November 22, 2017

22 places in metro Detroit to take an out-of-towner

You've got house guests, and everyone's sick of sitting around the house. Consider showing them these metro Detroit destinations.

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22 places in metro Detroit to take an out-of-towner
Axe-Throwing at HUB Stadium
2550 Takata Dr., Auburn Hills; 248-364-4000
Ever wanted to channel your inner lumberjack? The HUB Stadium has introduced axe-throwing to the space. There are five brand new courts for axe-throwing where up to ten people can lob a heavy metal object at a bullseye.
Photo via Instagram user @hubstadium

Axe-Throwing at HUB Stadium


2550 Takata Dr., Auburn Hills; 248-364-4000
Ever wanted to channel your inner lumberjack? The HUB Stadium has introduced axe-throwing to the space. There are five brand new courts for axe-throwing where up to ten people can lob a heavy metal object at a bullseye.
Photo via Instagram user @hubstadium
Belle Isle Aquarium
900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit; 313-402-0466
Designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, the Belle Isle Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the country. Visiting the aquarium is a good way to get the non-Michigander acquainted with part of Michigan’s history and Belle Isle itself.
Photo via Instagram, Belle Isle Aquarium

Belle Isle Aquarium


900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit; 313-402-0466
Designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, the Belle Isle Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the country. Visiting the aquarium is a good way to get the non-Michigander acquainted with part of Michigan’s history and Belle Isle itself.
Photo via Instagram, Belle Isle Aquarium
Campus Martius
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-0101
Want to give your out-of-towners the best view of Detroit? Take them to Campus Martius where they can admire the enormous Christmas tree and ice skate on The Rink. The place is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and shopping, so make a day of it. 
Photo via Instagram user @local4news

Campus Martius


800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-0101
Want to give your out-of-towners the best view of Detroit? Take them to Campus Martius where they can admire the enormous Christmas tree and ice skate on The Rink. The place is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and shopping, so make a day of it.
Photo via Instagram user @local4news
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323
Specializing in contemporary art, architecture, and design, the Cranbrook Art Museum showcases various exhibits that one can rarely find anywhere else.
Photo via Facebook

Cranbrook Art Museum


39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323
Specializing in contemporary art, architecture, and design, the Cranbrook Art Museum showcases various exhibits that one can rarely find anywhere else.
Photo via Facebook
Dequindre Cut 
Dequindre Cut Greenway, east side of Detroit, west of St. Aubin Street
If your house guest wants to explore Detroit's unique urban landscape, this is the place to take them. The Dequindre Cut is a two-mile greenway/urban recreational path that caters to bikers and pedestrians. There are marked entrance ramps that also connect travelers to communities like Woodbridge, Lafayette Avenue, and more. 
Photo via Instagram user @d.o.photography_

Dequindre Cut


Dequindre Cut Greenway, east side of Detroit, west of St. Aubin Street
If your house guest wants to explore Detroit's unique urban landscape, this is the place to take them. The Dequindre Cut is a two-mile greenway/urban recreational path that caters to bikers and pedestrians. There are marked entrance ramps that also connect travelers to communities like Woodbridge, Lafayette Avenue, and more.
Photo via Instagram user @d.o.photography_
The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900
Founded in 1885, the DIA has an expansive and diverse art collection that will be sure to capture anyone’s attention. And, this place has more than just art — there's plenty of programming for the whole family. 
Photo via Facebook

The Detroit Institute of Arts


5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900
Founded in 1885, the DIA has an expansive and diverse art collection that will be sure to capture anyone’s attention. And, this place has more than just art — there's plenty of programming for the whole family.
Photo via Facebook
Eastern Market
2934 Russell St, Detroit; 313-833-9300
A go-to destination in the city that’s become known as a bustling hub for fresh locally sourced food, restaurants, art, music, culture, and community. The Saturday market operates year-round from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with more than 225 vendors converging into the market to sell their wares.
Photo via Instagram user @easternmarket

Eastern Market


2934 Russell St, Detroit; 313-833-9300
A go-to destination in the city that’s become known as a bustling hub for fresh locally sourced food, restaurants, art, music, culture, and community. The Saturday market operates year-round from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with more than 225 vendors converging into the market to sell their wares.
Photo via Instagram user @easternmarket
Ford-Wyoming Drive In
10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-846-6910
Many drive-ins have perished over the years, but the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In still stands tall. Enjoy some popcorn and soda while watching the newest movies right from the comfort of your own car.
Photo via Yelp user, Becki B.

Ford-Wyoming Drive In


10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-846-6910
Many drive-ins have perished over the years, but the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In still stands tall. Enjoy some popcorn and soda while watching the newest movies right from the comfort of your own car.
Photo via Yelp user, Becki B.
Historic Fort Wayne
6325 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit; info@historicfortwayne.com
The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is responsible for maintaining the historic fort located on the Detroit River. Here, visitors can go on guided walking tours, see re-enactors, visit the National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen, and more. Keep an eye out for special events and programming. 
Photo via Instagram user @arterial32

Historic Fort Wayne


6325 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit; [email protected]
The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is responsible for maintaining the historic fort located on the Detroit River. Here, visitors can go on guided walking tours, see re-enactors, visit the National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen, and more. Keep an eye out for special events and programming.
Photo via Instagram user @arterial32