Monroe Street & Brush Street Detroit, MI 48226 +1 313 963 3357
In the lean years when downtown Detroit was moribund, Greektown was the only place alive at night, so it's only fitting now that as Detroit revives, Greektown is the place to be. What once was one block of nearly identical Greek restaurants has expanded into a throbbing center of restaurants, clubs, shops and a casino. The indoor mall, Trappers Alley, was an earlier attempt to update the area. The increasingly upscale but still affordable Greek eateries and bakeries, with their succulent baklava and other pastries, still provide the anchor for an increasingly diverse area.
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.
6559 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI 48208 +1 313 898 3007
The fourth African bead museum to open in the United States, this repository for a wide variety of ceremonial beads, artwork and related objects opened in a former house on Detroit's near west side. Besides a huge collection of beads that carry a wide variety of cultural significance, the museum also has books on African culture and history. Ivory, silver, other carved objects and a gallery featuring paintings and sculpture by local African-American artists are also displayed here. It's a short ride from downtown and is a fascinating stop for African history buffs. Guided tours are available.
6325 West Jefferson Avenue Historic Fort Wayne Detroit, MI 48209 +1 313 843 8849
On the grounds of Historic Fort Wayne, this museum documents the first African American flying unit, the segregated 99th Fighter Squadron, which served in the US Air Force during World War II. Your guides are real Tuskegee Airmen, veterans who can explain the old photographs and memorabilia and tell their own stories of combat. They were trained at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. There are wonderful collections of aircraft models and fliers' uniforms, the leather bomber jackets with white scarves. Detroit came to host the museum because former Mayor Coleman Young was a Tuskegee Airman. Visiting hours are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.
The only remaining fort of many that once stood along the Detroit River, Fort Wayne is an 82-acre site that includes the fort, a barracks, a garrison, a huge parade ground and a newly restored commander's house. It dates to the 1840s and never saw battle, though soldiers were stationed here as late as the 1970s. The fort itself is open to the public only on special occasions. On the premises are the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, the Medicine Bear Indian Academy and the Mosaic Youth Theatre.
Civic Center Drive & Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48226 +1 517 622 8989
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 hours long, with the quaint and scenic beauty of the Detroit River placed at your disposal. The ship specializes in a variety of cruises including moonlight cruises, fall color cruises and dinner cruises. Serving as many as 1800 people, the beautifully structured Detroit Princess is used to hosting parties, conferences, family outings and a lot more!
18624 West Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48228 +1 313 271 0267
Al-Tawheed Mosque was previously a store, but was converted by the owners into a place of worship. There is also an Islamic school on the premises. Muslims as well as non-Muslims attend various educational classes held here. If you do not have time to attend these classes, you can get CDs of lectures on various subjects. A place to offer your prayers, this tranquil place is perfect to spend some time away from the hectic city life.
2648 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48208 +1 313 875 2264
Welcome to Hitstville USA, home to the world famous music label, Motown Records. The owner of the label, Berry Gordy, Jr., has promoted artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Rare Earth and many more. The museum is located in the restored house of Berry and was put together by his sister Esther Gordy Edwards in 1985. One can browse through the gallery and even check out the famous Studio A, where many hits were recorded. So, step back in time and learn how a small studio in America created some of the world's biggest stars. Guided tours are available.
383 Lenox Street Detroit, MI 48215 +1 313 331 6740
The former home of playboy auto magnate Lawrence P. Fisher is an outrageously ostentatious, eclectic Art Deco mansion with four acres of formal gardens, pools and fountains. There are hand-painted leather walls and plenty of gold and silver leaf. In 1975, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and the daughter of United Auto Workers founder Walter Reuther bought the decaying mansion and restored it as the Bhaktivedanta Center of Krishna Consciousness. A fine arts gallery features Indian art. Individual and group tours are offered. Temple services run from pre-dawn to late at night.
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 ...