With its mixture of beautiful forests, lively cities, breathtaking coastlines, and rich history, Michigan is an excellent destination. One activity for the whole family to enjoy is visiting Dow Diamond and rooting for the home team, the Great Lakes Loons. Fans can experience a variety of fun at Dow Diamond, making it a perfect stop on your next trip to the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. After the game, there are still a bunch of great attractions and adventures near the ballpark to experience. Here, Great Lakes Loons discusses popular things to do in the area.
Known as being one of the premier minor league stadiums in the country, Dow Diamond is a state-of-the-art facility that houses a variety of entertaining in-game promotions. These include the following and more:
- Baseball buddies: Children ages 7-12 have an opportunity to stand on the diamond with a Great Lakes Loons player for the National Anthem. Children selected also will receive a Baseball Buddies T-shirt and two lawn tickets to a game of their choice.
- Rookie signing bonus: Children ages 3-12 can be selected as the Rookie of the Game. This prestigious title comes with four tickets to a Great Lakes Loons game, a T-shirt, and $50 to put toward their savings account courtesy of Dow Chemical Employee’s Credit Union.
- Play ball kid: Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy an experience of a lifetime when tasked with officially starting the game – they get to say “play ball” into a microphone in front of all fans in attendance!
- Feast Fridays: Who said that ballpark snacks need to be expensive? Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $1 bags of chips, $1 ice cream sandwiches, and $1 sodas every Friday as they root on their Great Lakes Loons.
After the game, there are some great attractions near the ballpark for visitors to check out. The stadium is located near some of Michigan’s most lively areas, in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Keeping with the theme of fun for everyone to enjoy, excellent destinations locals and travelers can visit include:
Ideal for families or couples who enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, the 110-acre Dow Gardens in Midland features curvy pathways, a historic red bridge, and breathtaking floral scenes throughout. While there, visitors can take a journey on the longest canopy walk in the nation. The Whiting Forest Canopy within the gardens is suspended four stories above the forest floor and includes stunning views of the surrounding area.
Midland Center for Arts
A one-of-kind venue, Midland Center for Arts is a place where art, science, history, music, theater, dance, and more come together under one roof. People of all ages are invited to experience and explore all that the Midland Center for Arts has to offer. The center also offers a wide range of educational classes and camps, which are open to the public.
Those looking to create memories by trying their hand at art can do so by visiting Space Studios. This studio offers guests a variety of pottery activities, such as painting on ceramics and sculpting hand-crafted pottery to take home.
Another great recommendation for visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty this area has to offer, Dahlia Hills is an experience unlike any other. This gorgeous venue features eight terraces with more than 3,000 Dahlia blooms, making it one of the best photo ops around.
While on your trip to Michigan, or a local resident looking for something fun to do, remember that the Great Lakes Bay Region is home to a host of enjoyable activities, including cheering on the Great Lakes Loons. After the game, you can continue the good times and experience more fun things to do in Michigan. Contact us for more information on Great Lakes Loons tickets, or chat with your virtual assistant, Lou E. Loon, online (Click the “Ticket Questions” button). Or call us toll free at 888-678-2255.