Attractions To See in Parma Michigan

Attractions To See -Parma Michigan

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Parma Michigan is the home of many splendid things — we know it, because we live here. Beautiful scenery, majestic lakes, fabulous food, quirky locales and hidden gems just barely scratch the surface of what Parma Michigan has to offer.

We asked staff members of the Parma Press to share some of the best things to see and do in Michigan, based on our personal experiences. Here are 50 ideas you may want to add to your bucket list if you visit Parma, MI.

Think we missed something? Add your bucket list item here and be sure to explain why it’s great.

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One of the newest and most innovative Tea Rooms in Michigan, the Franklin Village Tea Room is a reprisal of the original Tea Room located in the historic district of the Village of Franklin. Set in this historic town, which was built by the early settlers from New York and Massachusetts, in the 1840's, the Village of Franklin celebrated the opening of its first Franklin Village Tea Room in 1975. Closed for more than two decades, Kathi Russell has opened one of the most elegantly beautiful Tea Rooms in the country.

Decorated with lush florals and balloon shades, and adorning her tables with some of the most beautiful English china that can be found, this Tea Room is breathtaking for all those who visit. Beautiful, white linen tablecloths on English round tables with white chairs makes this Tea Room sparkle. The menu includes a variety of teas, sandwiches, scones, and desserts. Hosting a number of special events in the Franklin Village Tea Room including Bridal Shower Teas, Baby Shower Teas, Birthday Celebrations, Red Hat Ladies Teas, as well as entertaining and educational Children's Tea Parties!

While on your Walking Tour of Franklin, be sure to stop at the Village Jeweler, Frank Yanke Design, and see his latest creation of the Franklin Village Charm Bracelet. Beautiful charms depicting the most historic landmarks in the Village. See his beautiful new charm of the Snow House, and listen as he describes how the design of each charm goes from a photograph, to the wax mold, to the metallurgist, to the bracelet. See his collection of necklaces, pins and bracelets, as well as his most beautiful custom designed jewelry.

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Dominick's, known as one the best Summer spots in Ann Arbor, boasts an awesome outdoor patio to enjoy all Summer long. All the locals know that when Dominick's opens up, it's officially Summer!

When you walk in the door, grab a picnic table outside on the patio and jump in line with friends (you'll need a few extra hands to carry food and drinks back). The menu is written all over the walls as you wait in line, and every drink is served in giant pitchers or jars. The staff is fun, young and friendly, and this place is a total, no frills, hang out type bar. And the food is pretty great as well. The best time to hang out at Dominick's is a sunny afternoon, as Dominick's is mostly a day/early evening place, closing at 10 pm.

The bottom line: The pricing here is pretty college/ budget friendly. Each throw in 10 or 20 bucks, you'll get drinks and a meal and leave feeling satisfied.

Dominick's is located at:

812 Monroe St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734.662.5414

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm

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The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is open all year round with collections of old cars which includes a 15 Millionth Model T, a 1948 Tucker, a 999 Racer, a Bugatti Royale, a Ford Mark VI Racer, a Ford Mustang #1 and many more.

There are Presidential Limousines such as the Ronald Reagan limousine, the John F. Kennedy limousine, the Dwight D. Eisenhower "Bubbletop", the Franklin D. Roosevelt "Sunshine Special" and many more. There's the Heroes of the Sky exhibit which brings to life the first forty years of aviation. In this exhibit you'll see the Douglas DC-3, the Sikorsky Helicopter, and the Wright Flyer Replica. There's an Agriculture exhibit which features the first Fordson Tractor, Massey-Harris Model 20 Combine, and the Oliver Chilled Plow.

There is a collection of old timepieces, a display of four kitchens from different eras, a large collection of American-made jewelry of the last three hundred years, and a silver and pewter exhibit.

The best thing to see in Michigan is the Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan. Inside the gates you will see a festive marketplace with friendly merchants everywhere. You will be entertained by belly dancers, sword fighters, musicians, and comedians. There are jousting tournaments where knights on horses battle each other.

Everyone is dressed in renaissance costumes even the visitors. There's all kinds of food from a tasty soup in a bread bowl to a roasted turkey drumstick. Everyone has a good, old time there. Bring a camera so you can recapture the sites of the day. It's open on weekends August 18th through September 30th.

There's a lot more to see in Michigan so please come and visit. You'll be glad you did!


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