Great Lakes State

Michigan State Nickname


Michigan quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Michigan features the state outline within the Great Lakes system and Michigan's nickname: Great Lakes State. Michigan became the 26th state in 1837. Public domain image on Wikipedia.

Great Lakes State

Michigan's official nickname is Great Lakes State (this nickname is featured on the Michigan quarter). Michigan is also known as Wolverine State and Water Wonderland.  Michigan is the only state that touches 4 of the 5 Great Lakes.



The state of Michigan, USA (public domain image).

The state of Michigan, USA

Great Lakes from space; photo by NASA Visible Earth (terms of use).

Great Lakes from space