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Tour this peaceful hideaway of automobile magnate Edsel Ford and his wise Eleanor. This 87-acre (35.2 hectare) estate is located on the shores of Lake St. Clair and the house was designed by the renowned architect Albert Kahn. The estate features original paintings by Matisse, Cezanne and more as well as has beautifully landscaped grounds. Guided tours around the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House offer a look at this beautiful manor as well as an interesting history lesson.
Housed in an art-house movie theater, The Magic Bag features an eclectic mix of musical acts ranging from nationally known performers like Rickie Lee Jones and B. B. King, to emerging alternative rock groups. No frills but ample elbow room as you check out the latest music or watch a movie. The View n' Brew nights are quite popular, offering patrons the chance to sit back and enjoy a newly released film with a cold beer or glass of wine.
Heritage Park is a popular destination, especially in the spring and summer. This huge park features many activities that would entice you to visit again and again. Go swimming in the pool, enjoy the beautiful garden, try your luck at the catch-and-release fishing pond, or go on a hike. Kids will love the playground and the moderately priced petting farm where they can get up-close-and-personal with animals.
The Detroit Zoological Park is one of the nation's oldest and most stately zoos. Its huge main campus is located on land situated in the suburb of Huntington Woods but owned by the city of Detroit. Renovations of many of the zoo's older buildings and new exhibits have modernized the zoo. Popular exhibits include the new Amphibiville, home of the National Amphibian Conservation Center, a Wildlife Interpretive Center and adjacent butterfly/hummingbird gallery, a chimpanzee exhibit, a penguinarium and a model farm. The grounds are large and a free train is often crowded in summer.
One of the oldest and best known comedy clubs in metropolitan Detroit, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle has spawned a number of successful comedians, most notably television's Tim Allen. The club hosts national as well as local acts, with improv and open mic each Tuesday night. A private room is available for parties and corporate functions.
The American Polish Cultural Center has space for meetings and celebrations. It also hosts Polish cultural events.