Family Fun Things to Do in Detroit Michigan

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We've put together a Parental Detroit Bucket List. Things in and around metro Detroit that parents can do with the kids ⎯ whether they're just learning their first words or getting ready to graduate from high school. These are early fall-time and anytime adventures that don’t take a lot of time or money — and that’s the point. It’s all about creating family-fun memories.
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Family Fun
Features

Art & Culture, Food & Drink, Outdoor, Sports & Recreation

Destinations

Downtown Detroit, Dearborn/Wayne, Greater Novi, Macomb, Oakland

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GET A TOUR OF DETROIT

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EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN DETROIT

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SPORTS GAMES

  • Get your face painted alongside the little ones during a Sunday Kids Day at Comerica Park. (Get a photo with the giant Tiger outside, too.)
  • Experience Detroit Lions football at Ford Field.
  • Get ready to take the kids to Little Caesars Arena next season.
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FOOD FOR KIDS

  • Share a Coney dog and chili cheese fries at American or Lafayette Coney Island.
  • Pick apples and see how cider is made at Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm. Then, eat an apple and drink the cider.
  • Learn how chocolate is made — and have a free sample — at Morley Candy & Sanders.
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

  • Go bowling at Garden Bowl — America’s oldest active bowling center and Detroit’s original home of Rock ‘n’ Bowl.
  • Bike along the Detroit riverfront. (Rent your two-wheeler — ones with child seats, too — at Wheelhouse Detroit.)
  • Enjoy a picnic at one — or all — of the 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
  • Float along the lazy river inside the indoor waterpark at Wyndham Garden – Sterling Heights.
  • Play in the fountains at The Mall at Partridge Creek, if the weather permits.
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Mentioned Attractions And Venues





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    Diamond Jack's River Tours
    1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-843-9376
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    Detroit Princess Riverboat
    1 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 48226
    517-627-2154
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    Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
    535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-224-2160
  4. 4
    Rivard Plaza
    1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207
    313-566-8200
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    Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-833-1805
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    Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
    Belle Isle State Park, 900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-821-5428
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    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-833-7900
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    Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-577-8400
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    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
    313-982-6001
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    Detroit Zoo
    8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    248-541-5717
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    Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
    4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    248-409-6009
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    Legoland Discovery Center Michigan
    4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    248-409-6009
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    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-2000
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    American Coney Island
    114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-7758
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    Lafayette Coney Island
    118 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-964-8198
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    65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095, United States
    586-752-3123
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    Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown
    1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-656-2453
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    Huron-Clinton Metroparks
    13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, MI 48114
    810-227-2757
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    The Mall at Partridge Creek
    17420 Hall Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
    586-226-0330