Soaring Eagle Casino
With all of its small-town charm, you would never know that Mt. Pleasant is home to a four-diamond casino resort complete with the largest gaming floor in the state of Michigan. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is owned and operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and boasts over 3,000 slot machines and 100 table games, as well as waterpark, entertainment venue, and a full-service spa.
Speaking of live entertainment, Soaring Eagle hosts big-name performers during their outdoor summer concert series like Carrie Underwood and Disturbed. Concert-goers in Mt. Pleasant can relish in the convenience of enjoying a concert and arriving back at their hotel within a half hour.
Central Michigan University
D1 athletic school Central Michigan University offers strong academic programs, a vibrant campus life, and is home to year-round events! Located just 10 short blocks from downtown, visitors are encouraged to explore CMU’s campus, including the CMU Bookstore, the university art galleries, or Kelly/Shorts Stadium during a fall football game!
Central Michigan Golf
Golfers of all abilities should have no problem finding course options to suit their game. With 11 courses within a 30-minute drive of Mt. Pleasant, there is a wide variety of layouts including undulating link-style courses and wooded fairways. Play a highly-ranked championship course like Bucks Run Golf Club, or visit a hidden gem with long-standing history in central Michigan like The Pines at Lake Isabella.
Visit the Ziibiwing Cultural Center, the Midwest’s premier American Indian Museum, to learn about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and other Great Lakes Anishinaabe Tribes. Conveniently located next door to the Soaring Eagle Casino, the Ziibiwing Center is here to educate and enrich others on rich Native American heritage, and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the culture of the Anishinaabe people. The museum features a variety of exhibits such as traditional clothing, art, and sculptures, as well as preserved artifacts and replicas. These exhibits are informative and engaging, and are suitable for all ages!
While there is no shortage of small-town bars that would make any visitor feel like a local, Mt. Pleasant is also home to several upscale restaurants with fine-dining flair.
The Brass Café, located downtown, offers a modern take on American cuisine, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy the upscale atmosphere inside or take your meal and craft cocktails outside on the charming patio.
Camille’s Prime, located inside Mountain Town Station, another fan-favorite, is a 65-seat intimate restaurant featuring Certified Prime Grade Black Angus Steaks, fresh seafood and upscale comfort food. Camille’s is perfect for a romantic evening out or for Sunday brunch to enjoy S’Mores French Toast, Short Rib Omelet, and a refreshing mimosa.
STIR Craft Cocktails & Modern Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind find in Mt. Pleasant, featuring a big-city cocktail and dining menu that includes dishes such as Ginger Orange Sticky Ribs and Great Lakes Walleye Francaise. STIR is open Thursday through Saturday evenings.
Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge is the perfect spot to dine if you are craving seafood. Midori, the Japanese word for green, reflects their commitment to using the freshest ingredients and implementing practices that are environmentally responsible. Some favorites include Firecracker Shrimp, the Midori Roll, and their seasonal cocktail menu. Patrons of Midori love to sit outside on their patio that overlooks Broadway Street downtown.
Ruth’s Chris, Mt. Pleasant’s newest dining addition, has perfected their broiling method and seasoning techniques to ensure each cut of USDA Prime beef they serve arrives cooked to perfection. Located inside the Soaring Eagle Casino, Ruths Chris is the perfect place to dine before hitting the gaming floor.