Sightseeing in Bay City

Stay in a Campsite, Rustic Cottage, or Sunshine Lodge at Waldenwoods (Up to 62% Off)

Waldenwoods

Hartland

$130 $50

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Get away from it all with a two-night stay at a campsite or comfortable cottage or lodge room at campgrounds near the beach

Introductory Flight Lesson with Option for Ride-Along Passenger from Flight 101 (Up to 46% Off)

Flight 101

Waterford

$200 $109

Beginner's lesson covers taxi operations, radio communications & bank turns while contributing toward future flight certification

Annual Individual or Family Membership to R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (Up to 49% Off)

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The Stadium District

$25 $13

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More than 50 vehicles built from 1886 through 2003 celebrate the legacy and innovation of R.E. Olds

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Old Town

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$40 for Michigan Kids Fest and a Meal for Two Kids and Two Adults ($73.50 Value)

Michigan Kids Fest

Lake Orion

$73.50 $40

Kids and parents enjoy a hay maze, bounce house, games, music, and face painting; hot dogs, chips, and drinks included

Discovery Flight for One or Two at A&R Aviation (Up to 55% Off)

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

$284 $139

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

$16 $8

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Current exhibits include display of Warhol's record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

Two or Five Admissions to Holocaust Memorial Center (Up to 55% Off)

Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

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Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

Single-Attraction or Passport Admission for Two or Four at Port Huron Museum (50% Off)

Port Huron Museum

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Visitors explore Port Huron's historical sights such as the Carnegie Center, Thomas Edison Depot, and Huron Lightship

Two Adult Admissions or Family Admission at Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

$27 for a Self-Guided Segway Tour with Seg Adventures in Plymouth ($50 Value)

Seg Adventures

Plymouth

$50 $27

60-minute self-guided tour gives guests the chance to explore Plymouth's sites and sounds at their leisure

$12 for a Family Zoo Outing for Four at World of Discovery Reptile Zoo (Up to $24 Value)

World of Discovery Reptile Zoo

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

Distillery Tour with Commemorative Shot Glasses for Two, Four, or Eight at Ugly Dog Distillery (Up to 52% Off)

Ugly Dog Distillery

Chelsea

$20 $11

Tours illuminate the copper workshop of a local master distiller as he makes traditional and bacon-flavored vodka, rum, and gin

$25 for Entry to Detroit Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, September 28 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Hard Rock Cafe

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Membership for One, Two, or a Family of Four to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Up to 51% Off)

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

University

$50 $30

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With their membership perks, art lovers savor striking contemporary art, along with lectures, films, and educational children's activities

$32 for a One-Year Ambassador Level Membership to Detroit Historical Museum ($65 Value)

Detroit Historical Museum

Midtown

$65 $32

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History-museum membership includes access to online artifact database, discounted gift-shop purchases, and free museum parking

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Chances are you've seen Marshall M. Fredericks' work and didn't even know it. Over the course of 70 years (1928-1998), Fredericks was commissioned to create enormous lifelike sculptures in public spaces across the country, including The Expanding Universe Fountain in Washington, DC and The Spirit of Detroit. His works were often lighthearted and whimsical, always imbued with a humanist spirit, but never lacking in gravitas. This museum on the Saginaw Valley State University campus is just a sampling of his vast repertoire, including a newly added sculpture garden with botanicals to complement and contrast the sculptures, including Fredericks' Night and Day fountain.

  • Size: 2,400+ pieces of the artist's work
  • Eye Catcher: the main exhibit gallery, where more than 200 of Fredericks' plaster models and bronze cast models are exhibited
  • Permanent Mainstay: in 2014, the museum dedicated the Jo Anne and Donald Petersen Sculpture Garden with botanical beds, winding walkways, and numerous bronze sculptures, including the Night and Day Fountain
  • Don't Miss: the Sculptor's Studio, a permanent installation of the tools, molds, and models that were used in Fredericks? Royal Oak studio, including the plaster and clay models of British Poet Lord Byron, Fredericks? last completed bronze
  • While You?re in the Neighborhood: many of the artist's sculptures have been installed around the Saginaw Valley State University Campus, including Leaping Gazelle and Black Elk Homage to the Great Spirit, Fredericks' last commissioned piece
7400 Bay Rd
Saginaw,
MI
US

Saginaw Art Museum gathers both contemporary and classic art in a brick-clad Gregorian Revival mansion that itself is a historical treasure. Originally designed in 1903 by Charles Adams Platt as the Ring family home, the building’s exquisite interior includes dark butternut wood paneling and decorative moldings. Filling the rooms is the museum’s permanent collection of paintings, prints, textiles, and sculptures from American, European, and Asian artists; African artifacts and masks; Native American art; and American and Mexican folk art. A library complements the art collection with more than 1,200 books and periodicals discussing art, as well as Leonardo da Vinci's handmade comic book depicting him as a superhero.

A roster of ever-changing current exhibitions includes showcases of forged metal sculptures, contemporary nature paintings, and the recurring Art in the Heart of the City's ART 4 ALL Exhibitions, which showcase works by local Michigan artists. Visitors peruse temporary exhibits in the exhibition wing gallery, an ultramodern glass-covered hall, or teach flowering plants how to spell “Matisse” in a formal outdoors garden.

To continue arts education outside the gallery, staffers organize themed art history and technique classes for all ages, as well as docent-led tours. They also helm the interactive Visionarea, a gallery space where children delve into art-making, science experiments, and the works of famous artists.

1126 N Michigan Ave
Saginaw,
MI
US

Since 1928, the Flint Institute of the Arts (FIA) has chronicled the cultural history of the city and today continues to influence its rebirth. In that time, the museum has been designated as a National Treasure by the President's Committee on the Arts in 2002 and received the Governor's Award for Arts and Cultural Organization in 2007. As a world-class cultural institution, the FIA draws over 120,000 visitors a year to an array of exhibitions, film screening, lectures, educational outreach programs, and family events that enlighten art lovers and celebrate Flint's diversity. Within the FIA's 150,000 square feet of space, stunning gallleries of over 8,000 objects, including sculptures, paintings, and artifacts, tell the story of Flint's past and future. Its libraries and art school prepare the next generation of artists. The FIA also features a video gallery, a cafe and gift shop, a great hall for large events, and a theater for films and lectures.

1120 E Kearsley St
Flint,
MI
US

The boundaries of children's imaginations expand like a sun on the horizon at the Flint Children's Museum, a creative learning space with more than 40 exhibits. The show-stopping stations are designed to engage tykes of every learning type, whether they figure out their world by experimenting, watching, hearing, or even climbing. At the Discovery Zone, kids explore environments such as the rainforest or outer space by scampering about kid-sized replicas. They get a lesson in cause and effect at the "How Things Work" section by building bridges, and try their green thumbs at urban horticulture in the Sproutside outdoor learning area. While older kids cavort about, their toddling counterparts, ages three and under, can head to the cozy Tot Spot to play with age-appropriate toys.

1602 University Ave
Flint,
MI
US

From art restoration to custom-made frames and gift-able artwork, the framing artisans at Framer's Edge and Gallery consider it all their expertise. Fabricating frames on-site, technicians draw from a collection of more than 5,000 mold samples to create fully customized dwellings for works of art and exceptional report cards. Additionally, the gallery hangs works from local artists and photographers available for purchase, as well as jewelry, pottery, and blown glass.

1856 W Grand River Ave
Okemos,
MI
US

Ransom Eli Olds was certainly one of Lansing's most prolific citizens. The inventor, entrepreneur, and financier helped revolutionize the automobile industry, specifically through the two companies he founded in the area: Olds Motor Works in 1897 and REO Motor Car Company in 1904.

  • Size: the museum's collection holds more than 50 vehicles and thousands of automotive relics
  • Oldest Vehicle: the 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage?Olds's first horseless carriage, this three-wheeled vehicle ran on gasoline and dreams
  • Most Modern: the 2003 Cadillac CTS
  • Eye Catcher: the Oldsmobile '88', a bright blue stencil-covered stock car that won 22 of 37 races in 1953
  • Don't Miss: the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the first high-production automobile
  • Pro Tip: cars rotate in and out of displays; call ahead if you're interested in a specific vehicle
240 Museum Dr.
Lansing,
MI
US