city in Bay County, Michigan, USA

Bay City is a city in Central Michigan. A former lumbering/mill town that was incorporated in 1865, it was at one time the home of the celebrity Madonna, which is commemorated in a mural downtown.

Get in

Map of Bay City (Michigan)

By car


Bay City is accessible from I-75 / US-23 and US-10 highways.

By bus


Bay City is served by Greyhound Bus Lines through Indian Trails.

By plane


Get around


The Riverwalk located along the Saginaw river. Features artwork, gardens, softball fields and a children's playground.

  • Center Avenue Homes, Eastside (part of Hwy 25). Center Avenue consists of a long string of classic and historic homes built by some of the elite lumber barons who helped settle the area. Each home is different and seems to have been constructed to "out-do" its neighbor. Look for tower rooms, sprawling three and four story homes with wings off the main structure. Free.
  • Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival.    
  • Bay City Fireworks Festival. 4th of July.    
  • Things That Go Bump In The Night Film Festival.    



Visit Bay City's Midland Street for a wide variety of pubs, bars and clubs set in with local shops and restaurants. The area is part of the historic down town of West Bay City.

  • Populace Coffee, 810 Saginaw St.. The best coffee shop in town, and a favorite haunt of many young locals.



Go next

Routes through Bay City
Mackinaw CityGrayling  N   S  SaginawFlint
LudingtonMidland  W   E  END
AlpenaTawas City  N   S  SaginawFlint

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