I am a huge Ohio State fan so I tend to ignore Michigan more than is healthy. To be honest, Michigan is a stunning and beautiful state worthy of a vacation that is cooler in the summer (especially on the lake) and fantastic in the spring. The winters can be a little brutal but if you’re a skier, there’s no place better.
This is a video from 1949, part of a series of documentaries put together by James A. FitzPatrick (and, no, it’s not a typo), called Travel Talks. It definitely seems outdated (the narrator, alone, could put me to sleep) but it showcases Michigan in a nice, positive light. Some of the series is available on DVD at Amazon and a number of them can be found on YouTube.com, too.