Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word mishigami, meaning “large water” or “large lake”.
Explore a century-old covered bridge or ascend a lighthouse tower for a sweeping view of the Great Lakes. Take a spin in a Model T or wander the halls of a 19th-century lumber baron’s mansion. These are the stories of generations of Michiganders.
America’s battles for the Straits of Mackinac come to life through costumed interpreters at Colonial Michilimackinac.Sites like the Upper Peninsula’s Quincy Mine showcase the hardships endured by Michigan miners who fueled the industrial era. And the accomplishments of a nation, from the Wrights’ bicycle shop turned airplane lab to Thomas Edison’s innovative lightbulb and Rosa Parks’ quest for Civil Rights, sit on display at The Henry Ford Museum.