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Historic Places in Michigan
Father Marquette National Memorial, Michigan720 Church Street
St Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-8620
Description: On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of that 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Michigan25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-3168
Description: From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.
MotorCities National Heritage Area, Michigan200 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: (313) 259-3425
Description: If you are interested in automotive history, then MotorCities National Heritage Area is the place to be. Tour the factory where Henry Ford created and built the Model T. Learn the stories behind the creation of General Motors and DamilerChrysler. Come with us and learn about the long and sometimes tenuous relationship between Labor and Industry while experiencing southeast Michigan.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan1505 Sand Point Road,
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-3700
Description: Unlike any other place on Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches, hike nearly 100 miles of trails, view towering sandstone cliffs, and experience the serenity of northern woodlands.
River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Michigan1403 East Elm Street
Monroe, MI 48162
Phone: (734) 243-7136
Description: The area was the site of the costly Battle of Frenchtown, in which 397 Americans were killed and 547 taken prisoner after surrender to the British Army and Indian coalition during the War of 1812.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: (231) 326-4700
Description: Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.
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