Michigan Travel Bureau, 300 N Washington
Square, Lansing MI 48913; 517-373-0670; 888-784-7328. Web: http://www.michigan.org.
State Bird: American robin
State Fish: brook trout
State Flower: apple blossom
State Fossil: mastodon
State Gemstone: Isle Royal greenstone (chlorastrolite)
State Insect: dragonfly
State Mammal: whitetail deer
State Motto: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.
State Nickname: Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, Water Winter Wonderland, The Auto State, Lady of the Lake
State Reptile: painted turtle
State Soil: Kalkaska sand
State Song: My Michigan
State Stone: Petoskey Stone
State Tree: Eastern white pine
State Wild Flower: dwarf lake iris
Detroit, Michigan — Territorial capital
(1805-1837) and state capital from 1837 to 1847.
Lansing, Michigan — Current state capital since 1847.
Michigan, My Michigan; Detroit City; Detroit Rocks; Saginaw, Michigan.
In Michigan, it's illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.