The iconic Weather Ball in Flint celebrated its 50 years in 2007. Almost a landmark in itself, the famous weather-predicting device is visible clearly on Flint's skyline from most directions. Located on the Saginaw Street over the Citizens Bank Building in the Downtown area, the Weather Ball also has nursery rhymes dedicated to it. The lights are on in the evenings making it a great model for pictures.
Located on the Atherton Road in Flint is the Sit-Downer's Memorial Park, dedicated to the workers of General Motors who participated in the Sit-Down Strike of 1936. The park features bronze monuments depicting an actual scene during the monumental strike. At one end are the men, sitting down and at the other end are the women rebelling against the tyranny of factory owners. Commissioned by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and designed by ace sculpture Janice Trimpe, the park is significant not only marking one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, but also the progress of labor unions and eventual beginning of the human resource departments.
The First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc is a noted historic church on South Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc, Michigan. It was constructed in 1851. The Sunday School and Bible study are fine programs arranged to impart Biblical knowledge. Built in the Greek Revival style of architecture, the church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
If you like going on educational tours then this is not a bad idea to try. The Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Rail road tour gives you a chance to get to know how people traveled in the 1900s. During the small 40 minute tour, visitors can explore the beautiful landscape with scenic woods and lush green meadows. The engines used, are both original and replicas of the ones used way back in the 1900s. An informative tour with history being re-run, this one is surely to be loved by children as well as adults.
The Wilderness Trails Zoo located just outside Birch Run was established in 1991. The family-run zoo maintains over 200 animals, ranging between native as well as rare species. The petting zoo is an added attraction, that sometimes has baby animals that have your happy little one coo-cooing! Also on the offer are picnic tables and canopies making it perfect for family outings. Don't miss the Giant Giraffe statue outside the zoo; he makes for a great model for pictures!
Located on the outskirts of Durand, along Prior Road is the Lovejoy Cemetery. Established in 1856, the is maintained well over the years. It is also home to the Wallace Circus Train Wreck Memorial which remembers the circus employees who lost their lives in the 1903 train accident. Over twenty circus workers were killed in the disaster, out of which six unclaimed deceased people are buried here.