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6 Things to Do Near the Palace of Auburn Hills

Posted on Tuesday, February 21 2017 in Events

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Heading to an event at the Palace of Auburn Hills? Don't leave without exploring some of these other local sights and attractions.

  1. Tour Meadow Brook Hall on the grounds of Oakland University. You can get a taste of Detroit's automotive history by touring the historic residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of auto pioneer John Dodge) and her second husband. The 1,500-acre estate was built in the 1920s and is now open for daily tours.

  2. Shop or nosh at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Work up an appetite browsing the 185 retail and outlet stores, then grab a bite to eat at the high-energy Johnny Rockets. If you have more time to spare, catch a movie at AMC Star Great Lakes 25.

  3. Check out Legoland Discovery Center Michigan or the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium. Legoland offers play areas, rides and a brick pool, while the aquarium features more than 5,000 underwater creatures, such as sharks, stingrays, jellyfish and more.


    SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

  4. Grab dinner. There are countless restaurants near the Palace. Buddy's Pizza is a local staple with its Detroit-style square pizzas, or try O'Malley's Irish Tavern for pub food. Search for more restaurants here.

  5. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi. The downtown district of Auburn Hills (along Auburn Road) is blanketed by a free Wi-Fi network that is available both indoors and out - meaning you can check your email, find a restaurant for dinner or scan social media without tapping into your data. Look for "ah_freewifi" to connect.


    Dessert Oasis

  6. Walk around nearby Rochester. Plenty of restaurants, shops and art galleries make up the historic district, not far away from the Palace. After dinner, kick back at the cozy Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters for delicious baked goods, artisan coffee and live music many evenings.

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By: Heidi Tiano

Photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center Michigan, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, Dessert Oasis.