Top 8 Hot Spots Around the Michigan International Speedway

Are you going to Michigan International Speedway to cheer on Blake Koch and his #11 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend? Well, make sure to take a few extra days and get a taste of Pure Michigan at these top 8 hot spots around the Michigan International Speedway!


  • Bundy Hill Off Road, Jerome, MI

    Bundy Hill Off Road

    Jerome, Michigan

    With over 20 trails designed specifically for A.T.V.s, O.R.V.s, Jeeps, bikes, side-by-sides, 4×4 rigs and crawlers, this off road attraction will appeal to your inner daredevil. Bundy Hill also offers a “rustic camping” area. They welcome leashed pets, and even have picnic areas. Whether you decide to make base at Bundy Hill this racing weekend, or just stop by for a quick wheeling adventure, you’re sure to have a blast.

  • The Deck Down Under, Jerome, MI

    The Deck Down Under

    Jerome, Michigan

    This fabulous restaurant brings the beach to the Midwest. Chef Thomas Hawkins, who got his start in Naples, FL, cooks up some truly scrumptious creations. You really can’t go wrong with any of their seafood dishes, and their Key Lime Pie is a can’t miss dessert. They also offer live entertainment. This weekend, you can catch two awesome acoustic acts.

    The atmosphere is always friendly and energetic, making this the perfect spot to keep the celebrations going after the race. Past customers call The Deck a “local gem,” and, “a cool little spot.” Be sure to check this one out!

  • The British Tea Garden, Tecumseh, MI

    The British Tea Garden 

    Tecumseh, Michigan

    After grabbing seafood from “Down Under,” why not round out your cultural experiences on this road trip with a taste of Britain? With authentic British cuisine, like cottage pie and crumpets, as well as a wide selection of teas, the Tea Garden provides a cozy, relaxing atmosphere for the weary traveler. This is especially great if you’re looking for something a little more low key after a hectic race day, or if you’re traveling with little ones who have only experienced pretend tea parties. Oh, and don’t forget to grab some teas and British goodies to go in case your friends want a “cuppa” tea while you recap your travels!

  • Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

    Hidden Lake Gardens

    Tipton, Michigan

    We’re hoping for some good weather after last weekend’s race in the Poconos was rained out. If the weather cooperates, and the sun shines this weekend, make sure to stop by Michigan State University’s Hidden Lake Gardens. It’s perfect for a stroll with your special someone or for a quiet escape from the chaotic race track. With both exotic and native plants, artfully themed gardens, and nearly 10 miles of easy walking trails, you’ll get a whole new appreciation of Michigan’s Irish Hills.

  • Evans Street Station, Tecumseh, MI

    Evans Street Station

    Tecumseh, Michigan

    If you’re the type to enjoy a full culinary experience, Evans Street Station is the place to go. With a farm to table philosophy, this restaurant only uses the freshest ingredients, so you can bet you’ll have a high quality experience. Executive Chef Alan Merhar is known for taking a dish and turning it into a delectable work of art. You can order a main dish, but we suggest getting adventurous with the Chef’s Tasting Menu. The 2nd course Lobster & Grilled Ramps Pierogies is outstanding. Evans Street Station is a must for an extra special night on the town.

  • Pioneer Wine Trail, Jackson, MI

    Pioneer Wine Trail

    Jackson, Michigan

    The Pioneer Wine trail is a fantastic way to experience one of the specialties of this region — wine. To help you plan your experience, the website features a cool interactive map. We suggest starting off at Pentamere Winery in Tecumseh, but you can tailor your tour to suit your needs. Between the eight wineries featured on the trail, you’re sure to find a wine to suit your tastes. If you like a sweeter drink, customers rave about Pentamere’s plum wine. As their website says, it’s easy to spend “a couple of hours…or a couple of days” at the Pioneer Wine Trail.

  • Silos Fun Park, Hillsdale, MI

    Silos Fun Park

    Hillsdale, Michigan

    Silos Fun Park has it all – an arcade, bumper boats, miniature golf, go-karts, and so much more! Kids (and adults who are kids at heart!) love their ice cream, homemade pizza, and other fun treats. This place will provide endless fun for the whole family. It’s nothing but smiles at Silos.

  • Clark LAke Golf Course, Brooklyn, MI

    Clark Lake Golf Course

    Brooklyn, Michigan

    Clark Lake offers visitors a 27 hole golf course, driving range, and sit-down restaurant. The golf course is slightly challenging, but we guarantee that you won’t have a care in the world as you’re putting near the two serene lakes that the course is nestled between. If you work up an appetite on the course, check out Domenick’s Restaurant. The tasty foods, picturesque views, and friendly staff provide an unforgettable experience the whole family can enjoy.

What are your favorite places to visit around the Michigan International Speedway? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!

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