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Issue Date: June 2008


ROAD TRIP

You’ll want to hit the highway at some point this season. Check out what our neighbors to the Northwest have to offer with these five Motor City options:

1. MGM Grand Detroit

This mega-mecca has everything at its fingertips. Inside the hotel is a casino, spa, shopping center, bars and lounges, and world-class restaurants. Outside is the heart of downtown Detroit. 1777 Third St., Detroit; 1-877-888-2121
www.mgmgranddetroit.com

2. Autopalooza
August is the month for car lovers as a series of auto events hit Detroit and surrounding areas. Check out the Woodward Dream Cruise, the “world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture.”
www.motorcities.org

3. The Henry Ford Museum
With everything from museum exhibits to an Imax theater, this museum compound is a trip to America’s automotive past. Sit in the Rosa Parks bus, or see the first Model T. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich., (313) 982-6001
www.thehenryford.org

4. Detroit Institute of the Arts
Summer is the time to relax and have fun, and the DIA’s temporary exhibit, Give It a Rest: People at Play showcases just that. Check out the Muppet and monster movies, live music and performance artist DJ Spooky. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; (313) 833-7900
www.dia.org

5. MotorCity Casino Hotel
True decadence. This hotel/casino hosts Detroit’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant, puts digital scales in every bathroom, outfits each room with a plasma TV and iPod docking station, and has a “pillow library” available. 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 1-866-STAY-MCC
www.motorcitycasino.com

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