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Cascades at Sparks County Park
Planning a trip to Niagara Falls? Wait! Southern Michigan has its very own waterfalls...

Diamond Jack's River Tours

Greenmead Historic Village
Rediscover Michigan's farming roots and life in a small town...

Irish Hills Twin Towers
You won't find any hobbits or wizards in these towers; a rel-life "War of the Towers" led to these two towers atop the highest point in the Irish Hills...

Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Ever wonder where taxis were made? Stop in and discover the story of the world famous Checker Cab Company

Michigan State Capitol
Marvel at one of the nation's best surviving displays of the Victorian painted decorative arts - or at the stairs that R. E. Olds successfully climbed with his Curved Dash auto!

Michigan State University
You don't have to be a Spartan to enjoy all that the sprawling MSU campus has to offer...

Motown Historical Museum
Visit the birthplace of Detroit Motown Sound!...

Pewabic Pottery
Discover what makes this National Historic Landmark so special...

Plymouth Historical Museum
Thrill at the sight of a rare and illusive Alter...

St. Joseph Shrine
Is it cement or real wood? You be the judge...

The Henry Ford-IMAX® Theater
The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre features Michigan's largest IMAX screen

The Wills Sainte Claire Automobile Museum

Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center
You may not be able to meet Marion and James Turner, but you can feel their smile and maybe catch their pioneering spirit!...

Woldumar Nature Center
Woodland, prairie, river-side and pine forest - Stimulate your senses with 188 acres of natural beauty...

Woodward Avenue Action Association

Yesterday's Collection Store
Looking for that special auto souvenir? Yesterday's is the place for you

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Story of the Week:

Published: 11.18.2014
Richard Petty: Racing Legend
By: Robert Tate, Automotive Historian/Researcher
Images: The National Automotive History Collection

Richard Petty, a famous race car driver can be looked upon as the face of automotive racing in our history books and is considered to be a legend among racing fans. Born on July 2, 1937, Richard Petty was a second generation driver.

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