The story of Flint parallels the story of America. Founded by a fur trader and the original home of General Motors, this unsung Michigan town, once known as "Vehicle City," is a relic of industrial America when it was in its infancy. Modern life in Flint is steeped in history, and even Flint hotels seem to harken back to a time when the town was synonymous with the birth of the American auto industry. Cheap hotels in Flint are easy to find, and vacations in Flint make for a truly memorable and educational experience.
Out and About in Flint
If you're curious about Flint's distinguished place in American history, head to the Sloan Museum and the Buick Automotive Gallery. A stroll through downtown will reveal well-preserved Art Deco architecture. However, despite its historical prominence, Flint isn't all about the past. Its relevance today is exhibited by excellent cultural institutions, like the Flint Cultural Center and the Flint Institute of the Arts. If you have little ones, they're sure to love the Flint Children's Museum as well as Huckleberry Railroad, where you can ride an authentic Baldwin steam train. This locomotive adventure will bring you by the beautiful shores of Mott Lake and into the heart of quaint Crossroads Village. It's like traveling back in time—perfect for lovers of history and fun.
Eating and Drinking
Flint's cuisine is characterized by a variety of cultural options. Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and French are just some of the many flavors that have made their way into this all-American town. If you're hungry, head downtown where Saginaw Street meets West First Street and Second Street for the best selection and a variety of restaurants.
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