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Special Needs?

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Special Needs?

Hi Everyone-

We are thinking of bringing our children 8, 6, and 3 to visit the Greenfield Village/Henry Ford museum. Our 6 year old has autism and has a tendency to get overwhelmed by crowds and cannot walk for super long distances. Has anyone been to visit with a special needs child? Any advice? Is one able to rent a larger stroller (similar to Disney World) and is the area stroller friendly?

Similarly are there other much lower key things to do in the area, minature golf, a cool children's library, family friendly hike or playground etc. Sometimes we do better if we alternate trips like this with some more laid back things to do. Thanks in advance.


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Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: Special Needs?

When do you plan on going? I'd think if the school year is still in session, during the week would be much less crowded...

Grand Rapids...
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2. Re: Special Needs?

monday through thursday is best though crowds are always common it seems. The main museum is fully handicap doable and the factory tour is on a tram via bus. The village is not fully accessible with wheels but parts are. You can rent strollers (do not know sizes) ect. Dearborn library is nice and right down the street. Detroit puplic main branch is certainly worth a stop by. Consider a walk on theDetroit riverwalk or Belle Island park. Closer parks can be had.

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