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Things to do in Traverse City

 

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State Theatre
Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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 #4 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
An area of upscale shopping along a scenic route.
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Ranked #6 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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 #8 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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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Ranked #9 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #12 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Specialty Museums
Hands-on interactive creative play. Water Table, Light House, Freighter and more...
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Ranked #13 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Farms
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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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Ranked #15 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Parks
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Ranked #16 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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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Ranked #17 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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Ranked #18 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #19 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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Ranked #20 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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Ranked #21 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #22 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #23 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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Ranked #25 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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Ranked #26 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
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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Ranked #27 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Golf Courses
One of Michigan's oldest public courses, this 18-hole layout offers golfers at all skill levels a challenging game.
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Ranked #28 of 31 attractions in Traverse City
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Cross-country Ski Areas; Biking Trails
Owner description: Timber Ridge Resort features over 5K of its own groomed trails and borders the Pere Marquette State Forest, featuring the... more » Owner description: Timber Ridge Resort features over 5K of its own groomed trails and borders the Pere Marquette State Forest, featuring the Vasa trail system. Over 60 kilometers of gorgeously wooded paths offer some of the best mountain biking in Northern Michigan. Enjoy superb cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Timber Ridge's groomed and lighted trails and adjacent Vasa trail system, featuring 60 kilometers of challenging, moderate and easy trails. Heated lodge with fireplace, showers and restrooms. Outdoor fireplace. « less
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
This 52-acre preserve offers a mile-long hiking trail with lots of nature to observe along the way.
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