Other Attractions

For more information on activities in and around Midland, visit the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

2203 Eastman Ave. (adjacent to Midland Center for the Arts)

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens welcomes the public to explore the longest canopy walk in the nation and 54-acres of forest trails, ponds and apple orchard. ADA accessible for all ages and abilities, including 1.5 miles of hard-surface pathways. Canopy Walk is also accessible, granting visitors of all abilities access to three overlook platforms. In the playground, visitors will find an accessible water feature, picnic tables and other attractions.

Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Avenue (adjacent to Midland Center for the Arts)

With more than 100 acres of flowers, shrubs and trees, a Children’s Garden with tree house and seasonal programming, Dow Gardens is the perfect place for a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. Separate admission, paid at Dow Gardens, is required for entry.

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

315 Post Street

This National Historic Landmark was designed by architect Alden B. Dow in 1934, and is now preserved for architectural study, education programming and to share with the public. Scheduled hours and group tours are available.

Downtown Midland

Just a few minutes away from Midland Center for the Arts is a diverse mix of quaint shops, interesting restaurants, bustling businesses, bars and more! Don’t miss walking over our infamous “Tridge” too. There’s something for everyone – from outdoor enthusiasts to to families to art lovers – plus exciting community events throughout the year.

Dow Diamond

825 East Main Street

“Play ball!” at the home of the Great Lakes Loons, a Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Opened in 2007, the stadium has a capacity of 5,400.

East End Midland

Downtown Midland’s newest place to work, play, move and connect! It’s an urban-style project that will add a contemporary feel to the East End District and contribute to the growth of Midland’s downtown area. Check out restaurants like Maru Sushi or State Street.

Chippewa Nature Center

400 S. Badour Road

Just 10 minutes away and open to the public year-round, Chippewa Nature Center offers free admission, and includes more than 1,200 acres of wilderness with 15 miles of trails, a Homestead Farm, Sugarhouse and Schoolhouse as well as a Visitor Center with exhibits, a Wildlife Viewing Area and River Overlook.