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Family Fun Michigan Activities for Kids!
Featured Activities for Children in Michigan

Kid's Activities and Fun things to do in Michigan are arranged below by Region.  Click on an area that you will be traveling to:

Southwest Michigan Children's Activities

  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum 

  • Outdoor Discovery Center - The Outdoor Discovery Center is a non-profit outdoor education center located on a 110-acre preserve south of Holland, Michigan in Allegan County. A super fun Michigan activity for kids and adults alike. Hotels in Holland, Michigan

  • Dutch Village - Dutch theme park where a visit is like a trip to the Netherlands without ever leaving the U.S.A. The theme park has recreated life in the Netherlands from 100 years ago, with Dutch architecture, customs, and culture. Hotels in Holland, Michigan

  • Kalamazoo Nature Center - The Kalamazoo Nature Center is recognized as one of the nation's best nature centers. Founded in 1960, the Kalamazoo Michigan Nature Center features a 1,000-acre nature preserve, live birds of prey and other animals on display. Hotels in Kalamazoo

  • Binder Park Zoo - Located in a lush forest, Binder Park Zoo’s animals are in natural exhibits.  For more Michigan Zoo's, click here.

  • Tri-Cities Historical Museum - The local Historical Museum, situated on the banks of the Grand River in the former Grand Trunk Railroad depot, provides a glimpse at the past, a view of Michigan's nautical heritage, and a learning experience for all to enjoy.

Central Michigan Children's Activities

Activities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

  • Garlyn Zoological Park - Featuring black bear, wolves, wallaby, camel, reindeer, whitetail deer, sika deer & more. Natural parklike setting. Gift Shop filled with wildlife related items.

  • Mackinac Seaplane Tours - Boarding a seaplane, you will get a unique perspective with a spectacular eagle's view of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Island, St.Ignace, Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City, Cedarville, Drummond Island, Sault Ste. Maire, Soo Locks, St. Mary's River, Shore Line of Lake Superior, and Tahquamenon Falls.

  • Fort Wilkins Historic Complex - Today, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. Attractions include 19 restored buildings, costumed interpreters, copper mining sites, evening slide programs, camping and picnicking. A Michigan family fun activity.

  • Keweenaw Peninsula - Visit the underwater preserve, paddle down the water trail, or ski and snowmobile in the winter.

  • Mackinac Island Butterfly House - At the Butterfly House you can walk through our garden while 500 - 700 butterflies from all over the world are in flight.

  • Soo Locks Boat Tours - The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. 

  • The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. 

  • Iron County Historical Museum - Upper Michigan's largest outdoor museum Twenty-two buildings including a cultural Center and The Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Art Gallery.

Northwest Michigan Kid's Activities

  • A-Maze-N Mirrors - Enjoy yourself as you wander through this incredible maze of mirrors and glass.

  • Big Bear Adventures - Big Bear Adventures is a fun, family owned business specializing in outdoor recreation. River Trips and Michigan family fun center.

  • Friske Orchards - Friske Orchards features a temperature controlled fruit stand, an Old World Bakery with fresh baked goods daily, the Orchard Cafe, an old-fashioned General Store, the Country House full of crafts, gifts and collectibles, Noah's Ark playground, Barnyard animals from Memorial Day through the end of October and a great outdoor deck overlooking the gardens and orchards in season.

  • Grand Traverse Lighthouse - Tour the restored lighthouse resembling a keeper's home of the 1920's and 30's. Visitors can climb the tower for a spectacular view of Lake Michigan.

  • Michael and Barbara Dennos Museum Center - A regional hub for arts and culture, this dramatic building features three rotating exhibition galleries, a sculpture court, a ""hands-on"" Discovery Gallery, a gallery of Inuit art from the museum’s permanent collection.

  • Mackinaw Trolley Company - Tour with the Mackinaw Trolley- History Tour over the Bridge, Mackinaw Trolley Trail Tour, Lighthouses,Ships & Shipwreck Tour & Fall Color Tour.

  • Michilimackinac Michigan - Founded in 1715, Colonial Michilimackinac is a National Historic Landmark and the gateway to Mackinac State Historic Parks. Explore the colonial fur-trading village and military outpost of the 1700s with your family.

Northeast Michigan Kid's Activities

  • Deer Acres Storybook Amusement Park - Mother Goose theme combined with a children's petting zoo. See all your favorite storybook characters in this family-oriented amusement park. Great family activity if you have younger children.

  • Cheboygan Opera House - This acoustically superb, Victorian theatre has become the focal point for entertainment and the performing arts in the Straits of Mackinaw area and beyond

  • Jesse Besser Museum - As the only accredited museum in the region, it offers changing exhibits, lectures, workshops and classes in art, history and science. 

  • Alcona Park - The 1100 acre park has three miles of shoreline on each side of this trophy fish producing river. 


Southeast Michigan Kid's Activities


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