Sightseeing in Southfield


Two or Five Admissions to Holocaust Memorial Center (Up to 55% Off)

Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

$16 $8

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Discovery Flight for One or Two at A&R Aviation (Up to 51% Off)

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

$284 $153

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Riverboat Tour on the Detroit River from Diamond Jack's River Tours (Up to 51% Value). Downtown & Wyandotte.

Diamond Jack's River Tours

Multiple Locations

Guides narrate a two-hour tour with historic facts and anecdotes as passengers take in the city skyline, Belle Isle, and Ambassador Bridge

$19 $9.50

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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

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

$50 $30

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$28 for a One-Year Ambassador Level Membership to Detroit Historical Museum ($65 Value)

Detroit Historical Museum

Midtown

History-museum membership includes access to online artifact database, discounted gift-shop purchases, and free museum parking

$65 $28

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Two Adult Admissions or Family Admission at Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Eastpointe

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

$25 $12

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Sightseeing Cruise of the Upper Detroit River for Two or Four from Windsor River Cruises (Up to 43% Off)

Windsor River Cruises

City Centre

2.5-hour tour along the Detroit River takes in sites in Windsor and Detroit, including Belle Isle, Millionaire’s Row, and Ambassador Bridge

C$60 C$38

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Guided Tour for Two, Four, or Six at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (50% Off)

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Grosse Pointe

Tours of the Ford family’s historic home as well as 87 acres of landscaping highlighting local flora and ecosystems

$24 $12

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$59 for a Self-Guided Segway Tour for Two with Seg Adventures in Plymouth ($100 Value)

Seg Adventures

Seg Adventures LLC - (Plymouth, MI)

60-minute self-guided tour gives guests the chance to explore Plymouth’s sites and sounds at their leisure

$100 $59

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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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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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Stay in a Campsite, Rustic Cottage, or Sunshine Lodge at Waldenwoods (Up to 62% Off)

Waldenwoods

Hartland

Get away from it all with a two-night stay at a campsite or comfortable cottage or lodge room at campgrounds near the beach

$130 $50

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Single-Attraction or Passport Admission for Two or Four at Port Huron Museum (50% Off)

Port Huron Museum

Multiple Locations

Visitors explore Port Huron's historical sights such as the Carnegie Center, Thomas Edison Depot, and Huron Lightship

$14 $7

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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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Annual Individual or Family Membership to R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (Up to 49% Off)

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The Stadium District

More than 50 vehicles built from 1886 through 2003 celebrate the legacy and innovation of R.E. Olds

$25 $13

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

Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Saginaw

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

$50 $25

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Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight to Michigan's Military and Space Heroes Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Michigan's Military and Space Heroes Museum

Frankenmuth

Discover exhibits and pieces that highlight the contributions locals made to the military during the country’s most challenging conflicts

$15 $7

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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

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

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

C$24 C$15

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Admission or Membership Options at The Milan Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Milan Historical Museum

Milan

Museum of 7 buildings with folk art & glass galleries and a decorative arts building, offers scavenger hunts for children & monthly programs

$14 $10

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Edison Birthplace Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Edison Birthplace Museum

Milan

Opened as a museum by his wife and daughter, Edison’s birthplace has been restored and refurnished to appear as it did in 1847

$14 $8

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Visitors can take a trip around the world with the Detroit Zoo's 125 acres of exhibits featuring everything from Japanese macaque snow monkeys to kaleidoscopes of butterflies. Some exhibits bring guests into direct contact with the collection of more than 2,600 animals, including the giraffe encounter, where guests can feed the animals. Conversely, the zoo's 4-D theater takes the animal experience into the realm of cinema, blending 3-D wildlife films with in-theater special effects for a more immersive experience. Still, the zoo continues to push forward with new innovations?not by teaching its birds to blog, but by opening a pair of new habitats in 2015. The first is a new, two-acre wolf sanctuary that features meadows, dens, and rock outcroppings that mirror wolves' natural environment. The other impending expansion, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, will house the zoo's rockhopper, Gentoo, macaroni, and king penguins in a spacious iceberg-shaped building with a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep swimming area where visitors can observe the birds underwater.
8450 West 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak,
MI
US
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 Avenue
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 South Old Woodward Avenue
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
The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit hosts dozens of events throughout the year open to the entire community, celebrating everything from literature to zombies. During the spring, for instance, the center's staff organizes an annual music festival and Jewish film festival. Come fall, the organizers make cozying up by a fire all the more enticing with a reading list from their book fair, or they encourage people to gett a lungful of crisp, fresh air while outracing spooky zombies. The center isn't entirely dedicated to special events, of course; it also hosts year-round child-development programs, fitness classes for adults, and gatherings geared toward senior citizens.
6600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield,
MI
US
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