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Mike is a life-long Michigan resident who has come across some interesting and unusual websites about his home state. Some are about memories, some for current info, some about Made in Michigan, plus more.

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Under the Radar Michigan – PBS television program that features the people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be. You'll find everything featured on the show: locations of the places we’ve been, their addresses and phone numbers. Plus watch full episodes.

Music Fest 4 Vets – lots of bands musicians entertainers come together in Metro Detroit, Michigan to donate performances to support U.S. Veterans in need. Annual variety live entertainment music festival.

Tribute to the Bob-Lo Boats (Bob-Lo Steamers)
History, memborabilia, forum, more. Plus info of Bob-Lo Island and Bob-Lo Amusement Park.

Edgewater Amusement Park
It was THE place to go before Cedar Point got big. Was open 1927 to 1981, in northwest Detroit on 7 Mile Rd just east of Telegraph Rd. click name for details, read/post memories experiences, see pictures (bottom of page). more info

Detroit Memories
All about metro Detroit in the '50s, '60s, and '70s. This site features a section called You Know You're From Detroit If..., plus it has trivia, where we shopped, where we used to eat, locally made stuff, former landmarks, popular celebrities and personalities, Share Your Own Memory, much more. Website also has a bonus section called You Know You're From Michigan If...  facebook

Weird Michigan
Michigan's strange and off-the-wall side. Legends, weird art, relics, ancient mysteries, monsters, hauntings, UFO's and more.

Water Winter Wonderland
“a web site dedicated to preserving the wonderful history of the State of Michigan! Over 4000 attractions featured with over 20,000 photos and thousands of information updates! Movie Theaters, Drive-Ins, Auto Racing, Amusement Parks, Motels, Resorts, Tourist Attractions and much more!”

Michigan Hall of Fame Music Barn
in Delton, MI (southwest Michigan). The Hall of Fame Barn is home to the Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame, Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame, Michigan Professional Draft Horse Pullers Hall of Fame, and the Michigan Tractor Pullers Hall of Fame. “We are open for rental for Weddings, Receptions, Family Reunions, Church Gatherings, etc.”

Pure Michigan
Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site ( This is the ultimate info-packed guide to an amazing amount of attractions, events, destinations, cities, lodging, dining, and sooooo much more.
Another travel site. Find beaches, casinos, activities, tours, parks, forests, green travel, more.

Michigan Festivals & Events Association (a.k.a. MichiganFun) - lets you know about all types of cultural & community events throughout the state.

Net Street - MI Festivals and Net Street - MI Arts & Crafts Shows - for additional events that Pure Michigan and MichiganFun might not list, try these sites.

360 Michigan
VR Journal with panning 360 degree views of various attractions and events in Michigan.

People from Michigan
listed by Wikipedia, includes Famous People from Michigan and other categories.

Michigan in the Civil War 1861 - 1865. soldiers, regimens, gravesites, more.

Detroit Historical Society
Exhibits, tours, collections, programs, learning center, workshops, events and image galleries. about DHS... “To create a shared sense of community and pride by celebrating the history and unique culture of our region, educate and inspire our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region's shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences, to better understand the people, places and events that helped shape our lives.”
“Detroit's place to learn the stories behind the city's historic places and for photographers, historians and others to share their love, images, memories and more about its landmarks. It is a nonprofit Web site where all are encouraged to share their photos and stories. site was founded in June 2011.”

The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
DetroitYES Project. An online guided tour of the contemporary ruins of Detroit accompanied by brief notes which tell the story of the decline of the great city of Detroit in the late 20th Century.

Absolute Michigan - a collection of links, features, news and information about the state of Michigan made better every day by real folks. view & search links, add a link for free.

Inside stories and scoops regarding Detroit politics.

MeL - Michigan eLibrary (MeL). all types of important Michigan information and links.

Popular Destinations and Attractions in Michigan

Woodward Dream Cruise - WDC - over a million people annually go to this World Famous Car Cruise and Automotive Event that takes place just north of Detroit and held on the 3rd Saturday in August.

Michigan's Adventure – Michigan's Largest Amusement Park and Water Park located in lower peninsula, west side of state, north of Muskegon off US 31. Roller Coasters to family rides and Wildwater adventure. seasonal.

Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoological Park, Detroit Zoological Institute) in Royal Oak, MI.

The Henry Ford – Museum, Greenfield Village, IMAX Theatre, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, complex in Dearborn, MI.   facebook

Motown Historical Museum - Hitsville U.S.A. (Motown Museum) in Detroit.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Four-season opportunities... sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, deep forest, hiking, camping, sightseeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, more.

Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn.

Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit.

Detroit Puppet Theatre, PuppetART in Detroit.

Detroit Princess Riverboat - docked on the Detroit River near Hart Plaza.

Detroit Science Center (The New Detroit Science Center) in Detroit.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle in Detroit.

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum in Ann Arbor/Grand Rapids.

Michigan State Capitol and Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing.

Michigan Walk of Fame in Lansing. (established in 2006).

Cool Stuff Made in Michigan

Faygo Pop and Beverages – in Michigan we don't call it soda.

Vernors Ginger Ale (now called Vernors Ginger Soda) – a brand of Dr. Pepper Snapple.

Better Made Potato Chips – made in Detroit.

Sanders candies, fudge toppings, cake - headquarters in Clinton Twp, MI. Sanders is now owned by Morley Candy Makers.

Mackinac Island Fudge – made-from-scratch fudge and other confections.

The Vernors Store – sells Detroit Products... Vernors, Faygo, Sanders, Better Made and Towne Club. located in Madison Heights, MI.

Absopure Water Company – Steam Distilled, Natural Spring, Crystilled. headquarters in Plymouth, MI.

Detroit Popcorn Co. – good selection (shipping available), plus concession equipment & supplies.

Kellogg's Cereal and convenience foods – Kellogg Company world headquarters in Battle Creek, MI.

La-Z-Boy furniture – La-Z-Boy Inc., headquarters in Monroe, MI.

Domino's – world headquarters (Pizza World Resource Center) in Ann Arbor, MI.

Little Caesars Pizza – world headquarters (Ilitch Holdings, Inc.) in Detroit, MI.

Michigan Wines – wineries and vineyards, awards, events, news.

Wolverine – boots, shoes, apparel. headquarters in Rockford, MI.

Avanti Greeting Cards (Avanti Press) – always funny, upbeat, colorful imagery, humorous characters.

Gallery 19 – unique greeting cards, paper tableware, hankies, much more.

Stop & Kiss: A Card Game For Couples - $18.95 + S&H.

Awrey Bakeries, Pastries, Donuts, Breads, Cakes, etc. – in Livonia, MI.  facebook

Wesley Berry Flowers and Gift Baskets (Michigan Delivery) - for all occassions. many locations, ships. headquarters in West Bloomfield, MI.

Michigan Roses – buy directly from growers.

Gayle's Chocolates – handmade in small batches, based in Royal Oak, shipping.

Jet's Pizza – headquarters (corporate offices) in Sterling Heights, MI.

Papa Romano's Pizza

National Coney Island restaurants – corporate headquarters in Roseville, MI.

Tubby's Grilled Submarines.

Pioneer Sugar and Big Chief Sugar – Michigan Sugar Company.

Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association – wines and wineries.

Pewabic Pottery – tile and pottery products in unique glazes, museum, education center.

Clearline Design Fire Suppression Services – Our site is the most comprehensive site full of any information anyone would need to learn more about fire suppression in the state of Michigan.

Additional Multi-State and Worldwide Companies Based in Michigan!

Amway & Alticor – world headquarters in Ada, MI.

Dow – Dow Chemical Company, headquarters in Midland, MI.

Ford – Ford Motor Company, world headquarters in Dearborn, MI.

GM – General Motors Corporation, world headquarters in Detroit, MI.

Whirlpool – Whirlpool Corporation, world headquarters in Benton Harbor, MI.

Delphi – Delphi Corporation, world and north american headquarters in Troy, MI.

Visteon – Visteon Corporation, world and north american headquarters in Van Buren Twp, MI.

Lear – Lear Corporation, automotive supplier, world corporate headquarters in Southfield, MI.

ArvinMeritor – ArvinMeritor, Inc., automotive supplier, world corporate headquarters in Troy, MI.

Meijer – retailer with stores, headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI.

More Resources and Info

Michigan Made Products – large list, many categories at

Michigan Business Directory – free to find a business, list your business.

State of Michigan - – official state government website.

Michigan Lottery – numbers posted for recent drawings, search for drawings results in the past year.

Michigan Secretary of State

Michigan Secretary of State Voter Information, Elections and Results - plus more good stuff

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