• 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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  • close-up of an arrow in an archery target Girls' Night Outdoors: Archery 101

    Are you a woman interested in getting involved in more outdoor activities but you don’t know where to start? We have a perfect program series for you Girl’s Night Outdoors! 

    Join us Friday, Aug. 3, when we’ll feature Archery 101. For $20 per person, the evening will include a 45-minute introductory archery class, a scavenger hunt and a lemonade/ice tea bar with a souvenir cup. Preregistration required.

    Register for Girls' Night Outdoors: Archery 101.