What to do and see in Auburn Hills, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 5, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Auburn Hills (formerly Pontiac Township) is a city in Oakland County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 21,412 at the 2010 census. It is home to the world headquarters of Chrysler, The Palace of Auburn Hills (former home of the Detroit Pistons and several other teams), and Oakland University.
Restaurants in Auburn Hills

1. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

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

2. Paint Creek Trail

4480 Orion Rd, Rochester, MI 48306-1658 +1 248-651-9260
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

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. Yates Cider Mill

1950 E Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-2409 +1 248-651-8300
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Yates Cider Mill

Yates is one of the oldest, continually running businesses in Michigan. Come for a visit and be a part of what has made Yates Cider Mill a destination for generations.

Reviewed By motorcityWarrenMi - warren mi

I like going here because it is not far to travel to and it can be group family outing. The only thing that if your allergic to yellow jacket bee stings need to be aware.

4. Erebus Escape

34 Oakland Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342-2043 +1 248-791-7160
Excellent
96%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 22 reviews

Erebus Escape

Welcome To Erebus Escape - Your Premium Escape Room Destination. The getaway, the adventure, the experience you have been searching for is finally here! Gather your friends, family, and colleagues and join us in the newest interactive entertainment game in North America. Erebus Escape provides realistic scenarios backed with a Hollywood styled plot and special effects. Solve a murder, break out of prison, fight off the undead or save the human race... the only limit to your memories will be your imagination. FRIENDS - PARTIES - DATE NIGHT - CORPORATE EVENTS - TEAM BUILDING Erebus Escape provides the perfect combination of interactive engagement, team collaboration and development for your colleagues, staff, and co-workers. Our games are especially designed to spark growth in the areas of communication and observation, all while promising an extremely immersive and entertaining experience. Erebus Escape offers a truly unique team-building approach that is sure to strengthen your team's cohesiveness, problem solving abilities, and performance that will reflect in your workplace.

Reviewed By Darlene E - Chatham, Canada

We were a family group of 4 and we were very impressed. We have probably done 10 escape rooms in various cities and this one rates in our top two. From the minute you arrive the staff is incredibly friendly. There has been a lot of thought and work put into the room. We found the quality of the room top notch and the special effects were a lot of fun. Very realistic. The clues are not easy but if you work as a team you can figure them out. They will give you clues if you need them and through the hour they gave us little "nudges" of information to put us in the right direction but still leave it to you to solve. Some rooms we've been to actually give you the full clue which we think takes away from the game. We will most definitely be back when they have their new rooms up and running.

5. Somerset Collection

2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084-3206 +1 248-643-6360
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Somerset Collection

Reviewed By 00vette48306 - Rochester, Michigan

An awesome place for food, shopping, people watching & exercise. All the high end designers, anchored by big box stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's & Nordstrom, are here.

The food court blows all other malls out of the water. Just walking around the mall gives you miles of exercise as you window shop & people watch. If you can't find it here, you aren't trying!

6. Stony Creek Metropark

4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4907 +1 586-781-4242
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Stony Creek Metropark

Reviewed By David H - Tucson, Arizona

One of the best State parks in Southern Michigan. Has a beautiful lake for boating and swimming. Many hiking trails throughout the park and plenty of parking. The place is so big it never feels over crowded with people. Lots of wildlife roaming the trails area also. Great family place.

7. Meadow Brook Hall

350 Estate Dr, Rochester, MI 48309-4481 +1 248-364-6200
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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.

8. Palace of Auburn Hills

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

9. Stage Nature Center

6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098-1943 +1 248-688-9703
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Stage Nature Center

Reviewed By tlc248 - Troy, Michigan

Troy's nature center has several easy trails for a stroll or jog. You will see deers, turkeys and other wildlife along the way. Classes and demos all year around for adults and kids. Free admission by joining as a member will bring you updates.

10. Meadow Brook Theatre

378 Meadow Brook Rd, Wilson Hall, Room 207, Rochester, MI 48309-4454 +1 248-377-3300
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Meadow Brook Theatre

Reviewed By Sue S - Ortonville, Michigan

Recently saw Nana's Naughty Nickers with a friend and this production is 5+. The actors, set, costumes, extra stage business, everything was perfect. So professional, polished and entertaining. But Meadowbrook MUST do something about the lack of parking. It took nearly 30 minutes to find a spot a half mile away. That is totally unacceptable. It's a good thing we left early or we would have been late for the performance

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