Top 10 Things to do in Lake Orion, United States

December 8, 2017 Karren Gelb

Lake Orion (/ˈɒriən/ ORR-ee-ən) is a village in the north side outskirts of Metro Detroit in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,973 at the 2010 census. "Lake Orion" is often used to describe both the village and the much larger Orion Township, of which the village is a part.
Restaurants in Lake Orion

1. Orion Marine Pontoon Rentals & Historical Boat Tours

10 S Park Blvd, Lake Orion, MI 48362-3156
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
4%
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Overall Ratings

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.

2. 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.

3. Ideal Escape Rooms

925 N Lapeer Rd, Suite 246, Oxford, MI 48371-6742 +1 248-572-3999
Excellent
97%
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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!

4. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

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

5. DTE Energy Music Theatre

7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348-4750 +1 248-377-0100
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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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. Addison Oaks County Park

1480 W Romeo Rd, Leonard, MI 48367-3745
Excellent
60%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Addison Oaks County Park

Reviewed By ST23 - New Albany, Ohio

We recently held a wedding at the Buhl Estate on the Addison Oaks grounds. Everyone who helped us plan and execute the day was outstanding...helpful, knowledgable, patient, customer-service oriented. The grounds are beautiful, and the garden is an outstanding venue for a wedding. The food is outstanding, and the service is impeccable. Large and small banquet rooms are available; smaller suitable for anniversary and birthday parties, showers, etc.

7. Cook's Dairy Farm

2950 Seymour Lake Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462-9166 +1 248-627-3329
Excellent
75%
Good
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Satisfactory
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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

8. THE OX BAR & GRILL

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

9. Palace of Auburn Hills

6 Championship Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1752 +1 248-377-0100
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Palace of Auburn Hills

Reviewed By B-Ren0735

Saw Bruno Mars here with a group of friends. The acoustics in this place are awesome, and there really doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the house!

My only issue with this spot is the enormous and overwhelming traffic jam in and out of this place at the beginning and end, as it seems that they still haven't yet added additional entrances to alleviate the congestion through the main entrance way.

Otherwise, love the venue and will definitely be back.

10. Meadow Brook Hall

350 Estate Dr, Rochester, MI 48309-4481 +1 248-364-6200
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Meadow Brook Hall

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. Tours are offered daily. Tour tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store located inside Meadow Brook Hall. Tour reservations are not required. All guests must be accompanied by a tour guide. Tours last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the group.

Reviewed By Wayne B - Brampton, Canada

Meadow Brook Hall surely ranks with the finest historic homes in America. It is truly magnificent in every manner, one of it's distinguishing architectural details being 39 tall, distinctive chimneys, each having a separate artistic and ornate design. The 1500 acre estate contains several interesting...MoreThank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad your enjoyed your tour with us and took the time to review us here. We hope to see you back at The Hall soon.

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