Sightseeing in Royal Oak

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

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

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

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

$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

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

Membership for One, Two, or a Family of Four to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Up to 51% Off)

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

University

$50 $30

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With their membership perks, art lovers savor striking contemporary art, along with lectures, films, and educational children's activities

$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

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

$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

Haunted-House Visit for Two or Four at Scare House Windsor (Up to 42% Off)

Scare House Windsor

Tecumseh Mall

C$30 C$18

Demons and madmen await visitors of this haunted house that serves as a setting for an upcoming horror film

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

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

Two or Four Tickets to a Corn Maze with Option for Haunted Maze at Talladay Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Talladay Farms

Milan

$14 $7

Corn maze and a haunted maze delight wanderers of all ages who voyage through 7.5 miles of paths

$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

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

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

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

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

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

Individual or Family Membership to Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum (50% Off)

Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Saginaw

$50 $25

Become a member of the museum that honors the 70-year career of Marshall M. Fredericks, a celebrated creator of public sculptures

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

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Cranbrook Art Museum opened its current Eliel Saarinen-designed building in 1942. Today, its collection features original exhibitions and educational programming on modern and contemporary architecture, art, crafts, and design. A recent $22 million renovation added a Collections Wing, making their rich collection accessible to all visitors.

  • Permanent mainstay: Tours of the museum's Collections Wing, with more than 6,000 items by artists such as Eames, Knoll, and Saarinen, are all housed in a vault designed to make the collection visible and accessible.

  • Don't miss: The curator's talks give more in-depth detail about current exhibitions.

  • Hands-on experiments: In the outdoor sculpture treasure hunt, families seek up to 18 sculptures on the grounds, while learning more about the artists, other works, and which pieces make the best nesting areas for birds.

  • Future exhibitions: Laura Kalman: Coveted Objects; Theater of the Mind; The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders: Artworks, Objects, and Natural Curiosities; Iris Eichenberg: Bend; MR. MDWST - A REAL GOOD TIME by BEVERLY FRESH; and Alloyed Visions: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia

  • The building: a meticulously restored structure designed in 1942 by Eliel Saarinen

  • While you?re in the neighborhood: Nearby on the Cranbrook campus is Saarinen House, the art deco masterwork of renowned architect Eliel Saarinen. The house served as his residence as Cranbrook Academy of Art's first president and has been restored with its original furnishings.

  • Foster the next generation of artists: at monthly Drop-In Art Sundays, where children explore the kids' gallery and create their own masterpiece inspired by featured artists

39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills,
MI
US

Cranbrook Institute of Science grants visitors an up-close look at a collection of more than 150,000 objects and artifacts that adorn 11 galleries dedicated to natural history and science. Interactive exhibits let visitors feel the fur on a mastodon model, run their fingers along a meteorite, and touch the cast taken from the floor of a now-extinct 500,000-year-old sea. More wonders of the natural world fill the Erb Family Science Garden, where flow pools cascade over three terraces dotted with native plants. To study the world above terra firma, the institute holds nighttime sessions in its research-grade observatory and screens space-related films in its planetarium.

Behind the museum, more than 150 species—from jamaican fruit bats to the malaysian flying fox, the world's largest bat—flap freely through the Bat Zone. During award-winning live shows highlighting how they adapt to living at night, the bats emerge into daylight along with fellow nocturnal critters, two-toed sloths and convenience-store clerks.

39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills,
MI
US

At Pierce Street Portraits, Elaine Yaker draws upon a keen artistic eye and more than 20 years of experience to invite smiles from subjects of all ages. She has a particular knack for capturing photographs of children and has made her studio a place for young imaginations, photographing them posing in kid-friendly clothes or dressed up in costumes with their favorite toys. But while kids are her specialty, Elaine also helps parents, grandparents, and even pets to flash their brightest smiles, immortalizing precious moments in black and white or color prints, photo books, boxes, and wall hangings.

1000 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham,
MI
US

Named one of the city's best cultural museums by CBS Detroit, the Holocaust Memorial Center is among America’s first Holocaust museums. For more than 25 years, the HMC has memorialized the senseless murder of millions, promoting tolerance while sending out a call to action to prevent future discrimination, hate crimes, bullying, and genocide by keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust and the lives it claimed.

Starting near the museum's lobby, an illustrated timeline tracing 4,000 years of Jewish history leads into The Museum of European Jewish Heritage, which highlights Judaism through artifacts and displays. From there, a ramp descending beyond a 22-foot window display of Nazi propaganda leads into an exhibit on The Final Solution. Here, displays and audiovisual installations usher visitors toward the Survivors' Theater, where live presentations by Detroit-area survivors illuminate the atrocities' personal costs. Daily tours are led by the museum's caring, expert educators, who guide guests through the exhibits while encouraging them to internalize the lessons for use in their own lives.

New to the museum is the Weisberg Gallery, where a Holocaust-era boxcar stands as a reminder of the scale of the period's atrocities. The museum also welcomes traveling exhibits such as Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow, a collection depicting the story of Jewish professors fleeing Nazism and finding teaching positions at historically black universities. The exhibit explores the encounter between these scholars and their students, the impact the relationships had on one another, and the effect on the Civil Rights Movement and American society.

Post-war exhibits cover the Nuremberg Trials, honor the righteous individuals who risked their lives to resist the Nazis or save Jewish lives during the war, and pay homage to those who perished with a memorial flame. The museum also houses a well-stocked library, where guests can research their genealogy with materials dedicated to European Jewish history. Beyond its core exhibits, the HMC hosts special exhibits encompassing photographs, art, and history, in addition to sending survivors to speaking engagements throughout the city and hosting the Kindertransport Memory Quilt, whose patches represent the experiences of Jewish youth rescued from Eastern Europe.

28123 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills,
MI
US

Marvin Yagoda, the owner of Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, has amassed mechanical oddities and coin-operated machines since 1960 and regularly updates his collection of curiosities with new additions. A champion of all things outlandish, Marvin ensures that no nook or cranny in the 5,000-square-foot space remains unembellished with treasures such as P.T. Barnum's famous Cardiff Giant, as featured in RoadsideAmerica.com, or the AutoWed, America's first and only coin-operated wedding-ring dispenser for on-the-fly unions, replete with wedding music and an AutoDivorce voucher. Rafters atop 40-foot ceilings anchor low-flying model planes, and walls cloak themselves in vintage photos and pictures. Modern machines mingle with antique contraptions, whose old-timey noises and quaint images whisk visitors away to days of yore as effectively as a coal-powered wormhole.

A concession stand ensures that players remain sated and hydrated, and a prize shop enables guests to trade in their hard-earned game tickets for rewards such as figurines, toys, and yacht cruises with the Pac-Man family. To share its quarter-munching contraptions with as many visitors as possible, the museum remains open 365 days a year and offers free admission.

31005 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills,
MI
US

Located in Detroit's Cultural Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is one of the world's largest institutions dedicated to the African-American experience. Covering 120,000 square feet, the museum houses five rotating exhibitions, including Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment, and five permanent exhibitions, such as the 22,000-square-foot core exhibit And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture. Also at the museum are the Louise Lovett Wright Library & Archives and the Ford Rotunda, which boasts a 55-foot-high glass dome that dumps artificial snow when shaken by giants.

13624 Michigan Ave
Dearborn,
MI
US