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Guidebook for Detroit

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Guidebook for Detroit

Arts & Culture
313-875-2264 ~ motownmuseum.org ~ Their interactive tours are unforgettable! See Michael Jackson's hat & glove among other priceless artifacts. You'll soon be feeling the soul!
Motown Museum, 2648 W Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48208
W Grand Blvd
313-875-2264 ~ motownmuseum.org ~ Their interactive tours are unforgettable! See Michael Jackson's hat & glove among other priceless artifacts. You'll soon be feeling the soul!
Grown up around the Recycle Here center and community, this area is full of beautiful street art!
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Lincoln Street Art Park
5926 Lincoln Street
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Grown up around the Recycle Here center and community, this area is full of beautiful street art!
313-537-2560 ~ redfordtheatre.com ~ This famous old theater is fully restored and features live organ music before each show, plus popcorn with real butter!
Redford Theatre
17360 Lahser Road
313-537-2560 ~ redfordtheatre.com ~ This famous old theater is fully restored and features live organ music before each show, plus popcorn with real butter!
313-482-9028 ~ casscitycinema.com ~ This wonderful local movie theater used to be owner Nathan's middle school. Check out a show here if at all possible - you'll love it!
Cinema Detroit
4126 3rd Avenue
313-482-9028 ~ casscitycinema.com ~ This wonderful local movie theater used to be owner Nathan's middle school. Check out a show here if at all possible - you'll love it!
313-582-2266 ~ arabamericanmuseum.org ~ A wonderfully modern museum that's easy to enjoy quickly, yet important enough to explore thoroughly
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Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
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313-582-2266 ~ arabamericanmuseum.org ~ A wonderfully modern museum that's easy to enjoy quickly, yet important enough to explore thoroughly
313-494-5800 ~ thewright.org ~ This wonderful museum features the permanent exhibit And Still We Rise! which is well worth seeing on its own. A must to better understand Detroit and the US.
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Charles H. Wright Museum
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313-494-5800 ~ thewright.org ~ This wonderful museum features the permanent exhibit And Still We Rise! which is well worth seeing on its own. A must to better understand Detroit and the US.
248-626-5020 ~ marvin3m.com ~ Explore this huge collection of coin-operated animatronic dummies, mechanical games and other oddities
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Road
248-626-5020 ~ marvin3m.com ~ Explore this huge collection of coin-operated animatronic dummies, mechanical games and other oddities
313-365-4948 ~ planetant.com ~ Amazing local theater founded by Keegan-Michael Key specializing in improv and local plays
Planet Ant Black Box
313-365-4948 ~ planetant.com ~ Amazing local theater founded by Keegan-Michael Key specializing in improv and local plays
313-898-3007 ~ mbad.org ~ A major repository for African sculptures, textiles, pottery, & bead works, with beads for sale. Guided tours by reservation. 3 outside Public Art installations.
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Bead Museum
6559 Grand River Avenue
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313-898-3007 ~ mbad.org ~ A major repository for African sculptures, textiles, pottery, & bead works, with beads for sale. Guided tours by reservation. 3 outside Public Art installations.
313-873-2955 ~ tangentgallery.com ~ Housed in a charmingly rough-edged warehouse, this intimate yet spacious theatre is one of the few in the area to offer cabaret seating.
Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom
313-873-2955 ~ tangentgallery.com ~ Housed in a charmingly rough-edged warehouse, this intimate yet spacious theatre is one of the few in the area to offer cabaret seating.
313-972-4000 ~ fisherbldg.com ~ Architecturally impressive in its own right, New Center's only skyscraper also houses the Fisher Theatre and a number of shops and businesses.
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Fisher Building
3011 West Grand Boulevard
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313-972-4000 ~ fisherbldg.com ~ Architecturally impressive in its own right, New Center's only skyscraper also houses the Fisher Theatre and a number of shops and businesses.
313-638-2971 ~ redbullhouseofart.com ~ Breaks down barriers between artists & their next greatest body of work by removing financial & institutional constraints and presenting necessary tools & space
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Red Bull Arts Detroit
1551 Winder Street
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313-638-2971 ~ redbullhouseofart.com ~ Breaks down barriers between artists & their next greatest body of work by removing financial & institutional constraints and presenting necessary tools & space
313-877-8057 ~ detroitriverfront.org/riverfront/east-riverfront/hart-plaza ~ For generations Hart Plaza's been a long-time city riverfront destination & venue for festivals, concerts & special events
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Hart Plaza
1 Hart Plaza
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313-877-8057 ~ detroitriverfront.org/riverfront/east-riverfront/hart-plaza ~ For generations Hart Plaza's been a long-time city riverfront destination & venue for festivals, concerts & special events
313-833-7900 ~ dia.org ~ The nation's #3 art museum. Huge and amazing!
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Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
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313-833-7900 ~ dia.org ~ The nation's #3 art museum. Huge and amazing!
313-832-6622 ~ mocaddetroit.org ~ A wonderful space with ever-changing thought-provoking exhibits presenting art at the forefront of contemporary culture.
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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Avenue
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313-832-6622 ~ mocaddetroit.org ~ A wonderful space with ever-changing thought-provoking exhibits presenting art at the forefront of contemporary culture.
313-832-7100 ~ themasonic.com ~ The world's largest Masonic Temple, now owned by Jack White formerly of The White Stripes, is a uniquely impressive venue that must be experienced to be believed
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Masonic Temple
500 Temple Street
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313-832-7100 ~ themasonic.com ~ The world's largest Masonic Temple, now owned by Jack White formerly of The White Stripes, is a uniquely impressive venue that must be experienced to be believed
313-471-3200 ~ olympiaentertainment.com/fox-theatre ~ Gloriously restored art deco theater!
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Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Avenue
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313-471-3200 ~ olympiaentertainment.com/fox-theatre ~ Gloriously restored art deco theater!
313-962-4000 ~ detroit.tigers.mlb.com/det/ballpark ~ This open-air ballpark is home of the Detroit Tigers and hosts concerts
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Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Avenue
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313-962-4000 ~ detroit.tigers.mlb.com/det/ballpark ~ This open-air ballpark is home of the Detroit Tigers and hosts concerts
detroitlions.com/ford-field ~ State-of-the-art venue for world class entertainment and sporting events - go Lions!
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Ford Field
2000 Brush Street
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detroitlions.com/ford-field ~ State-of-the-art venue for world class entertainment and sporting events - go Lions!
313-982-6001 ~ thehenryford.org ~ A museum celebrating the history America's ingenuity: IMAX theater, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and The Benson Ford Research Center.
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The Henry Ford Museum
West Village Road
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313-982-6001 ~ thehenryford.org ~ A museum celebrating the history America's ingenuity: IMAX theater, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and The Benson Ford Research Center.
313-577-8400 ~ michigansciencecenter.net ~ A wonderful place for exploring Science, Engineering, Math and Technology in a creative hands-on setting
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Michigan Science Center
5020 John R St
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313-577-8400 ~ michigansciencecenter.net ~ A wonderful place for exploring Science, Engineering, Math and Technology in a creative hands-on setting
313-961-7777 ~ puppetart.org ~Year-round amazing multi-cultural puppet shows in 70-person theater. $8 puppet-making workshops following most performances; museum tours any time. $10 adults, $5 Kids.
PuppetArt Theatre
25 East Grand River Avenue
313-961-7777 ~ puppetart.org ~Year-round amazing multi-cultural puppet shows in 70-person theater. $8 puppet-making workshops following most performances; museum tours any time. $10 adults, $5 Kids.
734-995-5439 ~ aahom.org ~ A non-profit that offers an interactive, engaging environment for kids of all ages to learn about the world around them.
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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 East Ann Street
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734-995-5439 ~ aahom.org ~ A non-profit that offers an interactive, engaging environment for kids of all ages to learn about the world around them.
248-541-5717 ~ detroitzoo.org ~ 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for 2,400 animals & award-winning attractions: National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee, Arctic Ring of Life
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Detroit Zoo
8450 West 10 Mile Road
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248-541-5717 ~ detroitzoo.org ~ 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for 2,400 animals & award-winning attractions: National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee, Arctic Ring of Life
734-995-0530 ~ wildswantheater.org ~ Producing professional theater of the highest quality for families and to making theater accessible to everyone including low income, minority & disabled children
Wild Swan Theater Performances
4800 E Huron River Dr
734-995-0530 ~ wildswantheater.org ~ Producing professional theater of the highest quality for families and to making theater accessible to everyone including low income, minority & disabled children
Food Scene
313-319-8766 ~ cafe1923.com ~ Independent coffee house
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Cafe 1923
2287 Holbrook Ave
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313-319-8766 ~ cafe1923.com ~ Independent coffee house
313-638-2989 ~ astrodetroit.com ~ Best coffee ("third wave") in the city
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Astro Coffee
2124 Michigan Avenue
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313-638-2989 ~ astrodetroit.com ~ Best coffee ("third wave") in the city
313-974-6661 ~ sevarestaurant.com ~ Best vegan/vegetarian food in the city!
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Seva Detroit
66 East Forest Avenue
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313-974-6661 ~ sevarestaurant.com ~ Best vegan/vegetarian food in the city!
313-832-0008 ~ avalonbreads.net ~ Best bakery in the city - also great soups and sandwiches
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Avalon International Breads
422 West Willis Street
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313-832-0008 ~ avalonbreads.net ~ Best bakery in the city - also great soups and sandwiches
313-872-4624 ~ theturkeygrill.com ~ This all-turkey soul food restaurant has giant turkey legs, and huge portions!
The Turkey Grill
8290 Woodward Ave
313-872-4624 ~ theturkeygrill.com ~ This all-turkey soul food restaurant has giant turkey legs, and huge portions!
313-865-1288 ~ MOVING NEARBY, no longer at this address. One of the best businesses and some of the best people to support. Jamaican food, coffee, authentic atmosphere, wifi. Truly a hidden gem!
Nandi's Knowledge Cafe
71 Oakman Boulevard
313-865-1288 ~ MOVING NEARBY, no longer at this address. One of the best businesses and some of the best people to support. Jamaican food, coffee, authentic atmosphere, wifi. Truly a hidden gem!
313-366-2247 ~ psychedelichealingshack.com ~ One of the best, friendliest places to support! Goldengate is a beautiful Mecca of positivity and their small vegetarian cafe is well worth visiting.
Innate Chiropractor
18700 Woodward Avenue
313-366-2247 ~ psychedelichealingshack.com ~ One of the best, friendliest places to support! Goldengate is a beautiful Mecca of positivity and their small vegetarian cafe is well worth visiting.
313-766-7578 ~ Affiliated with famously awesome Motor City Blight Busters, this cafe's in the heart of the blossoming Brightmoor neighborhood. Check out the Burning Man temple across the street!
Motor City Java House
17336 Lahser Road
313-766-7578 ~ Affiliated with famously awesome Motor City Blight Busters, this cafe's in the heart of the blossoming Brightmoor neighborhood. Check out the Burning Man temple across the street!
313-963-2805 ~ lepetitzincdetroit.com ~ Another top place to support! This great French cafe has wonderful food and coffee.
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Le Petit Zinc
70 Trumbull Avenue
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313-963-2805 ~ lepetitzincdetroit.com ~ Another top place to support! This great French cafe has wonderful food and coffee.
313-368-3020 ~ Cheap, amazing donuts 24 hours
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Dutch Girl Donuts
19000 Woodward Avenue
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313-368-3020 ~ Cheap, amazing donuts 24 hours
313-872-9456 ~ hroyalkabob.com ~ Excellent Mid-East / West-Asian fare
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Royal Kabob
3236 Caniff Street
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313-872-9456 ~ hroyalkabob.com ~ Excellent Mid-East / West-Asian fare
313-899-4020 ~ Authentic Salvadoran food to die for. The best fried plantains.
Pupuseria Y Restaurante Salvadoreno
3149 Livernois Avenue
313-899-4020 ~ Authentic Salvadoran food to die for. The best fried plantains.
313-894-9906 ~ Really good soul food from a real hole in the wall
Vicki's Foods, Inc.
3845 West Warren Avenue
313-894-9906 ~ Really good soul food from a real hole in the wall
313-894-6620 ~ The kind and size of corned beef sandwich you are looking for, promise
Hygrade Deli
3640 Michigan Avenue
313-894-6620 ~ The kind and size of corned beef sandwich you are looking for, promise
313-843-5056 ~ Arguably the best tamales in town
Evie's Tamales
3454 Bagley Avenue
313-843-5056 ~ Arguably the best tamales in town
313-842-5722 ~ Dangerously good and cheap baked goods and pastries
La Gloria Bakery
3345 Bagley Avenue
313-842-5722 ~ Dangerously good and cheap baked goods and pastries
313-782-4378 ~ antietamdetroit.com ~ An art deco interior to die for. Fancy French-inspired food.
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Antietam
1428 Gratiot Avenue
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313-782-4378 ~ antietamdetroit.com ~ An art deco interior to die for. Fancy French-inspired food.
313-567-7879 ~ supinopizzeria.com ~ Specializing in thin/NY-style pizzas, and winner of a blind pizza taste test!
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Supino Pizzeria
2457 Russell Street
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313-567-7879 ~ supinopizzeria.com ~ Specializing in thin/NY-style pizzas, and winner of a blind pizza taste test!
313-309-7946 ~ johnnynoodleking.com ~ Fusion-inspired ramen restaurant
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Johnny Noodle King
2601 West Fort Street
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313-309-7946 ~ johnnynoodleking.com ~ Fusion-inspired ramen restaurant
313-962-5588 ~ greedotstables.com ~ Bar and pub, notable for their sliders. Ask if owner Nathan's sister, Mara, is working!
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Green Dot Stables
2200 West Lafayette Boulevard
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313-962-5588 ~ greedotstables.com ~ Bar and pub, notable for their sliders. Ask if owner Nathan's sister, Mara, is working!
313-833-2701 ~ woodbridgepub.com ~ Great neighborhood restaurant!
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Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull St
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313-833-2701 ~ woodbridgepub.com ~ Great neighborhood restaurant!
313-879-1102 ~ alwaysbrewingdetroit.com ~ A great start-up entrepreneurial story! Excellent selection of quality coffees and teas!
Always Brewing Detroit
19180 Grand River Ave
313-879-1102 ~ alwaysbrewingdetroit.com ~ A great start-up entrepreneurial story! Excellent selection of quality coffees and teas!
313-962-1529 ~ detroitbeerco.com ~ This brew pub offers Detroit's best beer
Detroit Beer Co.
1529 Broadway Street
313-962-1529 ~ detroitbeerco.com ~ This brew pub offers Detroit's best beer
313-832-2700 ~ motorcitybeer.com ~ Great flat pizzas, and home of the infamous Ghetto Blaster beer
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Motor City Brewing Works
470 West Canfield Street
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313-832-2700 ~ motorcitybeer.com ~ Great flat pizzas, and home of the infamous Ghetto Blaster beer
313-831-1400 ~ casscafe.com ~ Famous with generations of Midtown residents and Wayne State students for great food and veggie options, and ever-rotating art
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Cass Cafe
4620 Cass Avenue
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313-831-1400 ~ casscafe.com ~ Famous with generations of Midtown residents and Wayne State students for great food and veggie options, and ever-rotating art
313-962-9828 ~ slowsbarbq.com ~ One of the first restaurants to attract suburbanites to Corktown, Slows serves popular BBQ with a great beer selectio
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Slows Bar BQ Detroit
2138 Michigan Avenue
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313-962-9828 ~ slowsbarbq.com ~ One of the first restaurants to attract suburbanites to Corktown, Slows serves popular BBQ with a great beer selectio
313-871-7636 ~ Don't let appearances fool you, Fishnook serves perhaps the best seasoned food in Detroit. Just ask what's available that day. They may even have tilapia raised across the street!
Fishnook
8517 2nd Ave
313-871-7636 ~ Don't let appearances fool you, Fishnook serves perhaps the best seasoned food in Detroit. Just ask what's available that day. They may even have tilapia raised across the street!
313-649-2759 ~ detroitvegansoul.com ~ This fantastic eatery is the culmination of two women's hard work to realize their dream. Come enjoy soul food's surprisingly healthy history & roots.
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Detroit Vegan Soul (EAST)
8029 Agnes St
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313-649-2759 ~ detroitvegansoul.com ~ This fantastic eatery is the culmination of two women's hard work to realize their dream. Come enjoy soul food's surprisingly healthy history & roots.
313-366-2060 ~ This great local Indian restaurant delivers to DLY via GrubHub
Kabob House & Mouchak Sweets
11405 Conant St
313-366-2060 ~ This great local Indian restaurant delivers to DLY via GrubHub
313-964-8198 ~ The famous rivalry between brother/owners of these side-by-side restaurants has appeared on Food Wars. They serve great "Coneys": chili cheese hot dogs with onions.
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Lafayette Coney Island
118 West Lafayette Boulevard
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313-964-8198 ~ The famous rivalry between brother/owners of these side-by-side restaurants has appeared on Food Wars. They serve great "Coneys": chili cheese hot dogs with onions.
313-961-7758 ~ The famous rivalry between brother/owners of these side-by-side restaurants has appeared on Food Wars. They serve great "Coneys": chili cheese hot dogs with onions.
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American Coney Island
114 West Lafayette Boulevard
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313-961-7758 ~ The famous rivalry between brother/owners of these side-by-side restaurants has appeared on Food Wars. They serve great "Coneys": chili cheese hot dogs with onions.
313-832-3111~ addisoneatery.com ~ Beautiful historic building
Addison Eatery
3111 Woodward Ave
313-832-3111~ addisoneatery.com ~ Beautiful historic building
313-962-9106 ~ eatdimestore.com ~ Home cooked favorites
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Dime Store
719 Griswold Street
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313-962-9106 ~ eatdimestore.com ~ Home cooked favorites
313-242-0770 ~ goldcashgolddetroit.com ~ A new hot spot with pricier local fare
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Gold Cash Gold
2100 Michigan Avenue
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313-242-0770 ~ goldcashgolddetroit.com ~ A new hot spot with pricier local fare
313-832-0892 ~ theblockdet.com ~ Local standby
The Block
3919 Woodward Avenue
313-832-0892 ~ theblockdet.com ~ Local standby
313-438-5055 ~ seldenstandard.com ~ A newer hot spot with pricier local fare
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Selden Standard
3921 2nd Ave
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313-438-5055 ~ seldenstandard.com ~ A newer hot spot with pricier local fare
313-262-6547 ~ brooklynstreetlocal.com ~ New hip diner
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The Brooklyn Street Local LLC
1266 Michigan Avenue
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313-262-6547 ~ brooklynstreetlocal.com ~ New hip diner
313-867-9722 ~ German restuarant and drinking hall in an unlikely area
Dakota Inn
17324 John R St
313-867-9722 ~ German restuarant and drinking hall in an unlikely area
313-925-5335 ~ places.singleplatform.com/ivanhoe-cafe/menu ~ This famous family run neighborhood restaurant and bar is like traveling back in time
Ivanhoe Cafe
5249 Joseph Campau Ave
313-925-5335 ~ places.singleplatform.com/ivanhoe-cafe/menu ~ This famous family run neighborhood restaurant and bar is like traveling back in time
313-502-5479 ~ thebottomlinecoffeehouse.com ~ Beautiful & cozy gender-safe cafe near WSU campus
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The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 3rd Avenue
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313-502-5479 ~ thebottomlinecoffeehouse.com ~ Beautiful & cozy gender-safe cafe near WSU campus
718-964-3729 ~ theredhookcoffee.com ~ Amazing coffee by Detroiters who returned from Brooklyn. Second location at 220 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale
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The Red Hook Detroit
8025 Agnes Street
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718-964-3729 ~ theredhookcoffee.com ~ Amazing coffee by Detroiters who returned from Brooklyn. Second location at 220 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale
718-964-3729 ~ theredhookcoffee.com ~ Amazing coffee by Detroiters who returned from Brooklyn. Second location at 8025 Agnes St, Detroit
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The Red Hook
220 West Nine Mile Road
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718-964-3729 ~ theredhookcoffee.com ~ Amazing coffee by Detroiters who returned from Brooklyn. Second location at 8025 Agnes St, Detroit
313-469-0976 ~ craftworkdetroit.com ~ Craft Work Restaurant and Bar is located in Historic West Village and serves New American food using quality ingredients.
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Craft Work
8047 Agnes Street
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313-469-0976 ~ craftworkdetroit.com ~ Craft Work Restaurant and Bar is located in Historic West Village and serves New American food using quality ingredients.
Drinks & Nightlife
313-873-1739 ~ northernlightslounge.com ~ Closest bar to DLY. Also one of the city's best. Great mixed crowd, jazz, food and more!
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Northern Lights Lounge
660 West Baltimore Street
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313-873-1739 ~ northernlightslounge.com ~ Closest bar to DLY. Also one of the city's best. Great mixed crowd, jazz, food and more!
313-961-3043 ~ grandtrunkpub.com ~ The lovely and awesome Beth-Joy tends bar Mondays & Saturdays. Local craft beer & amazing food!
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Grand Trunk Pub
612 Woodward Avenue
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313-961-3043 ~ grandtrunkpub.com ~ The lovely and awesome Beth-Joy tends bar Mondays & Saturdays. Local craft beer & amazing food!
313-285-8390 ~ Famous electronic music club
Works Club & Grill
1846 Michigan Avenue
313-285-8390 ~ Famous electronic music club
313-862-9768 ~ Amazing tiny dive bar with a high chance of good local rock and roll
Tom's Tavern
10093 West Seven Mile Road
313-862-9768 ~ Amazing tiny dive bar with a high chance of good local rock and roll
313-365-6576 ~ 7brothersbar.com ~ Local / theater dive bar
Seven Brothers Bar
11831 Joseph Campau Avenue
313-365-6576 ~ 7brothersbar.com ~ Local / theater dive bar
313-924-7133 ~ theravenloungeandrestaurant.com ~ Long standing local blues bar. Friday and Saturday live music here is what Detroit is all about.
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Raven Lounge & Restaurant
5145 Chene Street
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313-924-7133 ~ theravenloungeandrestaurant.com ~ Long standing local blues bar. Friday and Saturday live music here is what Detroit is all about.
313-338-3760 ~ detroitcitydistillery.com ~ Great local selection!
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Detroit City Distillery
2462 Riopelle Street
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313-338-3760 ~ detroitcitydistillery.com ~ Great local selection!
313-964-2267 ~ Kinda divey punk/rock bar between Corktown and Southwest Detroit
Donovan's Pub
3003 Vernor Highway
313-964-2267 ~ Kinda divey punk/rock bar between Corktown and Southwest Detroit
313-656-4610 ~ ourvodka.com/ourdetroit ~ Hip Vodka distillery/bar
Our/Detroit
2545 Bagley Avenue
313-656-4610 ~ ourvodka.com/ourdetroit ~ Hip Vodka distillery/bar
313-964-4800 ~ twojames.com ~ Craft distillery
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Two James Spirits
2445 Michigan Ave
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313-964-4800 ~ twojames.com ~ Craft distillery
313-962-0123 ~ sugarhousedetroit.com ~ Great atmosphere & cocktails
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The Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave
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313-962-0123 ~ sugarhousedetroit.com ~ Great atmosphere & cocktails
313-961-4668 ~ pjslagerhouse.com Good burgers and good local bands!
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PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Avenue
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313-961-4668 ~ pjslagerhouse.com Good burgers and good local bands!
313-831-3830 ~ Local bar with live music and a diverse mix of Detroiters
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The Old Miami
3930 Cass Avenue
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313-831-3830 ~ Local bar with live music and a diverse mix of Detroiters
313-832-2822 ~ Hip 20-30 somethings, electronic-leaning music
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Temple Bar
2906 Cass Avenue
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313-832-2822 ~ Hip 20-30 somethings, electronic-leaning music
313-961-2543 ~ cliffbells.com ~ Gorgeously restored speakeasy
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Cliff Bell's
2030 Park Avenue
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313-961-2543 ~ cliffbells.com ~ Gorgeously restored speakeasy
313-223-2999 ~ greektowncasino.com ~ Exciting table games, live dice, and constantly rotating slot machines offers a game to thrill people of any taste or skill.
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Greektown Casino
555 East Lafayette Street
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313-223-2999 ~ greektowncasino.com ~ Exciting table games, live dice, and constantly rotating slot machines offers a game to thrill people of any taste or skill.
866-782-9622 ~ motorcitycasino.com ~ Spa facilities, fine dining, live performance venues, high-energy gaming, and 67,000 square foot state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities
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MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave
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866-782-9622 ~ motorcitycasino.com ~ Spa facilities, fine dining, live performance venues, high-energy gaming, and 67,000 square foot state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities
313-962-2933 ~ parkbardetroit.com ~ This beautiful bar funds the Elizabeth Theater above it, and is attached to late night food hot spot, Bucharest Grill
Park Bar
2040 Park Ave
313-962-2933 ~ parkbardetroit.com ~ This beautiful bar funds the Elizabeth Theater above it, and is attached to late night food hot spot, Bucharest Grill
313-877-9205 ~ atwaterbeer.com ~ Detroit's most distributed beer - now serving food
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Atwater Brewery & Tap House
237 Joseph Campau Avenue
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313-877-9205 ~ atwaterbeer.com ~ Detroit's most distributed beer - now serving food
313-865-0331 ~ ldvdetroit.com ~ A romantic old world island in an unlikely spot
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La Dolce Vita
17546 Woodward Avenue
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313-865-0331 ~ ldvdetroit.com ~ A romantic old world island in an unlikely spot
Hopcat is a popular brewpub that comes to Detroit (as does Founders Brewery) from Grand Rapids, which anchors the west side of Michigan.
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HopCat
4265 Woodward Avenue
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Hopcat is a popular brewpub that comes to Detroit (as does Founders Brewery) from Grand Rapids, which anchors the west side of Michigan.
313-338-3674 ~ facebook.com/marblebardetroit ~ Friendly newer bar near DLY. Great drink selection, excellent happy hour menu, good amount of seating and dance/standing space. Very diverse crowd depending on the entertainment. Hipster without feeling elitist.
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Marble Bar
1501 Holden St
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313-338-3674 ~ facebook.com/marblebardetroit ~ Friendly newer bar near DLY. Great drink selection, excellent happy hour menu, good amount of seating and dance/standing space. Very diverse crowd depending on the entertainment. Hipster without feeling elitist.
313-995-8715 ~ facebook.com/pg/Johns-Carpet-House-45959980817 ~ ONLY OPEN Sunday 3-9pm in the summer, this free outdoor Detroit party has drawn top artists and musicians from around the country, specializing in blues and R&B.
Johns Carpet House
5308 St Aubin St
313-995-8715 ~ facebook.com/pg/Johns-Carpet-House-45959980817 ~ ONLY OPEN Sunday 3-9pm in the summer, this free outdoor Detroit party has drawn top artists and musicians from around the country, specializing in blues and R&B.
Essentials
313-870-9210 ~ Local fresh grocer just 2 houses away! Run by the Community Development Corporation - please support Detroit by supporting them.
Peaches & Greens
8838 3rd Ave
313-870-9210 ~ Local fresh grocer just 2 houses away! Run by the Community Development Corporation - please support Detroit by supporting them.
313-872-0220 ~ Nearest full service grocery store (no alcohol)
King Cole Foods
40 Clairmount Avenue
313-872-0220 ~ Nearest full service grocery store (no alcohol)
313-831-2130 ~ Excellent natural foods market
Goodwells Natural Foods Market
418 West Willis Street
313-831-2130 ~ Excellent natural foods market
313-237-0295 ~ honeybeemkt.com ~ Famous grocery store with many Mexican foods
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Honey Bee La Colmena
2443 Bagley Avenue
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313-237-0295 ~ honeybeemkt.com ~ Famous grocery store with many Mexican foods
313-451-0333 ~ hosteldetroit.com ~ Detroit's only hostel - run by friend, Emily Doerr
Hostel Detroit
2700 Vermont Street
313-451-0333 ~ hosteldetroit.com ~ Detroit's only hostel - run by friend, Emily Doerr
313-744-2077 ~ youngnation.us ~ Young Nation's mission is to promote holistic development of youth in urban settings through building relationships, community education, and passion-driven projects. Young Nation believes in the vision that quality, culturally and developmentally competent programs for youth can develop, grow, and flourish in our urban communities with minimal and efficient investment of limited resources and liberal investment of value created from participation in social networks.
The Alley Project (TAP)
8869 Avis Street
313-744-2077 ~ youngnation.us ~ Young Nation's mission is to promote holistic development of youth in urban settings through building relationships, community education, and passion-driven projects. Young Nation believes in the vision that quality, culturally and developmentally competent programs for youth can develop, grow, and flourish in our urban communities with minimal and efficient investment of limited resources and liberal investment of value created from participation in social networks.
313-892-3685 ~ The best place in town for a HUGE selection of beer and liquor - local, regional, national, and international
Conant-Caniff Market
11303 Conant Street
313-892-3685 ~ The best place in town for a HUGE selection of beer and liquor - local, regional, national, and international
313-870-9748 ~ Excellent Mid-East / West-Asian grocer
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Al-Haramine International Foods
3306 Caniff Street
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313-870-9748 ~ Excellent Mid-East / West-Asian grocer
Everything Else
313-872-5882 ~ Run by Rob and Gene, Iraqis who came to Detroit in the '80s. Please support them by purchasing your alcoholic beverages and snacks here!
Sam's Liquor
8900 3rd Avenue
313-872-5882 ~ Run by Rob and Gene, Iraqis who came to Detroit in the '80s. Please support them by purchasing your alcoholic beverages and snacks here!
313-873-0064 ~ centraldetroitchristian.org ~ The dedicated people responsible for so much in the Piety Hill neighborhood!
Central Detroit Christian
8840 2nd Avenue
313-873-0064 ~ centraldetroitchristian.org ~ The dedicated people responsible for so much in the Piety Hill neighborhood!
Right on Woodward Ave.
Detroit Amtrak
11 W Baltimore Ave
Right on Woodward Ave.
Dearborn station
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Dearborn Station
21201 Michigan Avenue
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Dearborn station
Biggest, best, and effectively only airport guests or locals use.
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
2500 West G Rogell Drive
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Biggest, best, and effectively only airport guests or locals use.
Connects to Detroit and Chicago.
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Ann Arbor
325 Depot Street
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Connects to Detroit and Chicago.
Gateway to Ohio & Michigan
Amtrak Toledo Station
415 Emerald Avenue
Gateway to Ohio & Michigan
313-579-2100 ext. 204 ~ Large and famous farm to feed homeless
Earthworks Urban Farm
1264 Meldrum Street
313-579-2100 ext. 204 ~ Large and famous farm to feed homeless
313-579-2100 ~ cskdetroit.org ~ Old and famous organization for feeding homeless
Capuchin Soup Kitchen
1264 Meldrum Street
313-579-2100 ~ cskdetroit.org ~ Old and famous organization for feeding homeless
Sightseeing
313-656-2453 ~ wheelhousedetroit.com ~ Bike rentals - see also Fender Bender, the Detroit Homestead, and The Hub
Wheelhouse Detroit
1340 Atwater Street
313-656-2453 ~ wheelhousedetroit.com ~ Bike rentals - see also Fender Bender, the Detroit Homestead, and The Hub
313-974-6894 ~ heidelberg.org ~ Topping most every Detroiter's list, this fantastic explosion of art is in an area with more urban prairie than homes and is Detroit's #1 free sight.
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The Heidelberg Project
3600 Heidelberg Street
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313-974-6894 ~ heidelberg.org ~ Topping most every Detroiter's list, this fantastic explosion of art is in an area with more urban prairie than homes and is Detroit's #1 free sight.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamtramck_Disneyland ~ This unique backyard franken-construction rivals The Heidelberg Project's bright colors & strangeness. View this local marvel from the alley. Built by a Ukranian immigrant who lived in the house until passing in 2015 at age 92.
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Hamtramck Disneyland
12087 Klinger St
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamtramck_Disneyland ~ This unique backyard franken-construction rivals The Heidelberg Project's bright colors & strangeness. View this local marvel from the alley. Built by a Ukranian immigrant who lived in the house until passing in 2015 at age 92.
The most famous and iconic abandoned building in Detroit. Entry is strictly controlled, but it can be enjoyed from nearby Roosevelt Park.
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Michigan Central Train Depot
2001 15th Street
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The most famous and iconic abandoned building in Detroit. Entry is strictly controlled, but it can be enjoyed from nearby Roosevelt Park.
313-567-3453 ~ elmwoodhistoriccemetery.org ~ Detroit's oldest & best cemetery has famous grave sites & the only original, unlandscaped terrain left in the city. The perfect place for a picnic!
Elmwood Cemetery
1200 Elmwood Street
313-567-3453 ~ elmwoodhistoriccemetery.org ~ Detroit's oldest & best cemetery has famous grave sites & the only original, unlandscaped terrain left in the city. The perfect place for a picnic!
belleisleconservancy.org ~ One of the oldest aquariums in the country!
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Belle Isle Aquarium
900 Inselruhe Avenue
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belleisleconservancy.org ~ One of the oldest aquariums in the country!
313-471-7000 ~ olympiaentertainment.com/joe-louis-arena ~ Ancestral home of the Detroit Red Wings and concert venue
Joe Louis Arena
313-471-7000 ~ olympiaentertainment.com/joe-louis-arena ~ Ancestral home of the Detroit Red Wings and concert venue
The grounds of the original Tiger Stadium prior to Comerica Park, lovingly cared for by die-hard fans
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Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Avenue
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The grounds of the original Tiger Stadium prior to Comerica Park, lovingly cared for by die-hard fans
313-577-2424 ~ wayne.edu ~ Beautiful campus!
Wayne State University
42 West Warren Avenue
313-577-2424 ~ wayne.edu ~ Beautiful campus!
877-888-2121 ~ mgmgranddetroit.com ~ 4,000 slots & video poker, 90 table games, luxury suites, celebrity chef restaurants, SE Michigan's only resort-style spa, & 30000 sq ft meeting & convention space
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MGM Grand Detroit
1777 3rd Avenue
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877-888-2121 ~ mgmgranddetroit.com ~ 4,000 slots & video poker, 90 table games, luxury suites, celebrity chef restaurants, SE Michigan's only resort-style spa, & 30000 sq ft meeting & convention space
313-962-0101 ~ campusmartiuspark.org ~ Park features WiFi, concert space, ice-skating & a bistro amid fountains & trees.
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Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave
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313-962-0101 ~ campusmartiuspark.org ~ Park features WiFi, concert space, ice-skating & a bistro amid fountains & trees.
313-963-4567 ~ Possibly Detroit's most spectacular building, inside and out!
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The Guardian Building
500 Griswold Street
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313-963-4567 ~ Possibly Detroit's most spectacular building, inside and out!
Entertainment & Activities
313-833-1833 ~ unitedsoundsystemsrecordingstudios.com ~ Founded in 1933, Detroit's first major recording studio recorded artists like John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
United Sound Systems Recording Studios
5840 2nd Avenue
313-833-1833 ~ unitedsoundsystemsrecordingstudios.com ~ Founded in 1933, Detroit's first major recording studio recorded artists like John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
734-946-2017 ~ pumpitupparty.com/taylor-mi ~ Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area.
Pump It Up
25710 Northline Rd
734-946-2017 ~ pumpitupparty.com/taylor-mi ~ Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area.
734-495-1222 ~ pumpitupparty.com/canton-mi ~ Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area. ~ pumpitupparty.com/taylor-mi ~ Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area.
Pump It Up Westland Kids Birthdays and More
46090 Michigan Ave
734-495-1222 ~ pumpitupparty.com/canton-mi ~ Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area. ~ pumpitupparty.com/taylor-mi ~ Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area.
734-981-0007 ~ skyzone.com/Canton ~ An indoor trampoline park with activities from toddler time, SkyRobics, SkyMania for children ages 10-15.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
42550 Executive Drive
734-981-0007 ~ skyzone.com/Canton ~ An indoor trampoline park with activities from toddler time, SkyRobics, SkyMania for children ages 10-15.
734-225-2233 ~ skyzone.com/taylor ~ An indoor trampoline park with activities from toddler time, SkyRobics, SkyMania for children ages 10-15.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
23261 Eureka Rd
734-225-2233 ~ skyzone.com/taylor ~ An indoor trampoline park with activities from toddler time, SkyRobics, SkyMania for children ages 10-15.
419-385-4040 ~ toledozoo.org ~ With more than 6,000 animals representing 500+ species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos
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Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
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419-385-4040 ~ toledozoo.org ~ With more than 6,000 animals representing 500+ species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos
313-962-4590 ~ detroitexperiencefactory.org ~ Detroit's unofficial Welcome Center. Information about any and everything including tours!
Detroit Experience Factory
440 Burroughs St
313-962-4590 ~ detroitexperiencefactory.org ~ Detroit's unofficial Welcome Center. Information about any and everything including tours!