- TripBuzz found 65 things to do with kids in or near Midland, Michigan, including 49 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bay City, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Caseville.
- From Roll-Arena to Valley Lanes, the Midland area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Movie Theaters, Gardens and Bowling.
- Midland, MI was named Forbes Magazine's #4 Best Small City in which to raise a family. Part of what makes the city so family friendly is its recreation opportunities with 72 city parks and over 3,000 acres of land to use. The recreation areas include skate parks, trails, basketball courts, playgrounds, nature reserve areas, and more.
Stardust Lanes is a bowling alley with over 30 bowling lanes. After dark, cosmic bowling with glow-in-the-dark balls becomes available. They also have two bars that serve craft beer and a full arcade with over 50 games to choose from.
Bay City's Veterans Memorial Park contains 97 acres including the Liberty Harbor Marina, the ball fields, the Kantzler Arboretum, and the Trombley House. The park hosts community events including the fireworks on 4th of July, the River Roar, and the Pig Gig.
Buoy 18 Miniature Golf features an 18-hole miniature golf course along with frozen yogurt and ice cream treats. They offer over three dozen ice cream flavors, including rare varieties like key lime pie and caramel macchiato.
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Bay City features the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center, a facility funded by NASA that focuses on space exploration. It includes a Planetarium Digital 360 theater, a computer lab, a rooftop observation deck and classrooms that host college-level courses.
The Schooner Appledore IV is available for hands-on science programs teaching weather, navigation, scientific investigation, and water quality. The public can ride on the Schooner Appledore IV BaySail to learn about the history of the Saginaw River and attend special events.