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Wheelin’ Around Motown & Southern Michigan
The Great Lakes region is known for its musical heritage and Michigan is no different. It is the home of the Motown sound, and the museum is open and ready for you to learn all about the history of this unique music which took the world by storm in the 1960s and 70s.
- 5 days/4 nights
- 302 miles / 483 km
Stages of the trip
Spend the day at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, the Nation’s largest indoor-outdoor museum complex. This evening visit the Historic Greektown District for a great meal and evening entertainment.
Suggested overnight at Detroit, Michigan
This morning drive to Port Huron and tour the Museum of Arts and History with its exhibits of Native American artwork, marine lore and natural history.
59 miles / 94 km
Suggested overnight at Port Huron, Michigan
Drive through harbor villages along the north shore of Lake Huron to Midland. Along the way, stop at the Sanilac Petroglyphs and Saginaw Bay, a port for Great Lakes freighters.
127 miles / 203 km
Suggested overnight at Midland, Michigan
Visit the 60-acre Dow Gardens before arriving in Frankenmuth, a German community known for its Bavarian architecture. No matter the time of year, you’ll find decorations and ormaments to put you in the holiday spirit at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.
34 miles / 54 km
Suggested overnight at Frankenmuth, Michigan
Return back to Detroit, stopping at Great Lakes Crossing Mall, before departing for home.