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Pointes of Interest

Grosse Pointe War Memorial

32 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 - (313) 881-7511 -

Housed on the shores of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial serves as a center for enrichment in honor of veterans. The War Memorial creates and hosts special programs to promote patriotism and preserve veteran legacies. The building itself is the former home of the Russell Alger family - a mansion, built in 1910, and donated to the community in honor of World War II veterans in 1949.  The home is designated as a state and national historic site and is used for a variety of programs and functions that focus on dance, art, music, theatre, health and personal enrichment as well as a multitude of children's and youth programs.


Grosse Pointe War Memorial 24 hour Television for the Whole Community.  Click on WMTV 5 for viewing schedule

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 - 313-884-4222 -

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House hosts events, exhibitions, lecture series and children's programs.  Visitors can enjoy the exquisite architecture of the house, wonderfully landscaped lakefront grounds and a beautiful art collection.  A playhouse, gallery shop, tea room, gardens and pool house are also on the grounds of the estate.  Tours are available.  Holiday season tours are especially popular.

Grosse Pointe Theatre                                      

32 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 - (313) 881-4004 -

Productions come to life at 315 Fisher Road.  A turn-of-the-centuryboarding house completely rehabbed from top to bottom.  Featuring four productions each season – the theatre group performs, dramas, comedies and at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. 

West Park Farmers Market

Held on Kercheval Ave. between Balfour and Maryland - Grosse Pointe Park
Spring, Summer & Fall - Saturdays from 9 am - 2pm

Community Education - Classes & Activities

Aquatics, Youth, Exercise, Arts & Crafts, Drivers Education…and MORE...
The Department of Community Education of the Grosse Pointe Public School System offers a wide variety of educational and recreational activities for children and adults of all ages. 

Although not located in the Grosse Pointes .... places worth the trip

Detroit Eastern Market

2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207 - (313) 833-9300 -
Market Hours:   Saturdays from 6 am - 4 pm

Since 1891, Detroit's Historic Eastern Market has been home to an amazing community of farmers, merchants, restaurants, unique shops, food lovers and residents.  On any given Saturday, the market hosts more than 150 farmers and vendors offering fruit, vegetables, breads, jellies, jams, honey, cheeses, spices, plants and flowers.  The market also features seasonal and holiday items.


Located on Monroe between St. Antoine and Beaubien - Detroit, MI
Visitors can enjoy shops, restaurants, bakeries and a taste of authentic Greek cuisine.

Detroit Zoo

Located at the corner of Woodward Ave. and Ten Mile Rd. - Royal Oak, MI - (248) 398-0900 -

Open year-round, displays include a chimpanzee exhibit, a penguinarium, walk-through aviary, reptile house, indoor rhino and the Polar Bear Arctic Ring of Life exhibit.

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI- (313) 833-7900 -

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI - (313) 576-5111 -

Meadowbrook Hall

On the grounds of Oakland University, Rochester, MI - (248) 364-6200 -

Meadowbrook Hall is often described as an American castle.  It is the former residence of Oakland University founders Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson.  Listed on both the national and state registers of historic properties and host to many special events, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history.