6325 West Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI 48209 +1 313 202 1800(Tourist Information)
Earlier used as a site for army camps, this Fort Wayne Riverfront Park is now used for many events and concerts. It is a spacious ground along the river and was used for army parades earlier. It is one of the best venues to host shows and events with a beautiful view of the river. A major community resource in South West Detroit, the park can also be rented for community and social events. Part of the Historic Fort Wayne, it is a national registered historic site in Detroit.
4120 Woodward Avenue The Majestic Theater, Midtown Detroit, MI 42801 +1 313 833 9700
Located inside The Majestic Theatre, the Magic Stick is a rock lovers' mecca. With two service bars as well as an outdoor deck, this place features live music regularly and has garnered accolades from the Metro Times and Rolling Stone. Past performances include The White Stripes, Jack Johnson, Kings Of Leon, Modest Mouse and more. Magic Stick is also available for private rentals.
4160 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 +1 313 833 9901
The C-Pop Gallery is by far, one of the best and the biggest art galleries in Detroit. C-Pop is famous for putting up some of the best art exhibitions in the city. It plays host to famous visual artists during its various annual art events. Founded by Rick Manore in Royal Oak, Michigan, the gallery initially took time to pick up, but has now gained immense popularity in the art circle. A must-see in Detroit!
A national historical sight with a majestic structure, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church was built in 1931. If you want to hear the bagpipe and drum corps play outside after services then the best time to visit is during the Freedom Festival. You can avail of the various services provided by the church and also be a part of the various events taking place.
Lafayette Park Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 202 1800(Tourist Information)
The apartments within this park and residential area were designed by famous modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Considered a gem among the more run-down area of downtown Detroit to which it borders, entering the park is like stepping into a quiet oasis. The buildings show off Mies van der Rohe's signature architectural style, exposed steel frames, glass walls, and open interiors. Three main areas make up the park. To the east sit two twin towers, to the west one high-rise and 21 townhouses, and 13 acres of landscaping in between. It's the largest collection of Mies van Der Rohe's buildings in the world, yet probably his least known, so architecture fans shouldn't skip out on a drive or stroll through the neighborhood.
800 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226 +1 313 962 0101
Centrally located on the bustling Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius Park is part of Detroit's efforts to reconstruct the downtown cityscape. Filled with botanical gardens and expansive lawns, this park is a welcome change from the high-rise buildings in the area, and draws hundreds of visitors in search of some sun and relaxation. The surrounding area has also grown to reflect the new spirit of downtown, with restaurants and cafes catering to families and business people alike. The park also houses monuments and artwork celebrating the history of the city, and features multiple stages for music concerts and performances. If you find yourself in Detroit during the winter months, be sure to bring your skates and head to Campus Martius' outdoor rink.
1 Riverbank Road Belle Isle Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 824 1200
Detroit Yacht Club is steeped in history, and has the proud distinction of being the largest yacht club in the United States. With a roller coaster history stretching back to the 1870s, it has been playing host not only to statesmen and VIPs, but also to a wide range of activities. From boating outings, balls and buffets to holiday celebrations, you can catch various events here. Check the website for schedules and membership information.
1401 Broadway Street Detroit, MI 48226 +1 303 309 9622
There's always a lot to do at the Boll Family YMCA, in downtown Detroit. Not only do they have tennis, gym facilities and a pool but also a performance arts center and a theater. Various day camps and creative classes spanning subjects like cartooning and African dance works are offered here. Initiate your kids into a healthier lifestyle by enrolling them into exercise courses, such as cycling, Yoga, Tai Chi and more. An impressive Child Development Center is available too, for the development of children between 18 months and five years of age. Check the website for a complete list of activities and facilities.
2115 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 +1 313 961 5451
When it first opened in 1925, The Fillmore Detroit was called The State Theater. Like many downtown Detroit movie houses, it has gone through numerous incarnations, from legitimate theater to burlesque to art-house cinema. Adjacent to the Fox Theatre, it's now in the center of downtown's hot zone. As a popular venue, with a dozen bars sprinkled throughout its ornate interior, a high-tech video wall and a tri-level cabaret style set-up, it's perfect for parties. It's also used for concerts and movies. Patrons gawk at the white marble staircase, crystal chandelier and Corinthian columns in the lobby, and at statues of knights in armor guarding the stage.
100 Renaissance Center GM Renaissance Center Detroit, MI 48243-1312 +1 313 567 3126
GM Showroom is a sprawling 40,000 square foot(3716.12 square meter) display of latest cars released by General Motors. This showroom is located in GM Ren Cen Level A - between the GM Wintergarden and the Food Court which is the world headquarters of General Motors. Admission is free.
The Detroit Princess riverboat is about everything grand! Docked on
the Detroit River near Hart Plaza, the ship undertakes both private as well as public cruises and offers separate private charterers too. The cruises are generally two to three ...
The Arab American National Museum, located just east of Detroit
in Dearborn, is devoted to educating people about Arab American culture and history. Exhibits include Coming to America and Living in America as well as other exhibits designed to ...
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 ...