Detroit's Fabulous 5 Exhibit

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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