Discover Extreme Thrills in Metro Detroit: 5 Activities for Adventure Junkies

By: Katie Goncalves | May 31, 2023
Man experiences bodyflight simulation at iFly Detroit

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We all have that one friend who is the thrillseeker of the group, or maybe you’re the one convincing everyone else to be a little more adventurous. Whether it’s speed, heights, danger, or just something a little bit outside of your comfort zone, you can find something thrilling to do on your next day off or night out. These are the top places in Metro Detroit for thrillseekers and adventurers alike. 

iFLY Detroit Indoor Skydiving

iFLY Detroit features a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel that simulates the experience of skydiving. The indoor skydiving experience is suitable for all ages and skill levels, with participants as young as 3 years old allowed to fly. The facility offers training sessions for those who want to become skilled flyers and even offers a program for those interested in competitive skydiving. “iFLY Detroit provides thrill seekers a real-life bodyflight experience in a controlled environment.  Our dedicated staff will take you through the process from beginning to end with a focus on flight skill progression and eventually, certification. All indoor flight skills learned can be applied to outdoor freefall conditions.” iFLY Detroit offers a variety of packages, including introductory flights, group packages, and corporate team-building events.

Experience bodyflight simulation at iFly Detroit
Tandem bodyflight simulation at iFly Detroit

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park 

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park is a thrill seeker’s dream come true with go-karting, axe throwing, a rage room, and virtual reality adventures all under one roof. The facility features a quarter-mile go-kart track with challenging turns and straightaways, and karts that can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Their axe-throwing lanes feature a variety of different targets and games and come with coaching and training before you start. Consider getting an adrenaline pass, which gives you two hours of reserved time for the activities of your choice. 

Escape the Room

1030 Randolph Street, Detroit

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Escape the Room has three exclusive escape room experiences that are filled with secrets and mystery. The games involve a group of players being “locked” in a themed room and having to solve a series of puzzles and clues to escape before time runs out. The three-room options are The Agency, The Dig, and The Rec Room. Each room has its own setting, secrets, storyline, and escape route with only 60 minutes to figure out the puzzle. The game is designed for groups of 2-8 players, making it a popular option for date nights, family outings, and team-building events.

Fowling Warehouse

Fowling Warehouse is a unique sports bar located in Hamtramck. The Fowling Warehouse features a hybrid sport that combines football and bowling, with players attempting to knock down their opponent’s bowling pins with a football. There are some rules that come with the game to make it more entertaining like having to watch out for other lane’s footballs, as there are no dividers separating playing spaces. The facility offers a variety of packages for groups of all sizes, including corporate events, team-building outings, and birthday parties.