14238 Harper Avenue Detroit, MI 48213 +1 313 824 1700
It was originally called Harper Theatre and designed in art-deco style over 65 years ago. In the 1970s it was converted into a nightclub, but today the marquee says Harpos Concert Theatre and events like MTV2's Headbangers Ball are hosted here. Other heavy-metal and industrial rock bands make Harpos the happening venue in Detroit.
3011 West Grand Boulevard Fisher Building Detroit, MI 48202 +1 313 872 1000
Located inside the golden-domed Fisher Building in Detroit's New Center, the Fisher Theatre has long been Detroit's venue for touring productions of Broadway plays and musicals. These and other national theatrical productions usually fill the seats at this meticulously renovated historic gem. The lobby of the Fisher Building is spectacularly ornate and the theater itself is grand. Over the years, it has been Detroit's stable window on the world of theater and one of the most elegant destinations in the city. All the seats, even in the balcony, are good ones.
17340 Lahser Road Detroit, MI 48219 +1 313 544 0848
Launched in 2003, Artist Village Detroit is a vibrant hub dedicated to performing arts. This space adorns artwork by locals artists, including that of its founder Chazz Miller. On their eclectic program are an array of exhibitions, live performances, poetry recitals, dance, as well as creative workshops and classes for the community.
8450 West Ten Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067 +1 248 541 5717
The Detroit Zoological Park is one of the nation's oldest and most stately zoos. Its huge main campus is located on land situated in the suburb of Huntington Woods but owned by the city of Detroit. Renovations of many of the zoo's older buildings and new exhibits have modernized the zoo. Popular exhibits include the new Amphibiville, home of the National Amphibian Conservation Center, a Wildlife Interpretive Center and adjacent butterfly/hummingbird gallery, a chimpanzee exhibit, a penguinarium and a model farm. The grounds are large and a free train is often crowded in summer.
3711 Woodward Avenue Max M. Fisher Music Center Detroit, MI 48201 +1 313 576 5100
One of Detroit's few treasures saved from the wrecking ball by ardent preservationists, Orchestra Hall, the beautifully restored home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, boasts top-notch acoustics and a fascinating history. It opened in 1919 and was the home of the symphony until World War II. The symphony could not afford to stay here, so, from 1941 to 1951, it was called the Paradise Theatre and was an acclaimed venue for such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Count Basie. By 1960, it was abandoned. Benefits and marches saved the hall from destruction, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It took 19 years of painstaking renovations, plagued by funding problems, before the hall reopened in 1989. It's a real historical gem and a premiere concert venue.
2905 Garland Street Detroit, MI 48214 +1 313 202 1800(Tourist Information)
The Ossian H. Sweet House is central to a history of racial tensions in the neighborhood of 'white' Detroit in the early 1900s. The one and half floor bungalow was made with bricks in 1919 by Maurice Finkel and was bought by Ossian H. Sweet, an African American man, much to the dismay of his all white neighbors, who protested against him. The situation escalated quickly when a mob gathered outside his house, leading someone from the Sweet House to shoot at the crowd in self-defence and the death of one man. The place was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial is a tribute to the American soldiers and martyrs of World War II. Built way back in 1910, the memorial serves a living memory of those who laid down their lives. Today the place is a community center and is a venue to many events like concerts, performing arts, holiday celebrations and so on. The memorial hosts around 2000 events annually including special patriotic gatherings in memory of the martyrs. The place also is involved in a lot of social and community work and services. You can be a part of this noble cause by contributing through volunteer work and contributions.
7774 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 +1 248 377 0100
Open from May through Labor Day, DTE Energy Music Theatre, originally called Pine Knob, is the biggest outdoor concert venue in south-eastern Michigan. It's about an hour's drive from downtown Detroit, nestled in a wooded area of northern Oakland County. With a large pavilion seating area and a hillside for lawn seating behind it, the facility attracts big crowds to see top musical acts, usually pop, rock, or country and western. Expect long lines at restrooms and concessions and a long wait after the show to get out of the parking area. For many years Pine Knob competed with the Meadow Brook Music Festival, but now both are owned by the same company.
646 Monroe Street Detroit, MI 48226 +1 313 961 8711
Built in 1841, this Roman Catholic church was originally founded by German immigrants. The church was rebuilt in 1884 with a Victorian Gothic style with details inspired by the Venetian Renaissance and the Pisan Romanesque style of architecture. Take a look inside and you'll be amazed at the solid granite columns!
400 Monroe Street Suite 830 Detroit, MI 48226 +1 313 963 1400
Located in Greektown, the International Banquet & Conference Center features as many as twelve meeting rooms and banquet rooms with the capacity to house ten to 600 guests. The rooms can be used for functions like weddings, birthdays, or even business meetings. The Grand Ballroom is also situated in the center. The building consists of wood and marble pillars, 22-foot ceilings with dome skylights, and a circular balcony. The prized location of this conference center affords a panoramic view of the city.
The Detroit Tigers, charter members of Major League Baseball's American
League, abandoned the historic Tiger Stadium at the close of the 1999 season. Their new home is now in the downtown Theater District. Named after the bank, whose funds ...
This promenade in Downtown Detroit runs along the Detroit River
from the Joe Louis Arena to Rivard Plaza. The River Walk is a popular destination for various activities including walking, jogging, and rollerblading. The River Walk passes through and ...
On Belle Isle, two cannons from the Battle of Lake
Erie mark the entrance to this marine branch of the Detroit Historical Museums. A visit affords a fascinating short course in Detroit's maritime history. Ship models on display range ...