I may not work downtown any more but that certainly won’t stop me from exploring the D and sharing my adventures with you!
This past weekend all five of us were home together and that almost never happens! On the rare occasion when all of us are together we always try to do something
to keep the kids from getting on each others nerves fun.
Our version of fun this weekend was to visit the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) that is located in Detroit right along the Detroit RiverWalk. It’s also located close to the Dequindre Cut Trail which is my favorite place to run downtown. So if you happen to share my passion of running and adventuring, you should bring along your running shoes when you visit the OAC.
The OAC is in what was known as the Globe Building. Prior to the OAC making the Globe Building its home, the building had been vacant for many years. I love seeing all of these old buildings downtown being transformed into amazing places and spaces. To read more about the Globe Building click here.
The building that the OAC is in is pretty amazing and has some great history but the fun of the OAC is what is inside the building. The purpose of the OAC is to bring the sights, sounds and activities of “up north” to downtown Detroit. And I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I believe my Northern Michigan upbringing makes me the perfect person to judge how well the OAC brought the up north to life.
So how did they do? Take a look for yourself.
I am sure you can agree with me that the OAC did a great job of immersing visitors into the up north without having to leave Detroit. In addition to visually transporting people to the great up north, there were many hands on exhibits including simulators that allowed you to experience fishing, snowmobiling, mountain bike riding etc.
Our kids even got to partake in a 30 minute archery class that was included with the entrance fee!
And while nothing beats a real trip to the up north, all five of us had a great time at the OAC and we think you should make a point to visit it yourself. To find out more information about the OAC, click here.
Have you been to the Outdoor Adventure Center?
What did you think of it?
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