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.
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.
As the official Wolverines hoops haven for more than 40 years, Crisler Arena holds more than 13,000 rollicking gold-and-blue brethren for each of the storied program's hard-fought home games. Behind playmaking sophomore guard Darius Morris and freshman phenom Tim Hardaway Jr., the Wolverines are ready to challenge conference opponents with a fury of fast breaks, dunks, dribbles, and dirty dishes. Michigan's Big Ten matchup against the Badgers from Madison also marks Fan Appreciation Night, during which ardent hoops hounds are rewarded for their unconditional basketball jones with special prizes and performances by the Michigan dance team. Cheer on Coach Beilein's crew of collegiate ballers as they polish glass backboards and refinish hardwood floors in a valiant attempt to intimidate their haplessly smaller, red-clad weasel prey.
Trapped Toledo throws its visitors into one of two unique scenarios??and fittingly, all of them begin in a locked room. Each experience bands 10 audience members together to track down clues and solve inventive puzzles, all with the aim of averting a dire situation and??hopefully??escaping. This deal, Rescued!, for instance, presents a scenario in which you must find clues to the whereabouts of a missing spy in his ransacked safehouse to stop a terrorist plot. Alternatively, Infected! places players at the epicenter of a burgeoning zombie apocalypse. It locks them in with a top parasitologist who is, himself, infected and challenges them to find the cure.
Zyndorf Glass & Arts kindles creative mastery in students of all ages and abilities during workshops, classes, programs, and social events centered on the art of silica sculpting and more. During each 2.5-hour session, students delve into methods and techniques, such as cold forming, used in crafting handmade jewelry pieces. Advice from the studio’s resident muses and all necessary materials—including tools, equipment, and wand-wielding fairies—are available to students as they construct their own décolletage adornments. After crafting two personalized pendants and pairing each with a sturdy bail, artists will send their pieces off to be fired in a secured kiln, which melts the glass into a strong and glossy work of art. After pendants cool, amateur artists can return to the studio to pick up their masterpieces and walk, skip, or electric slide through the boutique brimming with clothing items and original artwork. Through December 1, 2011, Groupon customers will receive an additional 20 percent off regularly priced merchandise in the Zyndorf shop.
The Detroit River's international waters stretch out for miles in either direction, winding along the Detroit skyline and kissing the Canadian border. As ships snake their way through the current, they pass lighthouses on small green islands, bridges stretched across overhead, and workers milling about on the riverside docks. Building on 20 years of boating, the captains of the Diamond Jack, Diamond Belle, and Diamond Queen let passengers take in these sights to the tune of guided narration as their ships' white and sea-foam green hulls slice through the water. The three ships have proven impervious to squalls and Poseidon's road-construction crews since their maiden voyages in the mid- to late 1950s, and safely gather up to 250 passengers on their panoramic upper decks or in protected lower cabins. Today, passengers on these storied steel decks can sip beer, wine, and soft drinks or nibble on snacks from an on-board snack bar during tours. Captains also pilot each ship on private group excursions, as well as school field trips past the river's ships, yacht clubs, parks, and docks.