Saginaw Tourism, Michigan

Visit Saginaw - Best of Saginaw

Saginaw /ˈsæɡ.ᵻ.nɔː/ is a city in the State of Michigan and the seat of Saginaw County. The city of Saginaw and Saginaw County are both located in the area known as Mid-Michigan or Central Michigan. The city of Saginaw is located adjacent to Saginaw Charter Township and is considered part of the Great Lakes Bay area, along with neighboring Bay City and Midland. The Saginaw County MSA had a population of 196,542 in 2013. The city of Saginaw was a thriving lumber town in the 19th century and an important industrial city and manufacturing center throughout much of the 20th century. However, by the late 20th century, Saginaw's industry and its once-strong manufacturing presence declined, leading to increasing unemployment, crime, and a decrease in population. Neighboring communities, such as Saginaw Charter Township, saw subsequent population increases while the city itself is projected to return to normal population growth after the decades-long structural changes to the economy. Currently, economic development is focused on comparative advantages in innovation, clean energy, and continued manufacturing exports. Compared to other mid-sized communities, Saginaw has a disproportionately high number of patents per employee, and more than 81 times the average US share of jobs in photovoltaic technology research and production. The city continues to have a higher proportion of manufacturing jobs in comparison to the US.


An important industrial and manufacturing town back in the day; not to mention a pioneer of the lumbering industry, Saginaw is this quaint town perched in Central-Michigan. Visit Saginaw for a great blend of activities suitable for one and all A favorite vacation for those looking for family holidays days minus any jazz, this is the place!

Saginaw tourism covers a wide aspect of outdoors which can be reflected in its importance of outdoor points of interest like the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, and the Ojibway Island. There are a few museums too that are worth a visit. These include Castle Museum which is a historic structure on the National Register of Historic Places. Other must-see attractions Saginaw include Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Mid-Michigan Children's Museum, Japanese Cultural Center and the Andersen Enrichment Center among more. 


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Facts and Stats for Saginaw*

  • Pollution Statistics in Saginaw

    Know the pollution level of Saginaw before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (Very High)
  • Saginaw: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Saginaw for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saginaw.

    • Burglary and Theft 70 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 60 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60 (High)
    • Attacks 55 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 40 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 70 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
  • Living in Saginaw - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 30.16 (Low)
    • Climate Index 62.81 (High)
    • Pollution Index 38.36 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 31.48 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Saginaw

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saginaw

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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