Michigan is a unique topographical phenomenon. Lake Michigan, Superior and Huron- together called The Great Lakes- and sprawling forest land define the grand state of Michigan. The state is actually composed of two peninsulas, separated by great expanses of water, making for two landforms- each with their own history and plethora of natural wonders to observe and experience. These are the Upper and Lower Peninsula, two halves of a whole.
The Upper Peninsula's geographic isolation and unique terrain make it historically significant and vastly different from the population and political centre of affairs that is the Lower Peninsula. Michigan's natural sites are expansive with the state having one of the longest shorelines in the country and several islands, each offering a unique glimpse into the history of the state.
Lake Michigan offers some of the best water-based tours in the country with view aplenty while Mackinac Island is culturally significant among locals for being the bridge between the two peninsulas of Michigan. The Beaver and Manitou Islands are tourist favourite spots to enjoy an agrarian escape. The state isn't just a nature lover's paradise with its coveted seaboard- it's an economic haven- rich with the history of the automobile industry.
The state marked the beginnings of Henry Ford's automobile empire and as a result, Michigan remains an economically symbolic powerhouse. Enthusiasts and historians frequent 'The Henry Ford' - a collection of attractions in the historic Greenfield Village dedicated to the life and work of the auto legend. Michigan's largest city, Detroit, is also a haven for the arts and is widely known for its momentous contributions to music. The city houses several famous structures dedicated to the performing arts, including the Institute of Arts and the Detroit Opera House.
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