Sightseeing in University

$32 for a One-Year Ambassador Level Membership to Detroit Historical Museum ($65 Value)

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$25 for Entry to Detroit Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, September 28 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Hard Rock Cafe

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Two Adult Admissions or Family Admission at Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

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

Visit for Two or Four to Henry Ford Museum, Including Admission to the "Gridiron Glory" Exhibit (Up to 50% Off)

Henry Ford Museum

Dearborn

$36 $18

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Learn about about the humble beginnings and eventual growth of pro football before exploring a nine-acre building of Americana

Guided Tour for Two, Four, or Six at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (50% Off)

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Grosse Pointe Shores

$24 $12

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Tours of the Ford family's historic home as well as 87 acres of landscaping highlighting local flora and ecosystems

Discovery Flight for One or Two at A&R Aviation (Up to 55% Off)

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

$284 $139

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

$16 $8

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Current exhibits include display of Warhol's record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

General or VIP Admission for Two or Four to Hush Haunted Attraction (Up to 44% Off)

Hush Haunted Attraction

Westland

$34 $20

Prepare yourself for ghoulish beings and surprises as you make your way through this dark and twisted horror show

Two or Five Admissions to Holocaust Memorial Center (Up to 55% Off)

Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

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Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

$40 for Michigan Kids Fest and a Meal for Two Kids and Two Adults ($73.50 Value)

Michigan Kids Fest

Lake Orion

$73.50 $40

Kids and parents enjoy a hay maze, bounce house, games, music, and face painting; hot dogs, chips, and drinks included

Introductory Flight Lesson with Option for Ride-Along Passenger from Flight 101 (Up to 46% Off)

Flight 101

Waterford

$200 $109

Beginner's lesson covers taxi operations, radio communications & bank turns while contributing toward future flight certification

Stay in a Campsite, Rustic Cottage, or Sunshine Lodge at Waldenwoods (Up to 62% Off)

Waldenwoods

Hartland

$130 $50

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Get away from it all with a two-night stay at a campsite or comfortable cottage or lodge room at campgrounds near the beach

$12 for a Family Zoo Outing for Four at World of Discovery Reptile Zoo (Up to $24 Value)

World of Discovery Reptile Zoo

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

VIP Visit to Haunted Attractions at Playland Fun Center (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

Saint Lucifer's Haunted Asylum & 13 Feet Under

Playland Park

$100 $49

The souls of mistreated patients leap at guests from asylum hallways; zombies and subterranean ghouls guard the gates of 13 Feet Under

Single-Attraction or Passport Admission for Two or Four at Port Huron Museum (50% Off)

Port Huron Museum

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Visitors explore Port Huron's historical sights such as the Carnegie Center, Thomas Edison Depot, and Huron Lightship

Distillery Tour with Commemorative Shot Glasses for Two, Four, or Eight at Ugly Dog Distillery (Up to 52% Off)

Ugly Dog Distillery

Chelsea

$20 $11

Tours illuminate the copper workshop of a local master distiller as he makes traditional and bacon-flavored vodka, rum, and gin

Interactive Theater Experience for Two, Four, or Eight at Trapped Toledo (Up to 56% Off)

Trapped Toledo

Trapped Toledo

$50 $25

Interactive theater experiences lock 10 participants in a room to solve thrilling challenges such as disarming a bomb

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Edison Birthplace Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Edison Birthplace Museum

Milan

$14 $8

Opened as a museum by his wife and daughter, Edison's birthplace has been restored and refurnished to appear as it did in 1847

Visit for Two or Four to Harry's Haunted Trail (Up to 50% Off)

Harry's Haunted Trail

Harry's Haunted Trail

$30 $18

Explore the spooky happenings on the haunted trail at Tiffin University Nature Preserve

Annual Individual or Family Membership to R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (Up to 49% Off)

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The Stadium District

$25 $13

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More than 50 vehicles built from 1886 through 2003 celebrate the legacy and innovation of R.E. Olds

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For an art museum, the flat, cracked facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is shockingly stark, yet there's beauty in its realness. The walls that once framed an abandoned car dealership now host Barry McGee's "Untitled" mural of writ-large graffiti on the building's exterior, greeting people with an uncompromising sense of honesty that permeates through to the art collection within. MOCAD's informal approach to art exhibition shares a kindred spirit with few other museums, with exhibits that swap museum-imposed artifice for relatable, raw beauty. That didn't go unnoticed by The New York Times, who hailed the collection for "seeing the seediness, and celebrating it."

Never straying from a mission to present contemporary works that reflect the current culture, inspire dialogue, and engage the community, MOCAD's stunning exhibitions narrate the history and future of the Motor City. Public programs such as lectures, literary readings, live music performances, films, and children's educational activities further engage visitors, and the MOCAD store offers exclusive t-shirts, magazines, kid's toys, and jewelry.

4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

Preservation Detroit, founded in 1975, is Detroit's oldest group dedicated to historic preservation. Over the past three decades, the architectural preservation organization has become a leading advocate for the protection and rehabilitation of Detroit's historic abodes, skyscrapers, and culturally rich sites. They have used a variety of educational and research programs, along with advocacy and awareness campaigns to help grow support for the conservation Detroit's built heritage. Part of this mission includes encouraging the redevelopment of neighborhoods throughout the city around these historic structures, providing an anchor for residential areas and helping increase economic investment.

An all-volunteer organization, Preservation Detroit's staff continues to nurture their community's passion for historical treasures through lectures, seasonal newsletters, and tours. The organization continues to live up to its name; it recently helped conduct a historic preservation resource survey that recorded property-by-property information in six historic Detroit districts.

4735 Cass Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

The Detroit Science Center lets aspiring engineers and scientists get their tiny hands on more than 200 exhibits that explore space, biology, and physical science. Glimpse the mysteries of space travel or learn the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism that fuel online dating logarithms. A virtual universe of swirling stars and planets awaits inside the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, where live presenters lead you on an intergalactic adventure followed by earthbound questions and answers. The Chrysler IMAX Dome theatre brings state-of-the-art technology and cinematronics to the 67-foot wide, four-story tall screen. The theatre immerses visitors in a rotating schedule of shows; currently, guests can explore Arabia, visit the Hubble, or allow the adrenalin-pumping excitement of NASCAR in digital surround to vroom off the screen and into unlicensed eyeballs.

5020 John R St
Detroit,
MI
US

Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Charles Wright is proof that one person can make a big difference. In the 1960s, Dr. Wright was consumed by a vision: to create a center for the development and preservation of African American culture and history. He drew 30 other Detroit citizens to his cause, and together they established the International Afro-American Museum, which was renamed in honor of Dr. Wright in 1998. Today, the museum remains a place to explore the history of African Americans, from their origins in Africa to their struggle to overcome slavery and discrimination in America.

  • Size: a 125,000-square-foot facility with more than 30,000 artifacts and archival materials
  • Permanent Exhibit: And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture, where more than 20 galleries travel from ancient African civilizations to modern-day Detroit
  • Eye Catcher:Ring of Genealogy, a 37-foot tile mural surrounded by the names of prominent African Americans

  • Special Programs: films, lectures, educational programs, and annual events, including the African World Festival
  • Don't Miss: the handcrafted artwork inside the museum store, which comes from local and African artisans
  • Hands-On Learning: A is for Africa, an exhibit with 26 interactive stations that introduce young visitors to African history
  • Pro Tip: The museum is closed on Mondays.
315 E Warren Ave.
Detroit,
MI
US

Described by the Wall Street Journal as "probably America's most visitor-friendly art museum," the Detroit Institute of Arts has been building one of the top six collections in the country since it was founded in 1885. Along the way, the institute acquired standout pieces such as Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a public museum's collection in the United States. Former director William Valentiner commissioned Diego Rivera to paint the world-renowned Detroit Industry mural cycle in an indoor courtyard—a more lasting tribute to the beauty of labor. In total, more than 60,000 works of prehistoric, modern, contemporary, and multinational art have found a home within the museum's more than 100 galleries.

The institute’s broad range of art comprises not only American and European works but also significant pieces of African, Asian, and Native American origin. An auditorium and recital hall also make the institute a haven for film and live music on Friday and Sunday. Guests can even attend free-with-admission drop-in workshops to make their own unique works of art.

5200 Woodward Ave
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