The Traverse City Beach Bums

Catch a baseball game at Wuerfel Park in Traverse City.  Wuerfel Park features just over 3,500 chair back seats, 82 private (4 person) tables,
a 25 table private picnic patio by the Beach Bums bullpen and extensive lawn seating that begins behind by the left field foul pole, encompasses the entire outfield fence and ends behind the visiting team bullpen.

Wuerfel Park
 333 Stadium Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
231- 943-0100

Boardman River Nature Center

We welcome you to explore the exhibit gallery, theater room, and craft area for kids. Then step outside into the Natural Education Reserve
and take a hike along the Boardman River!

1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-4263

Buckley Old Engine Show

The perfect family day trip

11721 N. 13 Rd
Buckley, MI 49620

Con Foster Historical Museum

The Grand Traverse Heritage Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the
Grand Traverse region.

322 6th Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-4905

Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts.

1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Empire Area Museum

What began as a one-room display of memorabilia has grown to a complex of four buildings, unique to northern Michigan's network of museums. We hope you enjoy the more than 100 years of history they portray.   Open daily July and August (1pm-4pm Closed Wednesday)
Weekends from Labor Day through Heritage Day(Early Oct.)(1pm-4pm).

11544 S Lacore Rd
Empire, MI 49630-9401

Historic Fishtown

Fishtown is a collection of weathered fishing shanties, smokehouses, overhanging docks, fish tugs and charter boats along the Leland River in Leland, Michigan. Once the heart of a commercial fishing village, the structures and docks are real places where people can walk through, see and feel a connection to Lake Michigan’s fishing heritage.

205 E. River Street 
Leland, MI 49654

Glen Haven

Part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.   Glen Haven sites on the shores of Lake Michigan is a restored logging village, it's attraction include a restored General Store, Blacksmith Shop, Cannery Boathouse Museum and the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum - the latter lies just west of Glen Haven.,_Michigan

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Located inside the Leelanau State Park in Northern Michigan, The Grand Traverse Lighthouse has been guiding ships and sailors since it was built in 1858.   In 1972 the Building was closed and the automatic light tower was erected.   In 1986 the lighthouse was open to the public.

15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road
Northport, MI 49670


Great Lakes Children's Museum

The Great Lakes Children's Museum is part of a collaborative and shared nonprofit facility, called Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. Through the generosity of Rotary Camps & Services, it provides a "campus" for nonprofit organizations with missions related to water and the Great Lakes.

13240 S. West Bayshore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49685

Inland Seas Education Association

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore programs.

100 Dame Street
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
(231) 271-3077


Leelanau Historical Museum

The Museum exhibits reflect the cultural history of the
Leelanau Peninsula and its islands from the time of first human habitation.   
The Museum also has significant collections of objects that represent the diverse cultures of Leelanau, including a comprehensive collection of Anishnabek traditional arts.

203 East Cedar Street
Leland, Michigan

Music House Museum

A one-of-a-kind collection of rare antique musical instruments and music- making machines, from 1870 through 1930.

7377 U.S. 31 North
Acme, Michigan 49610

Northwestern Michigan Fair

The Northwestern Michigan Fair has been in existence for over 100 years. The fair is a family oriented organization. Our board of directors consists of 15 volunteers, each serving in a different capacity to help
keep activities running smoothly.  Fair week is only in August.

3606 Blair Townhall Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Pierce Stocking Drive

Part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.
The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is certainly a must-do activity when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This 7.4 mile self-guided auto tour provides the visitor with insight to the history of the area, a sampling of the vegetative communities found within the park and, best of all, spectacular overlooks of the Glen Lakes, the
Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan.

Located on between Empire and Glen Haven on M-109

Port Oneida

Part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.   The farms of the Port Oneida area are typical of the turn of the century farms throughout the Midwest.  It is rare, however, to find such a large collection of older farms that are free from modern development.
The Port Oneida Fair takes place once a year on the second
Friday and Saturday of August.

Port Oneida
Rural Historic District

The Cherry Bowl Drive-In

Our Goal: To Provide a Memorable Environment that Takes You Back to the Fabulous ‘50’s with the Finest in Film, Food, Fun and
Family Entertainment.  We will never play any movie stronger than PG-13 or any movie that glorifies teen drinking or drug use.
When was the last time you went to a Drive-in.

9812 Honor Highway
Honor, MI 49640

The Dune Climb

Part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.   The Dune Climb is the main attraction for the kids who love to run and roll down the dunes. Visitors love to bring their children and friends to the Dune Climb because they remember how much fun they had playing in the dunes when they were here as children.

Located just about 5 miles north of Empire on M-109


The Tall Ship Manitou is a replica of an 1800’S “coasting” cargo schooner. With a 62 passenger capacity, there is plenty of space for sitting and moving around the decks while under sail. Her overall length of 114 feet, beam of 21 feet, and displacement of nearly 100 tons ensures a comfortable, relaxing motion, soothing to both landlubbers and “old salts” alike.  Sailing out of Traverse City, Michigan, Manitou offers a Noon Sail, Afternoon Sail, and a popular Evening Sail. Each adventure is two hours in length.

Traverse Tall Ship Co.
13390 S. West Bay Shore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Vasa Trail - Crosscountry ski race

As you may know, the North American Vasa is based on the Swedish Vasalopet, and 85-kilometer race attracting 12,000 skiers each year. The Vasaloppet, in turn, was inspired by the example of Gustav Eriksson Vasa, who skied to freedom from Danish invaders in 1518 and rallied the resistance to liberate his country, earning his the Swedish crown.

Grand Traverse Region
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