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Best of: Michigan Attractions    
Cultural Attractions .  Dining/Accommodations .  Entertainment Guides .  Favorite Destinations .  Museums .  Outdoor Recreation .  Sporting Events .  Theater/Concerts .  Tourism .  Transportation .  Weather 

Cultural Attractions
Absolute Michigan:
This commercial site offers a collection of links, features, news and information about the state of Michigan.
Festival Network Online:
This commercial site lists art fairs, craft shows, music festivals, and juried events taking place around the nation. Click on the map to view events taking place in Michigan.
Great Lakes Lighthouses:
The National Park Service offers images, historical facts, and structural information on lighthouses of the Great Lakes.
Michigan Lighthouse Project:
Learn about Michigan's rich maritime heritage and the status of Michigan lighthouses.
Michigan Maritime Museum:
This museum commemorates the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes.
Motor Cities National Heritage Area:
Find information on automotive-related tours, museums, events, car shows. An affiliate of the National Park Service, this organization's goal is to preserve culture and history associated with the automobile in Michigan.

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Dining & Accommodations
Absolute Michigan:
This commercial site offers a collection of links, features, news and information about the state of Michigan.
Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association:
Search for a B&B by location, amenities, nearby attractions and promotion packages.
Michigan Wines:
This site from the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council provides links to Michigan wineries, a winery tour map, wines facts, articles, recipes and more.
The Bed & Breakfast Association of Southern Michigan:
This cooperative organization has listings for a variety of bed & breakfast establishments and inns located in the southern portion of Michigan's lower peninsula along the Indiana/Ohio border.
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Entertainment Guides
About Metro Detroit:
This commercial site has subject links, a chat forum, and articles.
Detroit Free Press Entertainment Guide:
The entertainment guide for cultural happenings includes a calendar of events and links for music, dining, movies, and clubs.
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Favorite Destinations
Isle Royale National Park:
Discover the history, activities, and what you need to know about visiting this Lake Superior wilderness destination.
Mackinac Island:
Famous for its Grand Hotel and fudge, this historic location is a popular getaway destination.
Motor Cities National Heritage Area:
Find information on automotive-related tours, museums, events, car shows. An affiliate of the National Park Service, this organization's goal is to preserve culture and history associated with the automobile in Michigan.
Pictured Rocks:
Witness the dramatic sandstone cliffs at this national lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula.
Soo Locks:
Learn about the history of the world famous structure that helps move boat traffic along the Great Lakes.
Straits of Mackinac:
Known as the “Mighty Mac,” this suspension bridge connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan’s unique geography.
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Museums
Automotive Hall of Fame:
The Hall of Fame recognizes achievement in the automotive industry as well as exhibits classic automobiles.
CPop Art Gallery:
Local pop genre art gallery that lists its current exhibitions and information on featured artists.
Cranbrook:
Check out the current events and exhibits at the Institute of Science, Art Museum, and House & Gardens.
Detroit Historical Museum:
Find out about the cultural heritage of the Motor City through virtual tours of various parts of Detroit's history; the site includes a Learning Center for teachers and students.
Detroit Institute of Arts:
Here you can find general museum information, current exhibits and collections, and educational programs that are offered. The research section of the web site includes access to the art research library's online catalog.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House:
Information on the home and tours of the home of Henry Ford's only son, Edsel, and Edsel's wife Eleanor. An on-line photo tour highlights the estate.
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village:
Learn about history through exhibits, programs, the research center, and the Imax Theatre at the nation's largest indoor/outdoor history museum .
Meadow Brook Hall:
Meadow Brook Hall, a 110-room Tudor style mansion on the grounds of Oakland Univeristy, was built by Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred G. Wilson. This site provides visitor information as well as a virtual tour of the property.
Michigan Science Center:
Discover programs, exhibits, and the IMAX Dome Theatre.
Museum of African American History:
This museum envisioned by Charles H. Wright educates the public on the life and history of African Americans through exhibits and cultural programs.
Walter P. Chrysler Museum:
Learn about the history of the Walter P. Chrysler and the car company he founded.
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Outdoor Recreation
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers hands-on workshops for women interested in outdoor pursuits.
Great Lakes Sports Fishing Council:
A confederation of organizations and individuals who share concern for sport fishing, natural and stocked resources. Site provides links to fishery news, state and federal agencies, boat listings, fishing reports, tournaments, etc.
Hunting, Fishing and Camping Guides:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides annual guides to recreational opportunities around the state.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Reservations:
Make campground or harbor reservations at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas and participating harbors, and find out about state park locations and amenities.
Michigan Interactive:
Find out about outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan for fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, snowmobiling and more.
Michigan Mountain Biking Association:
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the promotion of responsible mountain biking.
Michigan Snowsports Industries Association:
Find links to downhill and nordic ski areas.
Michigan Water Parks:
This commercial site lists Michigan water parks, arranged alphabetically by location. Links are provided in most cases, along with phone numbers, and brief descriptions of the activities available. Dive in!
Michigan Water Sports Resources and Schools:
Listings for schools, lessons and training in diving, sailing and fly fishing, as well as information on charters, marinas, and other nautical information
SOLAR Club:
The School for Outdoor Leadership and Recreation, a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan, provides opportunities to learn about various outdoor activities through classes and trips.
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Sporting Events
Detroit Lions:
Football game schedule and ticket information, team history, and player roster.
Detroit Pistons:
Find the schedule of basketball games and ticket prices, player information and stats, and news.
Detroit Red Wings:
Meet the Wings, find out the history of this hockey team and game schedule, and link to other hockey sites.
Detroit Shock:
Get schedules, ticket and player information for the 2003 WNBA champs.
Detroit Tigers:
Find out the history of Detroit's baseball team, game schedule, and ticket information.
PalaceNet:
This site provides sports and entertainment events happening at the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, and Meadow Brook Music Festival.
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Theater & Concerts
Broadway in Detroit:
Listings for current and upcoming shows at the Fisher Theatre, Masonic Temple Theatre, and other venues such as the Gem Theatre. Includes box office information and parking/directions.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra:
This site has the concert schedule and ticket information including programs specifically for children and their parents.
Fox Theatre:
Learn the history of the Fox Theatre building which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Gem and Century Theatres:
This site provides show listings as well as dining packages at the Century Grille.
Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres:
Check out upcoming plays at Wayne State University's Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts:
Discover upcoming events and ticket information.
Michigan Opera Theatre:
The Detroit Opera House is proud home of Michigan Opera Theatre. On their site you can view ticket and program information with multimedia musical selections from each of the season's operas.
Olympia Entertainment:
Event listings for the Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena, Comerica Park, Cobo Hall and City Theatre. Box office information and seating charts are also offered for each location.
PalaceNet:
This site provides sports and entertainment events happening at the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, and Meadow Brook Music Festival.
The Masonic Temple:
The historic Masonic Temple, completed in 1926, plays host to theater presentations, concerts and dances within its many facilities.
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Tourism
Absolute Michigan:
This commercial site offers a collection of links, features, news and information about the state of Michigan.
Great Lakes Circle Tour:
This site describes the scenic road system encompassing the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Information Network:
The site contains a wealth of data and information about the region’s environment, economy, tourism, education and more.
Michigan Travel:
Find tourism information by location, area of interest, or season on the official State of Michigan travel web site.
Michigan Water Parks:
This commercial site lists Michigan water parks, arranged alphabetically by location. Links are provided in most cases, along with phone numbers, and brief descriptions of the activities available. Dive in!
Michigan Water Sports Resources and Schools:
Listings for schools, lessons and training in diving, sailing and fly fishing, as well as information on charters, marinas, and other nautical information
Motor Cities National Heritage Area:
Find information on automotive-related tours, museums, events, car shows. An affiliate of the National Park Service, this organization's goal is to preserve culture and history associated with the automobile in Michigan.
West Michigan Tourism Association:
Find attractions, travel tips and news, and seasonal recreation opportunities on the west side of the state.
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Transportation
AAA Traffic Report:
Find up-to-date traffic conditions for the major Detroit freeways, construction zones, and border crossing delays.
Detroit Department of Transportation:
Find the schedule and stops for the Detroit bus system.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport:
Find a flight tracker for arrival and departure times, parking information, maps, weather forecasts and more.
Detroit People Mover:
Find the schedule and train stops for the Detroit transit system known as the People Mover.
Metro Detroit Lane Closure Report:
Find out if you need to modify your commute with this daily report on highway lane closures.
Paving the Way:
The Michigan Department of Transportation provides information on the major road repair projects around the metro Detroit area.
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Weather
National Weather Service Local Conditions:
This page has current conditions, radar and satellite images, and 7-day forecast for the Macomb area.
The Weather Channel Local Conditions:
This page has current conditions, radar data, and 10-day forecast for the Macomb area.
Weather Underground Local Conditions:
This page has current conditions, astronomical data, air quality data, and forecast for Macomb County.
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