The hibernation experts at Mattress & Futon Shoppe help foster deep sleep with cushions from top brands such as Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Corsicana. Well-versed in all forms of sleep habits, the store employees are happy to expound on the finer points of each mattress they keep in stock, which range from traditional innerspring beds to high-tech gel memory-foam mattresses. If your new mattress doesn't feel right or already has a family of monsters sleeping under it, Mattress & Futon Shoppe has a 100-day Don't Worry Sleep Happy comfort warranty, and you can return the unwanted item to one of 13 convenient locations.
At Extreme Fun’s inflatable playland, kids bounce, climb, and slide across 27,000 square feet of springy tunnels and obstacles. With feet snug inside socks or thumbless mittens, young ones can explore the climate-controlled play area’s collection of sturdy inflatables, which include Nickelodeon characters, Superman–theme obstacle courses, and Finding Nemo stations that take kids through the cushy mouth of a great white shark. In addition to the inflatables, extreme Fun also features a collection of interactive video games.
Falcon Flight Center's pilots take passengers up in the skies for breathtaking views of Ann Arbor and sites such as Michigan Stadium or to teach aspiring pilots how to operate a plane. Students learn how to master takeoffs and landings while communicating with an operating control tower. They also have the chance to mingle with other aspiring pilots by participating in group study sessions or enjoying friendly hangar barbecues. The center also rents out its aircraft to pilots who don't have their own planes, and it equips patrons with aerial photography shots of their homes and businesses.
The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society preserves?for current and future generations?the efforts, artifacts, and stories of the Greatest Generation. Established in 2011, the museum sheds light on the role Michigan played in the 20th Century conflict, showcasing the state's civilian and military personnel. Though it has exhibits of vehicles, camp sites, and bunkers, the museum offers much more than just various displays. Visits become interactive thanks to monthly roundtable discussions, frequent lectures, and even WWII re-enactments packed with enough intensity to re-create war scenes or the deadliest of water balloon fights. Museum guests can step back for a second, too, and enjoy movie nights or stop into the gift shop for Michigan- and WWII-themed goods.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
The Assumption Greek Festival’s weekend of carnival attractions and Greek-themed festivities douses guests in Hellenic culture and family-friendly amusements. Professional dancers in traditional Greek costumes sashay to live music on an open dance floor, pausing to teach visitors traditional dance steps and the ancient Greek word for “macarena.” Guests can browse handmade keepsakes from Greece, Venetian glass jewelry, and original oil paintings in the marketplace, or they can feast their minds on the Assumption culture room’s exhibits on Greek history and art. Meanwhile, kids can clamber up a climbing wall, zoom down a giant slide, or catch air in the bounce house before heading to the afternoons-only petting zoo to mingle with farm animals and feral shag carpets. Detroit Tigers mascot, Paws, will also make an appearance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 20.