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Suggested Activities

The Giving Institute
Summer Symposium 2017
Suggested Activities, Events, and Restaurants


  1. Detroit Institute of Art
  2. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History
  3. Detroit Historical Museum
  4. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
  5. Detroit Public Library
  6. Michigan Science Center
  7. Motown Museum
  8. Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  9. Historic Fort Wayne
  10. Hellenic Museum of Michigan
  11. Ukrainian American Archives and Museum of Detroit
  12. Renaissance Center/Detroit Riverfront
  13. Eastern Market
  14. Pewabic Pottery
  15. Two James Spirits Tour
  16. Detroit City Distillery Tour
  17. Arab American National Museum (Dearborn)
  18. Holocaust Memorial Center (Farmington Hills)
  19. Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak)
  20. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (Dearborn)
  21. Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (Grosse Pointe Shores)
  22. Automotive Hall of Fame (Dearborn)
  23. Cranbrook Art Museum & Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills)
  1. Farmington Hills Golf Club
  2. The Links of Novi
  3. Glenhurst Golf Course


  1. Detroit Segways Tour and Rentals
  2. Motor City Photography Workshops (Explore Detroit Tour)
  3. Show Me Detroit Tours
  4. Feet on the Street Tours
  5. Detroit Urban Adventures
  1. Midtown: collection of shops and art galleries including, Shinola, RUNdetroit, Naomi’s Nest, Tulani Rose, Nora Detroit, City Bird, Turquoise Boutique, and Flo Boutique Co.
  2. Third Man Records (Jack White's record label storefront)
  3. Somerset Collection (Troy): an upscale, luxury, super-regional shopping mall, with more than 180 specialty stores.
  1. The Spa Book Cadillac
  2. Tour Spa
  3. The Woodhouse Day Spa
  1. WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio: 24/7 fitness center, indoor pool, and daily guided group runs
  2. Boll Family YMCA
  3. Citizen Yoga Detroit
  4. PT in the D
  5. Crossfit in the D


  1. Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park – games Friday (7/14) and Saturday (7/15)
  1. Delish Detroit (needs to be scheduled in advance)
  2. Roast
  3. Rattlesnake Club
  4. Joe Muer Seafood
  5. The Whitney
  6. Giovanni’s
  7. Cuisine
  8. Antietam
  9. La Feria
  10. Small Plates
  11. Gold Cash Gold
  12. Motor City Brewing Works
  13. Pizza Papalis
  14. Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
  15. Vincente’s Cuban Cuisine
  16. Republic
  17. Mercury Burger and Bar
  18. Lafayette Coney Island (home of the classic chili cheese dog)
  19. Batch Brewing Company
  20. Yemen Café
  21. El Barzon Restaurante
  22. Katoi (recently had a kitchen fire/check closer to symposium for status)
  23. Cliff Bell’s
  24. Rose’s Fine Foods
  1. Sugar House (craft cocktails)
  2. Two James Spirits (tasting room)
  3. The Whisky Parlor
  4. Café 78 (in MOCAD)
  5. The Ghost Bar (in The Whitney)
  6. The Keep
  7. Detroit City Distillery (tasting room)
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