When you stay at Bay Valley Resort & Conference Centre in Bay City, you'll be near the airport and within the vicinity of Saginaw Valley State University and Bay County Community Center. This golf hotel is within the vicinity of Veterans Memorial Park and Buoy 18 Miniature Golf.
Make yourself at home in one of the 145 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Relax and take in golf course views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Practice your swing on the golf course and enjoy other recreational amenities, such as a golf course and an outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and a pool table.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves dinner and brunch, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-in. Planning an event in Bay City? This hotel has 10000 square feet (929 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
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
Long before she was outfitted with a souvenir shop, the USS Edson was a standout ship in the US Navy. Today, she spends her retirement in Bay City, Michigan, as part of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. Visitors can explore her many passages during self-guided tours and special events, all while learning about American history through artifacts and relics. Of course, the ship is an impressive relic in and of itself—read on to learn more about the USS Edson:
Meet the ship: USS Edson
Commissioned: November 7, 1958
About the name: The USS Edson is named in honor of Major General Merritt Austin Edson, and it's one of just a few ships in the US Navy named for a Marine.
Her career: After reaching her homeport in Long Beach, California, in 1959, the Edson spent the next two decades as a valuable member of the US Pacific Fleet.
High honors: During her time in Long Beach, she earned a reputation as a Top Gun ship and with it, the nickname "Destroyer."
Decommissioned: December 15, 1988
Board puzzles and card games are perfect for family outings. Pick some up to ensure all your moments are full of fun.
Your boundaries are unlimited when you are in control of an awesome radio control toy. Take it anywhere you want!
Every parent knows they need to combine fun and education to keep pace with the demands of modern parenting. Toys from here fit the bill by teaching children in a playful way.
A stuffed animal will be loved by any kid. Don't let your child be without one.
No toy chest is complete without an action figure. Pick up one at this store to make sure you have this for your next play date!
Get your hardhat on! Pretend to be a construction worker today with your kiddos and start building with a fun set from this Great Lakes Kite Boarding.
What's that way over there? See for yourself with a pair of top-notch binoculars from Great Lakes Kite Boarding.
You can find parking easily in one of their many available spaces.
Check out the amazing films offered by Bay Cafe in Caseville.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this theater has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this theater.
At Bay Cafe, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
It's about time you finally enjoyed the comfort of your car while watching the movies at this drive-in theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Locals find the time to relax at Port Crescent State Park, an outdoor escape in the middle of Port Austin.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this park has the restaurant just for you.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this park just as much as their parents do.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For a great weekend in the park, bring everyone you know to Port Crescent State Park's park, a favorite for the area.