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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Dow Gardens is truly a garden for all seasons and is open all year. The gardens were developed in 1899 by Herbert H. Dow,... more » Owner description: Dow Gardens is truly a garden for all seasons and is open all year. The gardens were developed in 1899 by Herbert H. Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company. They include massed plantings of annuals and perennials, a system of ponds, and collections of flowering crabapples, roses, viburnums, and rhododendrons. More than 20,000 tulip and daffodil bulbs are planted in the fall for spring blooms.Famed architect, Alden B. Dow, son of Herbert, added many architectural elements to the gardens. He believed as did his father that the entire beauty of the garden should never be revealed in a single glance. A walk along streamside reveals a curving pathway bordered by lush annuals and a stream, leading to an historic red bridge which takes you to the conservatory.Other attractions include the award winning Children’s Garden, a maze, and a rockery of dwarf evergreens near the entrance. Special events include the annual Christmas Walk, concerts in the gardens, butterflies in the conservatory, outdoor movies, and tours of the estate home. « less
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The Tridge is a pleasant, photogenic, three-span (three-legged), river-crossing bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Tridge provides access to parkland. If your back is... more »

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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Theaters; Cultural
Owner description: Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films, camps, classes and professional world-class... more » Owner description: Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films, camps, classes and professional world-class entertainers all live under one roof! This is Midland Center for the Arts, a beautiful landmark facility where people of all ages are invited to create as well as appreciate and explore these many areas of interest. With two performance venues, two museums, art studios, lecture halls, a historical campus and more, Midland Center for the Arts is unique among arts centers: it encourages participation in as well as appreciation for art, music, science and history. Located in Midland, Michigan, Midland Center for the Arts is just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, enjoys handy access to US-10 and M-20, and offers convenient amenities to make your visit a pleasure. « less
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Midland
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Midland
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