The One Michigan Town That's So Perfectly Midwestern
The word “midwest” conjures all sorts of nostalgia and associations for people from the region. But there are a few elements that create a classic midwestern town, and Michigan’s Mount Pleasant is a prime example. So, what makes this charming little city in the middle of the Great Lakes State so perfectly midwestern? Here are a few reasons that might just convince you to drop by for a visit.
Located in Isabella County, Mt. Pleasant houses approximately 26,000 residents.
The town has all you need to create a quintessential Midwestern experience.
Mt. Pleasant is largely based around Central Michigan University.
This means that crisp fall weekends are full of tailgates and football games — a classic Midwestern experience.
Its downtown area is quaint and unique, featuring all sorts of small businesses.
When you’re in the mood for a drink, Mt. Pleasant won’t disappoint with its variety of hometown bars.
In true Midwestern form, the center of town is only a few minutes’ drive from open fields and farmland. Enjoy the benefits of farming at the city’s farmer’s market.
To experience nature firsthand, take a walk along the Chippewa River and appreciate its beauty in all seasons.
The town embraces and celebrates its history -- the region is still home to a large population of Saginaw Chippewa Indians.
Midwesterners are known for their friendliness, and Mt. Pleasant is no exception to this rule. Expect to be greeted by kind faces throughout the town.
Enjoy a bike ride through town as you admire the tight-knit neighborhoods that surround Central Michigan University.
Mt. Pleasant also houses Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, which draws in thousands of visitors each year for cards, concerts, and special events.
While this classically Midwestern town is typically quite calm, charming, and safe, it’s anything but boring.
So if you’re looking for a weekend getaway in a town that will allow you appreciate everything that makes the Midwest great, look no further than Mt. Pleasant.
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