Taking a trip to a Michigan trail, park or museum this summer? take a trip to your library first. Unless you don't like saving money. 

The Michigan Library Network has teamed up with hundreds of locations across the state of Michigan to help you save money this summer. The Michigan Activity Pass, or MAP, can get you into parks, museums and other cultural attractions for reduced rates or even for free.

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.

Here's an example of how it helps you save money based on a family of four, 2 adults, 2 children. Let's say you wanted to go to Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland. Tickets to get in would run you $42, $10 for each child and $12 for each adult. with your MAP pass, you could get all four in for $24.

Check out MAP for yourself and see how much you could save as you explore Michigan.

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