While Kings Club Casino is a smaller casino on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, taking a trip there is still worth the ultimate vacation destination. This is especially true as far as nature is concerned.
But if you’re into nonstop casino gaming, you will find much of it over at Bay Mills Resort and Casino, which is owned and operated by the same Native American tribe.
However, if you decide to take your family on a trip to the Upper Peninsula, there are plenty of awesome attractions to see and activities to do, and this post lists five of the greatest attractions in the area.
You will find five attractions that you may not have otherwise known about. One of these attractions is on Superior’s shores, so you will definitely want spend a day at the beach following a trip to the Michigan casinos. Let’s begin.
If you and the family are nature lovers, then you will all fall for the Munising Falls. No pun intended here.
Located at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and just one county over from Kings Club Casino, the Munising Falls measures 50 feet in height and provides a breathtaking view in the winter.
During the spring and summer, the amount of water flowing over this waterfall isn’t much, so you are looking for more of a nature-based experience in the warmer months.
However, when you venture out this way in the winter, brace yourself for a scene like none other, as the falls freeze in this winter wonderland. It makes for a great seasonal trip to Northern Michigan each year.
And if you are looking for multiple viewpoints and taking a few photos of the falls, there are many trails leading to the source. So, put on those hiking boots and get ready to venture out and catch impeccable views of nature while you get in a one-of-a-kind workout at this legendary location.
Let the nature lover in you rejoice over this soon-to-be unforgettable experience at the falls. Oh, and if you are into ice climbing, this is also a popular destination for the sport.
Just make sure you are engaging in safe climbing habits if you plan to undertake such a thrill. The falls may only be 50 feet high, but taking a fall like that wouldn’t feel so good.
Kewadin Casinos (Hessel)
Looking to take a full casino tour on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? You have more than just Bay Mills Resort and Casino in the area. Another prominent casino near Kings Club Casino and Bay Mills is Kewadin Casinos, with the Hessel location being one of the closest next to the Sault Ste. Marie location, which we will cover in a later section.
Owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, you are looking at thousands of slot machines here with both low-stakes penny and high-stakes bets up to $25. You will also find table gaming, poker, and bingo available at the casino, so there is never a shortage of options here.
You can also treat yourself to a rich dining experience here at Kewadin Casinos – Hessel, with its primary outlet being the casual Mariner’s Cove.
Yes, it will be a seafood experience like you’ve never had in the past! The casino even offers accommodations via partner hotels in the area, and it is never short on world-class and local entertainment.
So, if you are looking to complete a trifecta of casino gaming experiences, Kewadin Casinos Hessel is yet another ideal destination to place onto your itinerary if you have already visited or plan to visit Kings Club Casino or Bay Mills Resort and Casino.
Oh, and if you are looking for more casino gaming in the area, Kewadin Casinos isn’t all this area offers.
Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery is one of the coolest attractions near Kings Club Casino. Start your journey through the hatchery at the Visitors Lobby and gain a behind-the-scenes tour of fish breeding featuring lake trout eggs, brood fish, and more.
Per TripAdvisor, reviewers describe the hatchery as an interesting experience. Tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable, and you are also looking at a family-friendly experience. So, bring the troops along for this one.
The average duration of the time you will spend here varies between one and two hours. As for the amount of time you will spend at the beach, it’s anyone’s guess. That may be up to the family.
But hey, at least you gave the kids (and yourself) quite an educational experience in fish breeding. You won’t find many hatcheries quite like Pendills Creek anywhere else in the nation, so prepare for a unique experience and a relaxing afternoon at the beach.
Bay Mills Indian Community
As you know, Kings Club and Bay Mills Casino is owned and operated by the Bay Mills Indian Community. So definitely take the time to explore the community and all of what it offers. The Bay Mills Indian Community is located in both the Bay Mills and Superior Township, and a smaller section involves Sugar Island Township.
Notable attractions within and around the community include Whitefish Bay and the falls of the St. Mary’s River, both of which are popular tourist destinations all year round. So. if you are into water activities that include boating, fishing, etc., you definitely should check out Bay Mills.
Sault Ste. Marie and Grand Casino
Now, if you are looking for the most popular tourist destination in the area, Sault Ste. Marie, better known as the City of Sault Sainte Marie, is where it’s happening.
Sault Ste. Marie is located all the way at the northernmost tip of the eastern portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. And given its relative isolation from the other cities and towns that encompass Michigan, it is the perfect spot for a weekend or even a weeklong getaway.
Sure, gaming at Kings Club Casino and the surrounding casinos can keep you busy for a week, as will the attractions listed in the above subheadings. But you won’t get an experience quite like what you will find at Sault. Ste. Marie.
And you know this town is a tourist hotspot, given the fact much of its economy shapes itself around tourism. All year long, tourists clamber to two places in particular: the Soo Locks and the Kewadin Casino, Hotel, and Convention Center.
Wait? Another casino? Yup! Just like its sister we discussed in one of the above subheadings, Kewadin Casino, Hotel, and Convention Center comprises nearly endless casino gaming space, a 320-room hotel, a 25,000-square-foot convention center, and over 12,000 square feet worth of dining options.
Did I say trifecta earlier in this post? Heck, if you venture to Sault Ste. Marie, you are looking at a plethora of casino gaming options. So, if you are in the area strictly for casino gaming, you have a lot of options to choose from.
You will also discover the fact that Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is also the gateway to its Canadian brother, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
So, if you wish to venture on over into Canada to see all the goods in the twin city, take the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge over and discover the great northern wilderness that is Canada.
Explore Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
As you can see, Kings Club casino is surrounded by more nature and aquatic-based attractions that the shores of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are known for given its proximity to Lakes Superior, Huron, and Michigan.
But as you will also conclude, the area is growing in terms of overall casino gaming, with four casinos within a short driving distance from one another.
Also, each of the Kewadin Casinos that also include the Christmas, St. Ignace, and Manistique locations aren’t far from Kings Club.
If you are eyeing a grand casino tour in the obscure peninsula, this is one of the hottest destinations in the states not named Vegas, Reno, or Atlantic City.
Have you played at Kings Club Casino and the other nearby casinos? Did you visit any of the listed attractions? Let us know in the comments and tell us about your experience.