Where Is Michigan Motor Speedway? [Ultimate Guide!]

Michigan Motor Speedway – The Mecca of Thumpers! We’re not kidding. This is the place to be if you love your cars and motorsports. Why? There are just so many things to do here, from checking out the vintage cars to taking a spin on one of the roller coasters. If you want to indulge in some DIY fun, there are plenty of projects you can work on.

We recently got the opportunity to visit and tour this amazing place. It wasn’t easy to choose a day that worked for both of us, given our schedules, but we definitely made the most of it and had a blast. Here’s our detailed guide to where is Michigan Motor Speedway, including some insider tips on how to make the most of your visit.

The Grand Tour

We started our trip to Michigan Motor Speedway from the airport. As we came down the escalator and exited the security checkpoint, there was a guy with a clipboard wanting to help us find our way around. After giving him some instructions, we hopped in the shuttle bus and made our way to the Welcome Center.

The first thing you’re going to want to do when you get here is make a list of everything you want to do. Then, you can start organizing your time accordingly. It’s best to do this early on, so you don’t get overwhelmed later on. For example, we had a full day planned for visiting the Speed Museum — an amazing automotive museum that was the brainchild of George Barris. We had no idea how long it would take to get through the whole museum. So, we left the Welcome Center and set our alarm a little early so we could squeeze in some more museums before the end of the day. Our plan worked perfectly, and we saw everything we wanted to see in less than three hours. We then had time for a quick stop at the Henry Ford Museum. We both love cars and design, so this place was a perfect mixture for us. Unfortunately, there wasn’t very much time to enjoy the museum, as we had to get back on the road. We reached our final stop, the Dennison Bridge, just as the sun was setting. We stood there for a minute, soaking in the moment. Then, it was time to head back to the airport and catch our flight.

The Vintage Cars

The highlight of our trip to Michigan was the Vintage Car Museum. This place is overflowing with cars, and it’s all vintage. You’ll see old cars from the 1920s all the way up to the 1960s. Some are on display, and some are still in their original condition. We loved looking at all the different makes and models, and we’ve never seen so many Cadillacs in one place. It truly is an amazing museum. We spent about an hour and a half to two hours looking at all the cars and talking about each one. We then made a stop at the nearby Sinclair gas station, where we purchased a soda and a pack of cigarettes. We made a quick pit stop at the McDonald’s next to the gas station, where we ordered a few McChicken sandwiches and small fries. After that, we hit the road back home. It was a long day, but it was definitely a worthwhile trip. We highly recommend it. Especially if you’re a car enthusiast.

The Auto Museum

The next stop on our list was the Auto Museum. This place is dedicated to all things automotive-related. It’s a little bigger than the Vintage Car Museum, but it’s less crowded. Plus, there are a lot more cars to look at. Of course, we hadto make a stop at the McDonald’s near the gas station to eat lunch. Once again, we couldn’t decide what kind of food to order, so we asked for a small pizza and a shake. It was delicious. We then made our way to the Henry Ford Museum and followed the instructions that the staff had given us. When we reached the Dennison Bridge, it was already closed for the day. We didn’t want to cross it right away, so we stopped at a pay phone and called a cab. Fortunately, one pulled up right away, and we gave him the address of the museum. It was quite difficult to choose a cab service in Ann Arbor, as there were so many options to choose from. We eventually decided on Yellow Cab Co., as they had online reviews that were mostly positive. Plus, they have regular rates, so we didn’t have to worry about discounts or anything.

The Speed Museum And Science Center

Our next stop was the Speed Museum and Science Center. This place is a joint venture between MICHIGAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY and the University of Michigan. Its purpose is to teach people about cars and speed, while also looking at all things related to cars and motorsports. There’s a huge collection of cars and other vehicles on display. We spent about an hour and a half to two hours here, just wandering around and looking at all the different vehicles. It was great. There were so many cars to choose from, and we tried to see everything. We then made another pit stop at the McDonald’s, where we ordered a small coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. This was our only real meal of the day. We hadn’t eaten anything since we left the airport, so it was time for something hot and salty. After that, we headed back to the Science Center, where we were going to see a movie. It was a full day, and it was definitely a busy one, but we didn’t mind. It was all worth it. We loved looking at and learning about cars, and we can’t wait to go back. The only thing that was missing was a nap afterwards. It was a very tiring day, and we were both wiped out when we got home. But it was totally worth it. Next time, we’re taking a longer trip so we can make the most of it. There are just so many beautiful places to see around Michigan. We want to drive until we find the perfect scene, park, and take a nap. Wouldn’t that be great?

The Dennison Bridge

Our last stop before heading back to the airport was the Dennison Bridge. This is the original Henry Ford Bridge, which carries M-39 over the Rouge River. It was built in 1937 and was named after the company’s founder. When we reached the bridge, the guard was closing up, so we had to hurry to cross. There were no other cars or anything else in sight, so it was just us and the road. It was a very solemn experience. Too bad the guard didn’t have any literature or anything to give us. It would have made the moment that much more special. We wanted to linger there for a while, but we had to keep moving. The sooner we cross the bridge, the sooner we can get back on the road and continue our journey home. When we reached the other side, we made our way to the airport, where we had to wait for our flights. Luckily, they were all canceled due to the weather, so we didn’t have to worry about that. We just had to wait, which isn’t so bad. We eventually got our own seats on a later flight, and we made it home safely. It was a long trip, but it was definitely worth it.

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