You are Always a Short Charter Bus Ride Away from the Best Michigan Has to Offer
Bring the Kids Out for an Ice-Skating Rink, Celebrate a Birthday with a Wine Tour or Visit a Historic Mansion in Clinton, MI
Located within the Lenawee County in the state of Michigan, the city named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, a governor of New York who was in office from 1817 to 1823. The city had a very humble beginning, starting from the time when, before settlers found it, the Sauk and Pottawatamie Indians called it home. The Native Americans made their own trail from Detroit River, cutting across the southern part of Michigan in their effort to mobilize their people. The trail, today, is called the ‘Great Sauk Trail’. Later, there was a need to connect the bustling Detroit and Chicago in 1825 and the authorities decided NOT to follow the Indian trails exactly but to follow it about four miles south, meeting the river in between - the intersection was where the start of the city began. Settlers from New York had an interest in the area too and came in with their money to construct the Erie Canal. The new transportation avenues were used for a semi-weekly stagecoach transit between Detroit, Ypsilanti, Chicago and Tecumseh which resulted in Clinton being declared a daily stagecoach stop and wholesale center. The first settlers in the city were Connecticut resident, Alpheus Kies who built a cabin where the Clinton Inn now stands, Alonzo Clark and his brother who set roots and ran a grocery store in the area. Decades later, the city became a bustling city full of general stores, blacksmith shops, grist mill, plaster mill, meat markets, cabinet shops, barber shops and hardware stores, etc. Because of the rising number of people coming in, major hotels were constructed, one of which is known as the ‘Four Corners’ and ‘The Lancaster Hotel’, the site of these outlets and hotels became the city center for Clinton. Unsurprisingly, many visitors who visits Clinton stumbled upon the city ‘quite by accident’ as they are making their way to either Ann Arbor or Detroit. All in all, many visitors would have called this charming Michigan city a ‘little town with a big heart’.
US Coachways’ professionally-driven charter bus, coach, mini bus, party bus, school bus, corporate car, limousine and exotic vehicles are often used to help enhance visitors experience when they visit Clinton or have an event in this charming Michigan city. And you, too, can opt for them when you bring your students out for a field trip at Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, enjoy the vast number of paintings, sculptures and photographs displayed at Ella Sharp Museum or bring your friends out for an ice-skating party at Yost Ice Arena. You can go wrong with Sandhill Crane Vineyards if you have a bachelor or bachelorette party coming up and if you love sports, your trip to Michigan Stadium is going to be nothing short of explosive. The charter bus can also be used for an educational trip to Kelsey Museum of Archaeology or a relaxing and calming walk along the gardens and open spaces at The Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. We would to share with you the benefits of using a reliable charter bus so, contact our customer service representatives today to find out more about them!
Let the Following Attractions in and around Clinton, MI, Charm and Enchant you
There are very unique qualities to some of Clinton’s, Ann Arbor’s and Lansing’s historic points of interest, art galleries, kid-friendly recreation centers and theaters....they all have that unique local flavor that makes it completely unique to the city. They are attractions that you cannot find anywhere else in the country. Below, check out what they are.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — As you will soon see for yourself, there are immense benefits being so close to Detroit, Jackson and Ann Arbor - countless attractions and entertainment options are available for people of all ages. You can bring adults and children to enjoy the hands-on interactive science exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum which is merely 30 minutes drive away. The attraction’s exhibits showcases Michigan’s unique nature, science and developments around the world, it also has a pre-school gallery as well as a Lyon’s country store and exhibits by MediaWorks. Young children will also get to spend the entire day jumping, rolling and hopping around to their heart’s content at the inflatable bounce houses and slides at The Bounce Castle or even go ice-skating or enjoy a stick-and-puck sessions at Yost Ice Arena. The attractions mentioned are extremely popular with families and groups, especially so during weekends because there is a party venue, fun games and programs for kids to take on.
- Art & Culture — There is a large number of local hidden gems in Clinton, Ann Arbor and Lansing and the locals treasure them. There are inspiring theatrical productions, films and LIVE entertainment to check out at Michigan Theater, 150 years world of artwork at the University of Michigan Museum of Art which includes some of the best known collection of Asian art and Performance Network Theater is where you can find locally-produced and Broadway-inspired dramas and musical performances. Visitors will also get to enjoy the 5 dedicated art galleries which features anything from 19th century farmhouses to wildlife at Ella Sharp Museum; for those who are looking for a history and art-related attraction, the place to be is Michigan Theater of Jackson which is approximately 45 minutes drive away from Clinton.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Ann Arbor is one of the most amazingly historic and beautiful cities in the state of Michigan and this is apparent with a trip to Main Street which lies between William Street and Huron Street in downtown Ann Arbor. There is a strong lineup of sidewalk cafes, galleries, restaurants, offices and charming local retailers with their unique gift and souvenir shops. Kerrytown is another option for the shoppers in your group because it is a historic area filled with unique businesses, homes, retailers and shops and if that isn’t enough, you can always count on State Street which is adjacent to University of Michigan’s campus. Due to its strategic location, the assortment of shops are young-ish, catering to the normally young customers. To visitors, this means a host of coffee houses, clothing stores, souvenir shops and bookstores. While most trendy restaurants in Jackson, Detroit and Ann Arbor has venues for parties and birthday celebrations, you may want to check out the adventurous wine tasting tours offered by the reputable Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Chateau Aeronautique Winery, both in downtown Jackson. The tasting tours offered by Sandhill will be a very picturesque one as the location looks out towards the hills of Jackson county while your experience at Chateau will be completely unique, considering the fact that it provides wine lovers with an unprecedented view of Jackson airfield from its wooden deck.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Visitors should not miss the chance to catch the local football team, Wolverine, in action at Michigan Stadium, cheer on your favorite baseball team at Cooley Law School Stadium or practice your putting and golfing skills with your friends at Jackson’s Grande Golf Club.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — It is hard to deny the fact that University of Michigan is one of the most important landmarks in the state of Michigan so, when you are in town, be sure to drop by to check out the majestic building, or if this is your first time in Michigan and visiting Clinton, bring the charter bus to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum to learn about the history and contribution of Gerald R. Ford and his time in the White House. For nature lovers, visiting Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is always a treat because the attraction holds, in its exhibits, historic artifacts and relics from as far back as the Mediterranean civilizations. Other educational tour that should be considered for field trips includes the eye-opening jail cells and tunnels of Jackson Historic Prison and the exhibits that tells thousands of years of local history (including from the Early Nations artifacts) at Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. Most of these historical sites welcomes school tours, field trips and caters to large group tours too. Some of our travel thinks that visiting sites like Michigan State Capitol and Old Town in Lansing are going to be inspiring for most people; you will get to learn about the hub of Michigan’s government at Michigan State Capitol and the history of Lansing through its self-guided tours, scavenger hunts and children’s tour at Old Town. And if you are yearning for even more history, drop by Turner-Dodge House and Heritage Center to learn more about the Classical Revival massive mansion.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — When the big city buzz gets to you, you can be assured of the fact that there are many green open spaces and gardens for you to chill out in with your family and friends. One such option is Hudson Mills Metropark; the park measures up to more than 1,500 acres and lies right next to Huron River. There are 2 golf courses, disc golf course, playground, hiking trail and lots of space and amenities for fishing and boating. The Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor provides residents with a conservatory (the largest free-span one in the world), sustainable farm, garden with a special bonsai section and natural restored landscapes. At Nichols Arboretum, nature lovers will get to learn about both native and non-native trees and shrubs. You can also bring the charter bus there for some running and rollerblading at Falling Waters Trail, visit the Lansing City Market and Hawk Island Park along River Trail, or check out the man-made waterfall at Cascade Falls which has picnic space, fishing pier, golf course, driving range, playground and basketball court. Sleepy Hollow State Park is a popular spot for cross-country hiking, hunting, horseback riding, camping, fishing and boating while Argo Park and Canoe Livery features a host of boats, kayaks, rafts, tubes and paddleboards for rental.
- Zoos & Aquariums — There’s a very unique and personalized mid-size community zoo in Lansing and it comes in the form of Potter Park Zoo. It is home to hundreds of animals, some rescued, from all around the world and during Christmas, visitors will get to enjoy a very unique Christmas Light Show. It is, after all, one of the city’s most looked-forward-to seasonal event. Another great place to check out when you are in Clinton is Great Lakes Zoological Society. It is a 5,000 square foot facility with animals like snakes, turtles, lizards and many other types of animals that are typical of the region and when you tour the attraction, stop and learn about the species and animals at the informational signs beside each exhibit.
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