18301 West McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48219 +1 313 444 8352
Established in 1995, this grass-roots music museum opened on the northwest side of Detroit, in the heart of gospel music country. Patterned after the funky Motown Historical Museum, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute to national and local gospel artists, presenting exhibits on gospel music pioneers such as Thomas A. Dorsey, known as the "father of gospel." It also highlights the role the gospel tradition played in the development of Motown singers and other local stars such as Aretha Franklin. The museum relies primarily on donations. The museum is open for tours by appointment only.
1 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, MI 48326 +1 248 944 0001
On the campus of the DaimlerChrysler Technology Center, this interactive museum covers 55,000 square feet and displays the history and future of the automaker and its products in videos, photographs and hands-on exhibits. Over 75 vehicles, including futuristic prototypes, are displayed. A race track inside the museum features eight high-performance cars. Plenty of history is on display, including information on the Dodge Brothers and former Chrysler Corporation president Lee Iacocca.
5 Championship Drive Auburn Hills, MI 48326 +1 248 229 2372
With no professional outdoor soccer franchise in Detroit in many years, soccer fans in southeastern Michigan have made do with indoor soccer since the '90s. The Rockers are members of the National Professional Soccer League, which plays games in a hockey-sized arena. The action is fast and the atmosphere raucous; it's a souped-up, high-scoring version of soccer, which may shock traditionalists. Call ahead for further details.
525 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 +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 $5 donation is encouraged.
3000 Fuller Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 +1 734 994 2780
Gallup Park is one of the major recreational areas in Ann Arbor. Spread on an area of 69 acres, it provides ample space for enjoying a picnic or party. The asphalt trails that are three miles long are used as tracks for biking, roller-blading and other such activities. The two drinking fountains and benches are for people who want to relax and unwind. The scenic Geddes Pond adds to the charm of this place. But that's not all, you can always enjoy canoing and kayaking on the Huron River.
825 North University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109 +1 734 764 8350
Located on the campus of the University of Michigan and a facility of the University Of Michigan School Of Music, this auditorium is the largest event space on the campus. Enjoy the improved access and sound after its extensive USD33.5 million renovation and reopening in 1994. Come for the grand musical performances by various groups including the School of Music at this popular venue. Call to find out about the upcoming shows and ticket prices. If you are a lover of fine music, a performance at this venue shouldn't be missed.
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 a capacity of over 100,000. The stadium provides shuttle services, restrooms, ramps and special seats for the disabled. This sporting venue is also considered to be one of the largest college-owned stadiums in the nation.
1800 North Dixboro Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 +1 734 647 7600
Located at the University of Michigan, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. The gardens and arboretum are open for exploration seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. 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. The Nichols Arboretum measures in at 123 acres of majestic trees and trails that take you to all points.
525 Farmer Street Plymouth, MI 48170 +1 734 455 6620
The Plymouth Cultural Center Ice Arena is a "green geothermal" ice arena, the only one in Michigan, as a matter of fact. Families enjoy coming to the Ice Arena for some winter fun during open skate. In addition to regular open skate, the Ice Arena also hosts hockey leagues as well as a regular drop in hockey game.
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 ...