Michigan has long been a center of innovation. From Motor City to Motown, the state’s contributions to the auto industry, music, food, drink, and culture run deep. You probably know that the factory assembly line originated in the Detroit area, but did you know that we have Michigan to thank for ginger ale, breakfast cereal, Jiffy muffin mixes, Domino’s Pizza, the Last Word cocktail, and even road lines and modern traffic signals?
The only US state to boast two peninsulas, Michigan is known for its natural beauty. But for a taste of its technological marvels, locally brewed beer, handcrafted products, and more, take a tour of Michigan’s urban cities. As the second most agriculturally diverse state in the country, Michigan has led the charge in the farm-to-table movement, which infiltrates the ethos of everything from restaurants to distilleries. Michigan boasts 357 craft breweries, which is the fifth most of any state, and has been at the forefront of the sour beer boom, not to mention seasonally and locally inspired mead, cider, and spirits. From homegrown artists, fascinating museums, music history, and, of course, great eats, here are just some of the things you’ll find in Michigan’s feisty urban centers.Read More