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Traverse City Travel Guide, Michigan

Traverse City, MI US – Overview: The Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City was founded in 1852. The city is referred to as the most charming and scenic city in Michigan, US. Seventy five percent of the nation’s cherries are cultivated here and hence they are known as The Cherry Capital of the World. This city is named after the Grand Traverse Bay.

The surroundings of Traverse City are so impressive especially where the Leelanau Peninsula is located. This has also led to the city being nicknamed the pink finger of Michigan. With the opening of the new terminal of The Cherry Capital Airport, it is much easier to reach the city.


Traverse City has cold winters - a characteristic of the Northern Michigan Region. As it is situated along the lake, it witnesses a lake effect snow. During May or early in September, snowfall is expected in the city.

Get close to the Art & Culture of Traverse City

If you are interested in art, then you should visit the Dennos Museum Center, which exhibits finest visual arts, science and sculpture galleries. If you wish to get closer to the culture of Traverse City, the place to visit is the Opera House. The place has theatres and dancing floors, which also host numerous events throughout the year for its locals. Antique lovers have the famous Music House Museum which exhibits antique collections of musical instruments. Turtle Creek Casino, open 24 hours a day, provides card games and cafes. It allows you to understand the gambling culture of the city.

Activities and sports

Travers City has many different activities, which locals and visitors enjoy. Grand Traverse Balloon is one place where a hot air giant balloon is available. Paragliding can be practiced at Traverse City Hang Gliders. There are many other sports, both entertaining and adventurous like water skiing, snowmobiling and golf. Some festivals in Traverse City take place yearly. One of them is the National Cherry Festival, which has many funny competitions like cherry pit spitting, cherry buffet lunch and swing dancing.

Food and Beverages

There are many cafes, restaurants, wineries and mall scattered around the area. Some of the traditional and local foods of Traverse City are sushi, tapas, wines, salads, soups, sandwiches, sweet potato fries and spider rolls. All of them provide best treat for every taste bud.

Really, there is no doubt that this is the most wonderful place on earth to hang around with family and friends.

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