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10 Places You Have to Visit Near Madison Heights

You can have it all when you live at The Heights Apartments in Madison Heights, MI. Our apartments are in a great location which gives our residents quick access to major highways and attractions. Below you will find some of our favorite places to visit that are great for friends and family of all ages. Not to mention, some of the best food in the area is at your fingertips!


The Institute of Arts is a cultural destination in the Detroit area that started all the way back in 1885. The institute is a massive building with over 100 art galleries, and a 1,100-seat theater as well as a 350+ seat lecture hall.

The institute has an extensive collection of art that calls this place home such as Vincent Van Gogh's "Self Portrait" painting, and Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" fresco among other amazing works. The institute also offers concerts and book discussions as well as Friday night life. Check out their website today to learn more and plan your visit! 

 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit MI 48202

The birth of Motown Records was born in a small Detroit home. There is a blue & white sign out front displaying "Hitsville U.S.A," that hangs above the entrance to the house. With groups created by this company such as the Supremes, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5 all would come to this home to do their early recording and this studio started popping out hits after hits from 1959 to 1972.

The interior design of this house has been left much the same way from the magical years it was used to create that amazing music with lots of items from back then still on display today.

  2648 West Grand Boulevard Detroit MI 48208

Just minutes away from the Heights Apartments, you can see all your favorite animals up close and in person! The Detroit Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country and has all your favorite Animals, from the Sea Otter to the Red Panda and Polar Bears! This Zoo is situated on 125 acres that include many types of habitats from the Australian Outback to the Arctic Ring. The Zoo also hosts all kinds of interesting events like Sunset at the Zoo or Zoo Brew that will help you experience the Zoo in a new way. Visit the website to learn more about what to expect, including hours and pricing.

  8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Just a 4-minute walk away from The Heights Apartments, you'll find the Red Oaks Waterpark. If you're trying to stay cool this Summer, the Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights is the perfect place to go. The Waterpark includes a Wave Action Pool, a Triple-Flume waterslide, a River Ride, and more! Visit the website to learn more about the hours and availability. This is a great Summertime activity for those of all ages, and you'll love having this conveniently located nearby!

  2800 Watkins Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328

If you are a baseball fan, then Comerica Park is for you. This ballpark is the home to the Detroit Tigers a professional MLB team. While diehard fans are waiting to catch a ball and will not leave their seats, onlookers enjoy walking around and exploring things such as the carousel, a 50-foot tall Ferris wheel, a food court, a beer hall, plus the center field water is synchronized to music. Comerica Park is located in downtown Detroit. You will find over 4,500 parking spots located there, so finding parking is something you will not have to worry about. Comerica Park also offers stadium tours during non-game times.

Check out their website and get your tickets today!

  2100 Woodward Ave. Detroit MI 48201

Top Places to Eat Near Madison Heights


a close up of a plate of food with chicken and vegetables

The Masters

The Masters is one of Madison Heights’ most unique restaurants— a classy eatery inspired by the golf tournament that bears the same name. The menu is stacked with a long list of steakhouse classics like the Filet Mignon, Pork Chops, Crab Cakes, Baby Back Ribs, and more. Also, the décor is on point with tall, open ceilings, beautiful wooden banisters, and a life-sized statue of a golfer to greet patrons at the door. It’s the perfect setting for an upscale experience at an affordable price. Best of all, The Masters is just around the corner so residents of The Heights can get there quickly with a short walk.

 1775 E Thirteen Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

a bowl of chicken noodle soup with greens and onions

Pho Tai

Just down the street from The Heights Apartments, you'll find Pho Tai. Pho Tai specializes in Pho, a Vietnamese soup, and other Vietnamese and Thai dishes. If you are in the mood for authentic and fresh food that is served quickly, this is the perfect place. If you've never had Pho before, the chef recommends trying the Meatball or Brisket Pho. If you are looking for something more familiar, you can also find fried rice, noodle, and curry dishes! With amazing flavors and a convenient location, this is sure to become one of your favorite restaurants.

 30577 Dequindre Rd Madison Heights MI, 48071


Sister Pie offers a fresh rotation of their menu each month, Sister Pie has been a long-time Detroit destination for the locals. Visitors who head over can take in the amazing scenic views as they snack on some slices of salted maple pie, or you can try the buckwheat chocolate chip cookies, and so much more.

 8066 Kercheval Ave Detroit, MI 48214


Marrow’s is a new restaurant as of 2019, Chef Welch offers a large selection of fresh snacks and entrees. You can expect to try everything from glutinous rice dumplings to a corned tongue. Reservations are recommended on the weekends. There is also a butcher shop that features a large variety of cuts as well as bone broth and rotisseries.

 8044 Kercheval Ave Detroit, MI 48214