Traverse City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Traverse City; our list of the best things to see, including National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival and Grand Traverse Mall.
  • The best place in Traverse City: National Cherry Festival

    National Cherry Festival

    109 Sixth Street
    Held during a week in early July since 1926, to celebrate and promote cherries, tourism and community involvement. Cherry cuisine tasting, cherry pit spitting contest, cherry pie eating, cherry pancake breakfast, cherry buffet lunch, cherry industry information, Cherryopoly tournament, golf contest, beach volleyball tournament, sand sculpture contest, skateboarding tournament, kiteboarding demonstration, races, air show, classic film showings, arts and crafts fair, games, swing dancing, ice cream social, area tours, parades and fireworks.
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  • Traverse City Film Festival

    Traverse City Film Festival

    227 E State Street
    Held in late July and early August. Six full days of "just great" movies in three classic theatres, and nighttime classic movies free of charge shown on an inflatable outdoor screen overlooking the bay. $7 - $25 per film.
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  • Grand Traverse Mall

    Grand Traverse Mall

    3200 S Airport Road W
    Open 10AM-9PM Monday through Saturday, and 11AM-6PM on Sunday. Over 100 shops and restaurants, movie theater with 9 screens.
  • Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area

    Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area

    3011 Holiday Road
    Holiday Ski & Recreation Area, 3011 Holiday Road, 231-938-2500, [33]. Open 4PM-9PM Monday through Friday, 10AM-9PM on Saturday, and 12PM-6PM on Sunday. 14 ski runs. 2 chair lifts. Tube run. Rentals available. Serving a full dinner menu daily in the lodge. Full service bar. Lift tickets $7 - $33.
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  • Horizon Bookstore

    Horizon Bookstore

    243 E Front Street
    Open 7AM-11PM daily. Northwest lower Michigan's independent, family-owned bookstore since 1961.
  • Traverse Tall Ship Company

    Traverse Tall Ship Company

    13390 SW Bayshore Drive
    Two-hour to three-day sailing adventures, wine tasting cruises, astronomy cruises, entertainment nights, bed and breakfast sailing trips. Two-hours cruises $33 - $40.
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  • Dennos Museum Center

    Dennos Museum Center

    1701 E Front Street
    Exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences, and performing arts since 1991. Features three changing exhibit galleries, a sculpture court, a hands-on Discovery Gallery, an Inuit art gallery, the Milliken Auditorium and a museum store.
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  • Sunset Watersports

    Sunset Watersports

    803 Bay Street
    Ski boat, jet boat, jet ski, pontoon boat, water ski, knee board, wake board, tubes and water trampoline rentals. Boats $325 - $385 for 8 hours; jet skis $45 - $290, pontoon boats $215 - $385; water trampolines $195.
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  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Grand Traverse Pie Company

    525 W Front Street
    Over 30 varieties of gourmet pie, including five varieties of cherry pie made with local cherries, and six varieties of Michigan apple pie. Baked goods, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and quiche. Be sure to try the popular Grand Traverse cherry cobbler pie. $4 - $6.
  • Blue Sky Rentals, Inc.

    Blue Sky Rentals, Inc.

    525 High Lake Road or 1995 US-31 N or 2345 US-31 N
    , 525 High Lake Road or 1995 US-31 N or 2345 US-31 N, 231-633-2583 or 231-633-2584, [21]. Snowmobile, jet ski, water trampoline, deck boat, pontoon boat, jet boat, ski boat and kayak rentals. Guided tours available.
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  • Elmbrook Golf

    Elmbrook Golf

    1750 Townline Road
    On-site The Brook lounge. $21 - $54.
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  • Tandem Ciders

    Tandem Ciders

    2055 N
    Setterbo Road in Suttons Bay, 231-271-0050, [29]. Tasting room hours: June-October: Wednesday - Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6, November - May: Wednesday - Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12-5
  • Trattoria Stella

    Trattoria Stella

    1200 W 11th Street
    Open M-Th 11:30AM to 9PM, F,Sa 11:30AM-11PM, and Su 4PM-9PM. Featuring the best ingredients sourced from local farms. Wine bar and wine classes available. Antipasti, cheese plates, salads, pasta and meats. $7 - $32.
  • American Boat Rentals, LLC

    American Boat Rentals, LLC

    Traverse City
    Brand New 2007 ski boats, pontoons and wave runners for rent. Hourly, Daily and Weekly.
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  • Scott's Harbor Grill

    Scott's Harbor Grill

    12719 SW Bay Shore Drive
    Waterfront dining, specializing in seafood and ribs. Appetizers, flatbreads, salads, tacos al carbon, seafood plates, grilled specialties, desserts.
  • Holiday Traditions

    110 E Front Street
    Department 56, Village and Snowbaby merchandise, Midwest of Canon Falls ornaments, Fontanini and Old World, and Halloween accessories.
  • Celtic Rose

    140 E Front Street
    Irish and Guinness-related merchandise.
  • Traverse Bay Parasail

    1773 US 31 North
    Open 9AM-9PM, weather permitting. The minimum weight is 40-50 pounds and maximum of 300-500 pounds depending on wind conditions. It's $75 for a single ride for 800 feet of line. Additional discounts for tandem or triples rides are available.
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  • TC Charters

    13240 S W Bayshore Drive
    Organizers of the Big Jon Invitational and the Grand Traverse Salmon Classic, held in early September.
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  • Dewitt Marine Inc.

    6509 Crystal Springs Road
    , 6509 Crystal Springs Road, Bellaire, MI 231-377-6611, [22]. Full service marina on Torch Lake, Chain of Lakes providing Pontoon Rentals, Guest Slips, Season Slips, Sales, Service, Storage, Parts & Accessories, Convenience Store & Fuel Dock.
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  • The Cliff Shaft Mine Museum

    501 W
    Euclid Street, 485-1882. Open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm (June - October) with a nominal admission. The museum offers a number of displays in the Historical Dry Building and outside including displays of miners and mines past and present, headgear & other safety equipment available to miners of yesteryear, displays on blasting and diamond drilling equipment, various types of communication available to the miners, and a laboratory display where samples of iron ore were tested. In addition, the Ishpeming Historical Society room displays local historical artifacts representing the local community during the great mining era, and the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club room and displays over 500 minerals. Guided tours of the tunnels are offered, and outside of the museum visitors can see the old headframes that tower from 97' to 174' high which were used to lower miners 1250' into the bowels of the earth, as well as a 170-ton Iron Ore Truck with tires 12 feet high and a 30 ton shovel bucket in front of the Dry building.
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  • Nicole Hulet - Coldwell Banker Schmidt - Realtor

    522 East Front Street
    Specializing in 2nd home income investments & Vacation Rentals. Peninsula Bay Resort Condominiums on East Bay.
  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra

    121 E Front Street suite 301
    Founded in 1951, now Northwestern Lower Michigan’s largest resident performing arts organization and only professional orchestra.
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  • Old Mission Point Lighthouse

    Mission Point in Old Mission
    Built in 1870 on the 45th parallel, and decommissioned in 1933, it now houses township employees. Located at the tip of the Old Mission peninsula, north of Traverse City.
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  • J. H. Rogers Observatory

    1753 Birmley Road
    Rogers Observatory, 1753 Birmley Road, 231-995-2300, [12]. A 1500-square-foot building offering public viewings once or twice a month; check the website for schedules.
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  • Folgarelli's Market & Wine Shop

    424 W Front Street
    Selling wines and specialty products since 1978.
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