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Detroit Zoo Reveals New Logo for Their Iconic Water Tower

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) unveiled a new design for the nearly 100-year-old Detroit Zoo water tower on May 21 as part of their rebranding project. The Parade Company displayed the design on a miniature replica of the tower during a celebration hosted at the zoo. The tower, near I-696 and Woodward Avenue, is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

How Boat Drinks Are Having a Moment

Find out what boat drinks are, how they got their start, what’s popular now, and where to try a boat drink in metro Detroit. 

10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Metro Detroit

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to come together and honor lost military members. Commencing summer for many, this weekend is typically filled with community activities to celebrate family, community, and those who served. To help you plan, Hour Detroit has compiled a list of things to do this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, , in metro Detroit.

Learn About Motown’s Impact at this New Detroit Riverfront Exhibit

A series of panels that connect Motown Records’ musical history with its direct influence on later releases — from J Dilla to Amy Winehouse — were unveiled on Detroit’s Riverwalk this Monday. The eight-panel outdoor exhibition, called “Pushin’ Culture Forward,” is the third installment of the Motown Museum’s “Motown Mile,” series and was created in honor of the record label’s 65th anniversary.

14 Farmers Markets to Visit in Metro Detroit

Support local businesses this summer by heading to your local farmers market. These 14 metro Detroit farmers markets sell everything from fresh produce and baked goods to home items and body care.

This Summer’s 10 Must-Picnic Parks in Southeast Michigan

Picnic season upon us, and that means that family-friendly summer fun is only a park’s drive away. To get you in the great outdoors as soon as possible, Hour Detroit has compiled a roundup of the most picnic-worthy parks in Southeast Michigan this summer. Check them out with your kids, your significant other, or solo.

The Life and Legacy of Architect Minoru Yamasaki

Although best remembered as the architect of the 110-story World Trade Center towers in New York City that were destroyed by the terrorist attacks on 9/11, first-generation Japanese American Minoru Yamasaki built his legacy in Detroitwhile designing daring and noteworthy buildings before being acknowledged as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

There’s a New Wardrobe at Your Fingertips at Somerset’s Personal Stylist Suite

In 2016, Somerset Collection launched its Personal Stylist program to help alleviate shopping stress and promote a smoother shopping experience for customers, creating a unique and collaborative service. Learn more about that service here.

The Best of Michigan’s Beach Towns

Thanks to our Great Lakes, there’s no shortage of Michigan beach towns to visit. These towns throughout the state have made waves among national publications as being among the best.

Cedar Point Tickets, Hours, New Rides, and More for 2024

If you are wondering how much Cedar Point tickets will set you back this year, when the park is open on the date you’re wanting to go, what the newest rides are, or anything else about 154-year-old amusement park, look no further than this handy guide.


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