Things To Do in Michigan

Up to 67% Off Fitness Boot Camp

6th Street Bridge Park

$12 $6

Outdoor boot-camp sessions can be modified depending on participants' fitness level and incorporate weights and resistance exercises

Michel'le – Up to 38% Off R&B Concert

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

$32.25 $20

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The star of "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" unleashes the powerful voice behind the hit "No More Lies"; Detroit duo Raw Voyces opens

49% Off

Sterling Heights

$79 $40

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$15 for Classes

Colonial Village

$29 $15

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Up to Half Off at Lake Forest Golf Club

Ann Arbor

$90 $45

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Environmentally distinct front & back nines require that golfers remain nimble with shot selection & rely on proficient course management

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to Half Off Dance Classes at The Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$45 $23

At a family-run dance studio, kids gain a technical foundation in ballet, tap, and jazz in a nurturing and noncompetitive environment

44% Off Martial Arts

Dearborn

$105 $59

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Up to 54% Off Shooting-Range Package

Livonia

$69.95 $35

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After donning eye and ear protection, visitors receive targets, ammo, and handguns or rifles to use during an hour of range time

94% Off 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

67% Off Kickboxing Classes at Master Gauss' Martial Arts Center

Westland

$75 $25

Students train with partners, soaking up self-defense skills and toning muscles in a spacious 4,000 square-foot gym

50% Off Roller Skating at Skate World of Troy

Troy

$20 $10

Skaters glide across the smooth wooden rink as music plays and they practice their roller-skating skills

57% Off Boxing

West Bloomfield Township

$189 $81

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company – Up to 44% Off Concert

DTE Energy Music Theatre

$35.70 $20

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

48% Off Sports Camps at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse

Shelby Township

$145 $75

In addition to sports camps, weekly sessions include everything from Handyman 101, Babysitter Survival, and Restaurant 101

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

81% Off Capoeira Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

The Brazilian art form melds dance, martial arts, and acrobatics into a rhythmic, mentally challenging workout

Up to 79% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Meridian Fitness LLC

$180 $50

Burn fat and tone muscles with customized workouts and nutrition

Up to 53% Visit to Parents and Kids Expo

Cobo Center

$20 $9.99

Kid-friendly vendors, boutique apparel, party-planning tips, and complimentary daycare with a bounce house and face-painting

50% Off Pedal-Pub Cruise for Eight People

Grand Rapids

$280 $140

Pedal pubs are equipped with stereos and an iPod hookup; Groupon is valid for eight people, but can seat 16

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Sterling Heights

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

50% Off Services

Old Everett

$150 $75

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Up to 60% Off at Ford Lanes & Bel-Mark Lanes

Multiple Locations

$30 $12

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Automatic scoring stations track frames while groups enjoy one or two hours of bowling and optional three-topping pizza

Half Off Memberships to Flint Institute of Arts

Flint

$50 $25

Families get unlimited access to the art museum; reciprocal membership grants folks access to more than 500 museums, including the DIA

59% Off Laser Tag at C.J. Barrymore's

Macomb

$49 $20

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Laser-tag arena with fog, black lights and thumping sound system; arcade has 140+ games such as big bass, price is right and dance

Up to 71% Off Personal Training at Zumba4Women

Dearborn

$240 $69

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

Up to 48% Off Introductory Gun-Safety Class

Livonia

$80 $45

Two hours spent in the classroom followed by one hour on the range; designed for teens and adults who have never picked up a gun

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes or Program

Canton

$99 $19

Fitness classes use high-intensity kickboxing moves to burn calories; six-week weight-loss program includes check-ins and unlimited classes

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

Westland

$50 $25

Professional music educators teach the basics in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and other private lessons

Up to 72% Off CoreFit Classes

Troy

$150 $49

Sports-based training sessions combine medical knowledge with athletics to prevent injury while building muscle and stamina

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

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

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

Fallen Timbers Fairways – Up to 58% Off Golf

Waterville

$60 $29

18-hole course incorporates nine ponds and strategically placed tree lines that add challenge and charm

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

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Up to 80% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes

Romeo

$150 $49

Coaches build muscle and burn fat during high-intensity, scalable workouts that change every day

49% Off Personal Training

Wyoming

$99 $50

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Half Off Halloween Costume or Face Painting

Southfield

$59.99 $29.99

Face-painting artists decorate faces or teach others how to create fun designs with face paint; fleece Halloween pajama costumes

Up to 81% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Rochester

$130 $49

Get some one-on-one attention during 45-minute personal-training sessions, or get in shape during group fitness classes

Moscow Festival Ballet – Up to 56% Off "Giselle"

Music Hall Center

$112.30 $49

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Renowned Russian dancers weave the tale of a young woman's death, rise from the grave, and ethereal existence in the spirit world

57% Off CrossFit

Grand Rapids

$150 $65

Members burn fat and build powerful muscle with high-intensity interval training methods built around functional movement

75% Off One Month of Fitness Classes at Positive Zone Fitness

Sterling Heights

$180 $45

Form healthy fitness habits throughout this month of classes, which employ plyometric, resistance, interval, and circuit training

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf

DeWitt

$56 $28

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in Saline

Rustic Glen

$78 $38

Fairways arch over rolling hills across 6,469-yard course with four tee options and water hazards in play on five holes

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Classes at FUSE Martial Arts

Clinton Township

$200 $29

Champion fighters teach students the fine arts of jiu-jitsu, grappling, kickboxing, and MMA techniques

Up to 52% Off Double Feature at 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

Up to 68% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting at 50 Sips Wine

Livonia

$120 $39

Tastings kick off with a champagne toast and allow guests to sample four wines while munching on assorted cheeses, crackers, and snacks

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes at The Dance Academy

Westland

$70 $20

During Zumba and yoga–Pilates classes, experienced teachers impart fun, high-energy movements that melt calories & sculpt long, lean muscles

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Class Package

Troy

$70 $19

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kickboxing to students of all skill levels

51% Off at Annette and Company School of Dance

Farmington

$80 $39

Award-winning instructors teach feet the graceful steps of jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary dance styles

Up to 77% Off Personal Training at Achieve Fitness

Waterford

$50 $15

Personal trainers help clients achieve fitness goals and teach the importance of corrective exercise and nutrition

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

Half Off Self-Defense or Combat Classes

Utica

$50 $25

Defense classes instill the evasive maneuvers and self-confidence necessary to ward off unexpected attacks

48% Off Spinning Classes

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Package

Southfield

$93.99 $47

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After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

Up to 71% Off at Jungle Gym Fitness Studio

Rochester

$110 $39

Certified trainers lead groups in boot-camp, yoga, dance-fitness, circuit training, and boxing classes

51% Off Guided Walking or Car Tours from Backseat Detroit

Detroit

$100 $49

You provide the car and tour leader Joseph C. Krause hops in or guides groups on foot, all while delving deep into city history and lore

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

55% Off Fitness Classes

Sterling Heights

$150 $67

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Up to 80% Off Group Training Classes

Eastside

$120 $29

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Dedicated trainers aim to improve health & physiques with fitness programs in a 6000 sq. ft. newly remodeled facility with full amenities

Up to 52% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Ann Arbor

$150 $75

Experienced trainers designs a fitness regimen tailored to each client's goals

Flint Children's Museum – Up to 53% Off

Flint

$12 $6

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Kids play and interact with 40 colorful exhibits, including a climbing wall, a bike-riding skeleton, and an outdoor community garden

Up to 61% Off at Lone Wolf Paintball

Indoor Field

$76 $35

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Players fire 200 paintballs at opponents within a new indoor field with artificial turf and action-packed speedball

50% Off Laser Tag

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

78% Off from Michigan Women Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$274 $59

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

Up to 53% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Monclova

$57 $29

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An indoor shooting-range hosts clients as they work on their aim using rented handguns in a controlled environment

Up to 74% Off Dance Lessons

Westland

$64 $19

Dedicated and professional instructors guide students through ballet, hip-hop, baton twirling, tap, lyrical, pom-pom, and all-boys hip-hop

Up to 87% Off CrossFit Classes at Iron Warrior CrossFit

The Smart Zone

$150 $25

One-hour CrossFit sessions include a mix of gymnastic and functional movements as well as weightlifting to achieve full-body workouts

Up to 55% Off at 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% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Waterford

$200 $120

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

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

Up to 83% Off at Fitness Evolution, LLC

Utica

$225 $39

Certified trainers lead small groups and one-on-on workouts that tackle fitness goals with kettlebells, free weights, and battling ropes

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

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

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

Up to 64% Off at Yoga Planet Studio

Rochester

$125 $45

In one-hour classes, instructors give individual attention and help with posture as students cycle through poses

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

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

Up to 57% Off Private Introductory Music Lessons

Madison Area

$44 $19

One-on-one introductory lessons for guitar, bass, drums, or piano

Up to 74% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

Up to 51% Off Spinning Classes

Ann Arbor

$45 $23

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Spinning instructors cue students to increase or release resistance as they simulate hills, sprints, and intervals during 45-minute classes

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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 renown innovators and hands-on activities of 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 Ave
Detroit,
MI
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"When we teach—from babyhood—people to move well, they'll enjoy doing it, and they'll continue doing it." Such is the philosophy of Gymco president and co-founder Doreen Bolhuis, which she relayed to the New York Times in a 2010 video report. The importance of starting young kids on the road toward athleticism is something Bolhuis is passionate about, especially as a former elite-level gymnastics coach who's been teaching for more than 35 years. It's a concept she calls "physical literacy," and she's appeared on news outlets such as Today, CNN, and ABC News to discuss how young children's physical training and development is just as important as their mental growth. Along those lines, Bolhuis created the GymTrix line of DVDs to help parents develop babies' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

And Bolhuis's enthusiasm for childhood fitness is apparent at Gymco, where her staff undergoes a four-step technical and philosophical certification protocol on sports development. She has transformed what began in 1980 as a few classes held in a barn behind a local retirement home into a 5-acre, 16,000-square-foot first location and a second, state-of-the-art facility on the north side of town.

When you walk into either site, you'll see kids scaling rock walls, doing back flips, and defying imaginary pirates as they walk the plank-like high beam, improving their physical skills in sports, gymnastics, and cheerleading classes. What aren't as obvious are the internal changes that begin to manifest, from improved self-confidence and perseverance to the gradual building of character. Fulfilling her start-them-early mission, Bolhuis also offers classes designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

2121 Celebration Dr NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
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Since 1976, the instructors at Dance Scene have been improving the dance-floor navigational skills of students ranging from beginners to seasoned pros—the latter being any professional dancers covered in black pepper and basil. In a private or group environment, teachers share the basic steps and advanced moves of ballroom and Latin styles. They also lead regular social dance parties that begin with a specialized lesson covering moves from styles such as the Argentine tango before diving into a free-form celebration of movement. In addition to their time spent at the studio, the Dance Scene team members can lend their services to offsite events.

25333 Van Dyke Ave
Center Line,
MI
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The 200-foot straightaway comes to an end in one of six wheel-testing curves. The Honda 5.5-horsepower engine hums in anticipation. The moment foot touches pedal, hydraulic brakes give their answer and the racing wheels cling to the textured concrete as the go-kart deftly whips through the turn. Coming up on the end of an eight-minute streak of adrenaline, racers zip past the final stretch of the 1/5-mile race track, tearing ahead of each other as the computerized timing system clocks each score to fuel future bragging rights and rematch challenges.

From Kart 2 Kart's café and bar, applause rises as family, friends, and opponents sizing up the competition send their appreciation down to the track, which they've been watching as they nosh on a selection of snacks and beverages. Juniors, meanwhile, wait their turn to hit the blacktop in age-appropriate Formula-K karts. Before strapping in, all racers receive instruction and a safety lesson, during which they learn how to operate the equipment, then strive to set records that can earn them a spot on the website's scoreboard.

42705 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights,
MI
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High cholesterol and high blood pressure—the doctor who gave trainer Emeka Umeh this diagnosis unknowingly lit a fire beneath a patient already tired of his XXL-sized wardrobe. Emeka worked to overcome the unhealthy habits that had fallen into, completing hardcore workouts that eventually slimmed him down to a mere 10.3% body fat. With compassion for those in similar plights, Emeka now guides patrons of all fitness levels through intensive workouts designed to boost their metabolism and tone their musculature at Fit Body Boot Camp. Each session combines both cardio and strength training, drawing together innovative suspension training and battling ropes with primal strength-training techniques that hark back to when early humans first drove their Camaros out of the primordial soup. Over the course of camp, many patrons see slimmer physiques and beefed-up brawn emerge. In addition to leading boot campers, Emeka also offers personal-training services, conducts body assessments to chart his clients' progress, and outlines nutritional plans, pushing his patrons to live healthier lifestyles.

2824 E Grand River Ave
Lansing,
MI
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The Polo Fields Golf and Country Clubs encompasses two locations—one in Ann Arbor and one in Ypsilanti—each with its own 18-hole course and refined clubhouse. Designed by renowned architect William Newcomb, the par 72 Ann Arbor course channels the blustery hillocks and grass-eating bagpipes of courses in the United Kingdom with a 6,828-yard layout featuring broad, links-inspired fairways and deviously slick greens. A community fixture for nearly a century, the Washtenaw course takes clubbers on a verdant voyage among native oaks and cedars, burbling streams, and tranquil ponds. Both sites house fully stocked pro shops, where guests can peruse the latest in on-course duds, clubs, hats, and remote-controlled golf balls from brands such as TaylorMade, Adidas, FootJoy, and Titleist.

Guests can bask in views of the splendid links while enjoying regionally inspired American fare and frothy drinks at the clubs’ two dining facilities, both of which feature settings for a variety of occasions. Swimmers can stroke through the outdoor lap pool at the Washtenaw location, and sunbathers can lounge by the colossal, resort-style pool in Ann Arbor. Within the Ann Arbor fitness center, hearts race on elliptical machines, muscles pump free weights, and calories melt during group fitness classes, before muscles soak in the warm, golf-ball-free waters of the hot tub.

Ann Arbor Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,828 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 73.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard

Washtenaw Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,524 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 71.7 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard

5200 Polo Fields Dr
Ann Arbor,
MI
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