Welcome to Michigan’s largest indoor outlet mall, the regionally exclusive shopping experience that will certainly not disappoint, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Within this massive enclosed mall, you will find over 185 stores and eateries, 35 of them ones you won’t find anywhere else in the region! The mall itself is located in Auburn Hills, a northern suburb of Detroit about 30 to 40 minutes away. It opened in 1998 and soon became the premier shopping center of the area, both for its convenient location and exclusive shopping opportunity. The mall has a full mile of visible frontage from the freeway, impossible to miss and nearly impossible to not stop at. Besides all the great shopping opportunities found inside you will also find the highly beloved and educational SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, 1000 seat food court, 5 full-service restaurants, a theater, bowling lanes, and fun indoor carnival-style rides like the carousel. Did we mention the onsite Legoland? All of that one of kind entertainment plus unique eating and shopping make this a dream destination for any group.
The customer base inside come from all over the midwest and Canada, guests loving the manufacturing outlets and traditional retail stores inside. Some of the exclusive shopping experiences here at Great Lakes Crossing include Bass Pro, Disney, Saks Fifth Avenue, Rainforest Cafe, Neiman Marcus, and Victoria's Secret. Plus you have your more common ones like Nike, Bose, and Coach. As mentioned before, be sure to save plenty of time to visit the AMC Theaters, 35,000 square foot SEA LIFE Aquarium, or Round 1 Bowling and Billiards. You could spend a whole day here doing everything they offer, so plan your time wisely and be sure to check ahead of time if they have any special events happening the day of your visit (for example currently the mall is hosting the 27th annual Walking for Warmth event).
Click the links below to find out more about the other fun attractions located here:
- Rainforest Cafe
- SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium