All Things Michigan

Since we live in the state of Michigan, we have visited many different family friendly Michigan vacations spots, hosted many different Michigan event giveaways, and done many different reviews of great family friendly Michigan vacations.

Michigan Family Friendly Destinations

Here is the master list of all of our trips, shows, reviews, and vacations at some beautiful and fun places around the state of Michigan.

Michigan Zoo’s, Museums, and Nature Centers

We have visited a couple different zoo’s in MI, John Ball Zoo is our local zoo. They are a smaller zoo that is always adding new exhibits, it currently takes about 3-4 hours to get through this zoo.

Binder Park Zoo is located in Battle Creek, MI. This is a very large zoo that takes about the entire day to get through. They have a wild Africa area that the kids can feed Giraffes.

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum offers any great things for smaller children to do, we usually visit once a year. At least as long as we have little kids.

Blanford Nature Center used to be a regular visit for our family. At least until 2013 when they started charging admission, now the cost is really to high for us to visit more then maybe once a year.

Outdoor Discovery center is one of our all time favorite destinations. They have covered pavilions with modern clean bathrooms. Next to the pavilions is a kids sensory garden with mini cabins for kids to play in as well as giant sand pits, slides built into the landscape, and more. They have many different paths for the kids to explore nature with multiple ponds and even have a catch and release fishing pond. There is NO charge to get in which is why this is one of our all time favorites!

Michigan Fall Family Destinations

There is many different fun fall destinations to visit in Michigan. Vineyard Family farms offers a great place in southwest lower Michigan, and Klackle Orchard offers another wonderful place for families north of Grand Rapids.

Fredrick Meijer Garden’s

Fredrick Meijer Garden’s is a wonderful family friendly destination in Grand Rapids, MI. Each year they host one of the biggest traveling butterfly exhibits in the world that is a one of a kind experience. We attend the butterflies every year as a family. They also have a children’s garden with edible plants, water exhibits for kids to play in, nature paths to walk, and an outside art museum. Every year we purchase a family membership and visit regularly.

Grand Rapids Local Venue’s For Families

 

Misc Michigan Family Friendly Destinations

Michigan’s Adventure is a great place in Michigan to spend the day with kids. They have a giant amusement park with huge coasters and a water park as well.

Day Out With Thomas is currently an event we attend every year.It is the best event to attend for any Thomas The Train lovers, they have lots of fun activities for kids to do that is included with your admission. You get to ride on Thomas The Train as well!

Last year was the first year we attended National Train day at the local Grand Rapids Amtrak station.

Michigan has many beaches, to the west we have Lake Michigan to the east Lake Huron and many smaller lakes in between. I have shared a few beaches that we regularly visit though out the year, but there are many great ones to visit.

In the city we live in in Michigan they have a public work’s open house each year. They have all the “mighty machines” for the kids to climb into as well as a hot do picnic dinner for everyone. Even better it is a completely free event!

Attending the Biggest volunteer art festival in the country is a yearly family tradition. We stop at different booths to make art with the kids and each get some delicious food to eat from around the world.

Every 2 years Lego Kidsfest comes back to Novi, Michigan. We have been blessed to help promote this event by giving away tickets as well as get tickets for our family. This event is great for all LEGO lovers as it has something for everyone!

 

UP Michigan Family Friendly Destinations

The upper peninsula of Michigan is a simply amazing place. There is tons of natural wildlife few cities and many beautiful places to visit as a family.

When we stay up in the UP we stay at the Halfway Lake Resort, a family friendly private resort on a lake with almost no other people around. It is in the center of most of the great places located in the UP, they offer full cabins with almost all amenities.

 

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