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Gems of Detroit

Gems of Detroit


April 5, 2022 $99
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Gems of Detroit

SAVE $10 when you book by March 1st – Spend the day exploring unique and fun places in Detroit.  Venture into ParadeLand with The Parade Company and experience a behind-the-scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Next, tour the Ford Piquette Plant – it is almost unchanged since Henry Ford’s day.  End your day at the fabulous Peacock Room where you’ll have the opportunity to shop this 2800 square foot store filled with unique clothing, accessories and more.

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  • The Parade Company (guided tour)—Venture into our magical ParadeLand and experience a behind-the-scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Learn more about the Parade’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot storyland of floats, and see how our award-winning artisans bring them to life. Parade Company studios is one of the most interactive and family-friendly things to do in Detroit. Take a journey through our unique creative kingdom, marvel at the world’s largest collection of papier-mâché heads that resemble local icons and famous characters. The Parade Company costume shop warehouses over 3,000 costumes. Designed and created in our Detroit studio these costumes make a colorful array of characters come to life.
  • Ford Piquette Plant (guided tour) – Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it’s the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford’s day, the plant is a three-story mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford’s "Positively NO Smoking" stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive and social revolution.
  • The Peacock Room—The Peacock Room is a one-of-a-kind artsy boutique in downtown Detroit offering unique, artful merchandise, curated outfits, and accessories—all with a vintage touch. It is like rebooting one’s fashion journey with a renewed sense of style that’s a mix of both old and new! The boutique is an embodiment of imaginativeness that knows no boundary, and each of their products is created with passion that makes a distinct style statement.
Lunch is included at Promenade in the Fisher Building.