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Report: Kid Rock's 'Born Free' video sparks increase in Pictured Rocks tourism
Aaron Foley | MLive.com ^ | September 16, 2011 | Aaron Foley

Posted on 09/16/2011 7:13:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek

Maybe the folks over at Pure Michigan need to give Kid Rock a call.

According to today's Mining-Journal, folks can't get enough of the Pictured Rocks in Munising -- which were featured prominently in Rock's "Born Free" video last year.

Mining-Journal: National Park Service statistics for Pictured Rocks showed August visitation up 43.47 percent over last year. Those figures followed a 31.79 percent increase in June and 14.81 percent increase in July.

At the National Park Service-U.S. Forest Service Interagency Visitor Center in Munising, which services Pictured Rocks and the Hiawatha National Forest, it was so packed with visitors at times staff found it hard to answer the phone.

After the "Born Free" video made its debut, Pictured Rocks Tours, a tour-boat service not affiliated with Kid Rock or the National Park Service, put up 35 billboards across the state with cruise boats near the site with insets of Rock.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; US: Michigan; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: michigan; nationalparks; tourism
Say what you will about Kid Rock, he's good for Michigan tourism and it didn't cost us a dime. I'm guessing he'll do more of the same in the future.

The video for those who don't want to go to the site.

Kid Rock - Born Free

Michigan, more than Detroit.
1 posted on 09/16/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek
Hope to visit someday,


2 posted on 09/16/2011 7:18:53 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

3 posted on 09/16/2011 7:22:27 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I’ve never been up there in the fall but I’d love to go sometime.

Some other Michigan pics on this thread too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2764988/posts


4 posted on 09/16/2011 7:23:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek
Five places on my go list are Holland, Houghton, Pictured Rocks, Isle Royale, and the Porcupine Mountains.

I've been to just about everywhere else in this state.

5 posted on 09/16/2011 7:30:35 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Tahquamenon is nice too. In fact I prefer the state parks.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 7:32:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

Kid Rock is also a conservative who made several trips to visit our troops overseas immediately after 9-11....


7 posted on 09/16/2011 7:35:23 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: cripplecreek

Geez, I love that Emerald Green water.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 7:38:11 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: God luvs America

We can actually be proud of that Michigan celebrity unlike Fat Mikey.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 7:42:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: netmilsmom

Its a decent tune as well.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 7:44:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Try the glass bottom boats at Munising - very cool! Plus the Shipwreck museum at Whitefish Point - the bell off of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Lots of neat things in Michigan - 8 mile ain’t one of them though (war zone).

FRegards,
PrairieDawg


11 posted on 09/16/2011 7:46:03 PM PDT by PrairieDawg (Who is John Galt? And who is Barack Obama?)
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To: cripplecreek

Ya, there’s Flint, Saginaw, Grand Rapids... ;-)


12 posted on 09/16/2011 7:54:29 PM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: God luvs America

>Kid Rock is also a conservative who made several trips to visit our troops overseas immediately after 9-11....<

More than 5 times actually. I have a friend who works at the USO at LAX and he told me Kid Rock has never said no. When I talked to him, he was busy confirming the dates for the cast of SONS OF ANARCHY to visit American GI’s stationed in the Middle East.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 7:58:55 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: cripplecreek

That video made me sad. Manufacturing helped build this country and Unions destroyed it. The jobs are in China .. our Country is run by Commies - foreign and domestic.

Who is going to save us....


14 posted on 09/16/2011 8:01:47 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: max americana

The Anti-Moore.


15 posted on 09/16/2011 8:03:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: God luvs America

Well, I’m glad to have met this Kid Rock. Never heard of him before, but then I’m old. I’ve been to Oscoda, Mich. Band played at Wurtsmith AFB. I think that’s the only place we went in Mich. on purpose. “Oscoda will never be confused with Las Vegas”, as one reporter who went on that trip commented. He wrote a funny piece for the Lynchburg,VA paper about his experience going on a “road” trip with the band.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 8:05:26 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: RummyChick
Who is going to save us

We're going to save us. Keep an eye on the midwest, we've taken a hard right turn and are now beating the unions back.

I'm personally pushing to overturn the great lakes directional drilling ban to spur things on a bit. If you remember it, be sure to pass the thought along to your congressman.
17 posted on 09/16/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t have a lot of positive energy right now about the unions. Case in point:

The USPS debacle

http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/09/usps-is-going-broke/


18 posted on 09/16/2011 8:13:56 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: opentalk

That looked like the cliff shown in the Count of Montecristo.


19 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:33 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: netmilsmom

Those lakes can get mighty rough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cddtyqQNHtM&feature=related


20 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

Outstanding vid. Great song, great car, great scenery.

Thanks for posting this. Kid Rock has done one heck of a lot for the troops over the years and he is one DAMN PROUD AMERICAN.


21 posted on 09/16/2011 9:12:33 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: cripplecreek

I;m always down with a little Bawitdaba. . .


22 posted on 09/16/2011 9:37:11 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: cripplecreek
Tahquamenon is a great place to take a lady who likes the outdoors.

Hartwick Pines is one of my favorites close to my old stomping grounds.

23 posted on 09/16/2011 10:08:10 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: PrairieDawg
I've yet to get to Munising, but I've been to Whitefish Point. Great area if I'm not on a ship in a storm.

8 Mile actually turns into a dirt road east of me. It runs all the way out to the country just north of Ann Arbor. Most of it's in a nice area. The Detroit areas are rough in spots, but it's not what I'd call a war zone. I used 8 mile to get from 75 to Van Dyke when I had to go from Downtown to Macomb. I wanted to avoid 6 mile and Van Dyke. THAT's a bad area.

24 posted on 09/16/2011 10:22:07 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: Darren McCarty

The Tigers clinched the AL central title last night.


25 posted on 09/17/2011 4:48:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Darren McCarty
A picture I took in downtown Munising a few years back.

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26 posted on 09/17/2011 4:57:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

It’s all good, and it’s all in fun.


27 posted on 09/17/2011 5:36:32 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: cripplecreek

I just took a look at the video.

I sure miss home.


28 posted on 09/19/2011 4:18:30 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: OldMissileer

Yeah. The pure Michigan website sure won’t inspire that kind of emotion. It just makes me feel like I should be buying insurance.

Video has a bit of a Bob Seger feel to it.


29 posted on 09/19/2011 4:30:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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bflr


30 posted on 09/24/2011 6:55:16 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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