20900 Oakwood Boulevard The Henry Ford Dearborn, MI 48124 +1 313 982 6001
With nine acres of exhibits and millions of artifacts, Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum offers a mesmerizing history of America as displayed in the products that changed the culture of the nation and the world. The museum has a 1909 Ford Model T and the Rosa Parks bus, but it doesn't just concentrate on cars; it has a locomotive, a 1930s kitchen, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Edgar Allen Poe's writing desk, along with other artifacts from the realms of transportation, manufacturing, domestic life, technology and entertainment. When here, a visit to the in-house Henry Ford IMAX Theatre offers good entertainment and relaxation.
16920 West Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48228 +1 313 584 6525
Gigi's is a popular gay bar in Warrendale (just outside of Dearborn). The space features a bar, pool tables, elevated seating and a stage used for drag shows and dancing. Different days host different events, such as karaoke, but Saturday is the day to go to catch the famed drag show. There's usually a cover charge of $5, and an additional cost to park in the adjacent parking lot. Please note that Gigi's is cash-only.
14300 West Warren Avenue Dearborn, MI 48126 +1 313 934 1520
Located in Dearborn, people flock to this popular bakery for a taste of one of their delicious desserts. Featuring both European-style pastries and traditional Middle Eastern treats, you cannot leave without trying the pistachio baklawa or cheese katayif. Shatila also produces a line of well-loved Middle Eastern ice creams. Be prepared though - because this place is very popular, there's no way to avoid the long lines.
23700 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI 48124 +1 313 565 2577
Miller's Bar, despite the name, is actually best known for what comes out of its kitchen rather than behind the bar. Since 1941 Miller's has been serving up a simple menu: burgers, with Swiss cheese or Velveeta, fries, onion rings and tuna, corned beef, ham and grilled cheese sandwiches. But what they are really known for nationwide is the burger, which is hand ground daily beginning at 4a. Standard condiments are available as are onions and pickles, but you won't find any lettuce or tomato here - don't worry you won't miss it!
15801 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI 48126 +1 313 943 2350
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center offers the Dearborn community a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Not only does the center have a theater, but it also contains a climbing wall, a fitness center, a swimming pool and other things the community can use. Visit their website for details.
21918 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI 48124 +1 313 274 9700
Cheli's Chili Bar serves up some of the best chili in town. Owned by former hockey great Chris Chelios, this restaurant has 28 televisions tuned to all of the sport action of the day. The atmosphere is casual and perfect for families.
10400 Ford Road Dearborn, MI 48126 +1 313 846 6910
Forget about your parking woes! There is nothing better than watching your favorite flick while curled up in the comfort of your car, with loads of snacks on hand. Bring along the family or a bunch of friends for an even better time at Ford-Wyoming Drive-In, supposedly the biggest open air cinema in the country. Nine screens and parking for 3000 cars are open in all weather, at very reasonable rates. Call for more information on movie schedules and booking procedures and get ready for some fun!
7096 East Fourteen Mile Road Warren, MI 48092 +1 586 268 3200
The flagship of the Andiamo family's chain of Italian restaurants throughout metropolitan Detroit, this restaurant has a showroom that brings a touch of Las Vegas to Michigan. The musical and comedy acts are targeted toward an older, middle-of-the-road audience. Headliners include the likes of the Platters, the Gaylords, Paul Anka and Don Rickles. Dinner-and-show packages and season tickets are available. The cozy restaurant features hearty, generous portions of Italian staples as well as non-traditional Milanese dishes and a huge wine list. Banquet and catering facilities are available.
6640 East 8 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48234 +1 313 891 1020
The Rainbow Room is best described as a working class gay bar. Most people come for the popular Saturday night drag show, which charges a small cover fee. There are also pool tables and an outdoor patio if you wish to avoid the dance floor. Onsite parking is available and secure.
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