3011 West Grand Boulevard 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.
6134 Second Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 +1 313 873 8100
This is one of the earliest known children's museums in the United States, and comprises an extensive collection of artifacts and other exhibits related to the history. The main hall is where numerous fossils, recreated models of dinosaurs, rocks, crystals, masks and costumes belonging to cultures across the world, are put on display. The museum also features an interactive display of stars inside its planetarium, where the kids can learn about constellations through a fun exhibit. Under the aegis of Detroit Public Schools (DPS), various field trips are organized which attracts thousands of students every year. Federal spending cuts have recently caused the museum to remain open only for DPS students. Please call or visit the website for more details.
5141 Rosa Parks Boulevard Detroit, MI 48208 +1 313 899 2243
The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit or CAID, as it is usually called, is one of the major landmarks of Detroit. The art institute hosts art workshops, exhibitions, and various other events focused on modernizing art. It is famous for organizing contemporary music and art festivals, bringing together world-renowned artists and maestros for live performances. Opening hours vary according to the event. Call ahead for more information.
14601 Dequindre Road Detroit, MI 48212 +1 313 867 4700
The Second Ebenezer Church is where you should go if you're searching for some religious insight and soul searching. The church has more than 50 active ministries that help in the daily functioning of the community. Various religious books and CDs can be purchased through their online store. Under the spiritual and dynamic leadership of its pastor Bishop Edgar Vann, the church has widened its reach to the faithful followers.
918 West Boston Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202 +1 313 865 2987
Elaborate Italian architecture gives a unique appeal to this mansion built in the early 20th Century. Intricate marble carvings, the ornate mantelpiece, and the colorful stained glass windows found all over the premises give it a large dose of old world charm and grandeur. On site you'll find a ballroom, seven dining spaces, a private gymnasium, and two acres of greenery. A mini golf course, billiard tables and a two-lane bowling alley are available within the mansion. The kitchen features five fireplaces and a wine cellar. The Motown Mansion is a royal venue if you want your event to have a regal touch.
Al-Haqq Mosque is located in a simple red brick building which may easily pass for an office or a residential building, but take a closer look and you will find that it's a prayer hall. Prayers are held five times a day, with the people kneeling on beautiful Turkish or Persian carpets. The interiors, like the exterior of the building, is simple, but the serene atmosphere and melodious chants makes it a heavenly abode. Pay a visit to the mosque and make good use of your time. Or if you enjoy learning, then call them to find out more about the Sunday classes held there.
12545 Kelly Road Detroit, MI 48224 +1 313 521 2100
New Greater Zion Hill located on Kelly Road in Detroit is a home for troubled souls. Besides leading mass prayers, the church is also a venue for the American Red Cross Society. Visit to find out more about the various social activities the church leads.
12203 Conant Street Detroit, MI 48212 +1 313 893 7595
Baitul Mukarram Masjid lacks the artwork that generally adorns other mosques, but the place is not in anyway lesser than others when it comes to prayers. Six times a day, worshipers remove their sandals, wash their hands, feet and faces, and get ready for prayer. The prayer timings are fixed by the mosque clergy and are according to Arabian customs. Call them for more details.
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.
26300 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 26300 +1 248 796 4200
Southfield Public Library is a great place to sit back and read and also be a part of the latest community events. There are regular Story Times for children scheduled in the event calendar, as well as comedy shows, and informational classes covering a range of topics. The library is also available for rental for your meeting needs. Call or see the website for more information.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The world's largest museum of African American history and culture,
this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charles H. ...
Golf enthusiasts will find this an ideal spot to enjoy
live action. An award winning venue with two 18 hole courses, it is host to professional golf tournaments and tickets sell like hot cakes. Tree lined fairways, smooth, rolling ...
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 ...