Things To Do In New Center

50% Off Visit to Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum

Ford Piquette Plant

Ford Piquette Plant

$20 $9.99

The former factory where the first 12,000 Model Ts were made now explores the history of Detroit’s auto industry

Detroit Historical Museum Membership – 51% Off

Detroit Historical Museum

Midtown

$65 $32

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History-museum membership includes access to online artifact database, discounted gift-shop purchases, and free museum parking

43% Off Two-Hour Painting Class for One

Paint and Pour

Multiple Locations

$35 $19.99

Enjoy a night of art at bars and restaurants across metro Detroit as you recreate the night's painting with provided materials and canvas

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – Up to 51% Off Membership

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

University

$50 $30

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With their membership perks, art lovers savor striking contemporary art, along with lectures, films, and educational children's activities

Up to 78% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

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Muscles loosen and stretches deepen in 105-degree room, where pupils hone 26 poses sequenced by master yogi Bikram Choudhury

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 70% Off Kung Fu or Self-Defense Classes

Detroit Kung Fu Academy

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

Complexions Contemporary Ballet – Up to 55% Off

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Music Hall Center

$107.80 $49

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Ballet company with 20 years of accolades continues its inventiveness and commitment to breaking boundaries

56% Off Detroit Home Opener Festival

Detroit Home Opener Festival

Detroit

$88 $39

Thousands of baseball fans gather at the corner of Madison and Brush Streets to celebrate Detroit's Opening Day with games and performances

Up to 52% Off Passes to Techweek Detroit

Techweek Detroit

Federal Reserve Building

$30 $16

Thought leaders in technology fields gather inside the Federal Reserve building for a week to celebrate innovation in Detroit

Up to 65% Off at Drive Table Tennis Social Club

Drive Table Tennis Social Club

Downtown Detroit

$20 $10

Large social club for ping pong with a snack shop, bar, and sound system

Up to 78% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

60% at Ben Pulver- Personal Training

Ben Pulver - Personal Chef

On Location

$250 $99

Boot camp leads clients through eight 90-minute personal training sessions, recipes, training guides, cooking demos, and a group meal

Up to 60% Off Boot Camp from Sarah Eldon

Sarah Eldon

On Location

$160 $69

Certified personal trainer challenges and motivates boot-camp participants to overcome fitness plateaus and reach their goals

44% Off Private Tennis Lessons

Felice Tennis Academy

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Women's Empowerment Expo – Up to 30% Off

The Women's Empowerment Expo

Cobo Center

$42 $29.50

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A bustling day of breakout sessions and performances aims to entertain, inspire, and empower women

Jesse McCartney – Up to 57% Off

Jesse McCartney

Saint Andrew's Hall

$35 $15

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

Up to 41% Off "Drag Queen Addictions" at Inuendo Nightclub

"Drag Queen Addiction"

Inuendo Nightclub

$32 $19

LaBelle and Aretha Franklin impersonator April Summers brings her big personality to the stage as she introduces a lineup of drag stars

Up to 88% Off Group Fitness Training

Training with Sean

Atkinson Park

C$199 C$25

Team training combines boot-camp style workouts with personal guidance from a trainer who tailors each move to your needs and abilities

51% Off Yoga

Downtown Yoga Studio

City Centre

C$135.60 C$66.50

Experienced instructors guide all levels of practitioners through classes ranging from hot power yoga to gentle better backs slow flow.

50% Off a Round-Trip Cruise to Amherstburg

Windsor River Cruises

City Centre

C$90 C$45

A boat takes passengers down the Wilkinson Channel to the historic town of Amherstburg, where they can enjoy lunch and sightseeing

UniverSoul Circus – Up to 43% Off

UniverSoul Circus

Chene Park

$33.35 $19.25

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Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

Fantasia – Up to 54% Off R&B Concert

Fantasia

Chene Park

$60.55 $28

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Grammy- and American Idol-winner shares songs from her latest album, "Side Effects of You"

50% Off Services

Core Physique Personal Training & Nutrition Studio

Walkerville

C$700 C$350

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off a Winemaking Experience

Borrelli Cellars

City Centre

C$168 C$84

Customers craft 30 bottles of wine in red and white varieties that can serve as wedding favours or party gifts

Up to 93% Off Boot-Camp Packages

Revolution Elite Sport and Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$344 C$25

Boot-camp programs elevate whole-body fitness by providing goal-tracking software, dietary guidance, and unlimited workouts

Up to 62% Off Hot Yoga at Moksha Yoga Windsor

Moksha Hot Yoga Windsor

Ottawa Street

C$150 C$59

Seasoned and certified yogis guide students to get their sweat on while performing peaceful and challenging poses inside this heated studio

Up to 52% Off Double Feature at Ford Drive In

Ford Drive In

Dearborn

$18 $9

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‘50s-era drive-in screens double features of first-run movies across five screens, with outdoor car heaters

Half Off Ice-Skating Lessons

Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate

Hazel Park

$50 $25

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

50% Off Laser Tag

Galaxy Zone

Dearborn

$34 $17

Laser-tag bouts unfold in a glowing, space-themed arena with multiple levels to play on—all overseen by staffers who ensure safety

Up to 78% Off Interval-Training Boot Camps

My Tactical Advantage LLC

Detroit

$90 $39

Former Marine helps clients boost self-confidence and physical fitness

ComedySportz – Up to 41% Off Improv

ComedySportz

Michigan Actors Studio

$17 $10

Game-based comedy show pits teams of improvising funny folk against one another in a contest of light-footed joke making

Up to 58% Off Boot-Camp

Bootcamp Rated PG

Windsor

C$75 C$32

Inside a fitness club, a boot-camp instructor strengthens and tones muscles from head to toe

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts at Aikido Canada

Aikido Canada

South Walkerville

C$125 C$30

Classes for kids and adults meet six days a week; self-defense that protects you without harming your attacker

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes

Mistalocks

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

Up to 56% Off Sketch-Comedy Show

Go Comedy! Improv Theater

Downtown Ferndale

$40.98 $18

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Veteran Detroit comedic actors preform a series of sketches

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes or Unlimited Training

PURE Fitness Health and Training Studio

Windsor

C$100 C$35

Slate of 88 classes a month includes TRX, Kardio Kickboxing, yoga, spin, and boot camp, along with hourly group training

Up to 54% Off at Little Little Lotus Wellness Studio

Little Lotus Wellness Studio

Ferndale

$70 $35

Instructors lead yoga classes featuring styles ranging from hatha and vinyasa to yin and restorative

Up to 71% Off Personal Training at Zumba4Women

Zumba4Women

Dearborn

$240 $69

Female trainers know how to tailor workouts to their female clients' fitness needs and goals

Up to 61% Off Zumba or Boot Camp

Unique Physique

East Downtown Dearborn

$45 $19

Zumba torches calories with dance-inspired cardio, and boot camp tones lean muscle; classes last one hour

The Magic Bag – Up to 58% Off Standup or Concert

The Magic Bag

Downtown Ferndale

$12 $5

An Andy Kaufman hybrid, a Who tribute that celebrates the Keith Moon years, or a twangy classic rock band on a legendary stage

53% Off Fitness Classes at every BODY 

Every BODY

Ferndale HS/MS

$20 $10

Trainers lead age-appropriate classes for all fitness levels; classes target specific areas of the body

Up to 67% Off a Healthy Juicing Class

Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Downtown Ferndale

$104 $15

Patrons learn to make healthy, tasty juices and receive dosha assessment, which details custom concoctions based on your body's needs

44% Off Martial Arts

Michigan Top Team

Dearborn

$105 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off at Detroit Martial Arts Institute

Detroit Martial Arts Institute

Detroit

$50 $25

Kids boost their confidence, focus, and self-control while learning self-defense techniques in martial-arts classes

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 43% Off a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Sundance Balloons

On Location

C$250 C$150

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One-hour sunrise and sunset flights rise to 1,000 feet, capturing pastoral vistas and ending with champagne toasts

45% Off

Elite Warrior Fitness

Downtown Madison Heights

$300 $165

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy

Center Line

$85 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

72% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Bolster

Royal Oak

$300 $84

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

64% Off Boot Camp

Vow2bfit

Oak Park

$50 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

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Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Up to 36% Off Tequila-Tasting Event

Tequila Mundo

Royal Oak Farmer's Market

$103.70 $69

Tasting event collecting more than 40 different types of tequila and mezcal

Up to 37% Off Bacon Bash on September 6

Bacon Bash

Royal Oak Farmers Market

$125.20 $79

More than 20 local restaurants and sweets boutiques incorporate bacon into main dishes, sides, and even desserts

50% Off Skateboarding, In-Line Skating, or Scooter Lessons

Modern Skate and Surf

Royal Oak

$50 $25

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Choose from lessons in skateboarding, in-line skating, and scootering during walk-in Saturday and Sunday classes

53% Off Get Golf Ready Training Program

Roseland Golf and Curling Club

Roseland

C$148 C$69

Designed for beginners, four-week program introduces players to all facets of the game; includes range balls for independent practice

50% Off Interactive Arts & Scraps Exhibit

Arts & Scraps

East English Village

$10 $5

Non-profit organization teaches kids how to create art from recycled materials with exhibits such as the Junk Xylophone

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

MADFitness

Oak Park

$129 $55

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

65% Off Boot Camp

Samuel's Fitness

Detroit

$60 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Membership at Northern Fist Martial Arts

Northern Fist Martial Arts

Roseland

C$65 C$29

Students ages 6 and up master the Canadian martial art of Northern Fist, which blends taekwondo & hapkido, in a family friendly environment

Up to 77% Off Fitness-Class Packages

Al Irish's Shut Up And Box

Royal Oak

$80 $39

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Trainers get clients in shape with a slew of high-intensity boxing and fitness classes; Iron Clad sessions help runners train races

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Anshinkan Dojo, Llc

Madison Heights

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Martial Arts Unlimited

Madison Heights

$135 $55

Instructors aid students of levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Taw Kwon Do techniques to improve coordination, strength, and confidence

Up to 63% Off at Synergy Therapy Center

Synergy Therapy Center

Madison Heights

$90 $45

Therapists help clients attain physical and emotional well-being with holistic coaching and one-on-one therapy

Up to 50% Off Fun Package

Play Atlantis

Melvindale

$54 $29

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Visitors at the family fun center enjoy a multilevel laser tag arena, indoor and outdoor mini golf, bounce area, and an arcade

56% Off a Preschool Art Camp at Alla Prima

Alla Prima

Royal Oak

$180 $79

During 2.5-hour sessions, campers learn about artists, such as Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock, and create artwork

Up to 64% Off Ice Skating

Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex

Windsor

C$14 C$5

Duos or quartets hit the ice before warming up with a cup of hot chocolate and bag of popcorn

Up to 85% Off at LifeStyle Fitness Gold

LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

$160 $49

30-minute Butt & Gutt Fitness classes vaporize flab for tighter curves; boot camps blend cardio, strength, and core moves to inspire fitness

78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Michigan's Adventure Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$219 $49

Certified instructors lead women through fat-burning exercises including obstacle courses and cardio drills in a four-week program

Up to 61% Off Boot Camp at Bryan's Fitness Inferno

Bryan's Fitness Inferno

Devonshire

C$60 C$25

A personal trainer leads varied, 45-minute boot-camp sessions with focuses such as cardio kick-boxing, yoga, and full-body toning

Up to 43% Off Beer-Tasting Package at Kuhnhenn Brewing

Kuhnhenn Brewing

Northwest Warren

$64 $39

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Brewery guests taste a pint of beer and receive a pint glass and t-shirt to take home

Up to 66% Off Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

Up to 65% Off Scuba-Diving Class for One or Two

Benthic Scuba Center

Forest Glade

C$99 C$39

PADI-certified instructors teach diving basics in classroom and indoor pool where pupils try out equipment and build foundational skills

Up to 53% Off Admission to Military Historical Society

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

58% Off Martial Arts

Tds Family Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Madison Heights

$119 $50

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52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

New Baltimore

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 64% Off Batting Cages or Hockey Training

Top Player Athletic Training Facility

Windsor

C$40 C$19

Cages allow batters to hone their swings; hockey training focuses on skating mechanics, stride, leg strength, and stability

Shakespeare Royal Oak – Up to 47% Off

Shakespeare Royal Oak

Starr Jaycee Park

$21.69 $12

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Outdoor productions of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy and a witty retelling of his oeuvre

Up to 64% Off at Zumba and Fitness with Marica

Zumba and Fitness with Marica

Windsor

C$50 C$25

Students hustle, shake, and move their hips as instructors teach easy-to-learn, Latin-inspired dance moves

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The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.

3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit,
MI
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Established: 2007
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Pro Tip: For the tours, dress comfortably and for the weather
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Detroit Eastern Market Tours
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Linda Yellin, Founder

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Going back to when I started showing people the gems of Detroit as a hobby in 2001, we strive to take people behind the scenes to see and experience things that they may not discover on their own. We have long-standing close relationships that allow us access to places and people that will surprise and delight our tour guests. Our goal is for everyone to say "Wow! That's cool, I didn't know that was here!"

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Prepare yourself to experience, explore, and enjoy Detroit, as we help you to become more familiar with all the fascinating things the City has to offer.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
We warmly welcome our guests, treating them like family and friends. Our signature style is fun and engaging, and not too serious. We have a great time while we are learning and exploring. Even people who are long-time Detroit visitors, residents, and supporters learn new things on our tours, and have a fabulous time doing it. We have lots of repeat guests, and we conduct private tours for all kinds of groups and occasions.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Beyond Eastern Market tours, we offer all sorts of outings all around the City of Detroit, private and public, by foot, car and bus, emphasizing the food, fun, architecture, music, history, culture, art, and unique neighborhoods of our City. Customized tours are our specialty: for family groups, friends, co-workers, social clubs, seniors, school children, community recreation departments, social workers, and non-profit organizations.

440 Burroughs St
Detroit,
MI
US

It's not often that a personal trainer also has a gospel album to her name, but Lazet Michaels Boatman has had a busy—and varied—career. An NASM- and ACE-certified personal trainer, Lazet also hosts her own fitness TV show and wrote the book Workout & Worship: 8 Steps to Physical & Spiritual Health. But reading books and watching TV aren't the only ways to learn Lazet's techniques. You can also pick them up in person at The Life Center Private Fitness Facility, where she and her team lead personal-training sessions. Lazet's workouts aren't necessarily meant for bulky bodybuilders. Instead, they emphasize functional fitness, using light weights and high numbers of repetitions to help clients tone their abs, arms, and glutes.

1629 Holden Street
Detroit,
MI
US

Nestled within the historic Hitsville USA quarters of Motown Record Corporation, the Motown Museum dazzles the optic nerves of audiophiles with retina-regaling displays that flash back to the golden age of music. Foray into the historic duplex that enshrines the restored apartment of Berry Gordy Jr. before tiptoeing through Studio A to reverberate ripened rumors fresh from a grapevine within its iconic echo chamber. As they follow the trajectory of rhythm-and-blues history, visiting duos can pore over a comprehensive collection of photographs, memorabilia, and invisible air molecules once inhaled by famous recording artists. Bask in the soulful warmth of the Marvin Gaye exhibition or burst into synchronized moonwalks while ogling Michael Jackson’s signature glove-and-hat ensemble.

2648 W Grand Blvd
Detroit,
MI
US

More than 100 years ago, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was on the cutting edge of innovation—the first 12,000 Model Ts were made on its premises. But over the years, the "Birthplace of the Model T" was neglected, and in 1997, afraid that the bulldozers were lurking around the corner, ready to raze the premises, a committee was formed to investigate saving the plant. The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex purchased the New England–mill-style structure two years later, transforming it into an auto museum and National Historic Landmark. Today, the museum is one of the oldest automotive plants open to the public in the city of Detroit.

The venue’s exhibits chronicle not only Ford’s rise to the forefront of the automotive industry, but also lesser known tales. Visitors can learn about other car models built there, such as the Model N, and about other automakers, such as Wayne and Brush. They can also learn about the lives of 20th-century auto-factory workers, who—with six-day workweeks composed of 10-hour days—built cars assembly-line style or, before cars, horses.

461 Piquette St
Detroit,
MI
US

On November 19, 1928, the Detroit Historical Society opened the Detroit Historical Museum in a one-room suite on the 23rd floor of the Barlum Tower, earning it the nickname of highest museum in the world. These days, Detroit’s Cultural Center accommodates the museum in an 80,000-square-foot space, where interactive exhibits preserve more than 300 years of city history. Frontiers to Factories traces Detroit's transformation from French-frontier outpost to industrial city, while America's Motor City celebrates its automotive dominance with a changing display of classic vehicles and a 1903 Model T that guests can sit in. Streets of Old Detroit brings the 19th century to life with recreated cobblestone streets that wind past stores of the era such as a five-and-dime, a soda shop, and a barbershop for powdered wigs.

Thanks to recent renovations, the society has expanded its chronicle of Detroit with three new permanent exhibitions. Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy covers the ways the city's industrial infrastructure adapted to demands of World War II, and The Gallery of Innovation includes videos about renowned innovators and hands-on activities involving trial and error. As The Allesee Gallery of Culture examines the city's cultural history, its Kid Rock Music Lab lets visitors create and share their own music using interactive displays. Outside, the Detroit Legends Plaza honors the city's sports, entertainment, and media legends with cemented handprints and signatures from stars such as Lily Tomlin and Martha Reeves.

5401 Woodward
Detroit,
MI
US