Road Trippin': Choose Marshall, Michigan

Marshall, Michigan, is a city with a past, one visitors can explore through the Ghost Tours, provided by a horse-drawn carriage. (WWMT)

Marshall, Michigan, is such a lovely place to live that some of its residents even stick around in the afterlife.

Spirits supposedly haunt the town's historic streets and homes, driving people to take horse-drawn ghost tours. Spooky! Perhaps the ghosts want free admission to one of Marshall's eight museums.

"One of our biggest museums here in Marshall is going to be our magic museum, [the American Museum of Magic] which has the largest collection of magic artifacts in the United States," said Ryan McFadden, a real estate agent and member of the Marshall Chamber. McFadden also is part of the Choose Marshall campaign, which promotes all the city has to offer, including live bands and food vendors that line the city's streets during a summer full of festivals and events.

"One of the biggest festivals we have every year is going to be the Blues Fest," McFadden said. "We close off Downtown Marshall. Everybody brings in a lawn chair. We have some great music. It’s an awesome time."

The Blues Fest will be headlined by Big Al & The Heavyweights. It's is a rain or shine event Saturday, June 23, 2018. If it does rain, take cover in one of the many downtown shops.

"We’ve got clothing shops, outfitters, bike shop, and a book shop," McFadden said.

Stop by the Cronin House on Madison Street, too.

"The House with a Clock in its Wall” starring Jack Black and Kate Blanchett is based on the home. Proof that this little town of 7,000 stands the test of time.

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