Introduction to Flushing, Michigan
The original inhabitants of the Flushing River Valley were the Sauk Indians, and Rufus Harrison is credited as the first white settler. The area was initially platted in 1835, when it was a railroad community. In the 1830s, Charles Seymour named the area "Flushing," after his hometown of Flushing, New York. It was incorporated as a village in 1877, and reincorporated as a city in 1964.
Flushing and Nearby Attractions
- Flushing Area Museum
- Groveland Oaks County Park
- Potter Park Zoo
- W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Flushing
The exhibits in the Flushing Area Museum center on the history of the city. The Alfred P. Sloan Museum has several antique autos as well as artifacts of historical importance. Another nearby museum is the Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum which houses antique and novelty telephones. Cranbrook is a historical site located close to Flushing. Opportunities to play golf are available at the River Forest Golf Course. The 1,434-acre Seven Lakes State Park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, swimming, and picnicking. Potter Park Zoo, Dow Gardens, and W.J. Beal Botanical Garden are among other popular attractions in the area.
Bishop International Airport is the closest major airport.
Flushing Higher Education
Colleges near Flushing include the Kettering University, University of Michigan, Mott Community College, and Baker College of Flint.