Quality Inn & Suites
9555 Middlebelt Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: (734) 946-1400
Fax: (734) 946-7480
The Romulus Historical Museum and Park are great places to go if you need a place to repose. There is an on-site gazebo and sitting areas located throughout the property. The growing museum's main goal is to preserve the local history and always welcomes any contributions from the community, be they artifacts or donations.
Aprroximately 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) away from downtown Detroit, Heritage Park in nearby Taylor city is a popular destination, especially in the spring and summer. This huge recreation park features many things that would entice you to visit this place time and again. A picnic area with grills and tables is just the perfect setting to start a lovely Sunday morning in a lovely way. Kids love coming here as well, enjoying a refreshing swimming session at the pool or simply getting all mud-decked, playing in the garden. There are historic buildings, a fishing pond, promenade and petting farm.
Located in Dearborn, this academy dedicated to all things glass is just a few miles from Detroit off of Highway 12. Founded by artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, the academy strives to promote and educate on the art of glass blowing. Various programs and courses on this unique art are offered throughout the year, as well as a variety of workshops and events. A one-of-a-kind attraction, find out more about this fragile medium by paying a visit to the academy.
The Henry Ford Square House is a private residence that is declared as a Michigan State Historic Site and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. This monumental mansion is also fondly called as the Henry Ford Honeymoon House.
Waltz Road Bridge was built in 1924 over the Huron River to address the lack of a permanent crossing. Spanning 100 feet (30 meters), the bridge is a notable specimen of pony truss bridges of the time. Despite there being minor changes to the structure over the years, the bridge retains most of its original design features.
One of the most popular roadside attractions in the United States, Uniroyal Giant Tire has been a landmark for more than four decades now. Located on Interstate 94, near the airport, the mammoth tire was built as a Ferris wheel for New York World Fair in 1964. With a seating capacity of 96 people, the giant wheel catered to more than two million people that year, including Jacqueline Kennedy. It was later moved to Allen Park, MI, where it still stands about eight stories high, drawing many tourists each year.
Commandant's Quarters is located at Dearborn Arsenal, Michigan. It is a military structure and is one of the oldest and most significant landmarks there. In the 19th Century, this place was a supply depot for the Army to store, maintain and repair arms and ammunition. By 1830, the depot had to close down as the population of the city had grown and it was no longer safe to operate a depot. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1970.
This summer time attraction is a hit with families! People of all ages will love the lap pool and the lazy river, but children especially love the kid's Sprayscape and two water slides. If you get hungry just head to the laid-back Grille, which provides delicious refreshments. Open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center is the perfect place to cool off.
Located in Dearborn, the Henry Ford Museum showcases the fascinating history of American innovation. You'll find a 1909 Ford Model T on display, as well as the bus that Rosa Parks made a stand on in 1955. See a kitchen from the 1930s, a locomotive, and the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated. The range of items in the museum is wide, featuring interesting pieces relating to manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, and technology.
Get a feel for American life in a different era at Greenfield Village. This village showcases everyday activities of citizens living in the 18th and 19th centuries. On a visit here, you'll find demonstrations of typesetting, blacksmithing, and glass blowing. Visit Thomas Edison's Menlo Park workshop in this village, as well as other historic homes relocated from across the country. There's a working farm in the village and you can watch baseball games played with the rules from the 1860s.
The Lilley Road Bridge stretches over the Lower Rouge River. The Massillon Bridge Company constructed the bridge from 1923 to 1924 in Canton Township of Michigan. It is significantly used for road related transportation. The full length of the structure is 90 feet (27 meters) and it was moved to its current location in 1933. It is of the camel back pony truss style and each side of the roadway of this eight-panel bridge features a cantilevered sidewalk.
The Dearborn Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is a blend of all that you could possibly imagine in a community center. The Padzieski Art Gallery is a showcase of local art and culture and holds regular exhibitions for budding local talent. The Center has a Michael A. Guido Theater, a 1201 seat auditorium with all the latest in light and sound technology. It is the perfect location for community arts programs. Besides these, there's also a sports center, a climbing wall, and a swimming pool! If all these activities leave your tummy rumbling, grab a bite at the Au Bon Pain Center Court Cafe. Fees and hours vary depending on which facility you wish to patronize.