Skip to comments.Report: Kid Rock's 'Born Free' video sparks increase in Pictured Rocks tourism
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.
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I’ve never been up there in the fall but I’d love to go sometime.
Some other Michigan pics on this thread too.
I've been to just about everywhere else in this state.
Tahquamenon is nice too. In fact I prefer the state parks.
Kid Rock is also a conservative who made several trips to visit our troops overseas immediately after 9-11....
Geez, I love that Emerald Green water.
We can actually be proud of that Michigan celebrity unlike Fat Mikey.
Its a decent tune as well.
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).
Ya, there’s Flint, Saginaw, Grand Rapids... ;-)
>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.
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....
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.
I don’t have a lot of positive energy right now about the unions. Case in point:
The USPS debacle
That looked like the cliff shown in the Count of Montecristo.
Those lakes can get mighty rough.
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