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MidlandUnited States of America

In Midland’s downtown zone are fashionable galleries, stores and art boutiques, while the trails of urban parks connect this city to large nature centers.

Tittabawassee River flows through the nucleus of Midland, which surprisingly has many acres of verdant parkland and forests. Lakes and ponds add to the pastoral aesthetic, featuring golf courses, nature centers and family activity hubs. Appreciate the greenery of this urban lung in Michigan.

Wrapping around the downtown Midland district is the river, straddled by green areas, such as Towsley Dike Park, Smithfield Park and Fournie Park. Bring kids to play in the wooden playground and sports fields of Plymouth Park Fun Zone. Watch a baseball game at Dow Diamond arena, home of the Single-A Great Lakes Loons in the Midwest League.

View the floral displays in the botanical garden of Dow Gardens, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) walk north from the baseball stadium. Here, you’ll find the Midland Center for the Arts, a vast compound reflecting the city’s thriving art scene. Visit the theater, peruse the science galleries and take art classes in this innovative setting.

Head northwest toward Northwood University, stopping in at the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center. Stone façades and rose windows grace the sides of the building, whose displays trace Midland County’s history.

Chippewa Nature Center is a bucolic presence marking the city’s southwestern border, where rivers, marshes and woodland intertwine. To get here, skate, jog or cycle along the tree-lined Chippewa Trail and its adjoining Pere Marquette Rail Trail. Hike with your family through the arboretum and see the log cabin and other vestiges from a 1870s homestead farm. Expect hot, sunny summers and snow-filled winters, when the nature center welcomes cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Midland is in the Tri-Cities area in Central Michigan. Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and rent a car for the 130-mile (210-kilometer) route north to get here. Make your way through neighboring cities, such as Flint, Frankenmuth and Saginaw.

Top Hotels in Midland

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Baymont by Wyndham Midland
Baymont by Wyndham Midland
2.5 out of 5
2200 W Wackerly St, Midland, MI
The price is $90 per night

Situated in Midland, this motel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Midland Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Midland City Forest Park and Midland Center for the Arts. Barstow ...

4.2/5Excellent! (631 reviews)

"Centrally located for what I needed. They did a great job"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Midland
The H Hotel
The H Hotel
4 out of 5
111 W Main St, Midland, MI
The price is $150 per night

Located in the heart of Midland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Tridge and Dow Diamond. Midland Center for the Arts and Emerson Park are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (393 reviews)

"I love the decor from the lobby to the room - very chic and modern."…"

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

The H Hotel
Residence Inn Midland Marriott
Residence Inn Midland Marriott
3 out of 5
850 Joe Mann Blvd, Midland, MI
The price is $132 per night

Situated in Midland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Midland Mall and Midland City Forest Park. Plymouth Park Fun Zone and Barstow Woods Park are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)

"1 BEDROOM SUITE WITH FULL KITCHEN. HOME AWAY FROM HOME"…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Residence Inn Midland Marriott

Popular places to visit in Midland

Dow Gardens
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Dow Gardens

4.5/5(81 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Dow Gardens, a lovely green space in Midland. Amble around this family-friendly area's gardens or attend a sporting event.

The Tridge
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The Tridge

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Midland when you take a trip to The Tridge. Amble around the area's gardens or attend a sporting event.

Dow Diamond
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Dow Diamond

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Catch an event at Dow Diamond during your trip to Midland. Amble around this family-friendly area's gardens or attend a sporting event.

Dahlia Hill
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Dahlia Hill

4/5(2 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Dahlia Hill, a lovely green space in Midland. Amble around the area's gardens or attend a sporting event.

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

4.5/5(487 reviews)

Take the family on an outing to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland during your trip to Frankenmuth. While in this quaint area, find time to visit its shops.

River Place Shops
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River Place Shops

4.5/5(414 reviews)

During your visit to Frankenmuth, you can do some window-shopping at River Place Shops. Discover the breweries and festivals in this quaint area.

Top things to do in Midland

Corporate Airport Transportation Serving Detroit And Suronding Cites!
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Corporate Airport Transportation Serving Detroit And Suronding Cites!

$44
Per adult
Escape Room "CSI: MURDER! at Bar Noir" - 60 minute mystery escape challenge
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Escape Room "CSI: MURDER! at Bar Noir" - 60 minute mystery escape challenge

$28
Per adult

Reviews of Midland

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 19, 2020

It’s a great town with a lot to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 5, 2019

We only saw a portion.. Christmas Shopping was the goal. Midland Mall has a of vacancies; the downtown area is beautiful with great boutiques & very friendly people. We ate at Oscar's. Nice facility & excellent menu.

4/5 - Good

DonandCatole

Nov 23, 2019

Many flans Center for the Arts is fantastic! I hear the Gardens are great!

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 16, 2019

A beautiful area with plenty of photo opportunities to satisfy most photographers

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

I love Midland. Like a small town. I could live there!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 5, 2019

Dow studio and home tour!!!

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