1800 North Dixboro Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 +1 734 647 7600
Located at the University of Michigan, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum is gorgeous! The botanical gardens feature many different sections including a bonsai collection, children's garden, herb garden, rock garden and labyrinth. The gardens also feature typical flora of various different ecosystems like the prairie or woodlands. On the grounds there is also a historic farmhouse that dates to the 1860s that guests can visit and learn about. Have fun exploring the many trails through the majestic trees, parries, and gardens.
525 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354 +1 734 764 0395
The University of Michigan Museum of Art exhibits collections which include masterpieces that are 150 years old. Visit the museum to see classic and contemporary collections from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and the Middle East. The museum plays an important role in restoring art, and also works at the conservation of rare paintings. Admission is free, though a USD5 donation is encouraged.
1201 South Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 +1 734 647 2583
The huge Michigan Stadium is known as the Home of Michigan Football. The stadium was envisioned in the 1920s by Fielding Yost. Today, it stands steady with an official capacity of 109901. The stadium provides shuttle services, restrooms, ramps and special seats for the disabled. It is also considered to be one of the largest college-owned stadiums in the nation and attracts large crowds during college football season.
44575 Garfield Road Macomb County Community College Clinton Township, MI 48038 +1 586 286 2141
Located on the Central Campus of Macomb County Community College, this is a first-rate community arts center, the most active in the United States. It includes an art gallery and showcases a wide range of performances, from local musicians to touring musicals to family shows to dance and comedy acts. If you find yourself in the north-eastern reaches of the Detroit area, this might be your best bet for entertainment. Each season the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts presents an eclectic line-up of nearly 100 events, with a wide range of performers from the likes of Yo-Yo Ma to Tim Conway.
39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 +1 248 645 3320
Once the former residence and masterpiece of the Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen and his wife Loja, this stunning home is now open to the public for tours. Completed in the fall of 1930, the Saarinen House cost over USD140,000 to build, compared to the average USD6,000 of the time in Detroit. This brick and stone home features gorgeous textiles done by Loja herself, original artwork by their daughter and beautiful landscaping. Visitors can partake in guided tours from May through October. Visit the website for more details.
31005 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 +1 248 626 5020
Founded by Marvin Yagoda, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum features vintage mechanical games that Yogoda has been collecting since the 1960s. These coin-operated machines, oddities, and objects procured from fairgrounds and sideshows delight the visitor and some other machines are custom made and can be found only here. It is truly a fascinating place to spend some time (don't forget to bring quarters!); indeed, it made The World Almanac's top 100 list of strangest museums in the United States.
405 Cesar Chavez Avenue Pontiac, MI +1 248 338 6732
This exhibition displays clothing from the 1800s to the early 1900s, along with military wear from Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. Please call or see website for more information.
867 South Boulevard East Pontiac, MI 48341 +1 248 648 7000
Whether it is football, lacrosse or any other field sport, Ultimate Soccer Arena can accommodate any sport with equal ease. Available for rental for any spring game format, this sports arena is a favorite of many local leagues. Complete with a snack bar, a cafe, a bar and a souvenir shop, it truly is the Ultimate Soccer Arena.
415 South Lafayette Avenue Stagecrafters 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 Theatre. 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.
The Detroit Princess riverboat is about everything grand! Docked on
the Detroit River near Hart Plaza, the ship undertakes both private as well as public cruises and offers separate private charterers too. The cruises are generally two to three ...
The Arab American National Museum, located just east of Detroit
in Dearborn, is devoted to educating people about Arab American culture and history. Exhibits include Coming to America and Living in America as well as other exhibits designed to ...
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 ...