Located in the western suburbs of Metro Detroit, Livonia is centered halfway between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor with great hotels, fantastic shopping and dining options. The city is also just 30 minutes away from local museums, professional sporting events, and casinos. The historic farm site known as Greenmead was purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976. It serves as a legacy of Michigan’s agricultural heritage as well as a multi-faceted recreational and cultural facility hosting several major special events each year. This 95-acre park site was the 1820’s homestead of Michigan pioneer, Joshua Simmons. It includes the original farm complex, Historical Village, picnic facilities and recreational areas. The Historical Village at Greenmead was established to protect and preserve several locally significant structures that would have been lost to development at their original locations. Another popular choice, The Henry Ford, which includes Greenfield Village and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.