23 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT ARSENAL
By Sarah Jaudon
IntroductionWelcome to Detroit Arsenal, which is located in Warren, Michigan, and situated just north of the city of Detroit. Receiving your Permanent Change of Station Travel Orders (PCS) can be exciting; however, the process of moving and getting settled into your new home can be frustrating. So, let us help you find the fun! We have compiled a list of the best things to do in Detroit Arsenal.
Suggested read:Detroit Arsenal: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeBe sure to visit each website or call the number provided for updated hours, closures, and COVID policies.
23 Things To Do in Detroit Near Detroit Arsenal
Detroit Arsenal Outdoor Recreation
1. Detroit Arsenal MWRCommunity Recreation Rm. 1710 230E BLDG 230 Detroit Arsenal, MI 48091
Phone: 1 (586) 282-8055 Are you ready for adventure? Let Detroit Arsenal MWR and Outdoor Recreation help you get there! Whether you need rental equipment for hiking, biking, fishing, or camping, Detroit Arsenal MWR has you covered. Stop in today for a list of available equipment.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
2. Cranbrook House and Gardens380 Lone Pine Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 1 (717) 245-4048 Cranbrook House and Gardens will have you gazing at the wondrous vistas at every turn. The unique water fountains and beautiful flower gardens will leave you feeling relaxed, calm, and ready to take in the rich history, exceptional craftsmanship, and architectural wonder all around you. That is just a taste of what awaits at Cranbrook House and Gardens.
Clinton Charter Township, MI
3. George George Memorial Park40500 Moravian Dr. Clinton Twp, MI 48036
Phone: 1 (586) 286-9300 George George Memorial Park boasts over 30 acres of natural greenery with a large fountain plaza featuring playgrounds, walking paths, and a picnic pavilion that’s great for birthdays and events.
Sterling Heights, MI
4. Clinton River Park42700 Utica Road Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 1 (586) 446-2710 Clinton River Park is nestled in the city, allowing you to take a step into the great outdoors. Here you will find a nature center that boasts an aquarium filled with local fish and an educational exhibit that looks into the lives of Mississippi’s reptiles and amphibians. This park is free to visitors.
White Lake, MI
5. Indian Springs Metropark5200 Indian Trail White Lake, MI 48386
Phone: 1 (248) 625-6640 Indian Springs Metropark is not just any old park. This park is huge, with over 2,500 acres to explore with biking, horseback riding, and skiing during the winter months. In the summer, cool off in the splash pad, have a picnic, or enjoy a round of golf. Visit their website today for more information.
6. Belle Isle Beach99 Pleasure Drive Detroit MI, 48207
Phone: 1 (313) 821-9844 Belle Isle Park is a state park preserved right on the Detroit River with over 900 acres of beauty and history. This island park offers a swimming beach, conservatory, museum, aquarium, nature center, and so much more. Check the website for updated hours of operation on each facility.
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Swimming Pool Near Detroit ArsenalThere is no swimming pool located on Detroit Arsenal. Below are a few places nearby to beat the heat.
7. Troy Family Aquatic Center3425 Civic Center Dr. Troy, MI 48083
Phone: 1 (248) 524-3514 There is no swimming pool located on Detroit Arsenal; however, the Troy Family Aquatic Center is a great option. The Troy Family Aquatic Center features a water park with an area just for kids, a volleyball court, and picnic facilities.
Clinton Township, MI
8. Splash Pad40700 Romeo Plank Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone: 1 (586) 286-9336 The Splash Pad is a great place to take the kids on a hot summer day.
Golf Near Detroit Arsenal
Selfridge ANG Base
9. Selfridge Golf Course27857 S. Perimeter Rd. BLDG 570 Selfridge ANGB, MI 48045
Phone: 1 (717)243-3262 The Selfridge Golf Course is a beautiful course designed with everyone in mind, from novices to professional golfers. They offer individual and group instruction, a vast putting green, a large driving range, and knowledgeable staff to help you perfect your swing. Contact Selfridge today for golf specials and tee times.
Detroit Arsenal Gym
10. Detroit Arsenal Fitness Center6501 East Eleven Mile BLDG 230 Detroit Arsenal, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-8885 The DTA Fitness Center offers a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, boot camp, aerobics, and interval group training. The website provides an up-to-date class schedule as well as current operating hours and facility requirements.
Bowling Alley Near Detroit ArsenalThere are no bowling centers on post; however, there are great options nearby.
11. Bonanza Lanes24600 Hoover Rd. Warren, MI 48089
Phone: 1 (586) 756-3000 Bonanza Lanes is your place for fun bowling with friends and family! Join a league, shop at their pro shop, or dine-in at the Grille. Their website has all of the information for discounted lanes and league sign-ups.
12. Universal Lanes2101 Twelve Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48092
Phone: 1 (586) 751-2828 If joining a league is your style, then Universal Lanes is the bowling center for you! Every night is league night here; join one today or just pop in for some freestyle bowling and a bite to eat. For those avid bowlers, Universal Lanes offers a pro shop as well.
Movie Theater Near Detroit ArsenalThere are no movie theaters on post; however, there are great options nearby.
13. MJR Universal Grand 1628600 Dequindre Rd. Warren, MI 48092
Phone: 1 (586) 620-0200 Who doesn’t enjoy a movie date? Invite that neighbor or take that loved one to a night out at the MJR Universal Grand 16, and don’t forget to order them popcorn!
14. Detroit Arsenal Travel Services Office6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Rm. 1274, MS 603 BLDG 230 Detroit Arsenal, MI 48397
Phone: 1 (586) 282-8800 The Detroit Arsenal Travel Services Office offers special pricing for military members and their dependents. From Disney World to Universal Studios to local venues, always check with the ticketing office first for your special military discount.
Auburn Hills, MI
15. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan4240 Baldwin Rd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 1 (248) 409-6001 LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with two rides, ten LEGO build-and-play zones, a 4D cinema, and much more! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is a great place for children of all ages.
Royal Oak, MI
16. Detroit Zoo8450 W 10 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 1 (248) 541-5717 The Detroit Zoo is a unique “barless” experience that sits on over 120 acres of animal exhibits and includes many attractions. These attractions include a 4D theater, simulator ride, carousel, playground, and an innovative science center. Verify facility reservations online before arrival.
Mt Clemens, MI
17. Mount Clemens Ice Arena200 N Groesbeck Hwy. Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: 1 (586) 307-8202 The Mount Clemens Ice Arena is open year-round for your ice skating enjoyment. Learn to figure skate from professional figure skaters or join the hockey club and be coached by the best. The Mount Clemens Ice Arena offers classes from toddlers to adults. Check the website for more information.
18. Hamtramck Michigan3401 Evaline St. Hamtramck, MI 48212
Phone: 1 (717) 795-9580 Hamtramck Michigan is a hidden gem inside the city limits of Detroit. Hamtramck Michigan is two square miles of cultural diversity, museums, art, food, and seasonal festivals. This unique city is unlike any other place in the US.
19. Erebus Haunted House18 S Perry St. Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 1 (248) 332-7884 The Erebus Haunted House is a four-story haunted attraction located in Pontiac, Michigan. Start the Halloween season with a good scare. Erebus Haunted House held the Guinness World Record for largest walk-through haunted attraction from 2005 until 2009. Children under the age of thirteen are not recommended to visit this attraction.
20. Belle Isle Lighthouse99 Pleasure Drive Detroit MI, 48207
Phone: 1 (313) 821-9844 The Belle Isle Lighthouse is found on Belle Isle Park. When you take the Blue Heron walking trail, this one-and-only marble lighthouse is your reward on this easy 2-mile hike across the island. No current operating hours or tours.
Detroit Arsenal Museum
21. Henry Ford Museum Michigan20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 1 (313) 982-6001 Travel back in time and honor the legendary innovators that changed our way of life at the Henry Ford Museum Michigan. You will not run out of things to do with over 9 acres of exhibits and digital experiences. Plan your visit today, and don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for a truly unique or handcrafted souvenir.
22. Dossin Great Lakes Museum100 The Strand Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 1 (313) 982-6001 The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is a historical maritime museum in Detroit, Michigan. The museum is located on Belle Isle Park in a section known as The Strand. Dossin Great Lakes Museum cares about maritime history and takes extra time to emphasize Detroit's role in that history.
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23. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit4454 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 1 (313) 832-6622 The building alone at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will leave you excited! This museum used to be a car dealership, and now it has over 20,000 square feet to allow artists of all types to display their talents. The cool and contemporary vibe of the space makes it a great venue for events. Call the number above for more information.
ConclusionCheck out Visit Detroit for more great ideas of things to do in Detroit Arsenal, Michigan. The nightlife and shopping in Detroit are all great ways to spend a day. Don’t hesitate! Invite your neighbor to the museum, take your kids to the beach, and seize the opportunity to explore the rich history of Detroit. The fun awaits you!
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