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Sea Life Michigan Aquarium is one of metro Detroit’s hottest and wettest new attractions. Go nose-to-nose with more than 5,000 creatures, from stingrays to seahorses, and you’ll feel like an underwater swimmer yourself!

We chatted with Sea Life Michigan’s toothy mascot Magnus for the inside scoop on his world under the water.

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There are more than 2,500 sites across the U.S. recognized as National Historic Landmarks. These are “places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States,” according to the National Park Service. With Detroit’s rich history, we are fortunate to count several National Historic Landmarks locally. Here are a few notables to check out during your visit:

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Henry Ford Museum Clocktower and Campus sign

If you’re going to take a walk back through America’s past, spring is the time to do it. Now that the snow is melting and flowers are preparing to bloom, The Henry Ford is at its prime — and has a busy roster of exhibitions and events to draw you in.

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RiveraKahlo DIA

When it comes to art in Detroit, the story of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is perhaps one of the most fascinating.

Starting March 15 the Detroit Institute of Arts will showcase the work of this power couple in an exhibit focusing on the year the artists spent in Detroit.

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Take5 BridgetRusso

Conceived in 2011, prototyped in 2012 and first sold in 2013, Shinola is an American-made luxury watch, bicycle and leather goods manufacturer. Though young, the brand’s story, the products’ elegance and the company’s community outreach efforts will make you want to #Detroitproud.

For this Take 5, Marketing Director for Shinola Bridget Russo filled us in on why Detroit was the chosen city to bring Shinola to life.

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