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Things to do in Detroit area?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TRAVEZ, Apr 7, 2009.

    Joined: Jan 21, 2005
    Posts: 584


    Works calls again and it looks like I will be in the Detroit area ( Warren, MI) again. I was just there a couple weeks back and I might be there a little longer this time. I was wondering if I could get some suggestions for car things to do. I am bringing my skateboard as well. Any input would be appreciated!

  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Buy houses for $13,000 or less, or if you are really feeling crazy buy a block! Dodge Bros house is supposed to be pretty cool and I am sure there is a Museum or two to check out.
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 23

    from usa

    Go to the Henry Ford museum (very cool)
  4. Daddiojoe
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 123

    from Austin, TX

    Auburn Hills-- Chrysler Museum (be sure to visit the basement)

    Dearborn-- Henry Ford Museum (second to the Smithsonian--waaaaay cool. Plan for all day). Includes a Tucker, Starfire show car, the old 999, Byrd's South Pole planes, Lincoln's death chair, Kennedy's death car, Edison's last breath, amaaaaaazing collection.

    Ypsilanti--Independent Museum w/ a working Hudson parts counter. Kaisers, Henry J, and info on the Tucker. Nice Kaiser Darrin if you've never seen one.

    Let us know what you end up doing,


  5. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,859


    Go to a Red Wings game at Joe Louis arena. Drink yourself stupid with incredible microbrews at the Atwater Block Brewery. Splurge on some adult entertainment at Bouzoukis in Greektown. Try not to get shot
  6. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    downtown has beautiful architecture, and looks like someone dropped a neutron bomb on it eliminating all life in the area. Lock your doors and go for a cruise.

    I've heard if you go across the border into Windsor they have gambling and great stripclubs.

    Ford museum is a must see. Check it out while it still has funding.

    Chrysler museum, ehhh not so much. Although it is kinda neat to see a freakishly well preserved 84 shelby omni or dodge charger.
  7. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    ford museum is cool.. there is an auto museum right next to it that ive never been in.. Greek town is fun . I just go for the food as im not a gambler. how long you gonna be in town? I dont have a job right now so im free for anything :)... Id think the skateboard stuff would be right downtown by the water front but im not a boarder .. (too fucking old)
  8. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Right across the street from the Hudson dealership is The Sidetrack Grill, rated as one of the top 10 places in the country for a burger. We go about once a week. If you visit the Hudson place this is a must.

    Travez, Let me know and I'll get a HAMB group together one evening for burgers there.
  9. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    Food is fair .... I dont think its a top 10 in the world . Dont matter who rated it .. The hudson dealership is cool though ...
  10. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,125


    GQ top 10 burgers. A nice place to eat. I do lunch once in a while.

    Let me know when you are in town and I'll try to hook up. Just came from the GM Warren Tech Center. Maybe they'll still be in business when you get here...
  11. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,953

    from Central NJ

    Beat me to it!!!!! +1 for Bazoookis!!!!
  12. 2Hep
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
    Posts: 519


    There's the Chrysler Museum, The Henry Ford/Greenfeild Village, If you're going to Warren you can drive by the GM Design Site (Where I work) and see soem cool 1950's Buildings design by Sarien. The Detroit Historical Museum across the street from the DIA (Art Museum) and near the Detroit Public Lib. is pretty cool as it gives the History of Detroit and why it became what it became, they have a cool little basement self walk tour (I sent my Parents there when they came out to visit from NY and they enjoyed it, has alot of Auto related info) There's lots of old building still up...alot of Detroiters do not realize this but Detroit and LA are sister cities and alot of the building style are the same, however LA grew and expanded while everyone left Detroit for the 'burbs and much of the style remains (what hasn't been torn down) and Architecture Students from LA aswell as other places come to Detroit to see what LA looked like the '40's-'60's. Crazy huh?-
    There's places to eat, everyone's tastes are different. There's a Skatepark in Berkley I believe and one in Troy? I'll double check again...I still rawk my wide McGill that I had in Highschool...don't get out much on the board.
    If you're good at welding you can help me weld my '56's roof back together....hahahahah! I kill really I can't believe I hacked it up... anyway
    There is a swap meet coming up in Davisburg if you're out there then in a few weeks April 16th I believe- That's about 45minutes north of Warren up I-75. bring Cash heheh
    I think there's a couple cruise in starting up...anybody on here with the latest issue of "cruise news" that will list car stuff going on. I let my subscription run out...oops.
  13. littlebrain
    Joined: Mar 12, 2009
    Posts: 2

    from detroitish

    for skating, try landslide skatepark ( in clinton township, oakland vert ( in sterling heights or modern skatepark (madison heights)...
  14. Fish Tank
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 550

    Fish Tank

    Avoid Jessica Moran and Tiffiny DePoy...

    (two of my X's)
  15. lowbiz
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 59


    the modern skate park is brand new, indoor, and siiick! south east corner of stephenson hwy and 12 mile, not to far from warren. theres also an outdoor skate park north of 15 mile off of mound, havent been to that one, just driven by and seen the sign. as soon as this shitty weather breaks people will start to cruise woodward ave, ill be out there real soon. i would also recommend the Berkley Front on 12 mile in Berkley for a burger and a ton of beers on tap, i think its around 40. Red Coat Tavern in Royal Oak on woodward, amazing burgers!!!!! and Dugans Irish Pub across the street from red coat, lots of car memorabilia a great burger called the big chief and a nice place to hang out and watch cars when they open the windows upstairs. i work with 2hep at the GM tech center in Warren so keep an eye out for a red oxide 63 biscayne moredoor.

  16. Grab an old issue of Hot Rod or any small book from the 50's and 60's.

    Look for an add of your favorite OEM or aftermarket parts producer.

    Write down the address from their location in Detroit.

    Google directions to its location, because you don't want to get lost or have to ask for directions with in the city limits of Detriot, TRUST ME!

    See what it looks like today. Both the Packard Plant and the Kelsley Hayes Plant are a sight to see.
  17. Daddiojoe
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 123

    from Austin, TX

    EXCELLENT advice, Payne. What a cool tour that would be. Johnny 1290--I've always thought that the architecture in San Antonio is strangely similar to Detroit, too. FWIW.

    I forgot about the Detroit Institute of Art--there's a most excellent Diego Rivera mural there--Four Huge Walls! w/ lots of factory/dignity of the Worker imagery.

    I grew up in MI, would visit Detroit occasionally, Hamtramck (anyone remember Paycheck's?), saw the Cramps at St. Andrew's Hall in '84 or so.

    Have fun,
  18. cheapskate
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 58


    If you are in the area of Detroit Art Institute and Detroit Historical Museum, go a little further downtown and tour the Guardian Building. It is the largest brick skyscraper in the world. It is art deco, and never fell into disrepair. It is unique. The "basement " at the Detroit Historical Museum already recommended is also unique and worth your time. Grab a couple of Coneys at the Lafayette Coney Island for an old Detroit treat. As previously mentioned, know where you are going and don't get lost.
  19. kmfdm242
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 37

    from phx az

    Take a ride through Downtown, very cool buildings (atleast the structures). Check out the old train station. Like others said, lock your doors and get out before it gets dark. Windsor is cool. Take the Bridge. I used to go to Cheetahs if you do the strip club thing. It is close to the the tunnel off of Riverside. Have fun. I miss the Michigan summers.
  20. DePoy
    Joined: Dec 14, 2010
    Posts: 1


    You know this post shows up on Google, don't you? Funny how what people say in person and online don't always fit together. Kudos for not saying anything excessively obnoxious, but still trashy. See ya around.
  21. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,939

    from Michigan

  22. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    Hey DePoy! Do an intro!


    hey, someone had to say it!

    Hers has to be the funniest post I've seen on the HAMB in a long time !!!! LMAO!!!
  23. Shovel Snow!-The way the weather has been lately you may have to shovel a bit to clear a spot to skateboard :D
  24. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    there is nothing to do besides sit on the HAMB all day long. way to cold to be outside.

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