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Unusual Attractions You Need to See in Michigan

Michigan is home to a number of unique attractions you won't find anywhere else. From the world's largest giant cherry pie pan to the world's largest Christmas store - you name it, we've got it!

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Unusual Attractions You Need to See in Michigan

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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald; the freighter that went down in 1975 and lost 29 crew members. Take a day trip from Sault Ste. Marie, MI west to see the museum, lighthouses, beaches, and much more!

  • Paul Geiken
    Paul Geiken

    Go to the museum at Whitefish Point. It's worth the drive.

Touring Michigan's Tunnel of Trees is a delight to behold, especially in the fall.

Touring Michigan's Tunnel of Trees
  • Maureen Devantier
    Maureen Devantier

    What a beautiful experience everyone must see. Once you reach the end enjoy a great lunch in Cross Village.

World's largest horse and buggy livery. Come take a one hour and 45 minute narrated historic and scenic horse carriage tour through the island.

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours - Pure Michigan Travel

The world's largest wooden dome. The dome has a retractable turf, three basketball courts, tennis courts, and volleyball courts. It is host to trade shows, banquets, conferences, and athletic events.

Superior Dome - Pure Michigan Travel

Built in the early 1930's, Pine Mountain is the largest man made ski slide in the US. It holds the North American distance record of 459 feet on 140 meters.

Pine Mountain Ski Jump - Pure Michigan Travel

Built by Whitehall employees in our factory in Montague. This functioning weathervane is 48 feet tall with an arrow 26 feet long. Very unique and interesting.

World's Largest Weathervane - Pure Michigan Travel

Did you know that Michigan is home to the world’s largest haunted house? Erebus, located in Pontiac, is a four story haunted house that was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction in 2005.

Frightful Fun at the World’s Largest Haunted House

The "World's Oldest Jazz Club." If you like traditional jazz, great atmosphere or if you enjoy just stepping into history, Baker's Keyboard Lounge is an experience you won't want to miss.

Baker's Keyboard Lounge - Pure Michigan Travel

The Quincy Mine is located in the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Mining operations have been closed for many years, but the site is preserved as a cooperating site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. Home to the Norderg Steam Hoist building which houses the Nordberg Steam Hoist, the world's largest steam-powered hoist engine.

Quincy Mine Properties - Pure Michigan Travel

The Bottle-Cap Museum is the largest private collection of Coca-Cola related items in Northern Michigan. Over 10,000 pieces of memorabilia make up the museum, housed in an authentic classic 50's diner, Dawson and Stevens Classic 50's Diner located in downtown Grayling.

Dawson and Stevens Classic 50's Diner

Joe's is known for their ice cold beer and deep fried chicken gizzards. But we also have a good selection of burgers, burritos, sandwiches and more. Come on in and see for yourself. We are the only Gizzard City on Earth and proud of it. Come enjoy Gizzard Fest held in June for some great family fun.

Joe's Potterville Inn and Gizzard City - Pure Michigan Travel

A synchronized display of water and lights on the harbor offered nightly beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Waterfront Stadium Musical Fountain - Pure Michigan Travel

If you like magic posters, neon, antiques, advertisings, ceiling fans, slot machines, memorabilia, robots, airplanes, animation, then this is the place to visit. Coin operated games from the oldest gypsy fortune-telling machines to the early 1900's to the latest in laser hologram video games of the 1990's are. Computer operated animated shows too.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum - Pure Michigan Travel

While in the Keweenaw area you will want to include a stop at the beautiful Bishop Baraga Shrine located just north of L'Anse. Erected in May, 1972, this religious historical monument commemorates the work of Bishop Frederick Baraga (1797-1868). The 35 foot, five ton hand wrought brass statue stands majestically amid the surrounding trees. Situated above the cliffs overlooking Keweenaw Bay, visitors find a peaceful spot to pause amid their travels while learning about the heroic life of Baraga.

Bishop Baraga Shrine - Pure Michigan Travel

Visitors that enjoy fun excursions and unique destinations will find plenty to smile about when they arrive in Hell. “Sinfully delicious” is the phrase most often heard by patrons that frequent Screams Ice Cream. While here you can enroll in Damnation University, experience some world-class haunted effects. Hell is guaranteed to be appreciated by folks with a great sense of humor.

City of Hell - Pure Michigan Travel

World renowned reproduction of over 25 prehistoric birds and dinosaurs on a 40 acre tract of land split by Devil River. Featuring a brontosaurus over 80 feet long weighing over 60,000 pounds.

Dinosaur Gardens, LLC - Pure Michigan Travel

Taxidermy restaurant in Michigan. A unique dining experience. Enjoy viewing over 200 mounted animals while waiting for your meal. Try the world famous Soo Stew Canoes!

Antlers Restaurant - Pure Michigan Travel

Founded in 1978, the museum contains two floors of artifacts of all the great magicians of the 19th and 20th centuries - the only Magic Museum of its kind in the world.

American Museum of Magic - Pure Michigan Travel

A menagerie of Yooper innovations including "Gus" the largest running-working chain saw in the world and "Big Ernie" the largest working rifle in the world. Da Tourist Trap has very unusual gift lines of Yooper made products, from one-of-a-kind items to beautiful collectibles you won't find anywhere else.

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap & Museum - Pure Michigan Travel

Near Traverse City, at the Sara Lee Bakery Group, stands the World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan. The pan was made to hold the World’s Largest Cherry Pie at the time (from 1987-1992). The huge pie weighed 28,350 pounds and was 17 feet, 6 inches in diameter.

Michigan World Record Holders

The world's largest Christmas store with over 90,000 square ft of newly expanded shopper's dream! Bigger than 1 1/2 football fields in size featuring over 50,000 trims, gifts, and collectibles. Fun for all ages & open 361 days a year.

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland - Pure Michigan Travel

One of the world's largest jerky outlets! Beef jerky, turkey jerky, elk,venison, buffalo, alligator jerky...even kangaroo! Bag your own up or pick an assortment of pre-packaged jerkies, you'll want to try them all.

Dundee Jerky Outlet - Pure Michigan Travel