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I had no idea this place existed. My brother recommended it, and I’m so happy that we went to... read more

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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Great place! Highly recommend!

I took a group of older gentlemen here with closed head injuries. They thought some of the things... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
Fenton, Michigan
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1801 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207-4020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea this place existed. My brother recommended it, and I’m so happy that we went to visit. This place is super kid friendly, with lots to do and see all while learning. The admission price was very reasonable. We spent almost two...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

I took a group of older gentlemen here with closed head injuries. They thought some of the things were way too kiddish for them (as they were) but they REALLY loved the simulators. With having closed head injuries or TBI’s as you may know it,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

This is a great, low priced venue for young families. It’s a nice two hour visit for sure. Easy parking and access right along the riverwalk for before and after the visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Snackpacks
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon. Parking was easy and convenient right off of Atwater. The price was reasonable to visit & all 5 of my kids (ages 6-15) found things to enjoy. We spent about 2 hours there and we were able to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WishingforWonderland
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Enjoyed a fantastic Sunday afternoon at the Outdoor Adventure Center. The facility has many fun and educational exhibits celebrating the outdoors. Lots of activities for younger kids, and some for those that are a little bit older. Good for a couple hours of family fun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank neovox
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This is a well thought out full morning of adventure and knowledge. We took a 3 and 5 year old and had a blast. Older ages would love it too. So many thigs to try, explore and learn.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claudia D
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We took our grandkids to the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center for the afternoon. It was easy to get to and parking was close and easy. We all had a great time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glenn G
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

My boys loved to ride the ATV, bike, and snowmobile (in front of movie screens). Climbing in faux trees and walking across a swinging bridge was also fun. Did it all in an hour. They also had a big cotton ball snowball fight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kellymQ868JN
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy day. Was a great inside adventure though! Great for preschoolers, preteens and tweens. Tree to climb, interesting displays, interactive “adventures” including kayaking, snowmobiling, four wheeling, fishing and more! We arrived right at opening on Sunday and spent at least...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BirdWord58
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We have 3 boys ages 18, 15 and 12. They had a great time with all the experiences from "catching" a salmon to "riding" a 4-wheeler. MDNR did a fabulous job making this a fun family place. We spent about an hour and a half....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenifer D
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Lena A
July 11, 2017|
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Response from Mezumi | Reviewed this property |
Parking in on site next to the building. There is also an open overflow lot last time we went we did not have to park there. I have not had to pay for parking when we visited.
Linda C
June 24, 2017|
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Response from 53ChrisW | Reviewed this property |
At this time they are closed on Monday and Tuesday
Connie L
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Ellsbells810 | Reviewed this property |
I saw several families with strollers when we were there.