www.FrankfortDowField.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD PromoteMichigan.com
  10. 10. PromoteMichigan.com Visit (and climb) an historic lighthouse! You have nearly 120 navigational beacons in Michigan available for viewing (more than any other state) and many are open for tours and climbing of the towers. Some of these lights are also rumored to be haunted! Sheplers Ferry in the Straits of Mackinac even offer boat tours to that areas lighthouses! www.TerryPepper.com | www.SheplersFerry.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  11. 11. PromoteMichigan.com Explore aviation history at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo! The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park- style rides, full-motion flight simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities. www.AirZoo.org 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  12. 12. PromoteMichigan.com Just Dune Itin Silver Lake! Nestled along the Lake Michigan Shoreline in Oceana County, lies one of the states most treasured natural attractions. At the north section, you can ride your own or rent an off-road-vehicle and take to the sand dunes at Silver Lake State Park, Or, leave the driving to the professionals at Mac Wood Dune Rides, which has been offering tours for more than 85 years! www.ThinkDunes.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  13. 13. PromoteMichigan.com Take a trip back in timeto the Capri Drive-In in Coldwater Since 1964, this now nostalgic attraction (still owned by the Magocs family) is one of only a dozen or so still in operation in Michigan. With its 2-screen showings, the Capri can hold about 900 cars for double the double-feature fun (four movies show each night during the summer), complete with all the popcorn, candy and snacks! www.CapriDrive-In.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  14. 14. PromoteMichigan.com Explore the outdoors, indoors at Cabelas In 2003, Cabelas in Dundee was ranked as Michigans #1 tourist attraction, drawing over 6 million visitors to the 225,000-square-foot store. Here, youll find an inside aquarium, a running trout stream and the Worlds Largest Bronze Wildlife Sculpture two massive battling bears, locked in combat. www.Cabelas.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  15. 15. PromoteMichigan.com Cast a line and catch yourself some dinner! Plan a morning or evening out on the Great Lakes waters with one of Michigans countless charter fishing captains in search of coho salmon, king salmon, steelhead and lake trout. Then, take your catch to a local (approved) restaurant for dinner! www.MichiganCharterBoats.com www.MichiganCatchAndCook.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD
  16. 16. PromoteMichigan.com Feel the needfor speedon the Crystal Clipper Fly down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster Michigans one and only Alpine Slide at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. Ride the Loki Quad chairlift to the top of the mountain, hop on a specially-designed sled, and cruise down one of two parallel 1,700-foot-long curved tracks. You control the speed in this action- packed thrill ride with dips, high-bank turns, and spectacular views. www.CrystalMountain.com 15 things TO DO with your DAD