The 50th Anniversary of the International 500 snowmobile race will see Sled Heads and fans of motorsports come from all over the globe to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan to take part in all the I-500 snowmobile action. But, aside from all the pulse-pounding snowmobile excitement on the track, many also visit this small town on the Upper Peninsula for other amazing attractions, and the real sense of community that accompanies every race.
Throughout Sault Sainte Marie, there is an outstanding variety of excellent hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, and local places of interest that pair perfectly with the spirit of the I-500. The race works in collaboration with all of them to ensure the highest levels of fun and enjoyment for families and adults alike.
Kewadin Casino & Convention Center: A proud sponsor of the I-500, the Kewadin Casino & Convention Center offers 319 rooms and a host of amenities, including: deluxe suites, indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam rooms, and fitness center. They have an on-site award-winning restaurant, a deli, a great gift shop, and so much more. For those searching for exciting games of chance, try your luck on the casino gaming floor! It offers your favorite slots and table games, and the Kewadin staff continually work to improve the ambiance of their hotel and the satisfaction of your experience! Kewadin is located just four miles from the track at: 2186 Shunk Road. Make a reservation today by calling: 800-539-2346 or go to the website by simply clicking on the Kewadin logo above.
Skyline Motel, 2601 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-3393
Sunset Motel, 8929 S. Mackinac Trail, 906-632-9300
Additonal Lodging Options:
Brim-O-Bay Cozy Inn, 10015 W. Lakeshore Drive, 906-248-5131
Karl’s Cuisine Cafe & Winery/Karl’s Express Cuisine, 447 W. Portage Avenue, 906-253-1900
Little Caesar’s Pizza, 2220 Ashmun Street, 906-632-1790
McDonald’s Restaurant, 2850 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-0059
Moloney’s Alley, 227 W. Portage Avenue, 906-635-1171
Studebaker’s Restaurant & Lodge, 3583 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-4262
The Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 200 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-7721
Wendy’s O.F.H., 4201 I-75 Business Spur, 906-635-1941
Zorba’s, 107 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-3281
Bars & Pubs:
105 W. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-3281
227 W. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 635-1171
200 W. Portage Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-7721
2186 Shunk Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-0530
To find out more about the local attractions in Sault Sainte Marie, visitors should search the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website.