New report from the Michigan Department of Tourism shows that a majority of Michigan attractions are “mostly good” for visitors, with the exception of some attractions that may not be so good.
According to the report, which is the result of an ongoing survey of over 3,500 Michigan visitors conducted by the Michigan Tourism Research Center, “mostly positive” ratings of attractions in the state were found for most of the 50 major attractions in which the state’s residents were surveyed.
The report also found that the majority of the attractions that were “mostly negative” for Michigan visitors were those that had been rated as either “bad” or “not very good” in previous surveys.
For example, according to the study, about one-quarter of attractions rated as “bad,” “very bad,” “not good” or not rated at all by visitors were rated by visitors as being either “not attractive” or a “poorly designed attraction.”
“It’s clear that the public likes our attractions,” said John Ziegler, the state director of the MTRC.
“We have a variety of great attractions, and they are great for our state.”
The report is part of a larger survey of Michigan visitors by the MRTC and includes information on more than 1,000 Michigan attractions.
It’s a common theme for Michigan tourists, according with the report: Some attractions, like the Big Dig or the Great Lakes, are too large for many people.
But many of them are also not very popular.
For instance, the Big Bend, a popular destination in the Great Bend, was rated “mostly bad” in last year’s survey by visitors, but this year’s study shows that nearly two-thirds of visitors said they’d go there again if they could.
Ziegler said that he hopes the report will help guide future tourism plans for Michigan.
“The next survey will be better,” he said.
“And hopefully it will lead to more positive feedback and hopefully it can also be an impetus for more changes to the state.”