This May will mark 10 years since the popular Pure Michigan tourism campaign was introduced by the state of Michigan and the dulcet tones of Tim Allen's narration worked to convince the nation that Michigan was a premier vacation spot. To celebrate its 10th year, Pure Michigan has released some of their most anticipated Michigan adventures, attractions, and openings coming in 2016.
Here are some in the metro Detroit region:
Legoland Discovery Center
will open at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. Detroit landmarks made out of Legos and a 4D cinema are among its attractions. Expect a spring opening.
The world's largest penguinarium, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center
, will open at the Detroit Zoo in 2016. Over 80 penguins from four different species will call the penguinarium home, including its 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area.
Three special exhibits will come through The Henry Ford
this year. They are Engines Exposed, running now through March 13); The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Retrospective, running April 28-Sept. 18, and Fashion Forward/Roddis Dress Collection, running Nov. 6 to April 3, 2017.
The United States Golf Association brings its 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship
to the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills Aug. 15-21.
is scheduled to debut on Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale this year. The gastropub was originally going to be called the Black Owl before switching names. It's brought to you by the company behind the popular Oakland County brunch spots, Toast.
The MARVAC Detroit Camper & RV Show will be celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year with its appearance at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Feb. 10 through 14.
Warren's Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., maker of fine beers and meads, will be celebrating 15 years of business this year.
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