Posted Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:46 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond
Michigan's Adventure was named the "attraction of the year" by Travel Michigan and the Michigan Hotel, Motel & Resort Association. The statewide honor by Michigan's tourism promotion agency was part of the Stars of Industry Awards handed out Tuesday night in Traverse City. The award dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort closed the two-day annual Michigan tourism conference.
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~Rob "Michigan still stinks" Willi
Let's see, Michigan tourist attractions:
- Sand Dune rides along Lake Michigan.
- Mackinac Island.
- A couple indoor waterparks.
- Traverse City.
- A couple small attractions across the state.
- And of course, Michigan's Adventure (the states only amusement park and largest waterpark)
To me it's a no brainer. And it is also a sign that Michigan has very few non (camping/boating) attractions.
By the way, the scrambler is being moved next to shivering timbers, and there IS going to be a path connecting the path by falling star and the mouse.
Pictures of it can be seen here...
I don't know why you love bashing everything Michigan's Adventure and Michigan so much. Yes it is an honor that the park was given the recognition. Michigan has many great attractions. So what if many of those attractions are made by God himself. I love traveling through Michigan and I find Michigan's Adventure to be a nice park that the whole family can enjoy. You don't see me going around bashing every park out there. You also don't see Coasterkid200 bashing every place and everybody. He is just a kid that is excited about his home park and its potential (which is has plenty of). Besides, if Michigan's Adventure getting this award is such a no brainer, why did it take this many years before it received it.
You guys are 18, 24, and 47 by my calculations. Maybe it is time that you grew up.
I would never bash the state I live in. But as a teenager living in Metro Detroit, there's NOTHING to do, but go to the mall or smoke crack (< Not that I do, but take a look at our public schools). Especially during this time of year.
The park really deserved this honor. There's a lot of great tourist attractions in the state, and for the park to get this really means a lot to them.
You forgot to mention the Soo Locks in your list above, and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. And of course, when I was a teen we had Boblo Island (Back then, Michigan's Adventure was known as Deer Park) and Edgewater Park.
Michigan depends upon it's tourism and it's greatest assets are the Great Lakes, inland lakes and the rivers. Fishing, camping, hiking, fall color tours...maybe they aren't your cup of tea. But there is plenty to do besides go to the mall or smoke crack.
The problem is a lack of responsible parenting.
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