Michigan is also called the Great Lakes state because it lies in the Great Lakes Region of the US and also it has two national lakeshores of the US, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There many state parks too in Michigan out of which Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Holland State Park, Warren Dunes State Park and Mackinac Island State Park are the famous ones. State Parks are nothing but, conserved places in the state. And about the Mackinac Island State Park, this place is completely a different experience altogether. There is a history to this state park that it was the home for traders' settlement before European exploration in the 17th century and was a strategic position as the commercial center for the Great Lakes fur trade. During the American Revolutionary War, the British established the Fort Mackinac in the Mackinac Island. It was the site for two battles in the War of 1812. Now, it is listed as a National Historic Landmark to preserve the island and its history. Motor Cities National Heritage Area is also preserved to promote the automobile industry in Detroit, the biggest city of Michigan.