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Things to do in Grand Traverse County

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State Theatre (Traverse City)
Ranked #1 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #2 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Hiking Trails; Biking Trails
Owner description: System comprised of four trails for hikers, bikers and in-line skaters: Vasa Pathway, Boardman Trail, Leelanau Trail and the... more » Owner description: System comprised of four trails for hikers, bikers and in-line skaters: Vasa Pathway, Boardman Trail, Leelanau Trail and the TART Trail. « less
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Ranked #3 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Libraries
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Suttons Bay (Traverse City)
Ranked #4 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
An area of upscale shopping along a scenic route.
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Front Street (Traverse City)
Ranked #5 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #6 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Concerts

Interlochen Center for the Arts is a world-famous arts education institution that was founded in 1928 by Dr. Joseph E. Maddy as the National Music Camp (later renamed Interlochen... more »

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Clinch Park (Traverse City)
Ranked #7 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #8 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents... more » Owner description: The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents one of the most unique music museums in America. Ninety-minute tours demonstrate fully-restored mechanical instruments dating from 1870 to 1930.Guest will also see Models of buildings from Traverse City 1930’s era. Music boxes of all sizes, a mechanical street organ, one of largest dance organs built in Belgium in 1922 , Weber Duo-Art reproducing grand piano,1924 Wurlitzer theater organ used to accompany silent films. « less
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Ranked #9 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Golf Courses
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Dennos Museum Center (Traverse City)
Ranked #10 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits... more » Owner description: Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and sciences. The museum holds and exhibits one of the largest and most historically complete collections of stone sculpture, prints and drawings by the Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic, in the United States. Its hands-on Discover Gallery features interactive engagement with the arts and sciences. The museum produces a concert series of blues, jazz and world music and other entertainment forms each year from September to May in the center’s 367 seat Milliken Auditorium and hosts performances by other community groups throughout the year. « less
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Traverse City Beach Bums (Traverse City)
Ranked #11 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
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LochenHeath Golf Club (Williamsburg)
Ranked #12 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Golf, invented in Scotland, Perfected in Traverse City. Even in northern Michigan – the Midwest’s golf capital –... more » Owner description: Golf, invented in Scotland, Perfected in Traverse City. Even in northern Michigan – the Midwest’s golf capital – LochenHeath Golf Club stands out. Rated by Golf Magazine and Golfweek as a Top Public Course You Can Play, the challenging 7,239-yard course, only minutes from downtown Traverse City, is a shot-maker’s dream. The Scottish links-style design is one of very few in northern Michigan and features rolling terrain, wide open fairways and deep, well-placed bunkers. Many holes offer sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay. Beyond golf, LochenHeath has an outstanding restaurant, a well-stocked pro shop, and an attentive staff that’s eager to please. We are transitioning to a fully private club but invite outside play during this transition. For the perfect golf experience, please call to reserve your tee time. « less
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Bijou by the Bay Movie (Traverse City)
Ranked #13 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
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Mission Point Lighthouse (Traverse City)
Ranked #14 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
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City Opera House (Traverse City)
Ranked #15 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Operas
Owner description: Traverse City's City Opera House is a non-profit destination attraction for quality arts and cultural entertainment, public... more » Owner description: Traverse City's City Opera House is a non-profit destination attraction for quality arts and cultural entertainment, public and private gatherings and educational programming, located in the heart of downtown, on Front Street, in Traverse City, MI. City Opera House's versatile design allows the venue to function as a state-of-the-art 700-seat theater while providing the flexibility to clear the main floor of seating for large gatherings. Enjoy a performance! Unparalleled Victorian charm, superior acoustic quality, and an accessible location all add up to a unique public environment in the heart of downtown Traverse City. City Opera House is an ideal multi- season venue for weddings, corporate events, private events and more. Host your event! City Opera House is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday 10 am - 5pm EST. Come take a look! About the City Opera House The City Opera House is one of six historically intact Victorian opera houses in Michigan and boasts a rich history as a cornerstone of culture in the Grand Traverse region. Since opening its doors in 1891, this elegant historic theater has hosted everything from plays, concerts and operettas, to gala balls, social functions, community festivals and celebrations. The "Grand Old Lady," as she is lovingly known, has served as a community gathering space for more than a century. The City Opera House was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Soon after, a committed group of inspired citizens led efforts to faithfully restore this cultural gem to its former grandeur and preserve it for generations to come. Its dramatic barrel vault ceiling, fresco paintings, gold leaf accents and Victorian styling offer residents and visitors a vibrant, one-of-a-kind venue for a diverse array of events. In 1891, three Traverse City businessmen - Anton Bartak, Frank Votruba, and Charles Wilhelm - had a vision: Build a community gathering place in the heart of downtown that would serve as a vibrant venue to cultivate continued growth and prosperity of the region. Continuing the mission of these visionaries, City Opera House is focusing on three areas to preserve this community treasure: 1. Performing Arts Series presented in a professionally equipped facility 2. Community Event Space with historic charm and unparalleled service 3. Youth Arts Education Programs that inspire creative thinking and self-confidence « less
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Long Lake (Traverse City)
Ranked #16 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #17 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
This reserve, famous for its diversity of plant and animal species, offers guided hikes with various educational themes.
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Traverse City State Park (Traverse City)
Ranked #18 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Beaches; State Parks
Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
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Ranked #19 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #20 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Historic Sites; Malls
Owner description: Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries, and more...lots to look at, including tons of... more » Owner description: Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries, and more...lots to look at, including tons of trails to walk, bike, ski, etc. « less
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Lighthouse Park (Old Mission)
Ranked #21 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Lighthouses; Parks
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Haserol Beach (Traverse City)
Ranked #22 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Beaches
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Jacob's Corn Maze (Traverse City)
Ranked #23 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Farms
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Ranked #24 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Specialty Museums
Hands-on interactive creative play. Water Table, Light House, Freighter and more...
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Wuerfel Park (Traverse City)
Ranked #25 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Parks
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Mt. Holiday Ski Resort (Traverse City)
Ranked #26 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
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Ranked #27 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: One of the Midwest's premier golf destinations, Grand Traverse's lush location has three distinct championship courses: the... more » Owner description: One of the Midwest's premier golf destinations, Grand Traverse's lush location has three distinct championship courses: the original Spruce Run, the Gary Player-designed Wolverine and The Bear, named for its illustrious architect, Jack Nicklaus. « less
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Bay Meadows Golf Course (Traverse City)
Ranked #28 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Golf layout features two nine-hole courses in addition to a full-service learning facility, driving range, and putting... more » Owner description: Golf layout features two nine-hole courses in addition to a full-service learning facility, driving range, and putting greens, which are all aimed to attract families, juniors, women and seniors. « less
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Bryant Park (Traverse City)
Ranked #29 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
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Lake Michigan Shoreline (Traverse City)
Ranked #30 of 46 attractions in Grand Traverse County
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