- The City of Novi got its name from its designation as stagecoach stop #6 or No.VI.
- The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature cage-less, open exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam.
- Indian River is the home of the largest crucifix in the world. It is called the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods.
- Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668, making it the oldest town between the Alleghenies and the Rockies.
- The Village of Colon: The name of the town is derived from the punctuation mark. Colon refers to itself as "The Magic Capital of the World" because it is home to the world's largest manufacturer of magic supplies, Abbot Magic Company.
- Although Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State", there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.
- Michigan is home to more public golf courses than any other state.
- Michigan has more than 4,000 miles of snowmobile trails.
- Michigan was the first state to provide in its Constitution for the establishment of public libraries.
- Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.