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I phoned four different times over the course of a week and a half to try to schedule a tour. I left messages per the instructions on the website but no one ever called back! We finally just gave up and didn't do this tour.More
Date of experience: July 2018
1 Thank Marie B
Kari S, Project Manager at The Parade Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018
Our apologies for not returning your calls in the appropriate amount of time. Please email Kim Lowell-Leverett, our Director of Volunteers and Tours, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her directly at 313-923-8368 if you are still interested in booking a tour.
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Really enjoyed this tour! Went to the Parade Company last week, which is just before the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was amazing to see the floats being worked on and the dynamics of how it all comes together. Interesting to see the inside of the...More
Had a great 1 hour tour of the warehouse. Thought they only supported the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade - wrong. This group works tirelessly on so many aspects to bring joy to many. Highly recommend for all ages.
Came here today for Girl Scouts and what an interesting day! Well finding it wasn't super hard as it's at the corner of Mt. Elliot and Huber; you drive just down Huber and you'll see parade floats on the right side of Huber, and a...More
Our group agreed that The Parade Company Tour was one of the BEST things we have ever done!! Our tour guide, Ed, was very, very knowledgeable. He told us about all the aspects of the parade, from how a float is designed to how they...More
Well informed volunteer too us through a 1 1/2 hour tour of floats, big head, how floats are assembled, and very interesting tour of Detroit's Thanksgiving tradition. Definitely a good time. Parking is in a guarded lot, safe, in back of the building.
Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Anita T
Kari S, Manager at The Parade Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017
Hello!! Thank you so much for letting us know you enjoyed your tour and experience! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour! Please come back and see us soon – and tell your friends!
We were a small group, very disappointed at how little information our tour guide volunteer gave, and how hard she was to hear- even when she was using the microphone and we were standing a few feet in front of her. We expected the parade...More
This is an interesting tour. Sharon our tour guide is a friendly devoted employer of tour company. It was so interesting seeing tl how floats are made and the dedication from employees and volunteers. The is quite a long and interesting history behind parade. Tour...More
15 of us from my exercise class decided to take a tour of the Parade Company. I have lived in Michigan all my life and have never done this tour before. It was an hour tour with a guide named John who was fantastic. We...More
Date of experience: January 2016
Kari S, Sponsorship & Marketing Coordinator at The Parade Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016
We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed your tour and appreciate the feedback and great review! Quick note, though, the floats you saw are used in America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van and not Macy's. Those are housed in New York.