Things To Do in Michigan: Auburn Hills

Amy S. Eckert
| January 5, 2024 | 1 Minute Read
Children playing at interactive touch pool exhibit SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium


Sea Life Michigan Aquarium

Make your way through a tropical ocean and a freshwater habitat, discover the world of a coral reef, and play in a touch pool (above). Michigan’s largest aquarium, located within Auburn Hills’ Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, offers lots of interactive ways to explore the underwater world. Dig deeper and plan your visit to coincide with Sea Life’s behind the scenes tours, naturalist talks or feeding demonstrations.

Father and child play with LEGO exhibit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

Legoland Discovery Center

The most creative attraction in Auburn Hills may be Legoland (above), where toddlers and adults assemble vehicles, buildings and abstract art out of millions of multicolored bricks. Visitors can also enter Legoland via amusement park and VR rides, meet and greet Legoland characters, and admire a miniature Detroit created from one million Legos.

HUB Stadium

Try your hand at fowling, where the rules of cornhole and horseshoes intersect with football and bowling, at the HUB. This Auburn Hills entertainment center also offers axe-throwing stalls, Topgolf Swing Suites and a restaurant serving upscale pub grub.

Meadow Brook

Exterior view of Meadow Brook Hall with circular driveway in foreground Meadow Brook Hall

This National Historic Landmark was built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, heir of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and ranks among America’s finest Tudor Revival homes. Tour the 110-room mansion (above) to learn the stories behind the construction of this grand residence, its contribution to Michigan’s cultural and educational heritage, and the automotive innovation that made it possible.


Park 600

For a memorable dinner, check out this Rochester restaurant inside the Royal Park Hotel, just 5 miles east of Auburn Hills. Order oven-fired pizzas if you’re traveling with the kids or steak and seafood if you’re having a grown-up night out.

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Travelers head to Great Lakes Crossing for a wide range of snacks and dining, including metro Detroit chains like Kerby’s Koney Island, drinks and desserts at M Street Baking Co., and bubble teas and smoothies at Teamenison.

TownePlace Suites Detroit Auburn Hills

This comfortable AAA Three Diamond hotel is near shopping, dining and the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Michigan’s largest indoor outlet mall. The hotel offers rooms with separate living and sleeping areas, as well as fully equipped kitchens.

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