• Closed for annual maintenance

    Closed for annual maintenance Sept. 3-28.

  • Mom helps young boy cross rocks in front of indoor waterfall at Outdoor Adventure CenterBringing "up north" to downtown Detroit!

    Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, with the Dequindre Cut trail running through its backyard, the Outdoor Adventure Center gives you a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.

    Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators -- walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.

    Visit the Outdoor Adventure Center and discover all there is to explore in the spectacular outdoors, parks, public lands and waters that are yours to enjoy.

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  • bride, groom and wedding party standing in indoor forest area at Outdoor Adventure Center We Do Weddings!

    Looking for a historic and unique place to have your wedding and/or reception? Your family and friends will be wowed the moment they step into the Outdoor Adventure Center. The OAC brings the outdoors indoors. Our life­size oak tree will greet your guests at the door with our picturesque waterfall in the background. Built in 1892, the OAC still has its historic charm from when Henry Ford did his apprenticeship here. We’ve added some modern amenities with our sound system, lighting and décor. Enjoy hosting your guests in our one­-of­-a­-kind rooms with a view of the Detroit River, Canada and a lighthouse! All of our 60-inch round tables, banquet chairs and parking are complimentary.

    Learn more about event space at the OAC.