Michigan – The Wolverine State

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Affectionately known as the Wolverine State, Michigan is part of the Great Lakes and Midwestern region of the USA. Michigan has developed a diverse economy over the years, especially through the automobile industry, thanks to the inventions of Henry Ford that ended up with Detroit dubbed Motor City. If you’re planning on visiting the great state of Michigan, remember to fill out your ESTA application at least 72 hours before you are due to travel. The application is quick and easy, and once you’ve been approved, you’ll be entitled to stay in the United States for a period up to 90 days, in that time you can enjoy the very best that the Wolverine State has to offer.

Detroit Institute of Arts

With more than 65,000 various pieces on show, the Detroit Institute is considered by many to be one of the best art collections throughout the United States. Whether you’re a fan of Monet, preserved mummies or African masks, there is something for everybody in this gallery. The DIA also regularly hosts a number of travelling exhibits, so even if you have been before, it’s always worth stopping in, as you’ll likely stumble upon something new.

Henry Ford Museum

The man who revolutionised the motorcar and thanks to him we can all get around much more easily and efficiently. Henry launched his first car, the Ford Model T in 1908, with the iconic tagline ‘available in any colour you like, as long as it is black’. The Model T was very cheap at $825 and the majority of Americans at the time learned in that car. This museum marks the largest collection of Ford memorabilia on the planet, and even includes the chair that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in, as well as the infamous limo that JFK met his fate in, we just hope neither are cursed.

Fox Theatre

First opened in 1928, the Fox Theatre is ten storeys high and is a pinnacle of the Detroit area. Originally intended as a movie theatre, it has since transitioned to stage shows and was added to the National Register of Historic Places and a designated National Historic Landmark in 1989. Throughout it’s history, the Fox has hosted the likes of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony before WrestleMania 23. If you plan on taking in a show while you’re in Michigan, there isn’t a better place than the Fox.