Things to do in Detroit with Kids

Detroit, the largest U.S. city on the Canadian border, has a vivid cultural landscape that’s great for touring. 

If you’re looking for fun things to do over the weekend, here’s a list of the top 10 activities for the whole family.

Featuring creative projects, interactive exhibits, and an indoor café, Detroit Kid City is a hidden gem of cultural references wrapped up in a kid-friendly environment.

Detroit Kid City

With such a delightfully alliterative name, it’s no surprise that Marvin3m is an incredible journey through mechanical history. 

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Detroit International RiverWalk

Cafés lining the path offer different dining and relaxing experiences along the way, and as you walk along, you’ll see plentiful sights and nature areas.

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center takes all of the best experiences of a water park with two waterslides, a 300-gallon dumping bucket, and a lazy river.

With penguins, anteaters, sea otters, and monkeys, Detroit Zoo has a massive range of animals to view. Invertebrates, birds, amphibians, reptiles—you name it!

Detroit Zoo

With so many exciting adventures, the Outdoor Adventure Center offers a great change of pace for a weekend of fun.

Outdoor Adventure Center

Belle Isle Park

With lots of attractions and memorials along the way, it’s a natural haven for outdoor activities.

Michigan Escape Room

The Michigan Escape Room is a great bonding experience for families, especially if it’s your first escape room. 

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