Things to do in Michigan with kids

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Muskegon
Michigans largest amusement park with many rides. Something for everyone.
Holland
Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...
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 slide.
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 indoors!
Dundee
Indoor water park featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, huge water play Treehouse area and a family spa!
Frankenmuth
Waterpark Day Passes Half Day and Full Day Passes available.
Warren
Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide.
Sterling Heights
Great indoor water park featuring 3 story waterslide, lazy river, vortex, bubble seats and geysers, 2 large whirlpools, a new 2k sq. ft. Interactive Splash Play Park, plus game arcade and sporting opportunities.
Watervliet
Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.
Madison Heights
All round superb 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.
Troy
Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!
Belleville
Features include two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.
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, inflatable jumper, food, picnic area with grills, and ple...
Naubinway
Features birds and animals from around the world. Grain is available to hand feed many of the animals.
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 do with kids in Michigan
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, Overnight Safari, and Zoo Snooze Programs!
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 reintroduction of species throughtout the state.
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 our animals, including our many rare breeds, and e...
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 animal kingdom so that future generations of manki...
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!
Ann Arbor
A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.
Ann Arbor
The Creature Conservancy
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.
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.
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!
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 the lower harbor letting you experience all the sigh...
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 Bridge, Father Marquette\'s Mission and Grave Site at St...
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 his powerhouse consisting of not only his generators...
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 our expertly narrated river tours.
Muskegon
Spend the day floating as you cruise the beautiful Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan!
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 outside, including go-karts, miniature golf, bumper b...
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! Watch out... the alligators may be hungry! The J...
Ann Arbor
Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designe...
Canton
Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designe...
Farmington Hills
The place where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in the Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designed just for them.
Woodhaven
We are an indoor play center for children under 8. 2 storey padded play structure with 14 different obstacles including a zip line, rock wall, and 3 slides! Weekdays are always open play, and we offer private birthdays on the weekends.
Howell
With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!
Belmont
The Blast Factory is an indoor, year round, Private inflatable Party and Play center featuring huge, challenging and interactive inflatables where kids enjoy thousands of square feet of pure energetic fun!
Chelsea
They have awesome slides, a smaller enclosed area for babies and toddlers, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!
Grandville
Indoor play for under 12s with loads of age zoned features from bounce houses and the trolley run to the Foam Forest and beyond!
Lansing Charter Township
Bouncing heaven for 2 to 12 year olds on seven big inflatables that include obstacle courses, slides, bouncers and other fun, clean and colourful features to entertain and exhaust.
Walled Lake
A roaring safari themed indoor fun center with an arcade, bowling, skeeball and birthday parties!
Canton
A super fun indoor trampoline park great for kids to stay active - giving kids the same feeling as flying!
Roseville
Extreme Fun’s Inflatable Play lands are located in the Macomb Mall and Meridian Mall here in Michigan. Extreme Fun Specializes with indoor and outdoor bounce house fun.
Grand Rapids
West Michigan’s largest indoor child entertainment center, where kids can play and parents can relax!
Roseville
Indoor inflatable fun and indoor party center for active and bouncing kids ages 1 - 12!
Westland
Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.
Grand Rapids
Java Gym a locally owned indoor PlayCafé that provides children and their parents a safe place to relax, play and eat. Features include a 4-level of soft play structure, a toddler area, wi-fi, 3 birthday party rooms, gourmet coffee, and great food.
Southfield
offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.
East lansing
PLAY is modern, eco-friendly, indoor playground and party center for young children. It's safe, clean, climate controlled, and fun! PLAY was built for kids, designed for grown-ups.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Michigan with kids

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Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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The Detroit Zoo

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Isle Royale National Park

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The Robot Garage

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Keweenaw National Historical Park

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Great Escape

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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The Ypsilanti Putterz

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Mount Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Fun places to visit in Michigan with kids

Michigan is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Michigan's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Michigan with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Michigan

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Michigan - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in MI