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Detroit's Fabulous 5 Exhibit

Explore iconic places in the D, from Belle Isle to Historic Eastern Market, at the Detroit Historical Museum from Sept. 23, 2011 till May 27, 2012

Introduce your kids to a handful of the D's iconic destinations, all under one roof. Opening Sept. 23, 2011, the Fabulous 5 exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum spotlights outstanding urban spots metro Detroiters love. Explore them here with your family; then venture out to discover the real deals:

  • Belle Isle: The largest city-owned island in the nation boasts five miles of shoreline, an incredible conservatory, nature zoo, historical monuments aplenty – and the amazing Kid's Kingdom playground.
  • Campus Martius Park: Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1805, it's now a popular gathering and ice-skating spot at Woodward Avenue and Monroe Street.
  • Historic Eastern Market: Established in 1891, this year-round fresh food destination features 43 acres of open-air bazaar.
  • The Heidelberg Project: An outdoor art environment created by Tyree Guyton 25 years ago transforms discarded objects into an eye-popping block.
  • Franklin Cider Mill: Not far from city limits, this 1837-built fave has one of the largest water wheels in the country, plus delicious cider and doughnuts.

The exhibit runs until May 27, 2012. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6/adults and $4/ages 5-17, plus $4/parking. Check out the Metro Parent listing for more on the Fabulous 5 exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum in 2011 and 2012.

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