It’s the birthplace of Motown Records, Henry Ford, Diana Ross and a Great Lakes State – yes, we’re talking about the state of Michigan! If you’re looking for fun facts about Michigan, then you’re in the perfect place!

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Michigan has a rich history that includes Native Americans, the J.W. Westcott II mail boat and the Michigan State University.

But that’s not all — The 26th State of Michigan is well known as the car capital of the world due to the Ford Motor Company and a huge automobile production center in Detroit, Michigan. Lake Superior runs through it too and it’s also known for the magnificent Grand Rapids! Its natural beauty is also some of the most spectacular in North America and the world – Let’s find out more about the Wolverine State! 

michigan facts FOR KIDS

  1. Michigan, known as the Wolverine State, earned its nickname because of the wolverine-like toughness shown by its settlers during the Indian War.
  2. Detroit, the largest city in Michigan, is nicknamed the Motor City because it’s the automotive industry hub, where Ford and General Motors started.
  3. The University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, is famous for being the first place where phone number is assigned. It was the start of a revolutionary communication system!
  4. Mackinac Island, located between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, is the only place in the US where motor vehicles are banned.
  5. The Detroit Zoo was the first outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, a special place where you could walk around and see animals instead of shops.
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  1. Michigan is the only state to have two peninsulas, the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula, connected by the Mackinac Bridge.
  2. The Kellogg brothers, of Battle Creek, made Michigan the cereal capital of the world with their Kellogg Company. Breakfasts everywhere owe them a thank you!
  3. The state is home to the world’s largest limestone quarry in Rogers City and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, offering some of the most beautiful beaches in the Great Lakes region.
  4. Michigan is a paradise for nature lovers with its miles of shoreline, inland lakes, sand dunes, and a wide variety of bird species, including the charming painted turtle.
  5. Michigan boasts the longest freshwater shoreline of any state in the entire country.


Michigan facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Fun Facts About Michigan


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