Department of Natural Resources
Dive into the extraordinary story of northern Michigan's Au Sable River! Our new special exhibit takes you on a journey to explore how the famed river:
The River that Changed the World includes a real 24-foot-long riverboat, the custom railcar known as the Wolverine Fish Car and a reconstruction of the Wanigas Rod Shop.
This exhibit is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.
The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Museum System—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.
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