Author: Richard Christensen

12 Amazing Family Attractions in Downtown Detroit

Despite the hard economic times of the past few decades, Detroit is experiencing a great rebirth. Within this transformation has been an awakening of both the old and new. Century old family attractions, such as the aquarium on Belle Isle, have been restored to their former glory. More modern venues have been built too. The Michigan DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center brings the great Up North to the city. Campus Martius Park has become a social, as well as, symbolic center of Downtown welcoming families to relax and play. The river front, long since abandoned to failed industry, is being...

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The D Discount Pass Offers Big Savings for Detroit Activities

The D Discounts Pass is one of the easiest ways to save money on activities and attractions in Downtown and Metro Detroit. Currently offering discounts at 15 locations for 2017, the D Pass typically gives you 20% off admission prices. That’s a huge savings when you’re treating your family to a day at Legoland or the Henry Ford Museum! The pass is free and all you need to do is head over to the official Visit Detroit website to sign up and print off your bar code. Or, keep it handy on your mobile device and save some paper.   Here are just a few of the attractions where you can save 20% or more off admission tickets: Legoland Discovery Center 20% off admission SeaLife Aquarium 20% off admission DNR Outdoor Adventure Center Buy 1, Get 1 Free Michigan Science Center20% off admission Charles Wright Museum of African American History 20% off admission Motown Museum 20% off admission Adventure Park at West Bloomfield 20% off admission Visit the official D Discount Pass website for a current list of all discounts and to get your bar code to start saving!   Save...

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Star Wars Fun is Well Underway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You don’t have to wait for the new Star Wars land to be built. Despite massive construction projects, Star Wars Fun is well underway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Star Tours ride will remain open as well as the adjoining Jedi Temple training stage. In addition, Disney has added a gallery, character meet and greets, live entertainment, and an amazing nighttime fireworks ad digital projection show.  There’s even a 7 hour long tour for hard core Star Wars fans! The new Star Wars lands are scheduled to open in both Hollywood Studios and Disneyland in 2019. Until then, there’s...

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Main Street Electrical Parade Extends Stay at Disneyland to August 20th

Great news Disneyland fans, the Main Street Electrical Parade’s run has been extended through August 20t, 2017. Long-time visitors will have a little while longer to enjoy this classic. Of course, if you’re a frequent Disney World guest like myself, it means that much longer with no night time parade. I have actually been delaying my first visit to Disneyland until Paint the Night returns, though it’s fun to see Disney shuffle some things around to different parks. Read below for some details about the parade from Disney. Per Disney PR: The Main Street Electrical Parade, one of the...

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Plan a Visit to the 8th Air Force Museum

The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum was established to preserve the memory of the pilots, airmen, and ground crews who served during World War II. The Mighty 8th alone suffered roughly 26 thousand casualties during the war. The museum building focuses on various aspects of the aircraft and history, while the grounds feature memorials and a beautiful chapel. The museum is located off Interstate 95 just outside of Savannah, Georgia and is an essential stop for any visitor exploring the amazing history of this great city.   The main hall is dominated by a restored B-17 bomber painting in...

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