Farmington Hills is the city in Oakland County in Michigan. It is part of the northwestern suburbs of Metropolitan Detroit. Farmington Hills has a beautifully renovated downtown, unique boutiques, a vintage cinema, exotic car dealerships, art galleries and public parks. It is the home of the Holocaust Memorial Center, with a mission is to educate the public about the tragedy and evils of the Holocaust. The Finnish Center and its Cultural Center have the goal of promoting the Finnish culture and organizing social and educational activities.
1.Holocaust Memorial Center
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The Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills, Michigan is the only Holocaust museum in Michigan. The museum of holocaust tells the story not only of undeniable evil but also of incredible courage and strength. The Holocaust Memorial Center was founded by CEO Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig with other members of Shaarit Haplaytah, meaning "the Remnant," referring to survivors of the Holocaust. The center was opened in 1981 on the property of the Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield. The new building was constructed three years later on the grounds of the Old Orchard Theatre in Farmington Hills. Its stark, disturbing architecture created a lot of reaction at the time. The center now includes two more related museums. The Museum of European Jewish Heritage tells the story of the lives of Jews in Europe before the Holocaust. The International Institute of the Righteous provides visitors with information about the people and institutions who performed great acts of altruism in the face of evil or great danger. The Center also houses a multi-lingual Library Archive and research center.
28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, Phone: 248-553-2400 ext. 140
2.Finnish Center Association Cultural Center
The Finnish Center, which was founded in 1966, established a Cultural Center in 1974 in Farmington Hills, Michigan with the goal of promoting the Finnish culture and organizing social and educational activities. Among other activities, In 1975 FCA Senior Citizens' Housing Corporation was established to replace an elder's housing committee. The Housing Corporation developed the Tapiola Village housing for the elderly in 1986 and the Freedom Square retirement village in 1991. The Finnish Center Association offers its members an opportunity to take Finnish language classes, weaving, folk dancing, singing, cooking and baking and drama instruction. The Cultural Center library has a collection of Finnish and Finnish-American books, periodicals and archival materials, providing an additional opportunity for the members to learn about Finland.
35200 Eight Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48335, Phone: 248-478-6939
3.True Rest Float Spa
True REST or Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy uses zero-gravity environment to enable the mind and body to completely relax and reset. The environment is created by adding 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts to the water, increasing the buoyancy of the water and making the submerged body float like it is weightless. Lowering the gravity that normally makes pressure on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems relieves pain, relaxes the mind and improve sleep. True Rest Float Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan is located in Hunter’s Square/Tally Hall shopping center and uses state of the art Float Pods that have added features of music and light that clients can use if they wish. Clients also can opt to leave the pod lid open or close it.
30911 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, Phone: 248-702-6805
9 Round is a specialized fitness program with centers all over the world that offers a unique, fun, proven workout with guaranteed results. 9Round offers a half-hour kickboxing themed fitness program that includes a functional, cardiovascular, interval and circuit training . The programs consist of nine intensive workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer. At different workout stations the clients use dumb bells, medicine balls, kettle bells, jump ropes and other equipment to increase strength and stamina. The trainers are there to assist at every station. Trainers also show clients how to adjust exercises based on their fitness level, how to wrap hands for support when punching and more.
29220 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, Phone: 248-973-7937
5.The Mandarin Garden
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The Mandarin Garden in Farmington Hills, Michigan is an upscale, modern restaurant that offers classic Chinese and Korean dishes prepared by 2nd-generation family owners. Recently renovated, the restaurant has omfortable setting and discrete Oriental décor that do not distract from the beautifully presented dishes prepared with freshest ingredients purchased by local producers. The menu is extensive but the best deals are Family Tasting Dinners prepared for two to six people, with the assortment of most popular dishes. Check the daily menu for rotating specials. There is a modern fully stocked bar serving classic and innovative cocktails.
31539 W 13 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, Phone: 248-553-7609
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Located in Orchard 12 Plaza Shopping Center, Hong Hua is a spacious, elegant restaurant known for traditional Cantonese dishes and a large menu of everyone’s favorites. Since it opened in 2000, Hong Hua became a favorite place in Farmington Hills for a superb Chinese meal. Hong Hua has been voted “Restaurant of the Year” by the Hour Magazine. Hong Hua specializes in seafood dishes and offers a range of Cantonese menu choices. Chef Peter Chan and his kitchen staff can also create gourmet dishes from all other regions of China. Hong Hua has a fully-stocked bar, offering American and French wines as well as Asian Cocktails and Chinese Wine and Beer. Private banquet and meeting rooms can handle up to 200 persons.
27925 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington, MI 48334, Phone: 248-489-2280
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Café Cortina is an elegant restaurant located in a former apple orchard in Farmington Hills, Michigan. With surrounds that are designed to look like an Italian garden, Café Cortina is an incredibly romantic place, perfect for any kind of celebration. It is elegant and cozy inside, with a fireplace, plush seating, brick walls, white tablecloths and quirky light fixtures. There is a lovely patio outside for dining al fresco when weather permits, as well as a kitchen garden where the chef grows most produce and herbs used in his meals. The menu is traditional hearty Italian from 150 years ago, with chef’s unique modern twist. Café Cortina is the place where locals rub elbows with celebrities who travel miles to enjoy an exquisite meal in one of the best kept secrets in Michigan
30715 W 10 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, Phone: 248-474-3033
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