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Fun Things to do near Detroit

The Motor City is making its comeback and there are tons of FIN-tastic things to do near Detroit! Whether you're looking for a fun day out with the family, date night with that special someone, or just want to experience something new, we've got you covered.

To start, we know you'll love visiting our fishy friends at SEA LIFE, Michigan's largest aquarium! You'll come nose to nose with thousands of underwater creatures like sharks, rays, green sea turtles and more! Plus, learn what it feels like to touch a sea star and other rockpool creatures in our Interactive Touchpool! Pro tip: buy tickets online in advance and save.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

Feast your eyes on over 100 art collections from around the world, with styles ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary. The "DIA" is widely regarded as one of the top art museums in the country and its collective works are valued at over $8 billion.

Learn more >

Michigan Science Center

Detroit, MI

Explore several hands-on exhibits, experience a 4D theater, gaze at stars in the planetarium, and take part in live stage shows. This is a great place to inspire curious minds of all ages!

Learn more >

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Auburn Hills, MI

The ultimate indoor LEGO® playground is hands-on & interactive fun for families with young kids! You'll love the two LEGO rides, 4D Cinema showing 4 movies, mini Detroit created entirely out of LEGO bricks and more!

Learn more >

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Dearborn, MI

Trace the history of the automobile along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Ford’s estate. From race cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the wide-ranging exhibits will take you back in time!

Learn more >

Motown Museum

Detroit, MI

Home to an extensive array of artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia, the Motown Museum preserves the legacy of Motown Record Company while educating and motivating people through authentic experiences.

Learn more >

Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak, MI

Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is home to more than 2000 animals representing 245 species. You'll be inspired by engaging, meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences that the whole family can enjoy!

Learn more >

Rainforest Cafe

Auburn Hills, MI

Dine alongside trumpeting elephants, roaring tigers and other rainforest creatures in the wildest place to shop and eat! You’ll even experience a fierce rain storm but, don’t worry, you won’t get wet!

Learn more >

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Auburn Hills, MI

Take a trip to Michigan’s largest indoor outlet mall with over 180 stores, restaurants & attractions — 25 which can’t be found anywhere else in the state! Fan favorites include Coach Factory, Michael Kors Outlet, & Nike Factory Store just to name a few…

Learn more >

Greenfield Village

Dearborn, MI

Travel back to a simpler time without the distractions of cell phones. Enjoy exploring the iconic cobblestone streets bustling with horse & buggy — then visit the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, Henry Ford's garage and more.

Learn more >

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

Feast your eyes on over 100 art collections from around the world, with styles ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary. The "DIA" is widely regarded as one of the top art museums in the country and its collective works are valued at over $8 billion.

Learn more >

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Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

Feast your eyes on over 100 art collections from around the world, with styles ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary. The "DIA" is widely regarded as one of the top art museums in the country and its collective works are valued at over $8 billion.

Learn more >

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Michigan Science Center

Detroit, MI

Explore several hands-on exhibits, experience a 4D theater, gaze at stars in the planetarium, and take part in live stage shows. This is a great place to inspire curious minds of all ages!

Learn more >

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Michigan Science Center

Detroit, MI

Explore several hands-on exhibits, experience a 4D theater, gaze at stars in the planetarium, and take part in live stage shows. This is a great place to inspire curious minds of all ages!

Learn more >

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Auburn Hills, MI

The ultimate indoor LEGO® playground is hands-on & interactive fun for families with young kids! You'll love the two LEGO rides, 4D Cinema showing 4 movies, mini Detroit created entirely out of LEGO bricks and more!

Learn more >

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Auburn Hills, MI

The ultimate indoor LEGO® playground is hands-on & interactive fun for families with young kids! You'll love the two LEGO rides, 4D Cinema showing 4 movies, mini Detroit created entirely out of LEGO bricks and more!

Learn more >

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Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Dearborn, MI

Trace the history of the automobile along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Ford’s estate. From race cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the wide-ranging exhibits will take you back in time!

Learn more >

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Dearborn, MI

Trace the history of the automobile along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Ford’s estate. From race cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the wide-ranging exhibits will take you back in time!

Learn more >

Show previous slide
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Motown Museum

Detroit, MI

Home to an extensive array of artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia, the Motown Museum preserves the legacy of Motown Record Company while educating and motivating people through authentic experiences.

Learn more >

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Motown Museum

Detroit, MI

Home to an extensive array of artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia, the Motown Museum preserves the legacy of Motown Record Company while educating and motivating people through authentic experiences.

Learn more >

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Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak, MI

Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is home to more than 2000 animals representing 245 species. You'll be inspired by engaging, meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences that the whole family can enjoy!

Learn more >

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Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak, MI

Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is home to more than 2000 animals representing 245 species. You'll be inspired by engaging, meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences that the whole family can enjoy!

Learn more >

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Rainforest Cafe

Auburn Hills, MI

Dine alongside trumpeting elephants, roaring tigers and other rainforest creatures in the wildest place to shop and eat! You’ll even experience a fierce rain storm but, don’t worry, you won’t get wet!

Learn more >

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Rainforest Cafe

Auburn Hills, MI

Dine alongside trumpeting elephants, roaring tigers and other rainforest creatures in the wildest place to shop and eat! You’ll even experience a fierce rain storm but, don’t worry, you won’t get wet!

Learn more >

Show previous slide
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Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Auburn Hills, MI

Take a trip to Michigan’s largest indoor outlet mall with over 180 stores, restaurants & attractions — 25 which can’t be found anywhere else in the state! Fan favorites include Coach Factory, Michael Kors Outlet, & Nike Factory Store just to name a few…

Learn more >

Show previous slide
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Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Auburn Hills, MI

Take a trip to Michigan’s largest indoor outlet mall with over 180 stores, restaurants & attractions — 25 which can’t be found anywhere else in the state! Fan favorites include Coach Factory, Michael Kors Outlet, & Nike Factory Store just to name a few…

Learn more >

Show previous slide
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Greenfield Village

Dearborn, MI

Travel back to a simpler time without the distractions of cell phones. Enjoy exploring the iconic cobblestone streets bustling with horse & buggy — then visit the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, Henry Ford's garage and more.

Learn more >

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Greenfield Village

Dearborn, MI

Travel back to a simpler time without the distractions of cell phones. Enjoy exploring the iconic cobblestone streets bustling with horse & buggy — then visit the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, Henry Ford's garage and more.

Learn more >

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