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Boskydel Vineyard
Lake Leelanau, MI
Latest Review
Have to give credit to Bernie Rinke. Planted first vinifera grapes on the Leelanau Peninsula. Proved you could grow them in Michigan
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Blake Farms
Armada, MI
Latest Review
Quite possibly the best fresh cider & pick your own apple spot in Michigan.
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Peninsula Cellars
Traverse City, MI
Latest Review
An incredible winery located in a historic old school. They have won numerous awards for their wines. Riesling Ice Wine is exceptional. Rieslings are especially good.
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Alden B Dow Home Studio & Archives
Midland, MI
Latest Review
Alden B. Dow designed his home and studio in 1933; now one of the most important structures in 20th Century American design.The tour is breathtaking. Make sure you call for reservations before you go. Tour size is limited.
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Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Traverse City, MI
Latest Review
This is one of our absolute favorite wineries in Michigan. The wines produced here are of the very best quality,Pinot Grigio is a delight.Spencer Stegenga; the owner is an exceptional guy. Talented as a winemaker.Make sure you try or buy 2896 (Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon). You will be greeted in the Tasting room by Cooper the dog. He is truly special. For many years ;Otis (RIP) was the greeter.
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Chateau Chantal
Traverse City, MI
Latest Review
Great spot on top of a hill with superb vistas from the parking lot.
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Pewabic Pottery
Detroit, MI
Latest Review
If you have somebody difficult to buy for: The store at this place will fix the problem
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Dr
Empire, MI
Latest Review
Not really a National Park; but it is a National Lakeshore. This drive is amazingly gorgeous; especially in the fall.
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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Mackinaw City, MI
Latest Review
Without a doubt in our minds; this is the best way to get to Mackinac Island. The family owned operation is really well run
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ETD Service
Livonia, MI
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Acme, MI
Latest Review
Three of the best in Michigan. The Bear is especially challenging
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The Homestead
Glen Arbor, MI
Latest Review
The food alone is worth the trip. It is served in several charming locations(CQ's Cabin Café Manitou Beppi's , Nonna's). Not one of those locations is the least bit like any other. Nor are the menus like one another. You’ll find that they vary in décor, style of service, entertainment and price but not in quality. So, you can enjoy casual or fine dining – indoors or out – with stunning views of the water or forest. You can also enjoy dining with the kids (early if you like) or with one another in an adult-only setting at Nonna’s Tavern. Or, for a quiet night, you can pick up take-out foods and beverages at Cavanaugh's Deli & General Store.
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Quincy Mine Steam Hoist
Hancock, MI
Latest Review
One of the few places where copper exists in its pure metallic form is the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost tip of Michigan. Ruins of Indian diggings led settlers to explore the rich vein in the 1840s. Soon, mining engineers were coming from Cornwall, England, which, not long after, was eclipsed by Michigan as the world's top copper producer. Tour an actual copper mine by cog railroad and see The Nordberg steam hoist, installed at the No. 2 shaft in 1920, It is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. Weighing more than 880 tons, it lifted 10 tons of ore at 36.4 miles per hour, thus saving $16,080 in fuel bills in its first year of operation.
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Gift Shop
Paradise, MI
Latest Review
The Whitefish Point Lighthouse is 150 years old in 2011. It is still an active lighthouse.Lodging is available in the old coast guard facilities.There are some super displays in the museum.The Edmund Fitzgerald's 200 lb. bronze bell was recovered by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society on July 4, 1995. It is displayed as a memorial to the lost crewmen.Michigan Audubon has a facility here to document the migrations across Lake Superior. The Raptor migration here is huge!
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Good Land Growers
Greenville, MI
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Mawby L Vineyards
Suttons Bay, MI
Latest Review
Like sparkling wines? Larry is a genius in making them. Tasting room is a real treat. Don't miss it !
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Leelanau Cheese
Suttons Bay, MI
Latest Review
John and Anne Hoyt are the cheese makers and proprietors. Leelanau Cheese produces Raclette which is a semi-firm, cow's milk cheese most commonly used for melting and French Style Fromage Blanc which is a wonderfully creamy cheese that may be used in place of cream cheese in any recipe. They utilize local sources for their supplies.
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Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
Kalamazoo, MI
Latest Review
From 1929 to the present The Kalamazoo Civic Theater has been at the forefront of community theaters in America.They have a junior theater group here as well. Each year, the Civic season includes both musicals and plays, set in either the Main Stage, or the Parish Theater. A professional staff maintains the high quality of productions
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Doherty Hotel
Clare, MI
Latest Review
The Doherty has a great bar/ restaurant. Open all day and late. Full menu. Has a full conference center with full banquet facilities.
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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Arcadia, MI
Latest Review
Rated as #10 of the top 100 public courses in 2011
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Picture Rock National Park Headquarters
Munising, MI
Latest Review
Munising is a neat town. The Picture Rocks boat tour is a real treat. Many other sites in the surrounding area. Some gorgeous waterfalls in the area.
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Yates Cider Mill
Rochester, MI
Latest Review
A historic Cider Mill since 1863.Their line-shaft driven, double table press can produce 300 gallons of fresh cider per hour! In addition, they have the capacity to make all the donuts you can possibly eat – always fresh. In addition to donuts, yhey make fresh apple pies, apple turnovers, apple crisp, and caramel apples daily. You'll also want to try their apple butter, apple syrup, apple jelly and dutch-apple jam,fudge,ice cream.Great things for the kids to do as well
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Chelsea Milling Company
Chelsea, MI
Latest Review
Makers of Jiffy brand prepared baking mix products.Take a tour that includes a slide show, walk through the packaging plant and product testing area. Reservations required.Call 734-475-1361 for appointment.You can purchase Jiffy products before you leave.
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Midland Center for The Arts
Midland, MI
Latest Review
The place we miss the most in Midland. From Pure Michigan:The tri-city's home for the arts, the sciences and the humanities. We feature a 1,500-seat auditorium, 400-seat theater, museum and many different exhibits during the year. What's 10 feet tall, 10,000 years old, hairy, wears size 80 sneakers? You can find the answer to that and many other questions in the Hall of Ideas, a science museum dedicated to discovery where visitors are encouraged to see, touch, hear and explore interactive exhibits explaining the world's natural wonders.
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Dow Diamond
Midland, MI
Latest Review
Dow Diamond is a Minor League baseball stadium located in Midland, Michigan. It is the home of the Single-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League. The Loons are affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers. An inexpensive night out: in the words of Don Drysdale, at AMericas best minor league ballpark
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