Getting ready to come to the United States? Every region of the United States has something unique to offer, so get ready to explore! Here’s an insider’s guide to the best of what this region in America has to offer - a list of the Top 10 Things To Do in the Great Lakes Region.
Pick your Own Sour Cherries
Take an afternoon stroll through an orchard and fill up on Michigan’s unofficial state fruit. These delicious, tart treats are great in pies, ice cream, or right off the tree.
The Windy City has it all: good sports, great food, world class museums, and attractions. Try a delicious slice of deep dish pizza, visit the Navy Pier, and take in the view of the city at 412 meters from the Skydeck of the Willis Tower.
Visit an Island
Check out beautiful and distinctive scenery and wildlife on one of the 35,000 islands scattered throughout the Great Lakes.
Try Some Wisconsin Cheddar
They don’t call Wisconsin natives “cheeseheads” for nothing – the state is the largest producer of cheese in the U.S. Whether you prefer mild or extra sharp, grab a box of crackers and get your hands on some.
Rock Out in Cleveland!
They’ve got Elvis ̓ Cadillac, Michael Jackson’s glove, and John Lennon’s colorful Sgt. Pepper uniform. Rock and Roll’s greatest acts and memorabilia are enshrined in Cleveland, Ohio.
Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Auto racing is the most popular sport in America, and Indy the most famous racetrack. Get your motor running at the “Brickyard,” and learn more about the history of the sport at the track’s Hall of Fame Museum in Indiana.
Explore “America’s Third Coast”
Take advantage of the Great Lakes’ 11,000 miles of coastline which is ideal for kayaking, boating, fishing, and swimming.
Marvel at Lake Michigan’s Sand Dunes
Named one of America’s most beautiful places, Sleeping Bear Dunes features miles of sandy beach and towering bluffs that rise over 450 feet over Lake Michigan.
Celebrate Regional Agriculture
Get your hands on fresh, locally grown produce and meet the hardworking people who grow it at a summer fair or farmers market in Michigan.
Take a lazy float downstream through breathtaking scenery, on one of the region’s many beautiful rivers.