Visitors to Michigan enjoy a wide range of activities, from the state's diverse landscape, rich history, and iconic city of Detroit to the freshwater dunes and coastal habitats along the Great Lakes. The state is also home to iconic historical sites like Fort Mackinac and Greenfield Village, as well as plenty of top-rated tourist hotspots.

Detroit, Michigan downtown skyline

United States
Founded Date
January 26, 1837
10.05 million (2021)
Known For
Coney Island Hot Dog - The Great Lakes State - The Mitten State - The Lighthouse Capital of the World - The Great Beer State & Much More!


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