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"Outdoor" in a rainy day.

We left on a rainy day but by the time we made it to Detroit it cleared up. Nevertheless we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarnia, Canada
Family Fun

Great place for families and so inexpensive! $5 for adults and $3 for kids. You can even take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport, Michigan
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1801 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207-4020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We left on a rainy day but by the time we made it to Detroit it cleared up. Nevertheless we enjoyed the visit to the artificial outdoors although we are not children (2-nd childhood ?)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for families and so inexpensive! $5 for adults and $3 for kids. You can even take your lunch and eat in. Hands on experiences and special events are listed in their web site. DRN outdid themselves with this attraction right in the city!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so much fun and you can learn so much about nature in Michigan. There are interactive exhibits that are fun for everyone, not just kids. I had a great time exploring and learning more about Michigan.

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is a great place to take kids. We took two 9 yr olds and they really enjoyed it. There is a snowmobile & an ATV to "ride" while watching a screen that moves along a trail up north. There is a "tree" to climb...More

Thank 18Tiger1
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I have brought many children here as a social worker over the last few years. It's a very fun, interactive place where they learn while they play. Worth a trip with the kiddos.

1  Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The DNR has put together a wonderful museum showcasing the natural resources of Michigan. I really appreciate that this is an affordable experience for families. ($14 for one adult and 3 kids) The displays were very informative. There were many interactive displays for kids to...More

Thank Ldruks
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to learn about Michigan wilderness. It is also a fantastic place to take young ones on a rainy day or in the winter to expel some energy. The price is very affordable. The facilities are well maintained. There are exhibits...More

Thank alsitalia
Reviewed 1 July 2018

When the weather is not pleasant, this is a great place to allow kids to experience Michigan's Great Outdoors in a climate controlled environment. Think of it more as the Great Outdoors 101, focused on children ages 2-12. Lots of neat hands-on exhibits that provide...More

1  Thank carcross
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter (4 1/2), and my nephew 5 months. Unfortunately, I didn’t have his stroller so I carried him in his car seat. We had fun, however, I wished the front desk would have warned me about the only way is “UP” tree....More

2  Thank Brittney T
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Enjoy a walk along the river and go explore the Outdoor Adventure Center. The kids will really enjoy it.

1  Thank Silvia U
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Lena A
11 July 2017|
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Response from Mezumi | Reviewed this property |
Parking in on site next to the building. There is also an open overflow lot last time we went we did not have to park there. I have not had to pay for parking when we visited.
Linda C
25 June 2017|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
At this time they are closed on Monday and Tuesday
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25 March 2017|
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Response from Ellsbells810 | Reviewed this property |
I saw several families with strollers when we were there.