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#34 Munch on some hotdogs from Pronto Pups

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#34 Munch on some hotdogs from Pronto Pups

Region: Southwest

Location: Grand Haven

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience at one of Grand Haven’s food staples. Pronto Pups is simple: they serve fantastic hot dogs on a stick to visitors young and old at their vintage stand, running since 1947.

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#16 Devour a pizza and enjoy the views at Silver Beach Pizza in St. Joe

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#16 Devour a pizza and enjoy the views at Silver Beach Pizza in St. Joe

Region: Southwest

Location: St. Joseph

The locals say it’s the best pizza around and the views are some of the best in town. Enjoy Lake Michigan and the unique pizza before heading down to the beach and sticking your toes in.

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#23 Relax at Beal Botanical and Children’s Gardens at MSU

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#23 Relax at Beal Botanical and Children’s Gardens at MSU

Region: Mid-Michigan

Location: East Lansing

The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden is an outdoor laboratory for the study and appreciation of plants. The garden, established in 1873 by William James Beal, is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the U.S. The Children’s Garden on MSU’s south campus is filled with whimsy and cute interactives, and is a perfect place to afternoon in East Lansing!

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#31 Go back in time and walk through Greenfield Village

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#31 Go back in time and walk through Greenfield Village

Region: Southeast

Location: Dearborn

Take a journey back in time at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. Watch the glass blowing demonstrations (great for kids), 19th century lawn games, explore the grounds of authentic historic buildings, and immerse yourself in this living history experience.

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#38 Enjoy the fresh produce, flowers, and murals at Eastern Market

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#38 Enjoy the fresh produce, flowers, and murals at Eastern Market

Region: Southeast

Location: Detroit

There’s nothing better than Eastern Market in the summer if you’re in Detroit. Browse the pavilions and vendors, grab a bite to eat, smell the flowers, and check out the street performers and murals near by.

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#40 Collect Leland Blue stones at Vans Beach in Leland

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#40 Collect Leland Blue stones at Vans Beach in Leland

Region: Northern, West

Location: Leland

Leland Blue Stones are found on Leland beach and are used by locals for jewelry and decorations. Spend the day splashing in the water and combing the picture-perfect beach for these hidden gems.

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#44 Adventure in Dinosaur Gardens

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#44 Adventure in Dinosaur Gardens

Region: Northern

Location: Alpena County

If you haven’t been to Dinosaur Gardens, you truly must go. It’s a thrilling explorative adventure as you walk past enormous life-like creatures and see what life was like when dinosaurs walked Michigan. There’s more than just dinosaurs though— enjoy putt-putt golf, miners sluices, fossil digs, frozen yogurt bars, and dinosaur-themed gift shops.

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#49 Be amazed by the size and awesomeness of the DIA

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#49 Be amazed by the size and awesomeness of the DIA

Region: Southeast

Location: Detroit

With the majesty of the ancient structure of Athens and Rome and spaciousness diversity in it’s displays, the Detroit Institute of Art is a must-do for any Michigander in Detroit looking for a hot day activity. Roam the many galleries and rooms and find your favorite pieces of art or architecture!

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2016: #19 Enjoy a family fun or date night at a Drive-In Theater

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#19 Enjoy a family fun or date night at a Drive-In Theater

Region: All Over!

Location: Michigan

Michigan has several Drive-In movie theaters throughout the state. You can find a few of our favorites listed in our article, “Ask a Michigander: Where can I take my girlfriend on a date to a drive-in movie?”, and Pure Michigan’s Six Places to Catch a Drive-In Movie in Michigan.

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