Gaylord Attractions For a Northern Michigan Vacation

Nestled in the middle of Northern Michigan, you’ll find Gaylord, a little town that offers a little of everything. Let a morning spent at the museum become an afternoon at the county Sportsplex, then be sure to visit the city’s historical sites before your movie begins. On your next Northern Michigan vacation, plan a stop at these Gaylord attractions.


Sonshine Barn: Wedding & Event Center

2838 Wilkinson Rd. | Gaylord

Opening their barn to the public in 2016, Denny and Sandy Freeman created the event center so that other’s could enjoy the beauty and care that they have put into their thirty-three acre farm. The farm house sleeps a comfortable twenty-four, and service packages include incredible amenities such as; a bridal suite, caterer prep room and bar, gourmet kitchen, a half-court basketball gym, a putting green, small playground, and more!


Call of the Wild Museum & Bavarian Falls Park

850 S. Wisconsin Ave. | Gaylord

The museum exhibits animals such as whitetail deer, elk, moose, black bear, polar bear, and more. It allows for the opportunity to learn about these animals’ habitats and behaviors in the wild. Meanwhile, the excitement of Bavarian Falls Park complements the educational nature of the museum with adventure golf and go-carts.


Cook Family Farm

4282 Hayes Tower Rd. | Gaylord

Spend an old-fashioned afternoon at Cook Family Farm in a horse-drawn open sleigh. Complimentary cookies and cocoa are available after the sleigh ride, while the farm’s shop offers more old-style treats for purchase such as pasture-raised chicken eggs and homemade candles.


Gaylord Area Council for the Arts

125 E. Main St. | Gaylord

With a mission to improve community culture and wellness through fostering the arts, the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts sponsors exhibits and workshops aimed at promoting a creative community.


Gaylord Cinema West

1775 M-32 West | Gaylord

The theater screens the latest films and features a wide array of showtimes throughout the day and night, including matinee times and prices.


Gaylord’s City Elk Park

E. Grandview | Gaylord

The city of Gaylord maintains 108 acres of land upon which over 70 elk live and are tended to by the city. Near the Elk Lodge, you’ll find Gaylord’s City Elk Park, where these elk can be viewed.


Otsego County Historical Society

320 W. Main St. | Gaylord

The Otsego County Historical Society hopes to bring together people interested in history; especially those interested in history specific to the county itself. The historical society works to collect artifacts that will go toward illuminating and enhancing the culture of the area.


Otsego County Sportsplex

1250 Gornick Ave. | Gaylord

Offering an outdoor playground, indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, and year-round ice skating rink, the Otsego County Sportsplex is sure to keep the family busy and active all day long.


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