23500 West Seven Mile Road Detroit, MI 48219 +1 313 543 6000
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 largest church in Detroit. The new 35-million dollar structure has a banquet hall and conference center and stands in the middle of ten acres of land. It also houses the Ellis Manor Apartments for Seniors, which has 89 independent apartments for the community. It also has a TV production company with cutting edge technology.
7707 West Outer Drive Detroit, MI 48235 +1 313 347 2820
Established in 1966, Fellowship Chapel is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It follows the teaching of Jesus Christ and preaches the same to the people. The chapel has regular activities like choir recitals and also runs a spiritual and social ministry serving the local community. The place also has meeting rooms which are used for regular meets with the pastor. You can book Fellowship Chapel for a tour organized by the authorities.
1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 +1 313 884 4222
The manor of automobile magnate Edsel Ford and his wife is not much bigger than many of the mansions in area, but it is the only one that is open to the general public. The 87-acre estate on the shores of Lake St. Clair is a peaceful hideaway and the beautifully landscaped grounds are open to visitors. The house was designed by the renowned architect Albert Kahn and features original paintings by Matisse, Cezanne and more. Other decorative arts and fine furnishings abound. Guided tours offer a good history lesson!
2240 West Buno Road Milford, MI 48380 +1 810 227 8910
The biggest and most popular of the 13 Metroparks operated by a regional park authority, Kensington is magnificent. Its sprawling, hilly 4,357 acres wrap around beautiful Kent Lake. In the summer, you can rent boats to go fishing or swim at one of the park's crowded but clean beaches. A sternwheeler excursion boat travels the lake daily during summer months. An 18-hole public golf course, horseback riding, a working farm and an extensive nature program are among the activities. The park is also a birder's paradise, and with eight miles of rolling trails, it's a great place to hike, bike or ski cross-country on their more than 12 miles of groomed trails. The tobogganing and sledding hills are awesome in the winter. Kensington Metropark is a 45-minute drive from downtown Detroit.
9085 Big Lake Road Clarkston, MI 48348 +1 248 922 0300
Shepherd's Hollow is an award winning golf course! With 27 holes spread out throughout 350 beautiful acres, you're certain to enjoy the gorgeous wooded surroundings as you play. The course is minimalistic, but rather challenging with natural fairways and long greens. Shepherd's Hollow also has a practice center and driving range. After a game visit the plantation-style Club House that has amazing cuisine and overlooks the course.
7778 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 +1 248 625 0800
The state of Michigan is one of the hot spots for skiing, and year after year the state sees a number of visitors come and enjoy a splendid time coursing through the various ski installations. In the town of Clarkston, the Pine Knob Ski Resort is one of the more popular ones. Located near the center of the town, this resort boasts 17 runs of various difficulty levels, a 300-foot vertical drop, six chairlifts and even a Terrain Park. So if you are a ski fan, head here and enjoy the facilities to the fullest. Call for more information.
43700 Expo Center Drive Novi, MI 48375 +1 800 250 7223
If you like things that zoom, this is worth the trip to Novi. Located in the Novi Expo Center, about a 40-minute drive from downtown Detroit, this new museum has a fascinating collection of race vehicles, including some that hold land and water speed records. The Hall of Fame has several motor sports categories including air racing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating, trucking and various car racing areas. Driving simulators and other games, slot cars and racing videos are part of the experience of total immersion in racing. It's a unique museum in that it covers so many types of racing vehicles.
50395 Ten Mile Road Novi, MI 48395 +1 248 380 9595
The Links of Novi is a 27-hole golf course designed by Jerry Matthews. The Links, in addition to its well maintained greens and fairways, offers a well stocked pro shop for all your golf needs. The Clubhouse offers a nice break after you're done hitting the links. Links of Novi also features league play. See website for more details
441 Monroe Street Detroit, MI 48226 +1 313 961 0920
Located in the area of Greektown, Michigan's oldest African-American church dates back to 1836. For its first 29 years, it was a key station on the Underground Railroad, sheltering some 5000 slaves in its basement during that time, as they moved towards freedom in Canada. Besides being a leading force in the abolitionist movement, the church was an early advocate of suffrage for African Americans and helped dozens of other local African American churches get organized. Now it is an important historical landmark, as well as a vibrant community center.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The world's largest museum of African American history and culture,
this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charles H. ...
Golf enthusiasts will find this an ideal spot to enjoy
live action. An award winning venue with two 18 hole courses, it is host to professional golf tournaments and tickets sell like hot cakes. Tree lined fairways, smooth, rolling ...
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 ...