Area Attractions

A Few Area Attractions

1.  Legacy Golf Course & Restaurant
2.  Siena Heights College
3.  Adrian College
4.  Historic Croswell Opera House
5.  Michigan International Speedway
6.  Cabela's of Dundee
7.  Toledo Attractions
8.  Michigan Space Center
9.  Hillsdale College
10.  Sauder Village 
11.  Maumee Bay State Park
12.  River Raisin Battlefield
13.  University of Michigan
14.  The Henry Ford


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1.  Legacy by Arthur Hills Golf Course & Restaurant

The Legacy Golf Club is an upscale public golf course with the conditions and atmosphere of a country club. Golf Digest has given The Legacy a 4 1/2 star rating and ranked it among the Top 200 Courses to Play in the country. Opened in 1997 on 207 semi-rolling acres, this Arthur Hills designed masterpiece is located in southeastern Lower Michigan's Monroe County, just minutes from Blissfield.
Legacy by Arthur Hills Golf Course

 


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2. Siena Heights University

A Catholic university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Siena Heights is a coeducational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Siena Heights University was founded in the liberal arts tradition, offering associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. The university is headquartered in Adrian, Michigan with degree completion centers in Southfield, Monroe, Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing, Benton Harbor and Port Huron and a theological program in partnership with the Diocese of Lansing.
Siena Heights University


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3. Adrian College

Adrian College is a private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to The United Methodist Church. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and consists of twenty-one buildings including residence halls that feature voice mail, internet and cable TV access in all student rooms; a 24-hour student center; a planetarium; an observatory; the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center; and the Shipman Library. The student to computer ratio is 8 to 1.
Adrian College

 


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4. Historic Croswell Opera House

The Croswell Opera House has been at the center of Adrian's downtown for 137 years and continues to be a center for the arts in Lenawee County.  Since its opening, the opera house has seen many types of entertainment upon its stage.  Traveling acting companies, bands and famous orators in the 1800s and 1900s, movies, both silent and talking, from 1921 to 1967, and the return to live theater performances in 1968.  Today the theater has gained a reputation for presenting quality musicals and plays with the help of its community and equity actors and volunteers.  The theater is unique in that it is open year round and successfully maintains a staff of nine full time employees and a nearly $1,000,000 budget annually. 
Historic Croswell Opera House

 


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5. Michigan International Speedway

Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking. These two factors make three-and four-abreast racing as routine as the checkered flag at the end of a race. The 2.0 mile, tri-oval track has turns with banking of 18 degrees.
Michigan International Speedway


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6. Cabela's

Cabela's store is one of the biggest tourist draws in the state with an estimated 6 million visitors each year.  The store has a 225,000-square-foot showroom that has just about anything an outdoorsman would want or need, including hunting and fishing equipment and clothing. The store attracts loyal customers from all over the country.  The interior, lodge-like setting has hundreds of mounted game on the walls as well as two wildlife dioramas. The store also has aquariums, a restaurant, a shooting gallery for kids and a gift shop.
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7. Toledo Attractions

Among the many attractions of our neighbor Toledo (only 20 min. away) are shown at right.  The world class Toledo Museum of Art, Tony Packo's Cafe (of TV's MASH fame), and the Toledo Mudhens baseball team and park.  Other great destinations include the Toledo Zoo, the COSI hands-on science museum and Toledo Blade hockey at the Sports Arena.  Toledo is also well-know for its many other  fantastic restaurants.
Toledo, Ohio

 


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8. Michigan Space Center

The Michigan Space & Science Center, opened in 1977, is on the campus of Jackson Community College. It was built with matching state and college funds as a tribute to several Michigan-connected astronauts.  It houses more than $30 million in space artifacts and displays, most having been provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Air & Space Museum / Smithsonian Institute. The most visually prominent is the 83-foot Mercury Redstone rocket in front of the Center. 
Michigan Space Center

 


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9. Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 and is located in south central Michigan. It is a four-year, independent, liberal arts, co-educational and non-sectarian institution. They educate 1,160 full-time students from 48 states and 15 countries. The college is an enduring symbol of independence. They have enrolled women and minorities since before the Civil War. Hillsdale does not accept any federal funding because federal funds invariably means federal control.

Hillsdale College

 


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10. Sauder Village

From sheep shearing and planting in the spring to harvesting and preserving in the fall, every day at Historic Sauder Village is unique and special! Experience history up close as costumed staff leads many activities and demonstrations of daily rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Depending on the day and season, your visit may include hymn singing, demonstrations of old printing techniques, samples of a 19th century recipe or a chance to taste a homemade pickle or help with food preparation.  The craft buildings and studios are home to several nationally recognized craftsmen working with traditional crafts in both historic and modern interpretations. 
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11. Maumee Bay State Park

Maumee Bay State Park offers not only the finest of recreational facilities in the Midwest, but also a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie.  The lodge, cottages and golf course are nestled among the scenic meadows, wet woods and lush marshes teeming with wildlife. The balance of recreational facilities with the natural world gives visitors a diverse experience in a coastal environment.
Maumee Bay State Park

 


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12. River Raisin Battlefield Visitors Center

The battle fought here on Jan 22, 1813 was one of the largest engagements of the War of 1812.  Of 934 Americans who fought here, only 33 escaped death or capture.  The massacre of wounded soldiers the following day shocked and enraged Americans throughout the Old Northwest Territory.  The display includes dioramas & full-size British & American soldiers, as well as a fiber-optic map presentation on the Battle of the River Raisin. 
River Raisin Massacre

 


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13. University of Michigan

The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation. It was first established on 1,920 acres of land ceded by the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi people "...for a college at Detroit." The school moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837.  The university is one of the most distinguished universities in the world and a leader in higher education. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked in the nation's top ten universities, with over 51,000 students and 5,600 faculty at three campuses. 
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14. The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12). With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday’s traditions as well as today’s innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages.  They include Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and the IMAX Theater.
The Henry Ford

 


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