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75+ Day Trip Ideas

By Sarah Sims, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Huron Valley June 20, 2019

We live an amazing state! There are so many things to see or do in our area and even more within a day trip away. Below is a list of fun things to do within a 3 hour drive of the Huron Valley. I hope you discover a few new spots as well as rediscover some of your old  favorites.

* This list was made before Covid -19. Many places are opening up but not all.  Please research before starting your trip

Beaches


Belle Isle Beach, Detroit

Holland State Park Beach, Holland

Silver Lake State Park, Mears

Bay City State Recreation, Bay City

Brighton Recreation Area, Brighton

Fort Custer Recreation Area, Augusta

Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven

Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon

Holly Recreation Area, Holly

Ludington State Park, Ludington

Muskegon State Park, North Muskegon

North Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon

Sleeper State Park, Caseville

Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg

Sterling State Park, Monroe

Van Buren State Park, South Haven

Museums


Ann Arbor Hands on Museum, Ann Arbor

Impressions 5, Lansing

Imagination Station, Toledo

Detroit Institute of Arts., Detroit

Mid-Michigan Children's Museum, Saginaw

Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids

Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, Farmington

Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti

Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Flint Children's Museum, Flint

Michigan History Museum, Lansing

American Museum of Magic, Marshall

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo

Cell Block 7, Jackson

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo 

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. Mt. Pleasant


Waterparks


Michigan Adventure Amusement Park & Wild Water Adventure, Muskegan

Splash Universe, Dundee

Zehnder's Splash Village, Frankenmuth

Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel, Mt. Pleasant 

Flash Flood Water Park, Battle Creek

Red Oaks Water Park, Waterford

Turtle Cove, Belleville

Surfari Joe's, Watervliet

Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky, OH

Avalanche Bay,  Boyne Falls

Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City


Planes, Trains and Automobiles


Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, Flint

Henry Ford, Dearborn

Air Zoo, Portage

Selfridge Air Museum, Mt. Clemens

Steam Railroading Institute, Owosso

Yankee Air Museum, Belleville

Boats and Maritime


Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, Bay City

Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven

Huron Lightship Museum, Port Huron

Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit

USS Silversides Submarine Museum, Muskegon


Zoos and Animals


John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids

Toledo Zoo, Toledo

Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit

Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek

Potter Park Zoo, Lansing

Indian Creek Zoo, Lambertville

Kensington Farm Center, Milford

Critter Barn, Holland

Wilderness Trails Zoo, Birch Run

Children's Zoo, Saginaw

Domino Farms, Ann Arbor

Themeparks


Michigan Adventure, Muskegon

Nelis' Dutch Village, Holland

Cedar Pointe, Sandusky, Ohio


Outdoor


Metroparks

Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor

Windmill Island Gardens, Holland

Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids

Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo

Dow Gardens, Midland

Whiting Forest, Midland

Ballparks


Comerica, Detroit

Lansing Lugnuts, Lansing

West Michigan White Caps, Comstock Park

Loons, Midland


Would you like to add to our list? Email your suggestion to sarahs@macaronikid.com


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