Tours in Shelby

One 30- or 60-Minute Winter Wonderland Tour Flight for One or Two from Falcon Flight Center (Up to 47% Off)

Falcon Flight Center

Multiple Locations

Following ground instruction, passengers take controls & view winter scenery from 1,000 ft. above ground; includes digital photo with plane

$180 $99

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Flight Lesson and Ground Instruction with Optional Additional Passenger at Drake Aviation Co (Up to 57% Off)

Drake Aviation Co

Hanger 3 at Midfield Terminal

Learn the basics of flying and ground instruction before taking to the sky for your first flight; optional additional passenger

$228 $99

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Introductory Flight Lesson with Option for Ride-Along Passenger from Flight 101 (Up to 40% Off)

Flight 101

Waterford

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

$200 $120

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One, Two, or Four at Balloon Quest (Up to 51% Off). Six Options Available.

Balloon Quest

Holly-Fenton

Riders take 40- to 60-minute trip over lakes and landscapes in balloon guided by pilot; includes champagne or juice toast and souvenir

$299 $149

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Distillery Tour with Commemorative Shot Glasses for Two, Four, or Eight at Ugly Dog Distillery (Up to 52% Off)

Ugly Dog Distillery

Chelsea

Tours illuminate the copper workshop of a local master distiller as he makes traditional and bacon-flavored vodka, rum, and gin

$20 $11

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Interactive Theater Experience for Two, Four, or Eight at Trapped Toledo (Up to 56% Off)

Trapped Toledo

Trapped Toledo

Interactive theater experiences lock 10 participants in a room to solve challenges such as finding a missing spy to foil a terrorist plot

$50 $25

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Winery Tour and Cheese and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery (38% Off)

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

Amherstburg

Taste several varieties of wine that grow on this beautiful acreage, just steps from Lake Erie

C$24 C$15

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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

Gerald and Elisabeth Blake established Blake Farms in 1946 with the help of their 13 children. In the 60-plus years and several generations since, Blake's has spread their operation to three locations across the metro Detroit area. More than 500 acres of orchard and farmland compose the family business, and during certain seasons, that land allows average citizens a chance to give their robotic fruit harvesters a rest and come pick their own apples, strawberries, peaches, and pumpkins. Blake's becomes especially busy with the arrival of autumn, when it hosts an annual fall festival, and Christmastime, when its U-Cut tree program lets families team up to chop down their own tannenbaum.

17985 Armada Center Rd
Armada,
MI
US

Shannon and Cortney Casey have journeyed all over the state of Michigan in pursuit of their passion: wine. Michigan By The Bottle started as a blog, but their readers' demand for locally produced wine spurred them to open their own tasting room. Now, though the pair still creates wine-focused videos and interviews Michigan winemakers, they spend much of their time inside the Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room. Between walls hung with works by Michigan artists, they pour wines from six Michigan wineries.

These six partner wineries represent the state's four major wine trails: Lake Michigan Shore, Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula, and the Southeast Michigan Pioneer trail. Each is also one of Shannon and Cortney's favorite boutique wineries, chosen in part because they use only their own estate-grown or locally sourced fruit.

Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery makes wines and ciders from fruit grown on the family farm. Peninsula Cellars expresses its region through cherry, apple, and grape wines, and Domaine Berrien Cellars’ proprietors handcraft wines from 21 varietals. Chateau Aeronautique Winery, with an airplane-themed decor, places emphasis on the setting of a tasting, and Gill's Pier Vineyard and Winery is modelled after boutique vineyards of France and California. The family-run Sandhill Crane Vineyards works with local ingredients and contributes to local charities.

In the Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, servers pair these libations with snacks ranging from sustainable cheeses to organic single-origin chocolates, each made by in-state producers. In addition to special wine tastings, the tasting room also hosts events such as food-and-wine pairings as well as onsite massage and yoga. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday for drop-in tastings, the tasting room holds private and special events on Monday and Tuesday.

45645 Hayes Rd.
Shelby Township,
MI
US

Creepy clowns, bloodied ghosts, and decaying zombies lurk behind every twist and turn at the Slaughtered at Sundown haunted house. Voted the best haunted attraction of 2011 by WDIV readers, the house's pitch-black passageways wind through a chilling cemetery, simulated scenes of violence, and plenty of loud noises and pop-up scares.

If they happen to survive the darkness, intrepid guests can brave a trip through the terrifying countryside on the Slaughtered Town hayride, where they'll encounter horrifying figures such as a headless horseman who seeks revenge against those who always beat him at Marco Polo. Those lucky enough to emerge from both attractions unscathed can calm down and enjoy their own snacks and beverages at Slaughtered at Sundown's bonfire area.

71800 Romeo Plank Rd.
Armada,
MI
US

"Restaurants can?t be much more fresh-and-local or farm-to-table than this one." ? Detroit Free Press

From its duck breast with Michigan cherries to its shrimp tossed with hand-rolled spaghetti and housemade cheese, The Mulefoot Gastropub supports area farmers as often as possible. Chefs and twin brothers Matthew and Michael Romine emphasize quality ingredients over than flashy culinary techniques on their everchanging menus, which showcase local and seasonal foods.

Taste of Home

Each season, the Romine brothers highlight Michigan-sourced ingredients, which range from the gastropub's namesake?pork to fresh-picked produce.

  • Pork: from heritage-breed mulefoot pigs the chefs raise at their parents' farm
  • Organic apples: grown at Toad Hall Farm in Emmett
  • Eggs: purchased from a family farm in North Branch
  • Bacon: butchered, cured, smoked, and sliced in-house
  • Trout: caught at the nearest aquarium
596 S Cedar St.
Imlay City,
MI
US