5 Historical Places in Michigan to Visit

Fayette Historic State Park

Fayette Historic State Park is a park and historic village that was once one of Michigan’s biggest iron ore producers, particularly in the production of charcoal pig iron. This period stretched between the 1860s and the 1890s.


The town of Leland Michigan has become so irrevocably entwined with the fishing industry that it has earned the affectionate nickname Fishtown. This historic town, constructed in the mid-19th century, has become a charming lakeside tourist destination.

SS Badger

The SS Badger is the famous ferry crossing Lake Michigan. Its claim to fame is its status as the last coal-powered steam engine in use in the United States. It ran throughout the 1950s before being reopened in 1992 as a tourist attraction.

Meyer May House

It is considered an excellent example of Wright’s Prairie House era. The house was restored in the 1980s and opened to the public. Since then, it has been a popular tourist attraction for lovers of design, architecture, and history.

Meadow Brook Hall

Meadow Brook Hall is a hotel and event space, featuring 110 rooms and stunning grounds. Both the interior and the exterior have some of the most stunning Tudor-style architecture and design, making it a popular tourist destination for more reasons than one.

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