As a Michigander (30 years) who only moved to Ohio when forced out by the depresseion of 1980 and who would move back in an instant if my boss opened a Michigan office:
Why are you looking for a fight?
To run the list:
Macinac Island (it’s Mackinac) – Geneva isn’t as good, but Ashtabula county has more covered bridges than anywhere in the country, Ohio has the first and third largest Amish communities in the world)
MoTown (the museum?, Motown is in L.A.) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Tiger Stadium (which you are destroying) – Jacobs Field plus something or other down in Cincinnati
Traverse City (nice town, so what?) – a half dozen towns along Lake Erie and the Ohio River
Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie – Erie and the Ohio River
Upper Peninsula – I’ll agree, but the Appalachian foothills in S.E. Ohio are beautiful
Sleeping Bear Dunes – (OK)
Greenfield Village – (I like it, but it’s overrated: OH has at least a half dozen period reconstruction villages, MI is beginning to get a few)
Henry Ford Museum – Crawford Auto is not quite as good
Windsor (South Detroit) – (It ain’t Michigan–otherwise we get to claim Covington, KY AND Wheeling, WV)
U of M – Cleveland Clinic and University hospitals (or if you are talking sports–blecchh–all the Cleveland and Cincinnati teams vs the Oakland County teams plus the Red Wings)
MSU – OSU
Holland – Zoar, Zanesville, Lancaster
Casinos – ehh?
So MI gets a few more nods on tourism, on the other hand, OH has more places to actually live, since diversified industry was not something they “discovered” in 1981.
The only true reason to pick MI over OH is that to move into the state requires a single trip to the MI Secretary of State’s office for all licenses and title registrations; OH requires three separate locations just to get your car registered and nothing like the Secretary of State’s office to handle the rest of the paperwork. (MI has better access to alcohol–but it is still worse and more expensive than IL.)