Michigan’s Must-Visit Amusement Parks for Thrill Seekers

Explore the top amusement parks in Michigan for 2024, ranked by Tripadvisor reviews.

When you hear the phrase “amusement park,” chances are the first thing that comes to your mind is Disney; however, in 2023, nearly 600 businesses described themselves as amusement parks in the United States. There are places to enjoy thrill rides, view animal shows, swim, and play in nearly every state across the country, and one that might be near and dear to your heart may be unfamiliar to someone else, depending on where you live.

People travel from all over the world to visit Disney’s and Universal’s theme parks in California and Florida. If you’re a thrill ride, water park, or roller coaster junkie, Six Flags is another huge name, with 24 parks scattered throughout the U.S. These types of parks truly transport you to another world and are full of their own kind of magic, but the quaint or historic parks like Lake Compounce are just as special—if not more so—to locals.

Stacker compiled a list of the best amusement parks in Michigan using data from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor ranks businesses using a combination of metrics, including overall rating, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, a business with a 5 out of 5 overall rating might rank lower than one with a 4 out of 5. Data is as of April 2024.

Read on and see how many of these local amusement parks you’ve visited.

Best amusement parks in Michigan

#8. Glenlore Trails

  • Rating: 4.5/5 (20 reviews)
  • Address: 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township, Michigan

#7. Full Blast

  • Rating: 4/5 (59 reviews)
  • Address: 35 Hamblin Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan

#6. Dinosaur Gardens

  • Rating: 4.5/5 (54 reviews)
  • Address: Ossineke, Michigan

#5. C.J. Barrymore’s

  • Rating: 4/5 (143 reviews)
  • Address: 21750 Hall Road .Clinton Township, Michigan

#4. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

  • Rating: 4/5 (304 reviews)
  • Address: 4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan

#3. Michigan’s Adventure

  • Rating: 4/5 (1,015 reviews)
  • Address: 4750 Whitehall Road, Muskegon, Michigan

#2. Silver Beach Carousel

  • Rating: 5/5 (588 reviews)
  • Address: 333 Broad St., Saint Joseph, Michigan

#1. Nelis’ Dutch Village

  • Rating: 4/5 (1,049 reviews)
  • Address: 12350 James St., Holland, Michigan

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Katrina Sirotta, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 45 states.


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