Why The Detroit Zoo Over All Others

Why the Detroit Zoo Over All Others - The Awesome Mitten

Why should you go to the Detroit Zoo over all the others? Specifically, why the Detroit Zoo right now?  It is winter, cold, and the end of February. The last thing on many peoples’ minds is a day trip to the zoo. That’s only reserved for summer vacation fun with the kids, right? On a […]

Celebrating Michigan’s Birthday With 10 Of Our Favorite Facts

180 years ago, on January 26th, 1837, our beautiful mitten became the 26th addition to the United States. Here at The Awesome Mitten we’re celebrating Michigan’s birthday with our annual bake-off and the newly added Michigan Scavenger Hunt. We’re not the only ones celebrating our favorite state! Our friends over at DTE Energy gathered a list of 180 […]

Culture and Critters for under $10: Family Fun & Education in Saginaw!

Japanese Cultural Center - #MittenTrip - Saginaw - The Awesome Mitten

At the unassuming intersection of Ezra Rust Drive and Washington Avenue, between Saginaw’s Old Town and Downtown, lies a surprising mash-up. On one corner you have the Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens; on the other, the Saginaw Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. Both are easy to overlook, hidden behind tall wooden fences and […]

Kalamazoo Air Zoo

Tucked away on the west side of the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport in Portage is one of Michigan’s treasures, a mecca for aviation enthusiasts young and old and an affiliate of the Smithsonian, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. Opened in its current location in 1979, the Air Zoo has its roots in an aviation bug that […]