Every school has those one or two field trips that every single kid will go on no matter when they go to school there. If you go to the same school your parents went to back in the day, you're probably going to go on the same trip that they went on 20+ years ago.

I didn't grow up around here, so I really wasn't sure where the kids of West Michigan field tripped to. Growing up in the U.P., all of my school field trips were to places like The Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, or someone's random farm (seriously - not even a real petting zoo, just a farm in town.)

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I mean, I suppose that I could have guessed since some of the answers that I got were pretty obvious, but I wanted to make sure that I was reporting accurately. You know, for journalistic purposes. (By the way - one of the places I was sure would be on this list - Blandford Nature Center - wasn't even mentioned once.)

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So, I decided to ask around (by asking you on Facebook) to see what those trips are for kids in West Michigan. If you went to school around here, you definitely visited at least one of these of these places.

If You Grew Up in West Michigan, You Definitely Field Tripped to These Places

Field trips are a rite of passage for kids across the US, and if you grew up in West Michigan, chances are you took a field trip to at least one of these places.

Gallery Credit: Wendy

Now that you're back in the mindset of being in school, let's learn a little bit about birds around Michigan.

50 Birds Around Michigan You Know But Don't Know

Michigan is known for its wildlife, especially its many unique birds. However, you might know the name of the bird you're looking at. List of birds from Animal Spot and Where's Wildlife.

Gallery Credit: Tommy McNeill

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