Area Attraction

Traverse City "The cherry capital of the world

Traverse City, Michigan is known as the cherry capital of the world. For over 100 years, the Grand Traverse region of the state has blossomed with the delicious fruit to such an extent that its largest city. Michigan’s cherry production is about 250 million pounds, and represents about 75% of the tart cherries and 20% of the sweet cherries grown annually in the United States.

Turtle Creek Casino

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel offers the perfect northern Michigan getaway with a 56,000-square-foot casino floor, and endless dining options, from a high-end steakhouse to a casual buffet. Explore Traverse City by day, and then play the night away at northern Michigan’s most popular casino.

GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

The purpose of the GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo is to create an attraction that would provide the community education and a fun place to take kids to learn about the wonders of butterflies and their bug relatives.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. It is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third-largest by surface area.

Music House Museum

The Music House Museum has a collection of restored antique musical instruments, early radios, and recordings. In 1985 the 1924 Wurlitzer organ from Detroit’s Cinderella Theater was added to the museum. 1924 Wurlitzers Theatre Organ; marveling at the majestic sound of the 18’ tall, 32’ wide 1922 Mortier Dance Hall Organ and so much more.  

Yuba Creek Natural Area

We focus our land conservation efforts to permanently protect crucial wildlife habitat and corridors critical watersheds, which protect the water quality of our region.

Elk Rapids Historical Museum in Elk Rapids Village.

The Elk Rapids Historical Museum, located at 301 Traverse Street (at the corner of Pine Street), has a wide variety of displays. See replicas of the Historic Elk Rapids Township Hall’s old 1883 jail and the Elk Rapids Iron Company.  Vintage clothing, antique tools, local artist displays, old office furniture and machines and much more memorabilia are always on exhibit. Learn how, since 1848, Elk Rapids’ history within the Chain of Lakes region has changed the face of our American cultural landscape.