Things to do in Michigan with kids

The vibrancy of the cities, the energy of the sandy beaches, the magic of the forests and charm of the small towns…all perfect for those family adventures! Michigan is filled with so many fantastic places to visit with kids, your only problem will be time to fit everything in!

The nature within Michigan is some of the most beautiful, and great for kids to explore. Make sure you check out places like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Perhaps get the kids out onto those trails with Horseback Riding at Waterloo Rec!

Adventure and adrenaline is ready to be experienced with attractions like the super cool Laser Edge and the indoor fun of The Lost City, or you can hit the slopes with places like Mt. Brighton Ski Resort! Yep - Michigan has skiing!

Fascinating museums (Like the popular Museum of Natural History!), indoor play for those little ones, animals (ever been to a Deer Ranch?) and thrills and spills for the whole family round off this state with the complete package.

Did we mention The Robot Garage? That’s right, Michigan has ROBOTS!

Now THAT is awesome.

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  • Michigan's Adventure

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    Muskegon

    Michigan's largest amusement park and water park! Great family fun with something for everyone!

  • Nelis Dutch Village

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    Holland

    Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...

  • Full Blast

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    Battle Creek

    Indoor and outdoor water park with 4 big slides, 2 leisure pools and interactive splash play area, plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play area with ...

  • Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

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    Boyne Falls

    Boasting 5 waterslides, zero entry shallows for toddlers, activity pool with wet climbing wall and play structure, lazy river and the full on Splasherhorn Mountain, and loads more besides, all ...

  • Splash Universe

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    Dundee

    Indoor water park featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, huge water play Treehouse area and a family spa!

  • Zehnders Splash Village

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    Frankenmuth

    Waterpark Day Passes Half Day and Full Day Passes available.

  • Warren Community Center Pool

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    Warren

    Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide.

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    Watervliet

    Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.

  • Red Oaks Waterpark

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    Madison Heights

    All round fun family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.

  • Aqua Tots

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    Troy

    Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!

  • Turtle Cove

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    Belleville

    Features include two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.

  • Deer Forest Petting Zoo

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    Coloma

    Deer Forest is an animal petting zoo and fun park. You can feed the deer and other animals up close. It also offers kiddie amusement rides, storybook lane, miniature golf, large playground, ...

  • Garlyn Zoological Park

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    Naubinway

    Features birds and animals from around the world. Grain is available to hand feed many of the animals.

  • John Ball Zoo

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    Grand Rapids

    The John Ball Zoo has over 1100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the United States. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to ...

  • Binder Park Zoo

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    Battle Creek

    Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, ...

  • The Detroit Zoo

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    Royal Oak

    Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in ...

  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    Ann Arbor

    Domino's Petting Farm is conveniently located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about farming and farm animals. Come join us for a fun-filled day. Pet ...

  • Potter Park Zoo

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    Lansing

    The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the ...

  • Wilderness Trails Zoo

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    Birch Run

    Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    Ann Arbor

    A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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    Alto

    Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.

  • Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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    Athens

    A reptile and amphibian rescue zoo, homing and rehabilitating creatures in need in naturalistic habitats for you and your kids to visit in safety.

  • DeYoung Family Zoo

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    Wallace

    Not your normal big city zoo, DeYoung Zoo lets kids experience the natural habitats of the animals, with over 400 from around the world to meet!

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    Lambertville

    A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!

  • Soo Locks Boat Tours

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    Marie

    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. Your boat will travel along the international shoreline of ...

  • Mackinaw Trolley Tours

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    Mackinaw City

    Ride through history on the Mackinaw Trolley as we narrate happenings and events along the way. Fort Michilimackinac area, Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse, Train and Car Ferry Docks, The Mackinac ...

  • The Henry Ford Estate

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    Dearborn

    Return to the world of automotive pioneer Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Estate ~ Fair Lane in Dearborn, Michigan. The Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane includes the residence of Henry and Clara Ford and ...

  • Diamond Jack's River Tours

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    Detroit

    Enjoy two hour cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit River, the world's busiest international waterway. Passengers of all ages discover countless sights rich in history and anecdote during ...

  • Port City Princess

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    Muskegon

    Spend the day floating as you cruise the beautiful Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan!

  • Sanders Candy Factory Tour

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    Clinton Township

    Tasty tours that take you through the history of chocolate and candy, then see it made and TASTE it! Delicious FREE family fun in Michigan

  • State Capitol Building Tours

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    Lansing

    Enjoy tours of this iconic Capitol Building in Lansing, with visits to the House and Senate galleries included. Fascinating!

  • River Town Adventures

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    Lansing

    River adventures with kayak rentals and tours with this Lansing adventures company ready to challenge those active kids!

  • Kokomos Family Fun Center

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    Saginaw

    Kokomo's is the place to go in Saginaw and the Tri-Cities area whether you're celebrating a birthday party, looking for a fun or want somewhere you can take the whole family. We have lots to do ...

  • The Jungle Family Fun Center

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    Petoskey

    Welcome to the ungle Family Fun Center! 18 Holes of Adventure Golf await you in this Northern Michigan Jungle! Make your way past the cascading waterfalls, tropical plants, and an erupting volcano! ...