• Mom helps young boy cross rocks in front of indoor waterfall at Outdoor Adventure CenterBringing "up north" to downtown Detroit!

    Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, with the Dequindre Cut trail running through its backyard, the Outdoor Adventure Center gives you a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.

    Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators -- walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.

    Visit the Outdoor Adventure Center and discover all there is to explore in the spectacular outdoors, parks, public lands and waters that are yours to enjoy.

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  • young boy holding fishing pole and small fish on a line Get hooked on fishing at the OAC

    Join us for some morning fishing on the Detroit River! We’ll provide equipment, bait and instruction, including information about Michigan fish and where to catch them. Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission – please check in with our staff after you enter the building in order to join the fun.

    A fishing license is required for anyone age 17 or older. Catch and release only. 

    Get Hooked on Fishing will be offered June 30, July 21 and Aug. 25.

    Check out the Outdoor Adventure Center events calendar for more information about all our fun programs.