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Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

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Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

Hello

Mu cousin are visiting us for the very first time from Quebec, Canada for one weekend with his wife and two toddlers. Can somebody suggest the MOST must see Tourist attractions in Detroit and surrounding areas. We live in Macomb and I need some ideas.

Thanks in advance

Roni

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1. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

A weekend is a pretty short duration to take in more than one or two things...

I would suggest a long afternoon at the Detroit Zoo. And on the second day, a stroll along the Riverwalk (with a lunch later at Lafayette Coney Island).

I hope you get some other terrific ideas.

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2. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

Tigers game if they are in town - there is a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel for the kids.

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3. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

Thank you :)

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4. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

Our preschool age kids love to go to the following places in metro Detroit:

- Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak)

- Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn)

- Canterbury Village (Lake Orion)

- Rochester Play (Downtown Rochester) & a great public park w/ river and playgrounds

- Great Lakes Crossing Outlet mall (there is a Disney store of course)

- Crossroads Village (Flint) - has a train & paddle wheel boat

- Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Farmington)

- Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

- Jungle Java (Clinton Twp) - not a tourist attraction but if you need a place for the kids to release energy

Most of my ideas are obviously geared towards the kids but trust me when they are happy the parents are happy. Don't schedule too much because they get tuckered quick :)

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5. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

Thank you :)

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6. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

michigan.org/property/wolcott-mill-metropark/

http://www.thehenryford.org/

http://www.detroitzoo.org/

The HF and zoo rent strollers and/or are allowed. Not sure about Wolcott Mill rentals but it will be closest to Macomb.

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7. Re: Must See Tourist Attractions in Detroit and surrounding area

And the Detroit Institute of Arts for sure!

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