Grand Traverse Area
Things to Do

Let's see--we have boating, fishing, swimming, golfing--and what else? While here, check out some of the various museums, try ballooning or parasailing, or have fun at one of the adventure parks or indoor water parks. There's such a variety of things to keep you entertained while you're in the Traverse City area! Boredom is never a problem here in Traverse City!

Brick Wheels
736 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 947-4274
A bicycle specialty shop, offering sales, service and rentals.
Carferry Cruises
Crossing Lake Michigan? Take a cruise on the S.S. Badger, the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes. Enjoy a relaxing four-hour, authentic steamship experience, crossing Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The S.S. Badger has the capacity to carry 600 passengers and 180 automobiles vehicles.
City Opera House
106 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49685, (231) 941-8082
Dennos Museum Center
1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 995-1055
East Bay Parasail
1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49685, (231) 929-7272
Grand Traverse Balloons
225 Cross Country Trail, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 947-7433
Grand Traverse Commons
1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, MI 49684
Buildings of the former Northern Michigan Asylum for the mentally ill are being preserved and renovated. Siturated on wooded grounds, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons includes restaurants, retail shops, wineries, brick oven bakery and much more.
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N. US 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 941-3600
Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum
11060 US 31, Williamsburg, MI 49629, (231) 264-5597
Lifesize displays of Indian artifacts and Michigan animals.
Hickory Hills
2000 Randolph St., Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 922-4910
Close to downtown Traverse City, Hickory Hills features hiking trails in the summer and a ski area during the winter. A disc golf course is also located here.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4700 Highway 137, Interlochen, MI 49643, (231) 276-7200
Quality art presentations and concerts as well as being a training camp for young musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists and writers.
Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre
413 Park St., Frankfort, MI 49635, (312) 576-5037
Lucky Jack's Family Fun Center
1705 S. Garfield Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 947-2610
Indoor fun for the whole family includes bowling, arcade, bumper cars and gaming center.
Music House Museum
7377 US 31 North, Acme, MI 49610, (231) 938-9300
A collection of the classic and rare automatic musical instruments used in live performance.
Pirate's Cove Adventure Park
1710 US-31 North, Traverse City, Mi 49686, (231) 938-9699
A miniature golf park with a pirate theme.
Pit Spitters Professional Baseball
333 Stadium Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 943-0100
A professional minor league baseball team which plays its home games at Wuerfel Park, near Chums Corner south of Traverse City.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front St M-72, Empire, MI 49630, (231) 326-5134
A hidden gem no more, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named "The Most Beautiful Place in America" by ABC's Good Morning America. Boasting 35 miles along Lake Michigan, dunes that peak over 400 feet, two islands and 21 inland lakes, this national park brings in over a million visitors every year.
Traverse Bay Parasail
1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 929-7272
Traverse Tall Ship Company- Schooner Manitou
13258 S. West Bay Shore Dr. (M-22), Traverse City, MI 49686, (800) 678-0383
Different specialty cruises of varying lengths are offered during the week aboard the schooner Manitou sailing out of Traverse City.
Vasa Trail
4450 Bartlett Road, Acme, MI 49610, (877) SKI-VASA
Offering a groomed cross country ski course for skating and striding with 3K, 5K, 11K and 25K loops. Beautiful scenery and skiing challenge.

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