In 1984, Dean Oswald and his wife Jewel established Oswald’s Bear Ranch as a private sanctuary for orphaned cubs and injured bears.
In 1871 when architect Elijah E. Myers was designing Michigan’s capitol building, the concept of a state modeling its seat after the United States Capitol was novel.
The Polish Art Center’s two shops are packed with imported foods, linens, folk art, amber jewelry, books, apparel and hand-painted Boleslawiec Stoneware.
Since 1898, the Parsons family has farmed the land and tapped the maple trees at Harwood Lake, about 12 miles south of Charlevoix, for “liquid gold.”
A guided tour of the Motown Museum offers a glimpse into the humble beginnings of the success story, including Gordy’s upper flat, where the dining table served as the label’s shipping department.
In 1989, Julie and David Sprenger rescued this 45-room Victorian mansion and restored it as the Laurium Manor Inn, where guests sleep in the Hoatson family bedrooms and breakfast in the dining room with its elephant hide-covered walls.
Meijer Gardens ranks among the 100 most-visited museums in the world, with more than 700,000 annual visitors.
The state’s 3,200 miles of Great Lakes coastline yield a bounty of treasures besides agates, notably Petoskey stones. About 350 million years ago, when what is now Michigan was covered by sea water, the coral hexagonaria percarinata formed reefs that, eons later, were broken up by glaciers that moved across the land.
From hospital to hospitality – explore the remarkable transformation and renaissance of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.