Just a few miles north of Detroit but great leaps away from the so-called “ruin porn” that has captured the fancy of so many urban photographers are, believe it or not, some quite lovely cities. Warren, Michigan is the largest suburb in the Metro Detroit area, and it’s doing very well, thank you. It hasn’t been the victim of shuttered businesses like its more well known neighbor to the south; in fact, lots of thriving industry in Warren has helped to keep it in great shape. And the core Midwestern values of its citizens has helped to keep it honest. If you’re planning to visit the Detroit area, Warren and its environs is an ideal place to park for a few days. While you’re in town, check out these great places of interest in an RV rental Warren MI!
Popular Tourist Attractions
Just a few miles west of Warren is one of the premiere zoos in the Midwest. The Detroit Zoo has over 3000 animals representing almost 300 species, and the exhibits range from the traditional to the creative. Pop up with the groundhogs, walk through a tunnel under gracefully swimming polar bears, feed the giraffes, flit through the butterfly garden, and so much more. It’s highly walkable, though a train can also take you around the zoo. The carousel is great for young and old alike. The zoo is open year round, though hours are understandably limited in the winter months. Admission tops out at $14 for adults, and there are additional charges for the train, carousel, and other special attractions. The Detroit Zoo is a must-see attraction when you visit the city in an RV rental Warren Michigan!
Warren Community Center Waterpark
Kids will love splashing around this indoor water park; truth be told, adults will have a fun time too! There are slides, splash areas, and different sections to keep kids happy, wet, and entertained for hours, and everyone will enjoy relaxing in the lazy river. It’s in the Warren Community Center and open daily.
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
One of the most original and unusual museums you’ll ever visit, Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum has an enormous collection of vintage coin-op machines. It’s like an old school arcade, though not everything is available for visitors to play. Check out the many pinball machines, see automatons, play skee-ball, and marvel at the sheer visual assault of all of these machines. It’s open daily.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Haas Lake Park RV Campground
Located west of Warren in New Hudson, this seasonal RV park has almost 500 spots. Full and partial hookups are available, and there are four clear, beautiful lakes for swimming, kayaking, or canoeing (wake boating is not allowed). A laundry room, a playground, free wifi, and a two-hole golf course are just some of the amenities at this campground in your motorhome rental Warren MI!
Also west of Warren in Milford is the big and beautiful Camp Dearborn. This 600-plus acre campground, which is actually operated by the City of Dearborn, has full hookups available, and it’s open year-round. Amenities include a huge, sparkling swimming beach, a swimming pool, an enormous playground, and truly stunning scenery. It’s a stark difference from the urban jungle of Detroit!
Addison Oaks County Park
This park is north of Warren in Leonard, and it’s a great quiet spot to spend the night. There are 174 spots, and electric and water hookups are available. Restrooms are available, prices are reasonable, and there are playgrounds for the kids. Wake up to lots of hiking trails, a lake with boat rentals, disc golf, beautiful scenery, and much more in your camper rental Warren MI!
Warren Birthday Bash
Featuring all sorts of outdoor, family friendly entertainment, Warren’s Birthday Bash has the atmosphere of a county fair without the parking and gate charges. Everything is free! It’s held toward the end of August and features live music, a family fun zone, fireworks, a Touch a Truck party, and so much more.
Macomb Fair and Expo
Warren is in Macomb County, and the big fair is held in the Northeast corner of the county in Mt. Clemens. It features rides, food, and all the excitement you’d expect from a big fair, and it runs for more than two weeks at the beginning of June.
Detroit gets a bad rap. The city itself may have its troubles, but the surrounding metro area is doing very well. One trip to Warren, Michigan is sure to change your mind about the Southeast corner of this state. With fun and quirky things to do, lots of great places to park your RV, and something for every member of the family, Warren and Metro Detroit are a great place to visit.
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