DURAND, Mich.– Vehicle City, Bedrock, Flint Town, the 810– each moniker gives a brief glimpse of the myriad cultures that fill the city limits of Flint, MI. Many people would consider this bastion of 20th century American industrial progress– the birthplace of General Motors, in fact– to be a once-great city. We’re here to show you why Flint is still a great city connected to all of the assets and intrigue that accommodate other cities, and you can experience all of it with these 5 things for families to do in Flint this summer:
The Huckleberry Railroad began in 1857 and might be the most famous staple of Flint. The railroad line was named as such due to its reputation for chugging along at a rather slow pace– a person could jump off the train, pick some huckleberries and get back on with ease. Over a century later, you and your family can experience history and take a scenic 40-minute train ride on the Huckleberry Railroad along the shores of Mott Lake, down to the Pere Marquette roadbed and into historic Crossroads Village.
Wait, Flint has a museum district? They certainly do, and if you haven’t visited yet you’re missing out on a variety of cultural experiences. Take the kids to see on of the engaging exhibits at the Flint Children’s Museum, feast your eyes on the many collections at the Flint Institute of Arts, learn about the auto industry at the Sloan Museum or see the stars at the Longway Planetarium.
After you’ve had your fun downtown, walk off your meal with a stroll on the Flint River Trail that begins near downtown at the University of Michigan-Flint campus and continues for miles. We don’t recommend walking the entire length!
After a long day of exploring and experiencing, relax in a cozy theater seat while you enjoy a play, musical or concert at The Whiting, Flint’s 2,043-seat theater near downtown. Past performances include Chris Isaak, Bill Cosby, STOMP, Rock of Ages and a multitude of other entertaining performances.
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