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When you venture out to explore Leelanau Peninsula, you’ll find one of the country’s most remarkable hidden gems. Lake Michigan’s crystal-clear waters beckon in every direction, and the peninsula is dotted with lakeside towns, boutique shops, and incredible wineries just minutes from Leelanau Sands Casino.

Whether it’s touring wine country or you’re just looking for a casino getaway, your northern Michigan getaway at Leelanau Sands casino awaits.


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Leelanau County
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Leelanau County

Nine charming towns call Leelanau Peninsula home: Suttons Bay, Omena, Northport, Leland, Lake Leelanau, Glen Arbor, Empire, Maple City, and Cedar. All boast their own attractions, from sky-high sand dunes to mom and pop shops. Take a drive along Lake Michigan’s waters to visit each one.


Pristine water, sandy beaches, and gorgeous views are just a few reasons visitors choose northern Michigan as their vacation destination year-round. From swimming in the warm summer months to hiking and enjoying the scenery in the winter, there's always an adventure waiting around the corner.


Situated on the 45th parallel, halfway between the equator and the north pole, Leelanau County and the nearby areas of northern Michigan provide some of the best growing climates for wine grapes. With such a rich history of viticulture, Michigan draws thousands of visitors during wine tourism season, and Leelanau Sands Casino is lucky enough to live among the nation's best wineries.

Scenic Drives

We are located in one of the most scenic areas in northern Michigan! Here you'll be a short and scenic drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, shopping in charming towns, and an array of award-winning wineries that can satisfy just about any crowd.


Northern Michigan has been making it's name in the world of winemaking but the Leelanau Peninsula is home to outstanding breweries, cideries, and distilleries.

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Why We Stand Out Among Casinos in Michigan

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Best Beaches in Leelanau County

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Leelanau & Traverse City Wine Tours Near Our Casino

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Casino Getaways in Michigan

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Leelanau County Color Tour

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Scenic Motorcycle Rides in Michigan

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Hiking Trails in Leelanau County

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Campgrounds in Leelanau County

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Leelanau Wineries Near Leelanau Sands Casino

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No need to drive home once the fun is over! Book a room at The Lodge for a peaceful night in the county.

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