Everyone should have the Badger on their Bucket List. Trip Advisor Review

Bay City, MichiganThe city of Bay City, Michigan, is located near the Saginaw Bay at the juncture of two major freeways - U.S. 10 and I-75. Bay City has been a center of commerce, industry, government and culture and is a major recreation and entertainment center, approximately 120 miles north of Detroit. Home to 4 Draw Bridges, Shopping, Museums and a Historic District.Henry Ford Museum, MichiganThis is the place for you to explore and discover about America's most innovative and greatest inventions. If you love cars you will enjoy going through the Presidential Limousines exhibit and if you enjoy everything about airplanes and things that fly you will adore the Heroes of the Sky exhibit.Ludington, MichiganLudington Michigan sits on the shores of Lake Michigan and is home to the S.S. Badger. Home to two Lighthouses, Maritime history, the Ludington State Park, many restaurants, shopping, live music, and much more! Events happen year round, you can always find something fun to do.Mackinac Island, MichiganFor centuries, visitors have found this national landmark to be the ideal vacation spot. No cars. No chain hotels. Just world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, historic Fort Mackinac, unique shopping and diverse dining. Unforgettable sunsets, awe-inspiring sunrises and active nightlife.Munising & Pictured Rocks , MichiganSandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound.Petoskey, MichiganDowntown Petoskey, Michigan is one of the most treasured downtowns in the United States. Nestled on the shores of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, residents and tourists enjoy over 170 unique shops and fine restaurants in the famous Gaslight Shopping District. The downtown area of Petoskey, Michigan serves as a hub for restorers from Bay Harbor, Bay View, Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake, and the surrounding Emmet County region.Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, MichiganSleeping Bear Dunes is as old as continental ice sheets and as young as the 1970 Establishment Act that set aside the Lakeshore for preservation of the natural resources and for public use. The most prominent features, and those for which the park is named, are the perched dunes above Lake Michigan. These immense sand dunes are “perched” atop the already towering headlands that are glacial moraines.Duluth, MinnesotaDuluth's Aerial Lift Bridge rises more than 20 times each day for boats-and skyscraper-size ships-traveling between Lake Superior and Duluth Harbor. No matter how many times you see it, the scene never gets old.Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, MinnesotaAround 1900, a forward-thinking farmer bought up the dying town of Forestville and patiently waited for the state to recognize what he had saved. Today, interpreters chat with visitors in this beautifully resurrected pioneer town (120 miles south of Saint Paul). The village shares a park with Minnesota's longest cave, open for tours in the summer.Mall of America, MinnesotaMore than 40 million people visit the Mall of America, 10 miles south of Minneapolis, each year. The nation's biggest mall has more than 500 stores, dozens of restaurants, an indoor amusement park, an aquarium and a butterfly garden.Minneapolis Institute of Art, MinnesotaHosting more than 700,000 visitors a year, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has a wide range of art and attractions, all with free admission to explore. The collection at Mia features more than 89,000 artworks, and the permanent and temporary exhibits span everything from American modernism to ancient artifacts from around the world.North Shore Scenic Drive, MinnesotaThe North Shore Scenic Drive near Duluth follows the north shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Along this route are many of the top state parks in Minnesota, including Split Rock Lighthouse, Tettegouche, and Grand Portage State Park.Door County, WisconsinKnown for its picturesque coastal towns, specialty shops, fish boils, cherry and apple orchards and scenic beauty, Door County is often referred to as the “Cape Cod of the Midwest.”Fargo, WisconsinFargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota are sister cities of the Red River Valley. Fargo is the largest community in North Dakota and Moorhead borders it along the Minnesota side. Running through the two communities and acting as a natural boundary is the Red River of the North. Fargo is the eastern-most point of US 10.Green Bay, WisconsinDiscover Green Bay's signature annual events to concerts, exhibits and family-friendly festivals happening all year round. Plan your getaway to Greater Green Bay around some of the top can't miss events.LaCrosse, WisconsinLa Crosse enjoys a glorious setting along the Mississippi River. Board a paddle wheeler for a sightseeing cruise or drive to the observation deck atop Grandad Bluff. This bike-friendly destination offers challenging trails and paddling adventures.Madison, WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin is known as a don't-miss destination because of its amazing attractions. Whether you're here to visit the Capitol building, visit the UW-Madison campus or spend time on our lakes, we have a never-ending list of things to do. – Destination MadisonManitowoc, WisconsinThousands of visitors are drawn here each year to explore the USS Cobia World War II submarine, tour Rogers Street Fishing Village to view relics of famous shipwrecks, or sail across Lake Michigan on the S. S. Badger. We love company and invite you to explore 20 miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline. From the pristine coastline with its stunning parks and beaches and marinas, to historic downtowns and outdoor band concerts, Manitowoc-Two Rivers is a maritime treasure to visit as well as a wonderful place to live.Wisconsin Dells, WisconsinWisconsin Dells is the “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” for good reason. The community boasts the largest concentration of waterparks in the world including America’s largest outdoor waterpark, the country’s largest indoor/outdoor combination, and the state’s largest indoor waterpark

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The S.S. Badger is the last coal-fired passenger steamship in operation in the United States. She has provided a fun, reliable and affordable shortcut across beautiful Lake Michigan for more than 60 years and has transported millions of passengers since her re-birth in 1992.

Her unique, bold character takes you back to a period of time when things were simpler – offering valuable time to slow down, relax and reconnect with those you love. She is the continuation of a unique and vital maritime tradition, and we celebrate that heritage on board in fun ways that educates and entertains. Her mission has changed from the days of carrying railroad cars 365 days a year, but the Badger’s role in the hearts of the areas she serves has not.

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