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There’s nothing better than getting up close and personal with some of America’s most fascinating bits of history. Sure, Michigan’s museums offer plenty of information and interactive exhibits, but there’s only one spot here in the Great Lakes State where you can spend the night immersed among remnants of our unique past. When you’re ready for an unforgettable adventure, go ahead and step aboard to stay on the fascinating USS Silversides overnight!

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For more information about the USS Silversides and its overnight encampment program, go to the entity’s website or Facebook page.  Have you participated in this unique lodging option? If so, which part was your favorite? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

For more WWII history in Michigan, read about this old German POW camp.

If you’re still in the mood for more Michigan adventures, take a look at this video about the Haunted Dorr E. Felt Mansion:


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Adventures in Michigan

Where can we find other great places to stay in Michigan?

  • The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant in Saugatuck features European style
  • The Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Ludington is on an estate that dates back to 1905.
  • The Huron House Bed and Breakfast in Oscoda sits above the shores of Lake Huron.

Read on to learn about other great places to stay in Michigan.


What are some other historical attractions in Michigan?

  • The Heidelberg Project in Detroit is an outdoor art installation that took discarded, objects and transformed them into a whimsical place.
  • Isle Royale National Park is historic and one of the most remote places in the country.
  • The Motown Museum in Detroit is where many great musicians like Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5 got their start.

Read on to learn about other historical attractions in Michigan.


Where can we find other museums in Michigan?

  • The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is geared toward small kids but is still fun for adults.
  • The Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing focuses on chemistry and scientific discoveries.
  • The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum in Portage focuses on the world of aviation.

Read on to learn about more wonderful museums in Michigan.

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