Attractions To See in Parma Michigan

Attractions To See -Parma Michigan

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Parma Michigan is the home of many splendid things — we know it, because we live here. Beautiful scenery, majestic lakes, fabulous food, quirky locales and hidden gems just barely scratch the surface of what Parma Michigan has to offer.

We asked staff members of the Parma Press to share some of the best things to see and do in Michigan, based on our personal experiences. Here are 50 ideas you may want to add to your bucket list if you visit Parma, MI.

Think we missed something? Add your bucket list item here and be sure to explain why it’s great.

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One of the loveliest places in America to enjoy the fine art of taking tea, is in a Michigan Tea Room. Located throughout the state, in the regional area of Detroit, Lansing, and the Upper Peninsula, a Tea Room in Michigan can be as varied as the clothes we wear to them!

Some Tea Rooms boast specialty items on their menu, conducive to their particular region. Michigan Cherry Scones are a wonderful find in Tea Rooms around the State! You will also find many interesting "tea related" gift items in many of these tiny, but traditional places. Look for a Tea Room that sells the same scone mix they use from their selected menu items. Ivita Products are a real find in Michigan as they hail from California and are rare in the Great Lakes State area, so look for their many tea related items including a variety of scone mixes, muffin mixes, lemon or lime curd and their imported English Clotted Crème.

Call your nearest Tea Room and ask about accommodating your group. Whether it is a Bridal Shower, a Baby Shower, or a Special Birthday, the Tea Room can create an experience your guests will never forget. Seating capacity is foremost to your guest list, so be sure the Tea Room size can accommodate your group.

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A common misconception about Detroit is that the entire city is destitute and headed for complete disaster; when in fact the truth is that the city is making great strides to regain its high acclaim. With the restructuring of the big three, the heart of the American automotive industry; the constructing of the new light rail transportation; and the relocation of major corporations back to the city, these changes are all necessary elements for the equation of success and a booming and thriving economy for Detroit.

Though the housing market is lagging in recent advancements it will soon follow trend. Many investors understand the economic cycle and see Detroit as prime opportunity to begin using real estate as long term investment vehicles that offer steady high returns. Investors will earn steady rates of gain as long as they invest in the market while prices are at historical lows. Here are some common myths about Detroit that are actually quite unbelievable.

Detroit is all bad...
This is one of the funniest we've heard. Nothing is ever all bad. People, opportunities and situations are only bad when proper research and adequate time to investigate have not been given. It wouldn't be difficult to believe it with the way media portrays the city. Most things that make it to national headlines about the city are negative. It is true, Detroit has been hit hard during the economic crisis and one of the keys to reviving the city is rebuilding its infrastructure. Thus, the construction of major attractions like the Detroit International Riverwalk, a 102 million dollar development; Campus Martius Park; and the light rail transportation system. If the city was so terrible, organizations would not be investing hundreds of millions of dollars into an economy and city they felt wouldn't recover. They are making an investment into a city they believe will bounce back and once again be the home of major industries.

Don't believe the hype. With any large city there are good aspects and some not so good aspects. Investigate the matter further and do your due diligence to discover all the positive opportunities Detroit has to offer. Detroit currently presents a prime opportunity to build wealth through real estate investing. For more information of how you can take advantage of the opportunity, visit DetroitPropertyInvestor.com.

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The Detroit Metro Area has a lot of really neat things for people to do and see.

I grew up in the Chicago Area.  I lived in the Cleveland-Akron Area, the Winston-Salem-Greensboro Area, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  So I have not lived everywhere, but I have seen enough places to speak intelligently, and I know that Detroit has things to offer.  Detroit has some things to offer, despite what you hear in the news and from people with negative attitudes.

These are the things I would miss the most if I no longer lived here:

1. Professional Sports Teams: You have the Red Wings (Hockey), the Tigers (Major League Baseball), the Lions who are now winners in football once again, the Pistons (Men's Basketball), and the Shock (Women's Basketball).  There are also several Minor League Baseball teams within a short drive, too.

2. Proximity to Universities (within 2 hours): University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan State University in Lansing, Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Wayne State University in Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Adrian College in Adrian, Albion College in Albion, Alma College in Alma, Olivet College in Olivet, and the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.  Plus, there are several other smaller colleges throughout the city and the surrounding area.

3. Coney Island Restaurants: These are your basic greasy spoon Greek restaurants, but you can always find Chicken Lemon Soup and mouth watering, heart-killing Coney Dogs waiting for you to devour.  For those who do not know what a Coney Dog is, it is a hot dog in a bun topped with a special Coney Chili, onions, and mustard.  It sounds disgusting and is, but it sure tastes good!

4. Arabic/Middle Eastern Restaurants & Culture: Detroit Metro Area has the largest Arabic population outside of Middle East.  This is a pretty amazing fact.  It is nothing more than a mere fact, unless you count all of the places that serve wonderful baklava, an intensely sweet bakery desert that is almost like candy.  There is good humus and bad humus.  When you go to the right places, there are few things as tasty as a piece of warm, soft pita bread dipped into property flavored humus.  Then you have your supremely spiced meats: gyros, kababs, schawarmas, and more.  You will not find a dollar menu at these places, but you can eat a wonderful meal without spending a truckload of money.

5. Pizza Papalis: Buddy's and Shield's pizza are Detroit's cornerstones for pizza.  They both have a good pan pizza.  However, as a non-native Detroiter, these do not compare with Pizza Papalis.  Chicago is known for their pizza.  There are many places outside of the Chicago Area that will claim to have Chicago-style pizza only to disappoint.  Pizza Papalis bakes a Chicago Style Pizza that favorably compares to Giordono's in Chicago.  Amongst my personal favorites, their spinach and three cheese pizza with sausage and mushroom pizza is a thick, cheesy pizza that melts in your mouth and makes a tremendous mess on your plate.

15. Close Proximity to Beautiful Parts of Michigan:  This includes beaches and parks.  Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes, and so many other rivers go through it.  Smaller lakes make their home inside the state.  Finding beaches requires no skill here.  You want to fish, swim, camp, or just walk around really scenic areas, you are never far from it here.  People mention "going north," and they mean that scenic areas with a simple lifestyle is found by driving north on I-75.  You can say this about many places, but it is true in Michigan more than most.

16. Near Many Orchards:  Depending upon what is "in season," you can pick strawberries, apples, peaches, blueberries, and more with only a short drive from Detroit.  Plus, many orchards offer hayrides and places for your kids to play.  It really becomes an event.

17. Frankenmuth:  This town is less than two (2) hours from most parts of the Detroit Metro Area.  This is a town that is an obvious tourist trap, but it is still worth seeing.  It is an old-time German town, placing a large emphasis on Christmas.  In fact, on the town's outskirt, there is a store called Bronner's, which sells Christmas themed things nearly every day, except, well Christmas.  The town's most celebrated restaurants are Zehnders and Bavarian Inn.  You can order many things, but I recommend the Family Style Chicken Dinner.  There are small shops within the downtown area, and it sits beside a scenic river.

I might have missed some other things, which is good.  That means that the Detroit Area offers even more than I am promising.  Enjoy Detroit!


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