A great Indian tribe has established an amazing operation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe started car bingo many moons ago and it has transformed into a world class entertainment venue, casino, waterpark, spa, campground and so much more.
There is also so much to learn from the Anishinabek people, who inhabit the Great Lakes region of the USA. Get to know the history at the museum, Ziibiwing Center or attend a Powwow for yourself and get the full experience. This tribe has helped transform the Mt. Pleasant area into a travel destination in Mid-Michigan, you should come check it out!
Ever since I can remember, well, since 1996 to be exact, I have been enjoying all that Soaring Eagle has to offer! I have stayed at Soaring Eagle Resort more times than I can keep track. I’ve went to countless concerts at Soaring Eagle Casino and celebrated so many birthdays and more!
Located on Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. There is entertainment for the whole family, as well as other properties, the free shuttle will take you to explore!
Ziibiwing Center is part of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Mt. Pleasant. As a Culture Center, designed and dedicated to the Anishinabe people, a celebration of history, tradition and beliefs.
Sharing the history of Keeping the Anishinabek culture alive, through captivating depictions and colorful artifacts. Walk through the interactive exhibits to hear, see and feel stories from the original people of the Great Lakes. Facing adversity, struggling to have land to live on, families were separated by boarding schools and traditions were lost along the way.
For 38 years the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe holds an annual Powwow each summer. Powwows are a celebration of American Indian culture. People from diverse indigenous nations gather for dancing, singing, and honoring the traditions of their ancestors. Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Powwow is open for the public to attend and takes place at the tribal campground: 7529 E Tomah Rd, Mount Pleasant.
“The campground is affectionately known to local community members as “The Hill.” Memories of ancestors, loved ones, and years gone by are sheltered among the canopy of oaks, maples, white ash, and cottonwood trees that grace the landscape. Located on a no-outlet road, The Hill is generally a quiet and peaceful campground with a calming breeze and shaded sites to keep you comfortable. The Hill has long been a place for Tribal members to come and relax with friends.”
People’s Traditional Powwow
Gather for the 16th Annual People’s Traditional Powwow at the Seventh Generation Campground in Mt. Pleasant. August 27 & 28, 2022.
Soaring Eagle Waterpark
Separate from the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, is an indoor waterpark, Soaring Eagle Waterpark. Located about 1.5 miles from the Casino compound with waterslides and a total of 45,000 square foot of fun. Guests can enjoy the waver rider, rock climbing wall, lazy river, children’s play area and a private adult pool.
Day passes for the waterpark are available, and party rental space. There is also an arcade, mini-market and vending machines for food on-the-go.
Inside the hotel, The Nbakade Dining Room, is a sit-down restaurant serving family-friendly cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check to see which packages include a kids eat free option!
For Hotel Guests, free WiFi access is available. As well as, flat-screen cable TVs, a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine. Next door to Soaring Eagle Waterpark, you will find an 18-hole golf course for adult recreation.
Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park
The Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park is upscale campground and RV destination. Explore the 42-acre lake aboard canoes, kayaks or paddleboats. Volleyball and Fishing are available on site, as well as swimming and a water trampoline.
Just a short shuttle ride away, guests can enjoy access to the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel, and world class entertainment at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.
If you’re looking for family friendly fun, Frankenmuth, Michigan is the perfect getaway! It is one of my favorite local go-to vacation spots, for years we’ve been celebrating family birthdays at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth with delicious family style chicken dinner.
Learn about my visit at Ziibiwing Center. Part of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Mt. Pleasant. As a Culture Center, designed and dedicated to the Anishinabe people, a celebration of history, tradition and beliefs.
I hope it comes as a surprise that Michigan has so many amazing castles to choose from! From private homes to hotels and museums, they are all stunning and one-of-a kind. Watch my videos and learn about my visit to each one!