- The list below includes 217 free or cheap things to do in or near Detroit, Michigan, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Parks, Art Museum and Music Museums.
- From Detroit RiverFront to Campus Martius Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Detroit and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Canton, Dearborn, Westland and Sterling Heights.
75% 4 votes
1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843 MoreLess Info
As a wildlife rehabilitation center, Howell Conference & Nature Center offers school and camp programs for children to learn about environmental conservation. The facility also has a lodge for retreats and corporate events to take place.
At the Aquatic Resource Center, visitors can view live Lake Erie fish species and learn about the research that is being conducted in order to protect the body of water's wildlife. The location's offerings included hands-on science activities.
Open since 1946, Howell Bowl-E-Drome Lanes is a 20-lane bowling center that offers open and league bowling as well as party hosting. It provides arcade games, a full bar, a pro shop and a restaurant with food and drinks.
95% 598 votes
93 Delaware Ave., Put in Bay, OH 43456 MoreLess Info
Standing 352 feet high, the Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial was built by the end of 1915 and is the world's largest Doric column. It commemorates the battle of Lake Eerie in the War of 1812, while also celebrating the peace which followed.
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441 Catawba Avenue, Put in Bay, OH 43456 MoreLess Info
At the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, visitors can view a variety of artifacts from the Hotel Victory or watch an island history video. The site also maintains a collection of maritime and model ships.
76% 78 votes
southern tip of South Bass Island, Put in Bay, OH MoreLess Info
The South Bass Island Lighthouse was light for the first time in 1897 and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It is the home of the OSU research. On the site there are also the 1899 barn and the 1897 oil house.
A natural landmark, Perry's Cave is a natural limestone cave which goes as deep as 52 feet underground. 208 feet long and 165 feet wide, this cave was named after the commodore from the lake Eerie battle, and has an underground lake at the bottom.