405 Cesar Chavez Avenue Pontiac, MI 48342 +1 248 338 6732
Moses Wisner bought the land to this property in 1845 and coined the term "Pine Grove" for the area. He was elected governor of Michigan in 1858 and made changes to his estate to fit his new position. The mansion is a part of the larger Pine Grove Historical Museum. Please call or see website for details about visiting.
1200 Featherstone Road Pontiac, MI 48342 +1 248 703 6063
The Jacksons, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Backstreet Boys, World Cup Soccer teams, Pope John Paul II - they have all been here! This unique indoor stadium, with a seating capacity of 80,325, is host to music concerts, sporting events, religious gatherings and more. Its claim to fame includes being the first indoor stadium to host a soccer game, on fresh grass, during the 1993 U.S. Cup. Events are also held in its 100+ acre parking area like wrestling, motorcycle racing, college, high school football games and consumer shows. Silverdome is definitely beyond comparison.
Sullivan Park offers 31.5 acres of leisure time for the whole family, with picnic areas and a playground for children. The park is located west of Woodward Avenue, at Parkway Drive and Normandy Road. See the website for more information.
1411 West Webster Road Royal Oak, MI 48073 +1 248 439 1501
The Royal Oak Historical Society is the place to go for those who want to learn more about this town's past. The museum has many different collections, including a photography collection and a World War II exhibit. The historical society also hosts and plans multiple events throughout the year. In addition to its regular hours, the museum is also open on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 1p to 4p. Call or see the website for more information.
415 South Lafayette Avenue Royal Oak, MI 48067 +1 248 541 6430
Arguably metropolitan Detroit's most accomplished community theatre group, Stagecrafters operates out of the beautifully restored vintage neighborhood theatre, the Baldwin. It's located in downtown Royal Oak. On a main stage and a second stage, the group presents a variety of classic plays and musicals, with regular youth theatre performances. Organ-accompanied silent movies are also occasionally shown. It's an affordable alternative to grander theatres, and the performances are consistently good. Afterwards, you're in a great position to walk to a dining or drinking establishment on Main Street.
Every weekend, LUNA is the place for one of the best dance parties in the Detroit metro area. The dance floor is large and offers plenty of room for dancers. There is a full bar that serves up excellent and strong cocktails. Enjoy a friendly and entertaining night out at LUNA.
4393 Collins Road Rochester, MI 48306 +1 248 651 9260
Paint Creek Trail is more than just a trail, it is commonly described as a "8.9 mile linear park", as each step is scenic and filled with natural beauty. The path itself was a part of the Penn Central Railroad, and its appeal draws many visitors each year. Check out the website or call the Paint Creek Trailways Commission for more information.
1005 Van Hoosen Road Rochester Hills, MI 48306 +1 248 656 4663
The Rochester Hills Museum works hard to educate the current and future generations of the greater Rochester area by preserving its history. The museum itself is located on a 16-acre property, that dates back to the early 19th Century, once belonging to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families. The venue is open on Fridays and Saturdays, but can also be visited by appointment. Check out the website or call for more information.
600 East University Drive Rochester, MI 48307 +1 248 652 2600
This elegant four diamond hotel offers the very best in luxury. The hotel is designed like an English manor house creating a sophisticated, yet welcoming atmosphere. With spacious rooms, a marble bathroom, and an evening turndown service, you'll feel pampered from the moment you step into the hotel. The friendly staff is so attentive they will anticipate your every need. The hotel also offers a wide range of activities, including fly fishing, a bocce court and a putting green.
480 South Adams Road Rochester, MI 48309 +1 248 364 6200
Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, for $4 million, the 88,000 square feet Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. The home has 39 chimneys and is elaborately crafted with hand-carved wood, ceramic art tile, molded ceilings and ornate fixtures. In the Hall is an extensive collection of lavish paintings, sculptures, furniture and other art objects. Meadow Brook Hall is a cultural center, offering guided tours and special exhibitions, as well as serving as a unique setting for weddings, corporate gatherings, and parties.
With its traces in history, Woodward Avenue is a must
visit on a family outing or just on a stroll with friends. A host of events including arts,entertainment and music are held here. At Woodward Avenue there are beautiful ...
Greater Grace Temple is also known as the City of
David and has existed since 1927. It is a place of refuge for the hurt and the lost and a house of prayer, too. Greater Grace Temple is the ...
On Belle Isle, two cannons from the Battle of Lake
Erie mark the entrance to this marine branch of the Detroit Historical Museums. A visit affords a fascinating short course in Detroit's maritime history. Ship models on display range ...