Tours in Jackson

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

Old Town

$50 $25

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

46% Off Self-Guided Segway Tour in Plymouth

Seg Adventures

Plymouth

$50 $27

60-minute self-guided tour gives guests the chance to explore Plymouth's sites and sounds at their leisure

Up to 51% Off Interactive Theater Experience at Trapped Toledo

Trapped Toledo

Toledo

$50 $25

Interactive theater experiences lock 12 participants in a room to solve thrilling challenges such as disarming a bomb

Up to 46% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Flight 101

Waterford

$200 $109

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

Up to Half Off Bison-Ranch Tours

Cook's Bison Ranch

Johnson

$16 $8

Guides recount the history of North American bison as guests feed the herd and ride in a wagon

Up to 55% Off Discovery Flights

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

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

Up to 43% Off a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Sundance Balloons

On Location

C$250 C$150

(103)

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

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

(20)

Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

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SemSeg's Segway experts equip urban explorers to cruise through Detroit at up to 12.5 miles per hour during self-guided tours. A brief orientation covers proper techniques for turning, stopping, and impromptu jousting. Then, motorists hop aboard scooters and travel up to 24 miles on a single charge. The long battery life allows motorists to cruise down the Riverfront, circle 14-acre Hart Plaza, and crisscross the Rivard Plaza in a single trip. Though SemSeg encourages DIY tours, their guides lead weekend tours through downtown and down the Riverwalk.

1938 Franklin Street
Detroit,
MI
US

Offering unique "backseat" tours of Detroit, tour guide and Michigan native Joseph C. Krause hops into tourists' cars where he guides them through the streets and sights of the city. Often taking roads less traveled, his tours take visitors on an insider's route through the ever-evolving metropolis where he sheds light on little-known facts. Tour routes are entirely customizable, Krause is a wealth of knowledge on any trip, which can last anywhere from a few hours up to an entire day.

1431 Washington Blvd
Detroit,
MI
US

Ann Arbor Aviation Center puts its students through the same training regimen regardless of their long-term goals. This approach ensures that all of its aviation alumni, whether commercial pilots or casual fliers, practice safe flying techniques as they share the air. The outfit's licensed instructors conduct training runs out of Ann Arbor Municipal Airport aboard aircraft by Cessna, Arrow, and Cherokee, guiding students through each step necessary to earn ratings from private pilot to airline transport pilot. Students also perform a good portion of their duties on the ground, both through academic work in ground school and situational practice aboard the Frasca flight simulator.

719 Airport Dr
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

The ingredient list to make wines at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino Winery reads something like this: Grapes. That's it. The facility's refusal to use other additives–such as sulfites, preservatives, and glitter–means its bottles are filled with only all-natural flavors. Vintners who create all-natural wines believe good wine comes simply from healthy grapes aged in a vat. DeAngelis operates under that notion, all while producing the freshest, perhaps fruitier-than-usual varietals of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, and more.

7879 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

At 222 feet long and 88 feet high, the Players Riverboat Casino II wouldn't fit on parts of the upper Mississippi River. So when it had to leave its Louisiana home for a new job in Detroit, it took the long way there, passing around Florida, Maine, and Nova Scotia until it chugged through the Gulf of St. Lawrence. All this was just the beginning of the boat's journey—the next step was a thorough transformation from a scrapped gambling vessel into an opulent cruise ship. The staff gussied up its interior, installed several kitchens, and gave it a new royal title: the Detroit Princess Riverboat.

Today, the Detroit Princess is a coveted venue for high-energy celebrations and relaxing cruises alike. Its five tiers of outdoor decks afford dual skyline views of Detroit and Windsor and up-close glimpses of the Ambassador Bridge, the crucial link that keeps Canada from floating away. Inside each of the boat's four stories, passengers can visit a full bar and socialize inside heated and air-conditioned rooms. The biggest of these boast dining areas anchored by prime-rib buffets and sprawling dance floors where DJs or live Motown groups prompt guests to boogie down. Holiday parties, late-night excursions, and private charters take the nightclub vibe to the water, and floating wedding ceremonies and receptions let even the merfolk branch of the family be a part of the fun.

3621 Jefferson Hwy
Grand Ledge,
MI
US

After respective careers as a research scientist and an educator, Larry and Pam Satek were ready to settle into retirement. They anticipated relaxing on the plot of land purchased by Pam's great-grandfather in 1915—a verdant space that had matured from an apple orchard into an overgrown tangle, and which the Sateks turned into a commercial vineyard where other Indiana wineries bought their grapes. Now that they had escaped the daily grind, the Sateks' plan was to begin crafting their own wine. They did so with well-recognized aplomb, and soon, their "retirement business" was winning awards at the INDY International Wine Competition. In the past three years, almost 80% of their wines have medaled—the 2012 contest alone landed them 23 awards, including two Concordance Golds, which signify a unanimous decision by the judges. Their success is hardly surprising, though, if one looks at the descriptions of their wines. They deem their Old Vine red zinfandel "a searing of lightning and poetry," and liken the sweet Mango Mania to "sunshine in your glass."

The Sateks remain continually tapped into the community in an effort to share these wines, many of which are made from exclusively locally grown fruit. Their Twitter feed and Facebook page keep fans posted regarding new releases and suddenly sold-out varieties, and those hoping for a closer look can take a tour of the vineyard and bottling facilities. Additionally, special events such as dinners and pairing classes teach visitors how to expertly marry sips to bites without disappointing both of their families.

6208 N Van Guilder Rd
Fremont,
IN
US