This Road Trip Takes You To The Most Fascinating Historical Sites In All Of Michigan

If you’re a history buff, Michigan is absolutely overflowing with wonderful destinations to explore. After all, the Great Lakes State is home to everything from abandoned mines to automotive museums, and there’s no shortage of educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. When you’re in the mood to make a full road trip out of your interest in Michigan history, follow this amazing trail through our state.

Please note: for the sake of driving time, we limited this road trip largely to Lower Peninsula destinations. The Upper Peninsula also overflows with historical sites, so stay tuned for future articles detailing the best history-based locales above the Mackinac Bridge!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For an interactive and adjustable map of our Michigan History Road Trip route, click here.

We know, we know: our list just barely scratches the surface when it comes to historical locales worth exploring here in Michigan. Both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas offer seemingly endless destinations to visit, and we wish we could include each and every wonderful spot. That’s where you come in: what are some of your favorite historical sites in the Great Lakes State?

Share your suggestions with us and your fellow readers by dropping a note in the comment section below!