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Local Attractions

Traveling in from our of town and looking to extend your trip or add on something fun (besides dancing of course!)?

Here is a list of some of our favorite recommendations! Looking for a specific experience or recommendation - reach out to us directly, we're happy to help offer suggestions.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Dave & Buster's - Utica

45511 Park Ave., Utica, MI 48315

Conveniently located in the same area as all recommended hotels, eat drink & play at Dave & Buster's! Featuring a massive arcade and virtual reality, enjoy game day with the massive, 40-foot WOW wall and stadium sound to amplify watching the with friends and fans.

United Shore Professional Baseball League - Jimmy John's Field

7171 Auburn Road, Utica, MI 48317

USPBL consists of 4 baseball teams - the Birmingham Beavers, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, Wolly Mammoths and our personal favorite, Utica Unicorns - which are comprised of top level college baseball players from around the country. Jimmy Johns Field, a state of the art baseball experience facility, hosts games every Thursday-Sunday.

Top Golf

500 Great Lakes Crossing Dr, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326

A premier entertainment and event venue with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks, music and more!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more!

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

SEA LIFE Michigan is the state’s largest aquarium with over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green sea turtles, and more! Journey through the freshwater lakes of Michigan all the way to the depths of the ocean and meet the amazing creatures that live there. Then, visit the Interactive Touchpool and learn what it feels like to pet a crab, urchin, sea star, and other rockpool creatures! Finish your adventure by strolling through the Underwater Ocean Tunnel and watch as thousands of tropical fish swim overhead! To get any closer, you'd have to get wet!

Westview Orchard & Winery

65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095

Westview owns and operates 188 acres of land and encompasses six generations of family dedication. Visit for an unforgettable day of good old-fashioned flavors and family fun. Experience the commitment and values instilled on the farm over the last 200 plus years. Get your highest quality fruits, vegetables, cider, and pastries today with a little dose of history.

Blakes

17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI 48005

Home to an 800-acre working farm and orchard with a Cider Mill, Funland, Tasting Room, and Hard Cider Production Facility. Blake’s grows over 40 different apple varieties on the property, along with a diverse selection of crops. For seven decades Blake’s has strived to put community and environment at its forefront, with a passion for providing its visitors with the freshest homegrown fruit and vegetables and a memorable family experience.

Stoney Creek Metropark

4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Get that “up north” feeling without leaving the suburbs at top-rated Stony Creek Metropark. Extending across Oakland and Macomb counties, 4,461 scenic acres abound with opportunity for outdoor recreation all year long. Spend an afternoon boating or swimming in the 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. This is prime fishing country with a state record crappie caught here. Hike, bike, run or in-line skate through lush woodlands, serene wetlands, and tallgrass prairies. This Metropark also features a nature center, disc-golf course, 18-hole regulation golf course, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, soccer field, volleyball and basketball courts. Picnic areas with reservable shelters, grills and comfort stations are located throughout the park.

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Get a dose of Vitamin Z at our award winning Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoo is home to animals from A to Z, including anteaters and zebras and hundreds of other species in between.  More than 2,000 animals representing 237 species of amphibians, mammals, birds and reptiles live in the Zoo’s 125-acres of true-to-life habitats that bring visitors face-to-face with these exotic creatures. Featuring The Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest and most extraordinary center for penguins in the world. Among the most spectacular features of the 33,000-square-foot facility is a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch as more than 75 penguins of four species explore their habitat and deep-dive – something that is otherwise impossible to see, even in the wild. Two acrylic underwater tunnels provide breathtaking views of the birds as they swim above and around – and even below. And the The Arctic Ring of Life, one of North America’s largest polar bear habitats, that is also home to arctic foxes. This state-of-the-art, interactive facility encompasses more than 4 acres of outdoor and indoor spaces.

Detroit Rolling Pub, Michigan Pedaler, Detroit Cycle Boat & Aloha Tiki Tours

Downtown Detroit

One of the most unique and fun ways to tour Detroit! Whether by street or boat this is a perfect get together for all ages to enjoy a day in Michigan like never before.

Comerica Park - Detroit Tigers

2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Watch America's favorite past time at our local Major League Baseball stadium, Comerica Park, and root for the home team! Home games against the Chicago White Socks the weekend of The Reunion.

Eastern Market

2934 Russell Street, Detroit MI 48207

The Eastern Market area is named for the 19th-century market operating here, with vendors selling everything from tacos to colorful produce every Saturday. Sundays see the space packed with local jewelers and artists. Hip cafes and places serving classic Coney Island hot dogs dot the district whose warehouses are being revitalized with murals. There is live jazz and Motown music at relaxed Bert’s Warehouse Theatre.

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202

Located in Detroit's cultural district, the Michigan Science Center features lith live stage shows, an IMAX® Dome, a 4D theater, a Planetarium, an 8,700 square foot special exhibit hall, and 200+ hands-on exhibits, the Science Center has a lot to offer children and adults alike. MiSci prides themselves on being a STEM engagement hub where discovery learning and interactive participation meet. Exhibits, programs and science shows explore various topics in STEM and promote literacy and understanding of the natural world and the built environment.

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI

The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, with more than 65,000 works. Among the most notable acquisitions are Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco cycle, which Rivera considered his most successful work, and Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection. A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. In 2000, the DIA established the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial department in order to broaden the museum's collection of African American art.

Belle Isle Aquarium

3 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

The oldest aquarium in the country, the Belle Isle Aquarium has served the Detroit community as a beloved attraction for generations. In 2005, the city of Detroit announced that the Aquarium was to be closed due to lean economic times for the city. The building remained closed to the public until the Belle Isle Conservancy reopened it on September 15, 2012.  Over the past few years, the aquarium has exploded in popularity, "momentum" is truly the best term for what is happening in this historic building! A work-in-progress, the aquarium continues to grow and flourish as new exhibits and fish are added, tanks are restored, and history is preserved for generations to come.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

For over half a century, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans. Through dozens of permanent and visiting exhibitions, over 300 annual public events and programs, as well as education and research opportunities for adults, children, and visiting scholars, The Wright inspires visitors toward greater understanding, acceptance, and unity by reflecting on the triumphs and tragedies of African-American history. Home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, the Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, and the Sheffield Collection—a repository of documents regarding the labor movement in Detroit—among many other notable materials, The Wright houses more than 35,000 artifacts pertaining to the African American experience.

The Henry Ford Museum

20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124‑5029

3 must-see attractions. 250 acres of unexpected.1 awe-inspiring experience.
At The Henry Ford, you'll discover America—its culture, inventions, people and can-do spirit—and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it. At The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation experience one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled and learn about the breakthroughs big and small that have made our world what it is today. Spread across more than 80 acres, Greenfield Village comes alive with the unforgettable sights, sounds, and settings of America’s past. Journey into the factory where automobile manufacturing as we know it came of age, and where the technology of tomorrow is on display today at the Ford Rough Factory Tour. Or experience some of the most entertaining and enlightening stories of America’s past, present and future ever told through state-of-the-art 4K digital, 2D & 3D projection. The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited will be running the weekend of The Reunion.

Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth, MI

Michigan's little Bavaria wears their German heritage proudly here, like an Alpine hat covered in festive pins (just count how many of those you can spot on your trip). You’ll see it in their Bavarian architecture, taste it in their food, hear it pouring out from their festivals, and find it in some of their most iconic things to do. The Bavarian Festival will be occurring the weekend of The Reunion.

 

LONGER STAY EXPERIENCES

Looking to add on a few days to your stay? There is so much to experience in Michigan...fresh water beaches, local wineries, golf galore, museums and more it's a perfect summer vacation destination. Visit Pure Michigan for even more Michigan destinations.

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Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Boyne City

Charlevoix

Mackinac Island

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Grand Rapids