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Old 06-12-2007, 09:39 PM
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I like the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in....Kalamazoo....It's a very nice aircraft museum.
Air Zoo :: The Total Flight Experience :: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Also have a family pass to "The Henry Ford" aka, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum. Once you use the pass twice, you're ahead of the game when compared to admission prices. My 6 year old loves to watch the glass blowing.
The Henry Ford: America's Greatest History Attraction
Also at Greenfield Village, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra plays a series there around the 4th of July with Fireworks at the end of the 1812 Overture. It's very cool.

They have movies in the park at Hines Park in Westland, and also in Canton.

I like the UP. Don't know if you can drive that far, but they have trails short enough for little kids at the Porcupine Mountains. Or you can spend a week backpacking there.

They have free kid movies at a theater in Canton...Can't remember which one...

Cedar Pointe isn't that far away...

Every now and then, they have a free Astronomy presentation for kids at Henry Ford Community College. I like going to Rouge Park in the Summer at Spinoza and Joy Road and watching people fly radio controlled airplanes.
Detroit Aero Modelers
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:47 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX - Displaced Michigander
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The Cherry Festival is coming up July 7-14. That's always fun. The National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Michigan

The farm center as well as the nature center at Kensington is nice. A drive through the Irish Hills is nice as well. They have a nice zoo in Lansing, with a good monkey house and outdoor penguins!
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:52 AM
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Don't know if anyone posted this yet, but the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Battle Creek is coming up. You'll be utterly amazed by the hundreds of balloons lifting off simultaneously, in all shapes and sizes. They also have the Blue Angels coming this year. 2007 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/9/98/300px-Temecula_Valley_Balloon_and_Wine_Festival.jpg (broken link)

In Grand Rapids this weekend is the Eastown Bizarre Bazaar and East Grand Rapids Clothesline Art Festival, as well as the many other sites to see in Grand Rapids and the lakeshore area.

Grand Rapids | Visitors (http://www.visitgrandrapids.org/visit.php - broken link)

Great time to visit if you like to see construction cranes in action!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:56 AM
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Old post I know, but with all the beaches around its a great state to do some metal detecting!
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:48 AM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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In the summer on Fridays, Detroit has free concerts at the base of the Ren Cen. They are mostly older bands, but lots of recognizable names. LAst summer I stayed after work and watched Foreigner for a little while. There is ususally a band in Campus Matrius.

Eastern Market on flower day (whenver that is - spring) is really neat.

Look at the websites for the towns around you. I know that Wyandotte has an art festival that is pretty neat. Grosse Ile has Ilsnad Fest in June. Ann Arbor has their annual art fair in August. IN detroit there is the Jazz festival, the fireworks, techno festival ,several other things.

There are a couple of classic car dream cruises (Woodward and downriver).

Kensington has a lot of fund things to do at very low cost. IN additioan tot eh petting farm, thee is a nature center, boat rental. You can fish for Bluegill and croppie off the docks and it is easy to catch something. They have great bike trails and lots of organized programs. ALl of the metroparks have various programs during the summer. Go to the HCMA website to get information.

There are a lot of places that you can rent a canoe or Kayak for a day and have a lot of fun. There is one at Island lake (HEavenor) there is one at Delhi; The boatrental at Kensington now has some Canoes. There is a canoe livery ont eh Rasin river. You can rent canoes in Hell (mostly lake canoeing, not as fun as river canoing, but you can stop off at the tire swing and have a blast there).
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