10 Things to Do in Oxford That You Shouldn't Miss

March 14, 2018 Venice Greaves

Oxford is a village in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located among metropolitan Detroit's affluent northern suburbs. The population was 3,436 at the 2010 census. The village is entirely within Oxford Charter Township. The village occupies one square mile and is both politically and geographically a part of the township. The village calls itself sister city to Oxford, England. Oxford is located roughly 30 miles (48 km) from Flint and 40 miles (64 km) from Detroit.
Restaurants in Oxford

1. Ideal Escape Rooms

925 N Lapeer Rd, Suite 246, Oxford, MI 48371-6742 +1 248-572-3999
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 31 reviews

Ideal Escape Rooms

Ideal Escape Rooms is Oakland County's latest attraction. An Escape Room is a LIVE ACTION game for you and your friends! You will have 60 minutes to find clues, collect information, solve puzzles, and complete your challenge. Your goal is to solve a mystery or complete a final task before your time runs out! All of our rooms are fully themed so you feel like you're in another place. Games available for ages 10+. Escaping is only half the fun! Accept the challenge, and book online at the IdealEscapeRooms website. Great for team building and office parties too.

Reviewed By stevemotrinc - Auburn Hills, Michigan

We had a group of 10 for the Wild West experience and I personally had an amazing time. The tasks were difficult (exactly what I was looking for), and definitely required every member of our group to solve. I had never done an escape room before so I didn't really know what would happen, but we were informed of what to expect and made to feel comfortable with the process. It was such a blast!

2. Orion Marine Pontoon Rentals & Historical Boat Tours

10 S Park Blvd, Lake Orion, MI 48362-3156
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 46 reviews

Orion Marine Pontoon Rentals & Historical Boat Tours

All boats are NEW every season! Available for to rent on LAKE ORION ONLY, by full day, half days, and evenings. Historical Boat Tours are by reservation only, $25 per person, adults only and last for about two hours. Mon-Thursday evenings- Private tours available

Reviewed By Daryl J - Clover, South Carolina

I found Orion Marine Pontoon Rentals online from my home in South Carolina and called and reserved pontoon boat from Riva. She was very helpful they provided a safe and fun way to spend the day on the lake with my family while visiting Michigan. They were kind and helpful and provided us a a clean new boat to enjoy for the day. I will definitely consider renting again next year.

3. Cook's Dairy Farm

2950 Seymour Lake Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462-9166 +1 248-627-3329
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Cook's Dairy Farm

Reviewed By heawi3 - Ortonville, Michigan

Best ice cream ever, gigantic cones and cows too! Be prepared for the farm smell ?we love this place and open late

4. Paint Creek Trail

4480 Orion Rd, Rochester, MI 48306-1658 +1 248-651-9260
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
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5 based on 104 reviews

Paint Creek Trail

Reviewed By Keule1965 - Henstedt-Ulzburg

This trail runs from north side Rochester across to Lake Orion and paralell with Orion street. Its a well paved road (sand) where running and bicyckling is easy.

When you run from Lake Orion to Rochester, walk through Rochester and connect to Clinton River Trail. This brings you west to Auburn Hills and beyond.

5. DTE Energy Music Theatre

7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348-4750 +1 248-377-0100
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Reviewed By tmrlm - the fort

Our first visit here. FYI only draw string bags no back pack/book bags they will confiscate.( you do get them back) NO glow sticks, they confiscate, and you are waiting while they descide.( you don't get them back)
I love michigan and generally the people of michigan but for the most part the young people at this venue were rude and Obnoxious and a couple were totally out of hand.. I realize this is a medical marajuania state and there were alot of people needing medication there. If you get there early and are near the sidewalk for the lawn seats, be aware they ALLOW people to stand at the railing and on the sidewalk.That is where people "smoke" as told to us by personnel. So they are going to stand in your way. Which doesn't really matter because everyone stands any way.They also stand on the paved walk way, making it almost impossible to go any where, and also seems to be a fire hazard.Egressing out of there is a total nightmare.We saw 2 sets of stairs that all must go down. you should use the out side of the stair case as the inside gets backed up because some people try to walk down the hill and are blocked by a fence and trees and evidentually have to climb over the rail and egress out through the stairs, backing the people trying to come down the stairs.They need more ways to get in and out of the venue. Even though lines were long at the bathroom the lines seemed to move quickly, getting there however was a challange because of there rule that practally every thing goes, when it comes to standing.AND use the bathroom before you attempt to make it back to the parking lot and your car. The traffice lines are terribly long trying to get out,as you would expect and they will NOT let you back in to go to the bathroom and there are NO pit toilets out side the gate.We were basically told to pee in the parking lot.As I have been to other outside venues, I will choose another venue next time.

6. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1221 +1 877-746-7452
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 747 reviews

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Michigan's largest indoor regional outlet center and entertainment venue, is located at I-75 and Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills. It features 185 shops, restaurants and entertainment options, including manufacturer outlets, unique themed restaurants, a 1000-seat food court and a 25-screen, state-of-the-art theater megaplex - all situated in a single-level, easily accessible racetrack design. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is also home to over 30 stores and restaurants you won't find anywhere else in Michigan including SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

Reviewed By Raakesh S

we frequented this lovely upscale mall when lived in the area x 2 yrs. huge outlet mall w/ excellent laid out shops and wide selection for whole family, a gift for S Michigan. also get lots of exercise walking aroundThank you for your comments!

7. THE OX BAR & GRILL

23 S Washington St, Oxford, MI 48371-4978 +1 248-628-1400
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

THE OX BAR & GRILL

Reviewed By Bruce M

While only being able to frequent the Ox every three weeks on average, it's always maintained good standards, good food and good service. There are times you may have to wait for a table but that's going to be standard during rush time and days anyplace with good food. Fortunately The Ox is large enough and efficient enough to allow a steady stream of traffic so the waits are not unreasonable. It's also small enough that you have good service. I'm impressed with the service as well as pricing for what you receive. Recommend

8. Devil's Ridge Golf Club

3700 Metamora Rd, Oxford, MI 48371-1624 +1 248-969-0100
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Devil's Ridge Golf Club

This 18-hole premier championship golf course offers five different teeing areas that challenges any golfer from the recreational player to the seasoned pro.

Reviewed By BHartMich - Northville, Michigan

We had two threesomes on a Monday. The course was not particularly crowded and we played the front nine in about 2 hours. Very nice. The layout is a little odd with the cart paths crossing each other occasionally, and you end up driving by tee boxes with other groups about to tee off. The course was re-routed at some point and some of the signage is not great. We made a few wrong turns.

The back nine was really slow. There is a very long drive between 13 & 14 which takes you back by the clubhouse. We said something to the bag boys, but they were not responsible for helping us out, so nothing was done. There was no evidence of anyone managing anything on the course. The back nine took nearly 2 1/2 hours which is crazy since there were not many foursomes out there. There is no reason to have to wait for several minutes on every single shot. There had to one group a few groups ahead of us that slowed the whole course. Not good.

It was a beautiful day so we still had a nice time, but we don't like to see a lack of effort from management to improve the experience a little.

9. 24TH STREET SPORTS TAVERN

13 S Washington St, Oxford, MI 48371-4978 +1 248-628-1217
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

24TH STREET SPORTS TAVERN

Reviewed By Trcjmatt - Detroit, MI

This place is your typical bar/sports bar. It's loud, and we haven't eaten here before, but it's a good place for hanging out with friends and/or after dinner and having some drinks.

10. LaVida Massage of Lake Orion

556 N Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362-1582 +1 248-693-0820
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

LaVida Massage of Lake Orion

We are a massage and skin care center that promotes health and wellness by providing affordable, therapeutic massage and skin care without compromising the quality of our services.

Reviewed By LOParadise - Michigan

LaVida is a calming oasis is the middle of Lake Orion, don’t let the strip mall location deter you from visiting. Once you step through the door the serene interior will lull your senses into relaxation. The staff is professional with a wide range of skills, from Swedish to Deep Tissue massages. I have been a loyalty member since the doors opened and I always look forward to my monthly visit. I am not going to divulge the name of my favorite massage therapist—he is already far too busy!

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