Local Area Entertainment And Attractions
What can you do while you're in the Metropolitan Detroit area?  Here's just a sampling of the rich heritage and fun things to do while visiting the area.  All attractions listed are an within easy driving distance from the hotel.  Distance and approximate driving time are listed.  Click on Map to get driving directions from the hotel.
 
BELLE ISLE NATURE CENTER
Belle Isle Park
313/267-7157
Detroit, MI 48207
Description: Museum features natural history exhibits, an animal shelter housing injured wildlife, nature trails and films.
Dates/hours open: Closed Mon; open year-round Tue, noon-4 p.m.; Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Live animal demonstrations
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
BELLE ISLE WHITCOMB CONSERVATORY
Belle Isle Park
313/267-7133/34
Detroit, MI 48207
Description: A quarter million plants are displayed throughout the year with special flower shows for every season.
Dates/hours open: Every day of the year 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Easter Flower Show, Christmas Flower Show, Mother's Day Flower Show
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
Belle Isle Park
313/398-0903 ext 65
Detroit, MI 48207
Description: Wild animals viewed in their natural settings from atop a 3/4 mile long elevated walkway.
Dates/hours open: May-Oct; daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $2.00 adult, $1.00 senior, .50 children
Group rates: 25 or more
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Concession stands in center of park pavilion
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
BIG BOY COMMISSARY
Elias Brothers Inc.
4199 Marcy
313/759-6000 ext. 149
Warren, MI 48091
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Distance:  7 miles, approx. 14 minutes.
Description: One of the largest self-sufficient restaurant operations in the country; including food production, warehouse storage and main office.
Dates/hours open: Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No tours on holidays
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Lunch or breakfast arrangements with 10% discount if prearranged seating reserved Special activities/events: Video presentation with danish or donuts before tour.
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
BLAKE'S ORCHARD & CIDER MILL
17985 Center Rd
810/784-5343
Armada, MI 48005
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Distance:  24 miles, approx. 39 minutes.
Description: Catch a train ride through the orchard, pick some of the fruits and vegetables available, observe the cider making process.
Dates/hours open: June-Dec 23rd, 7 days 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: No charge except for train ride; 50 cents
Group rates: Same as above
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: Food facilities available
Special activities/events: Horse drawn wagon rides in Dec
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
CHRIST CHURCH CRANBROOK
470 Church Rd
810/644-5210
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Distance:  12 miles, approx. 24 minutes
Description: English Gothic architecture.
Dates/hours open: Year-round Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $1.00 adults, .50 seniors & children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART MUSEUM
500 Lone Pine Rd
810/645-3333
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Distance:  13 miles, approx. 25 minutes
Description: Permanent collection features work by artists, architects and designers associated with the Academy. Special exhibits focus on contemporary trends in the visual arts.
Dates/hours open: Closed Mon & major holidays; open year-round Tue-Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $2.50 adults, 81.25 seniors & children
Group rates: $1.50 adults, .75 seniors & children
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Mid-May mid-Sept student show on view
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
CRANBROOK HOUSE & GARDEN AUXILIARY
380 Lone Pine Rd
810/645-3149
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Distance:  13 miles, approx. 25 minutes
Description: Cranbrook House, designed by world renowned architect Albert Kahn, was the home of George 6 Ellen Booth. It is surrounded by a 40-acre flower garden.
Dates/hours open: Open year-round Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (prearranged only)
Admission: $2.00 adults, $1.50 seniors & children (not available for groups)
Group rates: NA; guided tour fee for groups. Two weeks notice required. $3.00 adults, $2.50 seniors
Complimentary: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Christmas open house during first Sunday of December. Call to confirm holiday hours. Lunch 6 tour package available
Motorcoach Parking: On site - no fee
CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
500 Lone Pine Road
810/645-3210
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Distance:  13 miles, approx. 25 minutes
Description: Planetarium, observatory, laser light show and exhibits that trace man's evolution.
Dates/hours open: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $3.00 adult, $2.00 seniors & children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: Driver only
Group meal facilities: Vending machines, eating area indoor/outdoor
Special activities/events: Planetarium demonstration or Laser Light Show (monthly change)
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
CROCKER HOUSE
15 Union St
810/465-2488
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
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Distance:  9 miles, approx. 20 minutes.
Description: A Victorian home with completely furnished rooms in the manner of the 1870's.
Dates/hours open: Closed Jan & holidays; Tue,Wed,Thu, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun,-lst Sun of month
Admission: $1.00 adults, .50 children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - for a fee
DAVISBURG CANDLE FACTORY
634 Davisburg
313/634-4214
Davisburg, MI 48350
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Distance:  36 miles, approx. 50 minutes.
Description: Working candle factory. Candles are hand-crafted and designed.
Dates/hours open: Closed Sun-Mon; open year-round including holidays, 11 a.m-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $20.00 per commercial group - non-profit groups free
Group rates: Same as above
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
DEARBORN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
915 Brady St
313/565-3000
Dearborn, MI 48124
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Distance:  28 miles, approx. 41 minutes.
Description: Two buildings feature period furnished rooms with exhibits. These are the McFadden-Ross House and The Commandment's Quarters. The third building features an agricultural exhibit and early craft shop.
Dates/Hours Open: Closed Sun & holidays; open Mon-Sat (May-Oct) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; (Nov-Apr) 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site
DEARBORN TROLLEY
22264 Michigan Ave
313/274-6300
Dearborn, MI 48124
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Distance:  29 miles, approx. 42 minutes.
Description: Tour the City of Dearborn aboard this old-fashioned trolley on wheels.
Dates/hours open: Operating from Easter to Oct 1st each year; city tour daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Charter available daily 7 a.m.-2 a.m.
Admission: $1.00 city tour per person over 2 years old
Group rates: $100.00 per hour charter service
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: NA
DETROIT CONCERT BAND, INC
20962 Mack Ave
313/886-0394
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
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Distance:  13 miles, approx. 21 minutes.
Description: DCB perform in a variety of locations year-round. They have an international reputation as an outstanding concert band. Its previous home was the nations only urban island park "Belle Isle" at the Remick shell.
Dates/hours open: NA
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site
DETROIT FIRE DEPT. HISTORICAL MUSEUM
2737 Gratiot
313/224-2035
Detroit, MI 48207
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Distance:  14 miles, approx. 32 minutes.
Description: Detroit fire service history traced from early horse drawn to present. Also houses antique fire apparatus, artifact, and pictures on display.
Dates/hours open: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; appointment only
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - for a fee
DETROIT FREE PRESS (PLANT TOUR)
321 Lafayette
313/222-8655
Detroit, MI 48226
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Distance:  21 miles, approx 32 minutes.
Description: Tour of editorial offices. See photographers and writers composing the news. Observe Riverfront plant printing facilities, press plates being made, and color added.
Dates/hours open:Open year-round Tue,Wed,Thu, 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. tour times. Closed holidays
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - for a fee
DETROIT GARDEN CNTR/HISTORIC MOROSS HOUSE
1460 E Jefferson
313/259-6363
Detroit, MI 48207
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 30 minutes.
Description: A non-profit volunteer organization offering tours of the home known as the oldest brick house in Detroit. Also offers use of horticultural library.
Dates/hours open: Open year-round Tue,Wed,Thu, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed holidays
Admission: 50 cents
Group rates: Same
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Christmas Open House
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
5401 Woodward
313/833-9721
Detroit, MI 48202
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Distance:  18 miles, approx. 28 minutes.
Description: This museum focuses on the history of the City of Detroit and its people, from 1701 to the present. Of special interest is the "Streets of Old Detroit" exhibit.
Dates/hours open: Closed Mon-Tue & holidays; year round Wed-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Donations suggested, $1.00 adult, .50 children & seniors
Group rates: 10 or more
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Noel Night (Dec), Halloween Party (Oct), Children's Day (late June - early July), September Song, Educational programs 6c workshops throughout the year
Motorcoach parking:On site no fee
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
5200 Woodward Ave
313/833-7884
Detroit, MI 48202
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Distance:  18 miles, approx. 28 minutes.
Description.: Fine arts museum, tours, lectures, film presentation and food service available. Over 40,000 works of art and 100 galleries.
Dates/hours open: Closed Mon & holidays; open year-round Tue-Sun 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: All tours free - 15 pp minimum/45 max per group
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes, dining facilities
Special activities/events: Tours of special exhibits
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - for a fee
DETROIT MOUNTED POLICE
100 E Bethune
313/876-0061
Detroit, MI 48202
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Distance:  17 miles, approx. 27 minutes.
Description: The only working blacksmith shop in the city of Detroit. Houses 35 horses at this police establishment.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; year-round operation, prefer 11:30 a.m. tours
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
DETROIT SCIENCE CENTER
5020 John R
313/577-8406
Detroit, MI 48202
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Distance:  18 miles, approx. 28 minutes.
Description: Participate in science by exploring fifty "hands on" exhibits. View a 70mm film in the space theater on a 67 1/2 ft. curved domed screen. Also presents live participatory science demonstrations.
Dates/hours open: Closed Non & holidays; open year-round Tue-Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun, noon-7 p.m.
Admission: $4.00 adult, $2.00 seniors, 6-12 years $3.00, 4-5 years .75
Group rates: $1.50 per person 15 or more
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: New film presentations scheduled throughout the year
Motorcoach parking: No cost with group reservation; if group visits another facility a cost of $5.00 for space
 
DETROIT ZOO
8450 W Ten Mile Rd
313/399-7001
Royal Oak, MI 48068
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Distance:  10 miles, approx. 16 minutes.
Description: Landscaped 120-acre park featuring barless exhibits of exotic animals from around the world.
Dates/hours open: Closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving & New Years Day. Open year-round Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 adult, $3.50 seniors, 2.50 5-12 yrs, under 4 yrs free
Group rates: 25 or more, 50 cents off on each ticket /school groups $1.00 per person
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Miniature railroad/tractor train tours
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM
100 Strand/Belle Isle
313/267-6440
Detroit, MI 48207
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Distance:  17 miles, approx. 38 minutes.
Description:This is a unique presentation of ship models, artwork, and special exhibits featuring the commercial navigation of the Great Lakes.
Dates/hours open: Closed Mon,Tue, & holidays; open year-round Wed-Sun, 10 a.m-5 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Ship model contest in Oct
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
DRAYTON PLAINS NATURE CENTER
2125 Denby Dr
313/674-2119
Drayton Plains, MI 48020
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Distance:  25 miles, approx. 40 minutes.
Description: A variety of tours offered. This facility will design programs to fit the groups needs, i.e. bird & tree identification.
Dates/hours open: Year-round Sun-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Varies, depends on type of tour
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: Yes, able to provide facility for cooking 6 eating outdoors
Special activities/events: Maple Syrup making, wild edibles, customized tour programs, animal tracks & signs, 137 acre wild reserve area for hikes
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
EASTERN FARMER ' S MARKET
2934 Russell
313/833-1560
Detroit, MI 48207
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Distance:  19 miles, approx. 29 minuets.
Description.: Designated an historic site, the Eastern Market dates back to 1855. It is the site of Michigan's largest fresh meat industry. Eleven acres of various shops, restaurants and sheds where farmers from neighboring states as well as Canada sell fresh produce.
Location: Russell St N of Gratiot, S of Mack Ave, 2 blks E of I-75 at Mack exit
Dates/hours open: Closed Sun; Mon-Fri, 4 a.m.-noon; Sat, 4 a.m.-6p.m.; adjacent store hours vary
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Flower Days-Sun, Landscape Nursery Day
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD HOUSE
1100 Lakeshore Rd
313/884-4222
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
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Distance:  14 miles, approx. 24 minutes.
Description: This elegant home has been preserved as a reminder of how America's industrial aristocracy lived during the early days of the auto industry. Set on 62 beautifully landscaped acres.
Dates/hours open: Public tours Wed-Sat 1 p.m.-5 p.m.(year-round). Prescheduled tours may be arranged any day. Closed holidays
Admission: $3.00 adult, $2.00 senior, $1.00 children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
FISHER MANSION
383 Lenox
313/331-6740
Detroit, MI 48215
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Distance:  22 miles, approx. 36 minutes.
Description: Tour the magnificent, moorish estate and gardens of Lawrence P. Fisher (of Fisher Body and Cadillac Motors). Also serves as an Indian religious center.
Dates/hours open: Year-round, public hours Fri,Sat,Sun, noon-9 p.m. Group can reserve Mon-Thu with advance notice
Admission: $4.00 adult, $3.00 senior, $2.00 student, under 10 free
Group rates: 10 people or more $3.00 per person
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Christmas Decorations
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
FOREMAN ORCHARDS
50050 W 7 Mile Rd
313/349-1256
Northville, MI 48167
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Distance:  35 miles, approx. 47 minutes.
Description: Enjoy antique decor, home made donuts and fresh cider. Observe the cider making process.
Dates/hours open: Open Aug-Dec 1; Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat,Sun, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Hot dogs and knockwurst served Sun,Sat only Donuts & cider served daily
Special activities/events: Cider making Thu,Fri
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
FRANKLIN CIDER MILL
7450 Franklin Rd
313/626-2968
Franklin, MI 48025
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Distance:  15 miles, approx. 34 minutes.
Description: National and state historic site. Observe the cider making process and large water wheel.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; open daily Sept,Oct,Nov, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Stand up tables only
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
GOODISON CIDER MILL CONTACT:
4295 Orion Rd
313/652-8450
Lake Orion, MI 48035
Description: Donut/cider tour of mill and small orchard. Learn about grafting, types of apples and making cider.
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Distance:  27 miles, approx. 40 minutes.
Dates/hours open: Sept-Oct, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov, Mon,Tue,wed,Thu, noon-6 p.m.; Fri-Sun 8 a.m.-6 p.m. During down season open on Fri only to observe 9 a.m.-noon
Admission: No charge for cider observation. $1.00 per person, if refreshments requested
Group rates: Same
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
GREENFIELD VILLAGE AND HENRY FORD MUSEUM GREENFIELD HISTORIC SITE
38125 Eight Mile Rd
313/477-7375
Livonia, MI 48152
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Distance:  30 miles, approx. 36 minutes.
Description: A Greek revival farmhouse built in 1841. There is also a historical village of the 1850's & 1920's open for tour.
Dates/hours open: By appointment only Mar-Dec, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; holidays by appointment
Admission: $1.00 adult & seniors, .50 children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Arts & Craft show-June 3rd weekend; Antique Auto show-July, 2nd Sun
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
HENRY FORD ESTATE-FAIRLANE
University of Michigan-Dearborn
313/593-5590
Dearborn, MI 48128
Description: A national historic landmark with fine craftsmanship throughout the home. Powerhouse built by the combined genius of Henry Ford I & Thomas Edison.
Dates/hours open: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun, 1 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Also open Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th
Admission: $5.00 adult, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 children
Group rates: $3.00 for group of 25 or more
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: Yes - lunch or dinner package available
Special activities/events: Henry Ford Day-last Sun in July; Christmas tours Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
HENRY FORD MUSEUM/GREENFIELD VILLAGE
20900 Oakwood Blvd
313/271-1620
Dearborn, MI 48124
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Distance:  30 miles, approx. 43 minutes.
Description: The nations largest indoor/outdoor museum, hosting over 1 million visitors annually. The Museum houses over 1 million artifacts dating between 1800-1950. The Village is home to 100 historic buildings, i.e. Thomas Edison Menlo Park laboratory, and the Wright Brothers' Cycle Shop.
Dates/hours open: Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day; open year-round Mon-Sun, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $8.50 adults, $7.50 seniors, $4.50 children, for each the Village & Museum
Group rates: 20 or more $6.50 group leaders; $6.00 professional tour operators only
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Seasonal- Christmas, holiday themes vary; special exhibits year-round. New permanent exhibit in the Museum, "Automobile in American Life" to open Nov 15, 1987
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
HISTORIC FORT WAYNE
6325 W Jefferson
313/297-9360
Detroit, MI 48209
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Distance:  24 miles, approx. 36 minutes.
Description: Original Civil War Fort staffed by costumed interpreters. Some unique features are an Indian museum, 1880's commanding officer residence and a Spanish-American guard house.
Dates/hours open: May, June, July, Aug; Wed-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5 p,m.
Admission: $1.00 adult, ,50 senior 6 children.
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Vending machines only; picnic areas for brown bag
Special activities/events: 1st weekend in May - Civil War Days
Motorcoach parking : On site - no fee
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER
6602 W Maple Rd
313/661-0840
W Bloomfield, MI 48033
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Distance:  19 miles, approx. 40 minutes.
Description: This center documents and highlights the rich culture and history of the European Jewish communities which developed over 2,000 years, and were lost.
Dates/hours open: Closed Fri,Sat; open Sun-Thu, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Buffet facility available across court yard in Jewish Community Center
Special activities/events: Call for information
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE
111 E Kirby
313/871-8600
Detroit, MI 48202
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Distance:  18 miles, approx. 28 minutes.
Description: Serves the foreign born community by offering cultural and educational programs with ethnic themes.
Dates/hours open: Year-round; Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes, Melting Pot Cafe
Special activities/events: Old World Market-Oct; Noel Night-Dec
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - for a fee
MARINER'S CHURCH OF DETROIT
170 E Jefferson Ave
313/259-2206
Detroit, MI 48226
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 30 minutes.
Description: Detroit's earliest Gothic Church, built when Detroit's life centered around the river, dedicated to sailors on the Great Lakes.
Dates/hours open: Closed Mon,Wed; Sun service at 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.; tour Tue,Thu,Fri,Sat 10 a.m-3 p.m.
Admission: Donations accepted
MEADOWBROOK HALL
Oakland University
810/370-3140
Rochester, MI 48063
Description: A 100-room Tudor mansion built in 1929 at a cost of $4 million for the widow of auto magnate John Dodge. It is now a cultural and conference center for Oakland University.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays (unless it falls on Sun); open Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $4.00 Adult, $3.00 senior, $2.00 children under 13 years.
Group rates: Before 5 p.m. - $3.00, 20 people minimum; after 5 p.m. - $4.00, 30 people minimum
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: By reservation only
Special activities/events: Annual Christmas Walk (1st week in Dec); Classic Car Show (1st Sun of Aug); Outdoor Art Show and Sale (3rd week in Aug)
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
Michigan Transit Museum
P.O. Box 12
810/466-5035
Fraser, MI 48026
Description: Two attractions are featured here: the Mt. Clemens Depot Museum where Thomas A. Edison learned telegraphy and began a short career in railroading and, a 1924 vintage trolly train ride which includes a stop at the selfridge Military Air Museum. Train seats 150 passengers.
Dates/hours open: Operated on Sun, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (by appointment only) May 24-Sept 27; 3 day notice necessary, 4 trips on sunday; holiday hours are the same as Sun
Admission: Train fare & museum donation - adult $3.50, children 4-12 yrs. $2.00
Group rates: $2.00 - 15 or more people
Complimentary: N/A
Group meal facilities: N/A
Special activities/events: Charter trips available. train operates on Mt. Clemens Farm City Festival Days. Call for more information.
Motorcoach parking: On site
Mount Clemens Rose Gardens
20740 Cass Ave
810/286-4537
Mt. Clemens, MI 48044
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Distance:  13 miles, approx. 23 minutes.
Description: View 225,000 rose plants under 8 acres of glass.
Dates/hours open: Daily year-round, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: N/A
Group rates: N/A
Complimentary pass: N/A
Group meal facilities: N/A
Motorcoach parking: On site, no fee
MUSUEM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
301 Frederick
313/899-2500
Detroit, MI 48202
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Distance:  18 miles, approx. 28 minutes.
Description: Exhibits on African American art, history and culture.
Dates/hours: open: Year-round; Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; no tours on Mon
Admission: $1.00 adults & seniors, .50 children under 16
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Opening exhibit "An Epic of Heroism!", the underground railroad in Michigan 1837-1870. Opens in Apr, 1987
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
PEWABIC POTTERY
10125 Jefferson
313/822-0954
Detroit, MI 48214
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Distance:  14 miles, approx. 33 minutes.
Description: Historic landmark includes historical ceramics, machinery and production facilities, contemporary and historical exhibitions, consignment gallery.
Dates/hours open: Closed last 2 weeks in Aug; open Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call to confirm holidays
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
PINE GROVE MUSEUM
405 Oakland Ave
810/338-6732
Pontiac, MI 48342
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 31 minutes.
Description: A national and state historic site, features carriage house with museum and Drayton Plains school house, working root cellar and restored summer kitchen.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; Mon-Fri/3rd Sun monthly,9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $3.00 adults, $1.50 senior & children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: Victorian Christmas Decoration
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL MUSEUM
155 South Main St
313/455-8940
Plymouth, MI 48170
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Distance:  37 miles, approx. 44 minutes.
Description: The history of Plymouth has been captured and preserved in the exhibits and archives. Also offering Plymouth city tour.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; open at any time, any day for prearranged Motorcoach tours. Public hours: Thu,Sat,Sun, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Group rates: NA
Admission: $1.50 tour of Plymouth/$1.00 tour of museum. per person
Complimentary pass: Yes, 25 or more people
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
PLYMOUTH ORCHARDS & CIDER MILL
10685 Warren Rd
313/455-2290
Plymouth, MI 48170
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Distance:  42 miles, approx. 56 minutes.
Description: U-Pick orchard, cider mill, country store, petting farm, cross-country skiing.
Dates/hours open: Sept-Oct; daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov-Dec; daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: $2.00, for guided group tours
Complimentary pass: Tour escort only
Group meal facilities: Picnic area only
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
RENAISSANCE CENTER
100 Renaissance
313/568-5600
Suite #1400
Detroit, MI 48243
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Distance:  21 miles, approx. 31 minutes.
Description: Towering over the Detroit River, the Renaissance Center is the focal point of downtown Detroit, featuring retail shopping, World Ford Display Room, and the 73-story Summit Observation Deck.
Dates/hours open: Open year-round, 24 hours
Admission: No admission fee; charge for guided tours by arrangement
Group rates: Per local tour company agreement
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Call 568-5600 for scheduled event information
Motorcoach: On site - for a fee
ROCHESTER CIDER MILL
5125 Rochester Rd
810/651-4224/6332
Rochester, MI 48064
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Distance:  18 miles, approx. 31 minutes.
Description: Observe cider making process and visit the small petting farm on weekends.
Dates/hours open: Sept,Oct,Nov; Sat, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
ST. KLRY ' S COLLEGE
3535 Indian Trail
313/683-0512 ext 512
Orchard Lake, MI 48033
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 37 minutes.
Description: Polish center of United States-Galeria, Grotto, Polish Centers, Shrine, bookstore, Panorama.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; Tue,Wed,Thu, 9 a.m.-5 p.m,; (no tours between noon and 1 p.m.)
Admission: 82.00 adult, 51.00 senior & children
Group meal facilities: Yes - cafeteria meals available
Special activities/events: Panorama Showing - film shows history of Poland
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH OF DETROIT
441-446 Monroe Ave
313/961-0920
Detroit, MI 48226
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 30 minutes.
Description: A unique portion of Detroit's history established in 1835, located in the Greektown area. This is the 1st church founded and operated by Detroit's black citizens and is one of two facilities still in existence which operated an underground railroad for runaway slaves enroute to Canada.
Dates/hours open: Mon-Thu, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Donations accepted
Group rates: NA
Complimentary: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes, lunch and tour program arranged on Fri only, with 1 week notice. This program requires 2 hours time. Group will be served at table
Special activities/events: Christmas program on the Sunday before Christmas Day
Motorcoach: Near."by, no fee if prearranged
SELFRIDGE MILITARY MUSEUM
Box 43, Selfridge ANG Base
810/466-5035
Mt Clemens, MI 48045
Description: An indoor display of historical art, photos and memorabilia concerning the history of Selfridge field and its tenant military units since July 1917.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; Mar-Oct 31; operates on Sun only, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (for groups-by appointment only)
Admission: $1.00 adults & seniors, .50 children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary: Yes, 15 or more people
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach: On site no fee
TRAPPERS ALLEY FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE
508 Monroe at Beaubien
313/963-5445
Detroit, MI 48226
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 29 minutes.
Description: Five-level, architecturally stunning, turn-of-the-century shopping facility.
Dates/hours open: Year-round including holidays; Mon-Thu, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri,Sat, 10 a.m.-midnight; Sun, noon-9 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes
Special activities/events: Weekly activities & entertainment
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Historic)
1345 Gratiot Ave
313/567-3100
Detroit, MI 48207
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Distance:  20 miles, approx. 30 minutes.
Description: An historic site with extensive use of Pewabic tiles. A small gothic cathedral with exceptional stained glass craftsmanship and woodwork.
Dates/hours open: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2 days notice requested for tour
Admission: Donations accepted
Group rates: NA
Complimentary: NA
Group meal facilities: Yes, catered meal functions
Special activities/events: Oct 17, Arts and Craft show 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Mar 29, 1987, Godspell
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee U. S.
DISTRICT COURT
231 W Lafayette
313/226-4969
Detroit, MI 48226
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Distance:  21 miles, approx. 31 minutes.
Description: Observe and discuss the federal court procedure with a judge. See an early 1900's reconstructed court room that was located in our old Federal Building. Learn how civil & criminal cases are processed through a computer system.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; year-round Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - for a fee
WORLD OF ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES
2975 E Maple Rd
313/24-2980
Troy, MI 48083
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Distance:  3 miles, approx. 7 minutes.
Description: This store and museum features a distinct selection of architectural artifacts, furnishings and art objects.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; open year-round Non-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $2.00 one time fee, children under 12 free
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: Yes
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
WYANDOTTE MUSEUM
2610 Biddle Ave
313/246-4520(21-22)
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Distance:  31 miles, approx. 53 minutes.
Description: A Queen Anne Victorian mansion, restored to its natural state.
Dates/hours open: Closed holidays; open year-round; 1st Sun monthly 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; Tue,Wed,Thu, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $1.00 adults, .25 children
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: Not on premises - restaurants nearby
Special activities/events: Christmas open house, Heritage Days, Fall Festival
Motorcoach parking: On site - no fee
YATES CIDER MILL
1990 E Avon Rd
810/651-8300
Rochester, MI 48063
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Distance:  13 miles, approx. 19 minutes.
Description: 1800's water powered building located across from State Park picnic grounds. Fall cider making process observed, film and small free sample.
Dates/hours open: Sept-Nov; daily Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Dec-May weekends, noon-5 p.m.
Admission: NA
Group rates: NA
Complimentary pass: NA
Group meal facilities: NA
Special activities/events: NA
Motorcoach parking: Nearby - no fee