January 13, 2023

Detroit area spots to impress your date for under $25 [PHOTOS]

Low on cash? Lucky for you, the Detroit area offers a ton of great date options that are $25 or less. Here are a few ideas to keep the spark alive on a budget.

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Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-626-5020; marvin3m.com
Marvin’s is a unique, classic arcade. Opened in 1980, it has vintage, coin-operated machines, along with newer games.
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Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-626-5020; marvin3m.com
Marvin’s is a unique, classic arcade. Opened in 1980, it has vintage, coin-operated machines, along with newer games.

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Elmwood Cemetery
1200 Elmwood St., Detroit; 313-567-3453; elmwoodhistoriccemetery.org
Take a stroll through one of Detroit’s most historic cemeteries. They also host events and tours.
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Elmwood Cemetery

1200 Elmwood St., Detroit; 313-567-3453; elmwoodhistoriccemetery.org
Take a stroll through one of Detroit’s most historic cemeteries. They also host events and tours.

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Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org
The DIA has over 100 galleries and new exhibitions frequently. They also host workshops and have a cafe to grab a bite while looking at art.
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Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org
The DIA has over 100 galleries and new exhibitions frequently. They also host workshops and have a cafe to grab a bite while looking at art.

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Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3200; science.cranbrook.edu
Get a closer look at the world at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Inside, you can explore everything from dinosaurs, outer space, different cultures, and more.
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Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3200; science.cranbrook.edu
Get a closer look at the world at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Inside, you can explore everything from dinosaurs, outer space, different cultures, and more.

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The Schvitz
8295 Oakland St., Detroit; 313-871-9707; schvitzdetroit.com
Enjoy a date at one of Detroit’s most historic bath houses. They offer food, saunas, massages, ancient therapies, a pool, and more.
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The Schvitz

8295 Oakland St., Detroit; 313-871-9707; schvitzdetroit.com
Enjoy a date at one of Detroit’s most historic bath houses. They offer food, saunas, massages, ancient therapies, a pool, and more.

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Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org
The zoo is not just for kids, but can also make the perfect date. Explore the wild animals, the butterfly house, the penguin exhibit, and 4D simulations at the Detroit Zoo.
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Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org
The zoo is not just for kids, but can also make the perfect date. Explore the wild animals, the butterfly house, the penguin exhibit, and 4D simulations at the Detroit Zoo.

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Belle Isle Conservancy
4 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit; 313-821-5428; belleisleconservancy.org”
If you want to feel warmth and see rare plants that are not in Michigan, Belle Isle Conservancy will make a great date. The green-filled dome makes you forget that you are in Michigan.
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Belle Isle Conservancy

4 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit; 313-821-5428; belleisleconservancy.org”
If you want to feel warmth and see rare plants that are not in Michigan, Belle Isle Conservancy will make a great date. The green-filled dome makes you forget that you are in Michigan.

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POP + Offworld Arcade
124 Cadillac Sq., Detroit; 313-961-9249; poppizzabar.com
Located upstairs in the Checker Bar downtown, POP + Offworld is home to over 30 games. It also has live entertainment, a full bar, and food. It makes for the perfect, fun date.
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POP + Offworld Arcade

124 Cadillac Sq., Detroit; 313-961-9249; poppizzabar.com
Located upstairs in the Checker Bar downtown, POP + Offworld is home to over 30 games. It also has live entertainment, a full bar, and food. It makes for the perfect, fun date.

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Go Comedy! Improv Theater
261 E. Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale; 248-327-0575; gocomedy.net
Go Comedy is the perfect place to watch a comedy show for a fun date. A cast of comedians perform improv and star in sketch comedy shows multiple nights a week.
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Go Comedy! Improv Theater

261 E. Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale; 248-327-0575; gocomedy.net
Go Comedy is the perfect place to watch a comedy show for a fun date. A cast of comedians perform improv and star in sketch comedy shows multiple nights a week.

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John K. King Used & Rare Books
901 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-0622; johnkingbooksdetroit.com
Book shopping can be a fun day-date for those who love to read. Explore the endless options at John King. You may find your next favorite book.
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John K. King Used & Rare Books

901 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-0622; johnkingbooksdetroit.com
Book shopping can be a fun day-date for those who love to read. Explore the endless options at John King. You may find your next favorite book.

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