Tourism Facts

  • Stand anywhere in Michigan and you are within 85 miles of a Great Lake.
  • The Mackinac Bridge is the world's longest suspension bridge.
  • The Michigan Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus celebrates its 39th Anniversary in the year 2014.
  • Michigan has more freshwater coastline than any other state in the U.S.
  • Michigan has more public golf courses than any other state in the country - approximately 800 - and more golfers per capita than any other state.
  • On Feb. 5, 2006, the Super Bowl returned to the Motor City for the second time. The Super Bowl drew a television audience of 885 million.
  • Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau was the world's first convention and visitors bureau, having been established in 1896. In 1996, Detroit hosted the International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus annual meeting as part of this centennial celebration.
  • Ford Field, the site of the Super Bowl, opened in 2002. The Lion's den is one of a kind, with 65,000 seats, domed with a giant glass wall revealing the picturesque Detroit skyline.
  • Michigan has more than 150 waterfalls and all but two of them are located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  • With 2,478 of non-motorized trails, Michigan takes the lead as the #1 trail state in America. (, MTGA)
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