6325 West Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI 48209 +1 313 224 4356
Earlier used as a site for Army Camps, this 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.
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 the most famous visual artists during its various annual art events. Founded by Rick Manore in Royal Oak, Michigan, the gallery initially invoked a lot of distrust around Detroit. However, eventually, it went on to become one of the best - a tourist's delight and an artist's sanctum. A must-see in Detroit!
8000 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 +1 313 875 7407
The Metropolitan United Methodist is well known for their multi-cultural, multi-racial acceptance. This congregation also has the largest Pipe Organ in Michigan and beautiful stained glass windows.The church is structured in the English Gothic style, built from a distinctive ochre granite from Massachusetts. It is built in a traditional cruciform design with a gabled roof. To worship here is quite an experience and one you won't likely forget. The people are friendly, and parking is ample.
8415 East Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI 48214 +1 313 922 1736
Indian Village is a neighborhood of striking architectural work in the heart of Detroit by prominent artists like Albert Kahn and William Stratton. A lot of homes are as large as 12,000 square feet, with lovely gardens originally designed by landscape architects. Established in 1895, Indian Village is on the registry of national historic places to visit. This beautiful area should be on your list of places to see if you're a tourist. For all the budding architects, this is one prominent landmark you won't want to miss!
1345 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 567 3100
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 International Freedom Festival. You can avail of various services provided by the church and also be a part of the various events taking place.
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.
6680 Bunton Road Ypsilanti, MI 48197 +1 734 482 7722
If your ideal vacation is motoring around the wherever the wind takes you, stop at the Detroit Greenfield RV Park. This RV park and campground is chock full of fun and convenience. 212 campsites all have picnic tables, fire rings, electrical access, wireless internet and there are even five cabins available for rent. The park facilities include a gift and convenience store, mini-golf, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, playground, laundry room, outdoor dishwashing area, a softball field and their prized 90-foot waterslide into the lake with an adjoining beach and swimming area.
With its traces in history, Woodward Avenue is a must
visit on a family outing or just on a stroll with friends. A host of events including arts,entertainment and music are held here. At Woodward Avenue there are beautiful ...
Greater Grace Temple is also known as the City of
David and has existed since 1927. It is a place of refuge for the hurt and the lost and a house of prayer, too. Greater Grace Temple is the ...
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 ...