HGJ's List of 7
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
- 8313 Pratt Lake SE
Alto, MI 49302
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park features a reptile house, aviary,
petting zoo, and guided safari tour through the park and prides itself
on giving visitors a hands-on experience that's as close to the wild
as you can get. With animals as diverse as wallabies, zebras, pythons
and lemurs, there is sure to be something for everyone in the family
to enjoy. And after feeding the parakeets or peering into the gator
pond, you can relax at the picnic pavilion, romp around the
playground, or browse the gift shop. Boulder Ridge is a perfect field
trip destination for schools, daycares, or birthday parties.
Detroit Public Library - Main Branch
- 5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Free, one hour docent-led tours are offered two Saturdays a month at 11am. Registration is required. Groups of 8 or more. The docent will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit's beautiful Main Library.
- 170 Enterprise Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
Consider spending a Thursday morning taking a tour of Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor founded by Nawal Motawi, and watch tiles being made at the 12,000 square foot facility run by people who love making tile.
Tours: Thursdays, 11am
Northern Lake Michigan Circle Tour
- Western Michigan, Eastern Wisconsin
One of the most scenic routes in the United States is the Lake Michigan CircleTour. As the name implies, it follows state highways around Lake Michigan,through Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. A special “spur route” is designated between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin and follows the S.S. Badger car ferry across Lake Michigan. This is known as the Northern Circle Tour.
Alpena Shipwreck Tours
- 500 W. Fletcher
Alpena, MI 49707
Experience the Great Lakes and their rich history above and below the waves! Explore the shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The crystal clear waters and the large ''glass bottom'' viewing wells allow you to dive the wrecks - without getting wet. During the 2½ hour cruise you will experience magnificently preserved shipwrecks, scenic shorelines and majestic lighthouses. Learn about the history, legends and lore of Thunder Bay and many famous shipwrecks as you cruise the shoreline.
Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Lantern Walking Tour
- Second Baptist Church
441 Monroe Street
Travel through Midnight, code for Detroit, and retrace the steps of Freedom Seekers at this important, final stop on the long and treacherous journey to freedom.
- 1340 E. Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48207
Short and long, tough and easy, Wheelhouse offers a variety of experiential guided tours that explore various Detroit neighborhoods and themes. They are designed to be informative, safe and fun.
Their engaging guides are Detroiters who like nothing more than to share the story of our city with their guests. Each tour also has a trained sweeper that helps keep the group together and can handle any mechanical issues that might arise.
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