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24. Throw an octopus on the ice during a Red Wings playoff game at The Joe.*

*Doing said act could result in a fine and ejection from the game. You’ve been warned.

red wings octopus


25. Play disc golf on the championship course at Stony Creek Metropark.


26. Order a Detroit Dirty Martini and listen to jazz at Cliff Bell’s.


27. Go to the Detroit Institute of Arts and admire the Diego Rivera murals

On the south wall of the courtyard — one of two major panels that depict Ford Motor Co.’s Rouge plant in 1932 — find one tiny red finished car at the end of the assembly line.

28. Buy a bike or rent one and join the masses at a Monday night Slow Roll.


slow roll detroit


29. Ride your bike through the Dequindre Cut.

Seek out some space-themed graffiti, actually commissioned art from artist Fel3000ft, or the mural of a gas-masked man by street artists Hygienic Dress League.

30. Walk with the kangaroos at the Detroit Zoo

The roos are most active in the a.m. (Tip: If you take a trip to the zoo in the winter, make sure you pop into the Butterfly Garden — it’s nice and toasty.)

detroit zoo kangaroos


31. Detroit Casinos

Win big at the casino: Greektown, MotorCity, MGM Grand or maybe all three.

32. Michigan Renaissance Festival

Dig out your jester hat and tights and go to the Renaissance Festival. Eat a giant turkey leg.

michigan renaissance festival


33. Walk the worn floors of the Ford Piquette Plant

…where Henry Ford first tinkered with his auto assembly line and built Model T’s, and then ride in one at Greenfield Village.

model T the henry ford


34. See a show at the Fisher Theatre

Then check out the Wurlitzer organ in the auditorium. It’s the largest unaltered theater pipe organ around. Would make the Phantom of the Opera drool.

35. Take a spin on the walleye on the Cullen Family Carousel on the Detroit International RiverWalk.


36. Take a selfie-worthy photo

Then tag it #DepictTheD. The Fist, Spirit of Detroit and the giant tiger at Comerica Park are all top spots.


fist sculpture detroit


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