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Do you know that museums have reciprocal memberships?  You might want to investigate that.


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  • $36 for a one-year ambassador level membership ($65 value)

Membership benefits include access to the Detroit Historical Society’s online database of historical artifacts, free museum parking, and reciprocal membership at more than 200 historical museums in the U.S.


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I wish we could come see you in Canada!  But we don't have passports and that would cost around $800 to get. 


Kids are 7-18 and some time during the first 2 weeks of June.  We are staying with my husband's aunt and uncle.  They haven't lived there long so I wanted to get some ideas from people with kids:).  

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Sorry,  computer didn't refresh until after I posted.  No passports.  Ok. 


Greenfield Village https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/#perPage=20&pageNum=1&date=2016-06-23


Henry Ford Museum https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/#perPage=20&pageNum=1&date=2016-06-23&f.attraction=museum


Detroit Institute of Art http://www.dia.org/


Some ideas from trip advisor.  https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g42139-Activities-Detroit_Michigan.html


50 free things to do around Detroit https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/detroit/50-best-free-things-to-do-in-detroit


I hope this helps!  :)

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Thank you so much!  Looks like the Henry Ford membership would be a good deal for a family with 6 kids!  


My kids were wondering if there was anything to do in Detroit:).  I now have lots to share with them.  I love that the library is on that list of 50 ideas.  We try to stop in at libraries when we travel.

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Detroit Institute of Art is a must see.  It's one of the best in the country.  In the burbs, there's also Cranbrook's art museum and science museum....beautiful gardens, too.


Greektown is fun....as is Eastern Market.


The Detroit Zoo is great. 


Henry Ford Museum/Dearborn Village


Meadowbrook Hall is the Dodge family mansion


Detroit-area has one of the largest Arab-American populations in the US....so great Arabic food


There's a good Holocaust museum in I want to say West Bloomfield


What time of year?  If in the Fall, I recommend the Franklin Cider Mill.   In the Spring/Summer, there's lots of u-pick type places.


Lansing (MSU) and Ann Arbor (U of M) are great visits for kids who might be college bound in a few years.

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