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Visiting a flea market in Michigan or one of its many antique shops is a great alternative to the more touristy activities offered by the Great Lakes State. If you want to learn about the history and culture of a place and avoid the long lines at museums, there is nothing better than visiting a flea market. Flea markets, whatever the city or country, transcribe relatively accurately the history of a region or a country through different eras. Michigan is for instance known as the center of the USA’s automotive industry and is therefore somewhat of a pilgrimage site for collectors of anything relating to vintage American-made cars. There is a high probability that you will find antiques related to this industry, such as old car parts, neon signs, road signs, gas pumps from the ’40s and ’70s, and many other things at flea markets in Michigan. However, don’t go thinking this is all that the Wolverine State state has to offer from the point of view of its antique offer. Antique shops and flea markets in Michigan have incredible diversity in their wares. Each period in US history is rather well-represented at its antique markets, making each shopping tour quite an educational experience.

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