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Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
The largest indoor outlet mall in Michigan expands over 1.3 million square feet offering shoppers more than 185 retail and dining options, many of which being found nowhere else in the state. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets has numerous unique shopping options, including Tommy Hilfiger, Lee Wrangler and more. Shopping can make you hungry. Great Lakes Crossing offers some of the best dining experiences including, Bar Louie, Mex, Johnny Rockets, and Rainforest Café. GLCO is also home Michigan’s largest food court. While you’re there, be sure to check out their major entertainment attractions: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, and Peppa Pig World of Play.
Love bowling and football? Founded in 2001 right here in Detroit, Michigan, ‘Fowling’ is a hybrid game of the two popular sports where the object of the game is to knock down your opponent’s bowling pins in a traditional bowling layout by throwing a full-size regulation football. Loosely coined The HUB (House of Urban Bombowling) by its regulars, the 30,000 square foot venue features 13 lanes of what the owner calls Bombowling, the same concept as the trademarked Fowling. There are also 5 Axe Throwing stalls, each can accommodate up to 10 throwers. Axe Throwing is where two participants throw their axes at two targets at the same time. There is always a highly trained Axe Throwing Coach with each group for safety and to ensure a great experience. HUB Stadium also features two state of art kitchens, one exhibition kitchen and a larger kitchen to accommodate banquets, two private rooms, a 50,000-watt sound system with 12 subwoofers and 32 speakers, two fully stocked bars, both with a “bottom’s up’ beer tap which fills the beer from the bottom of the cup preventing a foamy head on the beer, a DJ booth, Michigan’s largest TV at 240 inches and can hold up to 600 people.
Meadow Brook Hall on the Campus of Oakland University
The 88,000 square foot manor was home to Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of John Dodge, co-founder of Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company. This stunning 110-room home was built on a 320-acre farm and later became the cornerstone for Oakland University, which was built on the expanded 1,500-acre estate which was donated by the family in 1957. In 2012, it was named a National Historic Landmark making it the fourth largest historic house museum in the United States and opened to the public in 1971. It serves as a hosting space for Oakland University, weddings, events and is open for historic tours. The walls still echo from some the most amazing talent in the entertainment industry. Frank Sinatra serenaded Frances Dodge for her 25th Birthday, a scene from “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was filmed at the hall and with Miley Cyrus’s music video for “Who Owns My heart”. Famed Detroit born rapper, Eminem married his wife Kim Scott at the highly sought at wedding venue. The Summer Concert Series provides and fun and relaxing evening while enjoying live music by local artists and light hors d’oeuvres. Take this opportunity to stroll the enchanting gardens or take a self-guided tour of the main level of the mansion. Their familiar community programs sell out quickly due to their success and popularity, including: Mother Daughter Tea, Wild Game Dinner & Murder Mystery Dinner. Come enjoy the spirit of the holiday season during the annual Holiday Walk, a self-guided tour of the holiday decorations throughout the manor, or stroll over to Danny’s Cabin, a playhouse built for John and Matilda’s son Danny, to visit Santa!
Meadow Brook Theatre on the Campus of Oakland University
Over the past twenty years, Meadow Brook Theater has launched Michigan premieres for world renowned performances such as “The Woman in Black”, “Having Her Say”, “Rabbit Hole”, “The 39 Steps”, “Next to Normal”, and “Ding Dong” which is a sequel to the hit “Boeing Boeing” which had its US premier at Meadow Brook in 2011, and off-Broadway sensation “Atomic”. The theater’s stage still resonates with thespian energy from well-known actors such as, William Hurt, Curtis Armstrong and Robert Englund. The holiday traditional story of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge is bright to life every year for 34 years in “A Christmas Carol” which is the theater’s highest revenue production. Founded in 1966, the 584-seat theatre had its first staged production in January in 1967 when John Fernald, head of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, established a resident professional theater company on Oakland University’s campus. The theater’s stage still resonates with thespian energy from well-known actors such as, William Hurt, Curtis Armstrong and Robert Englund. In 2003, the theater became Michigan’s largest non-profit professional theater and is a separate entity from Oakland University however, they are still located on the campus. Families are able to feel right at home with the theater’s mission to “provide a season of innovative, Broadway quality theater productions that make audiences smile, laugh and cry…”.