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The Best Things to Do in East Central Michigan

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East Central Michigan

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Popular things to do in East Central Michigan

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Frankenmuth
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Dow Gardens Midland
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland Frankenmuth
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Frankenmuth River Place Shops Frankenmuth
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Alternating between fertile farms and vineries and larger cities filled with cool art, East Central Michigan boasts a bounty of family-friendly destinations as well as some hidden gems. Dubbed "Little Bavaria", Frankenmuth attracts families on holidays with its year-round festivities, indoor waterparks, and eclectic shopping. Savvy travellers head to Bay City, a freshwater playground offering dinner cruises on tall ships. Waterfronts and wooded paths, sandy beaches and rolling golf courses, as well as fine restaurants, wineries, and breweries bring vacationers to Port Huron. There is plenty to experience on an East Central Michigan vacation in the way of history, culture, and natural beauty as well. Plan your trip to East Central Michigan and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip itinerary planner.

Shopping in East Central Michigan

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Frankenmuth
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Birch Run Premium Outlets Birch Run
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Flint Farmers Market Flint
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops Frankenmuth
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in East Central Michigan

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Art Museum
Flint Institute of Arts Flint
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Military Museum
Michigan Heroes Museum Frankenmuth
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Frankenmuth Historical Museum Frankenmuth
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum Bay City
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in East Central Michigan

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Historic Site
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad Flint
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Frankenmuth
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Science Museum
Sloan Museum Burton
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in East Central Michigan

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Hiking Trail
Chippewa Nature Center Midland
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse Port Hope
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Castle Museum Saginaw
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
Grandpa Tiny's Farm Frankenmuth
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in East Central Michigan

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Park
Riverwalk Pier Bay City
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Wenonah Park Bay City
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
The Fun Zone - Plymouth Park Midland
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum Flint
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Places to visit in East Central Michigan

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