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With its abundant blooms, tranquil water features, and interesting architectural bridges, there's no limit to the beauty you'll discover within Dow Gardens.
Streamside walks along winding pathways, architectural bridges, jaw-dropping florals and greenery. Be sure to enjoy the gorgeous 110-acre Dow Gardens any time of year! Consider Butterflies in Bloom (spring), outdoor movies in the gardens (summer), Christmas Walks (winter) and touring The Pines home in any season.Read More +
Within Dow Gardens, you'll find its reimagined Whiting Forest — and the longest canopy walk in the nation, suspended four stories above the ground. Don't pass on discovering this incredible $20 million project, complete with an orchard, playground, and endless other spots for exploring.Read More +
From slow-smoked barbecue at Molasses to inspired American tavern fare at ONe Eighteen, you'll find no shortage of flavor while in Midland. Taste your way through the regions of Italy at Gratzi or enjoy the city's newest farm-to-table concept, Aster.Read More +
Tour the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio (including its one-of-a-kind, sunken-in Submarine Room), or witness more than 400 other mid-century modern structures using the Mid-Century Modern Midland mobile app.
Stop by Midland Brewing Company to enjoy "historically great beers" that honor lumberjacks and brewers of the 1800s. And make sure to sip inside WhichCraft Taproom, which serves up more than 80 varieties (40 on tap) of beer, wine, cider, and mead exclusively from Michigan artisans. Late-May through September, Larkin Beer Garden's outdoor shipping container bar serves up cold summer suds and life-sized board games, too!Read More +
With two museums (and wall-sized, show-stopper fish tanks), two performance venues and art studios, Midland Center for the Arts is the Great Lakes Bay Region's one-stop destination for art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films, and professional world-class entertainers. Check their schedule of events before visiting, because there's always something worth experiencing here.
Walk into the Pottery Studio and Glaze Bar at Space Studios to try your hand at painting and creating from a wide selection of ready-to-be-glazed, handcrafted pottery. And stop into Creative 360 for all kinds of creative endeavors to explore while enjoying art exhibits by area artists.
Or at least experience a Great Lakes Loons Minor League Baseball game at Dow Diamond! With seating for 5,200 fans (and 24 concession facilities, two indoor fireplaces, two outdoor fire pits, a group picnic area, and the Northern Lights Pavilion), enjoy a day at the ball game and say hi to official mascot, Lou E. Loon!
Dine and unwind at Whine — a "wine bar, with attitude" — offering an ample wine list with regional selections by the bottle or glass. And be sure to visit Downtown's boutique winery, Grape Beginnings, to enjoy wine tasting alongside hot plates like Crab Puffs and Gorgonzola Honey Bruschetta.Read More +
Ahh, Midland. Home to The Tridge (a three-legged bridge and a must-experience), and the kind of city that'll leave you feeling you've found the best of both worlds. Enjoy our top things to do in Midland found here, and far beyond! Learn More
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