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July 17, 2000 - The Michigan Daily - 9

to Charlevoix
ide a rereat for
ape Ann Arbor.
ds are abundant.
nimal lovers will make no complaints on what
Detroit Zoological Institute has to offer. The
is open throughout the year, and holds
dreds of animals. The
rtitly invested $13.6
ioTo hold "The Arctic
g of Life," the world's
est polar bear exhibit.
Rana Kozouz, public
tions director for the
roit Zoo, said there
just some things that
't be missed.
You can't miss the wildlife
rp ve Gallery with a butterfly and
m gbird garden, the Penguinarium, the
Flight Aviary, the river otter building, the prairie dog
ibit and the new Siberian tiger cubs," Kozouz said,
he zoo is also holding a summer concert series. Music of
ypes will be played and visitors are invited to picnic near
or the student who has already taken advantage of the
versity's many museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts is
something to take a look at.
he DIA is the fifth largest fine arts museum in the coun-
contains over one hundred galleries, and holds over 60,000
ks -
hsckeytown Cafi is a tribute to the Detroit Red Wings.
sports-hemed restaurant and bar is filled with Red Wings
ports fans can come to the restaurant, watch a game on a
by-9 foot outdoor video screen, and sip on a cold drink
n a 7-inch wide sheet of ice built into the bar. The food at
restaurant ranges from $4.95 and up, and has a diverse
ges of food items on the menu.
'he three-floor layout includes a dance floor on the top
r. LSA senior Shandra Adams, recommends going to the
tce or.
'The music was jumping and the people were pumping,'
ams said.
)etroit's Second City Theater is known as North America's
rovisational sketch comedy institution, and has been the
e of many famous stars. The theater is currently perform- MRJOES MAsHALL/ s
their new comedy hit, Gratiot Happens, which features a family Co t esoy1SespeeFso 0o
nposed of die-hard fans of the University.
rocks. These rocks can only (Clockwise) A man performs in 1999 at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival's production of Hamlet;
pper Peninsula Lake Michigan, which borders the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Is a popular goal for those climbing the
Yichigan's Upper Peninsula has a variety of interesting cities to be seen from the cruise sand dunes; a tiger roars at those visiting Comerica Park in Detroit; those wishing to visit Mackinac
. boats, which are specifically island must first cross the formidable Mackinac Bridge.
au 'te. Marie, the third oldest continuous settlement in America, made for this special cruise.
sell known for its Soo Locks. Located on the St. Mary's River, the Victorian homes.
a Locks are natural water pressure barriers that allow ship passages Northwest Michigan The Interlochen Center for the Arts, located in Interlochen, is one of
connect between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. An average of Northwest Michigan is home to some of the best resort areas. America's leading music institutions, and the Interlochen Arts Festiva.
000 vessels pass through the locks each year, and the site attracts Residing on the shores of Lake Michigan, these cities have all the priv- will be ongoing throughout August. Artists scheduled to perform at the
r a million tourists annually. ileges water activities for the summer. festival include Savage Garden, Tony Bennett and Tracy Chapman.
Marquette is known as the medical, shopping, and political center of On the northwestern shore of Michigan's Lower Peninsula is the
Upper Peninsula. Located on Lake Superior, the city offers great Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Covering 50,000 acres of Mackinac Island
sonal activities. Lake Michigan shoreline, the Sleeping BearSand Dunes are filled with On the tip of Michigan lies the famous Mackinac Island. The
Victoria Wagner, executive director of the Marquette Convention hills, forest, small lakes and rivers and massive sand dunes. island is three miles long and two miles wide, and was originally a
I Vi tors Bureau, said that Marquette has quality summer attrac- Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix, frontier outpost in 1780. The island is now considered to be one of
rs a well. Charlevoix is filled with recreational activities. Whether it's fishing the most picturesque in upper North America. Cars have been pro-
'We're right on the coast of Lake Superior. We have numerous from the pier, enjoying the city's 50,000 petunias or visiting an ostrich, hibited on the island since 1913, and everything is done by walk-
terfalls, moose, lots of wilderness, and a historical downtown dis- Charlevoix has something for anyone to find interest in. During July ing or bicycling.
t," Wagner said, and August, the city will be holding bandshell musical entertainment Mackiac Island has a variety of attractions, including the Nicolet
Vlunising is famous for its Pictured Rocks cruises. The 20 mile for the enjoyment of resorters. Monument, Mackinac Island State Park and Fort Mackinac. The island
ise floats along the shores of Lake Superior, and last between two Petoskey is another popular resort center. The city contains one of is also home to The Grand Hotel, a national landmark with the world's
I three hours. On the cruise, one is able to see colorful forest-topped the largest collections of historic homes in America, including 450 largest open porch.

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