Be a Tourist in Your Home Town 2018

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Name: Be a Tourist in Your Home Town 2018
Date: July 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

PASSPORTS CAN BE PURCHASED THE DAY OF THE EVENT AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

1. MOTT FOUNDATION BUILDING/BRUSH PARK
2. FLINT FARMERS MARKET

3. THE WHITING
4. FOR-MAR NATURE PRESERVE & ARBORETUM - GENESEE COUNTY PARKS


The Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its annual Be a Tourist in Your Home Town. This one-day event offers Flint & Genesee residents and non-residents the opportunity to experience what our community has to offer. For just $1.00 per person*, tourists (participants) can visit and enjoy many different venues around Flint & Genesee. The Be a Tourist Passport is also valid for discounts at many restaurants in Downtown Flint.

Complimentary transportation between attractions will be provided by co-sponsor Mass Transportation Authority. Buses will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buses will make their final loops starting no later than 3:15 p.m. If you purchase your ticket at The Whiting or For-Mar, please make sure you board the appropriate final bus no later than 3:15 p.m.

All routes begin at Brush Park on the corner of First and Harrison streets (behind the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Building). Attractions listed alphabetically.  

Downtown Walking Tour**

Self-guided tours may be done at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Guided walking tours available at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. starting at Brush Park
  • Buckham Gallery
  • The Capitol Theatre
  • CRIM Fitness Foundation
  • Ferris Wheel Building
  • Flint Farmers’ Market
  • Flint Handmade Summer Art & Craft Street Fair
  • Genesee County Gospel Festival at Flint’s Downtown Riverbank Park/Amphitheater
  • Greater Flint Arts Council
  • MW Gallery
  • University of Michigan–Flint Frances Willson Thompson Library & Genesee Historical Collections Center
  • University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center

Route 1**

  • Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate
  • Christ the King African-American Festival
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Hunger Solution Center (HSC)
  • Flint Public Library
  • Flint Institute of Arts
  • Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church/Auto Fest
  • Longway Planetarium
  • Sloan Museum
  • Whaley Historic House Museum
  • The Whiting

Route 2**

  • Genesee County Parks For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
  • Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall – Dinosaurs (New 2018; Additional $3 entrance fee payable at location)

Route 3**

  • Edible Flint Demonstration Garden
  • Factory Two
  • General Motor’s Durant-Dort Factory One 
  • Totem Books

Route 4**

  • Flint Children’s Museum
  • Flint River Watershed Coalition
  • Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast
  • Mott Park Recreation Area
  • Superintendent’s Cottage
  • UAW Sit Down Strike Memorial

*Entrance to attractions with admission fees is included with your passport purchase for the day of the event, unless otherwise noted.
**Routes subject to change.

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Special thank you to prize donations from:

  • Cranberries Café
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites of Grand Blanc
  • Flint City T-Shirts
  • Flint Crepe Company
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival
  • Quality Inn of Grand Blanc
  • University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center
Location:
Main Passport pick-up and purchase area (day of event only):
Brush Park (located behind the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Building on the corner of First and Harrison streets)

Secondary Passport purchase locations (day of event only):
Flint Farmers' Market
300 E. First St., Flint

The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton
Fees/Admission:
$1.00 per person; Entrance to attractions with admission fees is included with your passport purchase for the day of the event, unless otherwise noted. 
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