Allen Park is a working-class suburban city in central Wayne County, Michigan. The city is known for its tree-lined streets, brick houses, and the Fairlane Green Shopping Center that opened in 2006. At the 2010 census, the population was 28,210. The suburb of Detroit was once recognized in Money Magazine's list of America's Best Small Cities. Allen Park is part of the collection of communities known as Downriver. Much like other "Downriver" communities, Allen Park has seen a steady decline in recent years, in terms of property value.
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5 based on 3 reviews
Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot.
Named for its founder, the automobile industrialist Henry Ford, and based on his efforts to preserve items of historical interest and portray the Industrial Revolution, the entire property encompasses homes, machinery, exhibits, and Americana of historically significant items as well as common memorabilia, both of which help to capture the history of life in early America.
Amazing...incredible...fantastic...unbelievable...fabulous...one of the most comprehensive and colossal collections of historical significance a person will every encounter !!!
JUST DO IT...DON'T HESITATE...GO VISIT...!!!!!!
4.5 based on 127 reviews
Heritage Park is a nice park in an urban environment that offers a petting zoo, a pond for fishing, and summer concerts on Wednesday evenings, also offers special events throughout the year, nice for families
5 based on 7 reviews
The task seems simple: find clues and solve puzzles in 60 minutes to ESCAPE the room. With your adrenaline pumping -- this thrilling race against the clock might be more challenging than you think. Clever Clues is bringing adventure to life in Allen Park. Make us a part of your night out!
Excellent experience! Our "guide" was perfect - good explanations, nudges in the right direction if we needed but only given if we asked, and always just the right clue to get us back on track without giving it away. Highly recommended! Can't wait to try another room here!
5 based on 2 reviews
Between his greed, the poor working conditions in his factories, and his brutal early union busting efforts, Henry Ford really wasn’t the nicest guy ever. But he showed a lot of foresight in bringing together this collection of buildings and artifacts to preserve history and make them available for public viewing. I do appreciate being able to see the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, and the many other historic buildings assembled here from their various original locales. And I appreciate that Ford crossed racial barriers to work with George Washington Carver.
There’s a lot to read and learn here. The village employs an army of folks in period costumes. Between wandering around on our own, we took in a musical program, and saw an interpreter portraying Edison.
We’ve been to several other living history villages including Colonial Williamsburg, The Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Heritage Park Historical Village near Calgary, but this location holds a special place because of the five or so times I’ve been to the Detroit area, I’ve visited this place nearly every time, going back to when I was very young.
The last time we were here, we paid for and enjoyed a ride in a Model T, which was a 30-minute tour that provided an overview of the place. I was a little disappointed to find the Model T ride is now just a seven-minute circuit, not a tour, and you have to line up in a cue for your turn. It was still fun, but not what I expected. Seems like there’s been other changes since we were last here more than 10 years ago, including more extensive development of the park’s roads, the addition of more food stands, and development of a whole arts and crafts area showcasing various crafts.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.
It's a cultural museum, not a historical museum, so don't expect a lot of detail on the countries of origin or the political, religious or economic reasons for emigration to the U.S. The focus is assimilation, the contributions of Arabs in America, and how individuals with a foot in two worlds (or more) define their ethnic identity -- which is something that everyone, regardless of heritage, can relate to. There was a bilingual guided tour while we were there, and though we didn't join, the speakers seemed very knowledgeable and thoughtful. There's also a great gift shop with a fun sense of humor, library, and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art downstairs. Our visit was probably just over an hour.
3.5 based on 7 reviews
I'm pretty sure this is the bar we visited off of Dix Highway and it was newly remodeled. So, I'm not sure what the other reviewer saw. It was clean, had TVs everywhere, new tables and chairs and was freshly painted. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was excellent! My companions had the steak and they loved their food as well. One is a food junkie and raves that the cook here does everything well. A good variety and plenty of it.
4.5 based on 22 reviews
Midway is cool family entertainment place with go karts, miniature golf, a golf driving range, batting cages, bumper cars, water wars and sheltered picnic areas. Come on out and have fun with friends, have a birthday party, field trip or team building group outing.
This place offers a driving range, putt putt golf, go carts to name a few activities.
Prices are reasonable, with individual tickets or group packages.
The venue is clean and safe.
Definitely a place to take children or teens.
Food is offered on site as well.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
Fair Lane is the historic home of Clara and Henry Ford. It was the Fords' 15th and final home. They built the 31,000-square-foot estate as their dream home on 1,300 acres in Dearborn, Mich. The historic structures of the estate, including the main house, are closed for restoration. The grounds and gardens are open for visitors Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. year round, plus additional weekend hours during the late spring and summer. The estate is closed on weekends during the winter. Grounds admission is free. The house will open periodically for special celebrations, events and sneak peeks at restoration in progress.
The house is currently closed for an extensive renovation programme which will bring the house back to its original state. I was fortunate enough to go through with a group. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying when it reopens.
4 based on 88 reviews
This museum gives the nod to those who distinguished themselves in the auto industry by innovation, determination and inspiration.
This history of people who help make car's what they are today. It's The Hall of Fame houses a few historic cars and motors. that about it..
4.5 based on 10 reviews
Played Taylor Meadows Golf Club on a beautiful September day. The Course is very playable and fun to play. It was in very good condition with a nice staff.18-Holes with three sets of tees measuring 5279-, 5799- and 6251-yards.Senior pricing makes it reasonable to play.
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