Michigan Travel Guide

Walk the school’s central campus to admire the mid-1800s architecture.

Choose from handmade truffles—from dark chocolate to vanilla rose.

The shrine overlooks L’Anse Bay and the Keweenaw Peninsula. Tepees mark the turnoff to the hilltop monument: a 35-foot-tall brass sculpture of Bishop Frederic Baraga, a 19th-century Slovenian priest who established missions throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

With a Vegas-esque level of luxury, complete with plasma TV’s in bathroom mirrors, the MGM Grand is a rare find in the Motor City. When this $800 million property opened in October 2007, most of the focus was on the glitzy 100,000-square-foot casino and roster of celebrity chef-run restaurants.

In 1986, to make a statement about poverty and despair—and hopefully to chase off drug dealers—artist Tyree Guyton began painting whimsically colorful dots on deserted buildings and creating sculptures out of abandoned cars and castaway material on the street where he lived.

The sort of store bibliophiles dream about is housed in an old glove factory in the shadow of historic Corktown. Row after row of books—more than a million in total—fill four hardwood-floor levels permeated with that wonderful, slightly musty smell of old paper.

The local hangout is the spot for drinks, karaoke, and live music.

It’s a time-honored tradition to explore the island by bike. Rent one here.

Choose from 52 varieties, including white chocolate almond.

This scenic byway leads to a summit of 735 feet with endless views of the jagged cliffs above Lake Superior.