Michigan is the only state that borders on four of the five Great Lakes. The state has the peculiar shape of a mitten and residents can often be seen raising their open right hand and pointing to where they live. Michigan actually consists of two big peninsulas, joined at the top of the Lower Peninsula by I-75 and the Mackinac Bridge. The topography of the Lower Peninsula consists of low rolling hills giving way to a northern tableland of hilly belts. The Upper Peninsula is level in the east, with swampy areas; the western region is higher and more rugged.
On the shores of the great lakes you find many attractions: Apostle Islands, Pictured Rocks, Sleeping Bear, Isle Royale are all national lakeshores.
Lansing is the capital of Michigan but Detroit is the biggest city. Detroit is the car capital of the world. The Sloan Museum, the Henry Ford museum, and the Automotive Hall of Fame celebrate this role.