The River that Changed the World

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.