In these unprecedented times,  Pure Michigan  wants to share some ways to virtually experience the state.  From live cams of beautiful beaches to  virtual tours of cultural institutions, we can all use a little escape these day and there’s no better trip (albeit virtually) than right here in our own state!


Explore the UP

Take a virtual tour of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, the Natural WondersBridge & Dam and historic video tours through Manistee.


Sight-see from the Mackinac Bridge

Get a birds-eye-view of the Straits of Mackinac from atop the Mackinac Bridge.


Visit the shores of Lake Michigan

Take a “virtual visit” to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and explore multimedia resources at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


Go into deep waters

See something new in the Great Lakes and explore seven shipwrecks in Thunder Bay.


Watch the butterflies

Take a look online at the Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition, the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation, to see thousands of tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely at the Meijer Gardens.


Take in the sounds of the state

Listen to the sounds of Michigan State Parks as interpreted by Michigan artists with Pure Sounds of Michigan.  

Pure Michigan would also like to echo actions that can be done to support small businesses which are essential to the livelihoods of so many people and the fabric of many places to consider supporting through purchasing gift cards, visiting websites and showing encouragement on social media and review sites.



Photo credit: Visit Munising



Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!