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15. Cruise or spectate at the Woodward Dream Cruise.(Aug. 20)


 Woodward Dream Cruise


16. Go to a Detroit dive bar

We’ve got a bunch of good ones to choose from: Old Miami, PJ’s Lager House, Two Way Inn, the Bronx Bar, Whiskey in the Jar. Basically, any bar in Hamtramck qualifies.

17. Eastern Market

See, smell and taste the Eastern Market.

eastern market beets


18. Sit on the historic Rosa Parks Bus in Henry Ford Museum.


19. Visit The Parade Company’s studio

New floats, old floats, big heads. Take a tour of where the papier-mâché props and floats of America’s Thanksgiving Parade come to life.

parade company


20. Take a tour of Cranbrook Art Museum’s funky Collections Wing

Every Friday at 1 p.m. The door to the vault is massive and eerie, and the flight down the stairs is all-the-way anticipatory. Be sure to seek out samples of iconic home furnishings of the 20th century from the likes of greats such as Eames and Saarinen.

cranbrook art museum


21. Fill your pockets with quarters and go to Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills

An arcade out of a time warp, featuring thousands of coin-operated oddities, from fortune-telling automatons and vintage pinball games to its famous tic-tac-toe chicken.

marvins marvelous mechanical museum


22. Hike the Wild Wing Trail at Kensington Metropark

…and try and identify at least 10 of the more than 260 birds that have been spotted in the park.

kensington bird


23. Tour the Shinola factory

See one of their bikes being assembled and then buy one at the on-site store.

Shinola Detroit


Travel Tip

When you step in Edsel Ford's home office at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, check out the secret panel that opens up to reveal a private darkroom.

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