6285 Westside Saginaw Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
Phone: (989) 402-1505
Fax: (989) 402-1280
Arts & Museums
The Castle Museum is a splendid castle-like building built in Renaissance style. Constructed in 1898, to function as a post office, it was formerly called Castle Station or Saginaw Post Office. Now the headquarters of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, The Castle Museum features exhibits on the local culture and heritage.
Midland Center for the Arts building was designed by Alden Dow. It represents community-based programs, professional programs, presentations & tours, exhibits, lectures, fairs, and films that focus on the arts, humanities and science.
Herbert H. Dow, pioneer scientist and founder of The Dow Chemical Company, perfected his revolutionary process here. Dow began his experiments in the Evens Flour Mill, which has been rebuilt as a 10-gallery barrier-free high-tech interpretive museum. It features automated voices, films and a hologram.
Located on the Weiss Street in Frankenmuth is Michigan's Own Military & Space Museum. Dedicated to Michigan's soldiers, sailors and other war heroes who served in foreign wars of the United States, this unique museum was established in 1980. Housing more than 400 exhibits, each that tells a story about a soldier, sailor or an aviator, the museum is a tribute to all the sacrifices made in the service of a nation. It also aims to encourage people to support the Armed Forces and the families thus associated. Although a little different from most attractions in Frankenmuth, it makes for an interesting visit.