Being a mere 5 miles southwest of town has its benefits - Gaylord, MI and the surrounding area is host to many year-round attractions and activities. There is a sure to be a local activity for everyone to enjoy.


Call of the Wild Museum

Approximately 60 Displays of North American Animals - the Museum is about the length of 2 city blocks and has tons of intricate details. The animals are in natural settings with hand-painted backgrounds, and many displays have sound effects. The museum also includes a Wildlife Theater, a Hands-on Discovery Room, some walk-in exhibits where you can touch the animals, and a display of authentic & historic hunting and fishing items from Michigan. There is also a large gift shop on site with handmade fudge, unique gifts and souvenirs, and more. Sure to be exciting for the whole family!
Location:850 South Wisconsin Avenue. Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone:989-732-4336

The Landing Zone (Gaylord`s Bowling Center)

The Landing Zone is a great place to go with the family to enjoy bowling together. They offer a lot of different activities and they are owned and operated by Vets Inc. Enterprise, a local company dedicated to fostering a sense of community and helping veteran organizations. Their vision for the Gaylord Bowling Center is to be a sustainable revenue source for Vets, Inc. of Northern Michigan, and to be a year-round destination family fun center with entertainment, restaurant/lounge, video arcade, and bowling; to enhance a sense of community and facilitate charitable fundraising. There is something here for the whole family to enjoy.
Location:1200 GORNICK AVENUE GAYLORD, MI 49735
Phone:(989)-732-3574

Gaylord Cinema West

Gaylord`s local movie theatre. A great place to go with the family to see a movie on the big screen and enjoy some traditional movie theatre popcorn. Call or visit their website to check show times, pricing, and availability.
Location:1775 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone:(989) 731-9766

The Holistic Spa

The Holistic Spa offers much more than just traditional massage therapy practices. Their services also include Ionic Foot Detox sessions, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy/Reiki sessions, and more. They offer many packages and options, so you can tailor your experience to whatever you need. They are currently appointment only, and you can book on their website or give them a call.
Location:104 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
Phone:(989) 448-2992

Otsego County Sportsplex

Otsego Country Sportsplex is a very well-equipped recreational center in Michigan. Activities are available year round, and include indoor ice-skating, fitness classes and equipment, guided yoga sessions, an Olympic sized swimming pool and kiddie pool, a pickleball court, and more. This is a place where everyone can enjoy themselves.
Location:1250 Gornick Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone:989-731-3546



ESCAPE the Cabin

Escape the Cabin is Gaylord area`s escape room adventure. You and a group of your friends, family, or coworkers have come on vacation, you get arrested and locked in jail. Your team must solve the riddle by finding clues, discovering secret compartments and passageways, and solving the puzzle so that you and your team can break out. Their unique location along with an exciting riddle to solve make for an outing to remember.
Location:3764 E M 32. Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone:989-350-1584