Northern Michigan’s Au Sable River played an important part in the world’s history. After the Chicago Fire of 1871, Michigan’s lumber supplied the materials for rebuilding Chicago. There was also a massive fire that swept over Michigan about that time. Both events were a boon to the lumber industry and the Au Sable river was the means of transport. Today that river is a fabulous kayaking and fly fishing river.

Join the Michigan History Center in their latest exhibit on the lobby floor and experience in 360 degree video a virtual reality experience kayaking and fishing. In the museum you can sit in a kayak and don the oculus goggles.