Detroit – Things to do with your Team

Detroit, commonly referred to as the Motor City, is the largest city in Michigan.

Filled with public parks, miles of hiking and biking trails, galleries and museums, as well as the world-class Cobo Center, there’s a lot to see and do in and around this iconic American city. You’ll find plenty of suitable hotel options too.

Here are some fun and interesting activities your team can enjoy while you’re in Detroit.


Michigan Science Center and Cranbrook Institute of Science

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There are two outstanding science centers in Detroit. The Michigan Science Center features live stage shows, an IMAX Dome Theatre, a planetarium, over 250 fantastic hands-on and special exhibits, lab activities, stargazing opportunities, and more.

There is more than you can see and do in a week, so give yourself plenty of time to explore this engaging science center.

About 30 minutes north of downtown Detroit you will find the Cranbrook Institute of Science, a world-class facility featuring interactive exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium and observatory, and an outdoor science garden with nature trails.

The Acheson Light Lab is a 40-foot concrete and glass structure that demonstrates how light works and the Motion Gallery features a variety of hands-on experiments explaining how matter moves, collides, balances, and spins. 5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202; 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


Red Oaks Waterpark

Just 20 minutes north of Detroit in Madison Heights you’ll find Red Oaks Waterpark, the perfect place to cool off and enjoy some serious wet and wild fun.

The Soak Station features 68 bubbling jets, water curtains, and fountains as well as a six-foot tipping bucket that catches many by surprise several times an hour.

The water slides at Red Oaks Waterpark include the Triple Turn, a giant triple-flume slide that sends riders careening down into a splash pool at top speeds, and the 990-foot River Ride that’s a great way to relax on a comfortable tube while you enjoy the sights.

Ride the waves at Terrific Tides wave pool, where you can body surf or let the waves lift you high off the pool floor.

You can bring in your own snacks to the waterpark and enjoy them in one of many shaded picnic areas, or you can curb your hunger with a visit to the onsite concession stand. 1455 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071


Diamond Jack’s River Tours

Climb aboard a double-decker river boat and explore the Detroit River on a two-hour narrated cruise that gives you a whole new perspective of the city and its surrounding landscape.

Diamond Jack’s River Tours offer reasonably-priced boat trips that are fun, fascinating, and educational. You’ll pass giant ships coming off the ocean and the Great Lakes, and you’ll enjoy stunning views of downtown Detroit and Windsor. You have four different tours to choose from, with each one offering a one-of-a-kind experience that you all won’t soon forget. 1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207


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TreeRunner Adventure Park

A little over a half hour northwest of Detroit in West Bloomfield, thrills await at TreeRunner Adventure Park, a zip-lining paradise where you can explore the treetops via a system of cables, rope bridges, platforms, and of course, zip-line, all nestled high in the forest’s canopy.

Choose from ten color-coded trails, including climbs that are closer to the ground for beginners and daring, sky-high adventures for experienced climbers. Most people are able to complete three of these trails during a three-hour visit.

All of the trails at TreeRunner Adventure Park are designed for self-discovery, but park guides are always nearby to lend a helping hand. Their state-of-the-art harnesses ensure your safety as you freely and fearlessly explore the forest from a thrilling bird’s-eye perspective. 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322


Sea Life Michigan Aquarium

Just a 35 minute drive north of downtown Detroit you’ll find the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium. A visit to this popular Michigan attraction will transport you and your team into an amazing underwater world!

Ever want to come face to face with sharks and turtles? You can do just that at the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium!

You can also expect to get astonishingly close views of everything from starfish to seahorses, watch as stingrays glide effortlessly through the water at Stingray Bay, go beneath the waves while staying dry in underwater tunnels, or pop up in bubble tanks to say hello to some colorful clownfish.

Whatever kinds of aquatic creatures pique your interest, you’re bound to find them along with countless more at the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium. 4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Greenfield Village

At Greenfield Village you and your team will be able to experience firsthand the sights, sounds, and sensations of key moments in American history. The 80 acres that make up Greenfield Village brim with resourcefulness, ingenuity, and 300 years of American spirit and perseverance. Prepare to be inspired!

During your visit to Greenfield Village you and your team will get the chance to see the lab where Thomas Edison had his famous light bulb moment as well as the workshop where the Wright brothers made their many attempts to reach for the sky. You’ll also be able to go for a ride back in time in an authentic Ford Model T and go for a stroll through four working farms.

Greenfield Village is also home to the Henry Ford Museum, which is a must-see if you’ve got any die hard history buffs travelling with you. 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124



If you’re looking to go on an international adventure during your team’s trip to Detroit, the charming city of Windsor in Ontario, Canada is only a short tunnel ride away.

During your brief Canadian excursion you and your team can stroll along Windsor’s beautiful waterfront and journey through the delightfully eclectic Windsor Sculpture Park that’s full of larger-than-life sculptures.

If you’ve got a particular interest in all things artistic, keep an eye out for murals spread throughout the city that depicts stories of its past or browse the Art Gallery of Windsor’s astonishing, world-class collection of artwork. Windsor, Ontario, CA


Detroit Zoo

Boasting over 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is a fantastic attraction to visit with your team during your trip.

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There you’ll find more than 2,000 animals ranging from antelopes to zebras in addition to award-winning attractions like the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee, and Arctic Ring of Life.

One of the newest attractions at the Detroit Zoo is their spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, which is the largest facility for penguins in the world. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067


Your team is sure to have a blast as you all explore Detroit, thanks to these and other activities that offer unique experiences and plenty of opportunities for teambuilding. No matter what you end up doing while you’re there, as long as you’re doing it together, you’re bound to all come away a stronger team with a newfound appreciation for this unique city.