Located inside an iconic 1916 building, State Theatre has become a national icon for film lovers after being listed by the Motion Picture Association of America as the #1 movie theater in the world. The interior boasts of majestic art deco decor, combined with state-of-the-art sound and visual equipment--it's easy to see how this theater has risen above the rest. Visitors to Traverse City shouldn't miss an opportunity to screen a film at the State Theater.
Set along the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula, Black Star Farms easily stands as one of the more formidable vineyards Michigan has to offer. Focusing on white wine production, Black Star Farms has been a popular destination for local and visiting wine connoisseurs alike for over a quarter of a century. Tastings are offered throughout the week and group tours can also be scheduled in advance. Check the website for more details.
City Opera House is one of the three remaining oldest Victorian opera houses that still stand today in the state of Michigan. It has constantly been in the forefront of artistic collaborations and educational programs in the fields of the performing arts. Each season boasts an eclectic repertoire of events that see regional, national and international performing troupes. This charming 700-seater theater boasts state-of-the-art facilities in terms of seating, decor, stage and lighting. Check website for details.
Connoisseurs of wine and hard cider in Traverse City certainly can't miss a visit to Left Foot Charley. Located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, this one-of-kind winery offers a wide array of sumptuous wines and hearty ciders--all made from fruit locally sourced in Michigan. The space offers tastings throughout the week as well as private events and tours.
Set within the campus of the Northwestern Michigan College and opened in 1991, the Dennos Museum Center beckons to families, friends and visitors to come and partake of its wide offerings which span architecture, installations, sculptures, artifacts, paintings, etc. Lectures, workshops, classes and similar events are organized for adults while toddlers and preschoolers have their own educational program. The performing arts too are suitably represented in their fabulous auditorium. Check website for more details.
More than just a shopping center, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is located in a preserved historical area that used to be the Traverse City State Hospital. There are plenty of dining and shopping options, making for an enjoyable day out.
Studio Anatomy is a landmark on the local original music scene. Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City, this space is a music and event venue as well as a production studio under one roof. Its eclectic schedule features genre-spanning live gigs, open jam sessions and stand-up comedy shows for all ages. Previous concerts have seen the likes of Lonesome George, American Opera, Bloodshot Victory and Natural Reaction take centerstage.