A tourist in your own town

We all love a good summer road trip or vacation when possible, but how often have you been a tourist in your own town?

A “staycation” can be quite fun! Why not open your mind to the possibility of learning something new about your town?  Whether it’s historical, artistic, recreational, or you’re a foodie, there is something for everyone in our great state of Michigan!

For us at Chelsea Retirement Community, our story began in this quaint town of #ChelseaMI over 110 years ago.  Not only has UMRC had a significant presence in our community, we take pride in the continuous growth that is happening in our little town.


Fun facts and places to visit in Chelsea, MI:

Jiffy Mix: (aka Chelsea Milling Co.) has been in business since 1901. It’s a global company & popular tourist destination in our own back yard!  This is a great place to learn more about this great company, its history, and they’re available for tours!  To learn more, visit:   https://www.jiffymix.com


The Purple Rose Theatre Company: Founded in 1991 by acclaimed actor and Chelsea native Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is a creative home for theatre artists to define our collective Midwestern voice. It is a place for emerging talent and seasoned professionals to learn more about and to practice their craft; a place for patrons of the arts to laugh, cry, and perhaps even learn something new. Today, audiences travel as far as 90 miles or more to enjoy quality, professional productions at affordable ticket prices in historic downtown Chelsea. For performance times, visit: https://www.purplerosetheatre.org


Waterloo Recreational Park: The Waterloo State Recreation Area is sprawled over 20,500 acres of natural wetlands and is Michigan’s third biggest park. The park is home to multiple campgrounds, cabins/yurts, beaches, picnic areas, fishing lakes, nature trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, the Gerald Eddy Discovery Center and much more. https://www.michigandnr.com


The Common Grill: The CG is a popular destination for fine dining. Celebrating over 25 years in downtown Chelsea, Michigan, The Common Grill continues to present fresh, imaginative American dishes while providing outstanding service. To learn more or see their menu, visit: https://commongrill.com



With just these few highlighted destinations, you can see why #ChelseaMI is a great place to live, work, and play! If you’re not sure what to plan for or where to visit, the local Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource and can provide guidance to you at no cost. Visit https://chelseamichamber.org for more information!