About Saginaw, Michigan
Saginaw City used to be home to around 60 sawmills during the mid 1880s. But when the pine forests got sheared from the Saginaw Valley, the once busy center of the lumber industry stopped and instead started with shipping crops like sugar beets and beans. There are lots of attractions that can be visited within the city that you would find worthwhile to check out. One is the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History that was renovated and used to be an 1897 post office building made in French Chateau style. It has a spiral staircase and a few corner towers that are home to amazing exhibits that would let you trace the industrial and social developments of the valley. There is also the Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House that was set as a great symbol of friendship and cultural exchange with the sister city of Saginaw which is Tokushima, Japan. The tea house is made of authentic design of traditional and ancient Japanese architecture. There is also the Johnny Panther Quests which also specialize in rendering boat tours that last for 3 to 5 hours through the State Game Area and the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. It encompasses about 18 thousand acres of bayous and river marshes which are part of the biggest watershed in the state of Michigan. Other tourist attractions that can also be checked out would be the Saginaw Art Museum and the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum amongst many others in the city.