|Traverse City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|County||Grand Traverse County|
|Total Area||8.7 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||44.7631° N, 85.6206° W|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Dennos Museum Center, Great Lakes Children's Museum|
Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Named after the Grand Traverse Bay, which the city heads, it is the s the self-proclaimed Cherry Capital of the World. The city was incorporated in the year 1895. It is the largest in the 21-county Northern Michigan region and the county seat of Grand Traverse County.
The food lovers in the city gather at the wide range of hotels available in the city. There are several hotels that are aimed at tourists also. These hotels provide all types of dishes. The special care shown to their guests make them exceptional. Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, The Beach Condominiums, Grand Beach Resort Hotel, Bayshore Resort, Courtyard, Great Wolf Lodge, Days Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn, The Sands Motel, Parkshore Resort, Pinestead Reef Resort, Baymont Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, North Shore Inn, Park Place Hotel, Pointes North Inn, Traverse Bay Lodge and Hampton Inn are the world-class hotels in the city.
Cherry Capital Airport is the main airport that serves the city. The Bay Area Transportation Authority in the city provides bus service and dial-a-ride service.The city also has hybrid bus that helps in transporting people from one place to another. The freight rail service in the city is another mode of commutation. The wide road network that includes highways, expressways and bridges make the journey through the city easier.
Places to Visit:
National Cherry Festival one of the most popular annual events in U.S held in July is the main attraction of the tourists reaching the city. Boating, sailing, wine tasting are the outdoor activities of the city enjoyed by the tourists. Traverse City State Park, Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City Film Festival and Grand Traverse Bay are the other interesting sites in the city. In winter, downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling is really entertaining. Great Lakes Children's Museum, Clinch Park Zoo, Dennos Museum Center, Reffitt Preserve and Suttons Bay add to the attractions of the city.
Last Updated : April 17, 2014