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The city of Woodhaven, located in Southern Michigan, may be known for its automotive heritage, but the town got its name from a distant and unlikely source – Queens, New York.
Begin your time in Woodhaven at the Civic Center Park, where the calendar is loaded with a variety of events year round. At Micro Stock Car Racing, steer your own mini roadster across a model track and compete against fellow participants while imagining the roar of the crowd. Another must will be the monster truck rallies and state-fair sized carnivals, sure to make your time in Woodhaven action-packed and cotton candy sweet.
Reserve a day in Woodhaven for a day of learning at one of the many science museums and nature facilities. At Oakwood Metropark Nature Center, observe the snakes slithering through their natural habitat and turtles floating across a 700-gallon aquatic tank. There’s also an equestrian trail, a hike and bike trail, a picnic area with a view of the Huron River and a butterfly viewing area that Monarch Watch has designated a Monarch butterfly way station.
When you’re ready to explore the region, drive less than 30 minutes north to the Detroit Children’s Museum. Highlights here include the Travel Through History gallery and the Live, Learn, Play Center -- perfect for children who love interactive displays. Or, head to the Henry Ford Museum, dubbed “America’s Greatest History Destination.” See the Montgomery City bus that made Rosa Parks a civil rights legend as well as an incredible collection of Presidential limousines, including those that carried Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy.
After a full day of adventure, head back to your comfortable and affordable IHG hotel to relax with the help of many luxurious amenities. From helpful staff to a fully equipped gym and nurturing beds, you won’t be able to help letting go. Make the most of your time in Woodhaven when you book a room with IHG hotels today.
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