Family Vacations in Michigan
If you’re trying to find new ways to have fun on your next family vacation in Michigan, then take into consideration Michigan’s great roadside attractions. Michigan is filled with many random awe-filled wonders that are sure to bring a laugh and good time to your family. Pull over and enjoy the history and fun of these attractions or even create your own historical significance of said attraction.
Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines is one of the largest state parks in the Lower Peninsula. Featuring a 49-acre forest of old growth pines, this park is a great spot to go and enjoy the nature and scenes that Michigan has to offer. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the forest every year to learn the history and story behind these pines. Spend the day in the forest and end it with a relaxing night at our Grayling Jellystone Park™!
Also located near our northern Michigan RV Park of Grayling, just down the US-23, is the Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo. This site is a very intriguing blend of Christianity and prehistoric beasts, but contrary to the name of the site, this zoo has no living prehistoric creatures. This 40 acre walk through was started in the 1930’s and the dinosaurs and caveman were all handcrafted by a man named Paul N Domke Sr. who also designed a nearby Paul Bunyan Statue. Appropriately located in the middle of a swampy forest, this roadside treasure is one you surely shouldn’t miss.
World’s Largest Christmas Store
Covering over 27 acres, the World’s Largest Christmas Store is located within walking distance of our Frankenmuth Jellystone Park. This store is the size of one and a half football fields and is open all year long to keep you in the spirit of Christmas! Whether you are buying your decorations for December or just want to look around, this store can keep you entertained for hours. When people ask where you got your Christmas decorations, you can say “The World’s Largest Christmas Store!”
If your family likes thrills, then this will be a must-stop on your trip! Just a quick drive from our Silver Lake Jellystone Park, spend the day riding roller coasters, waterslides, and more. It’s a great stop for all ages and is a guaranteed good time before coming back and enjoying a night around the bonfire!
You’re on vacation, why not enjoy all that Michigan has to offer? Take some time to enjoy the roadside attractions that have always struck your curiosity anyways!