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.
#23 Relax at Beal Botanical and Children’s Gardens at MSU
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!
#31 Go back in time and walk through Greenfield Village
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.
#38 Enjoy the fresh produce, flowers, and murals at Eastern Market
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.
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.
#49 Be amazed by the size and awesomeness of the DIA
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!