Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan, with a population of 672,795 (2016). Inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry it has been given the nickname, “Motor City.” While you are in town for Intermitten, here are some ideas of things to do in the area:
An outdoor baseball and concert stadium in Midtown, which is home to the MLB Detroit Tigers.
A multi-purpose, covered arena in Midtown, which is home to the NFL Detroit Lions.
Little Caesars Arena
A multi-purpose arena in Midtown, which is home to the NHL Detroit Red Wings and NBA Detroit Pistons.
Soak up the atmosphere, pick up some quality produce, or simply stroll from stall to stall watching vendors and street performers ply their trade.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Admire artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome, paintings by European masters, and sculptures by American greats at this extensive museum.
Detroit Opera House
Host to enchanting operas, dance shows, and Broadway productions, this is one of the city’s most prestigious venues.
This immense island park not far from downtown has impressive architecture, outstanding views of the Detroit skyline, and lots of green space for relaxing.
Michigan Science Center
Enjoy live shows with electromagnets, exhibits about space exploration and the world’s most incredible feats of engineering on a great outing for all ages.
GM Renaissance Center
A distinctive point on the city’s skyline, this collection of skyscrapers is the global headquarters of General Motors and a popular entertainment destination.
Motown Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.
See where some of music’s greats kicked-off their careers and learn how Motown founder Berry Gordy started his influential music labels.
Henry Ford Museum
See the limousine in which JFK was assassinated, historical buildings and vehicles, and exhibits that document the evolution and impact of technology.
Discover Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, and learn about how Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing at this historic village.
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Tour five rooms full of fascinating plant life at this grand greenhouse on Belle Isle, the oldest continuously-running conservatory in the United States.
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Follow the story of the Great Lakes at this museum that provides fascinating insight into Detroit’s role in both maritime and national history.
Model T Auto Heritage Complex
Come to the place where the Model T was created, tested, and first built, and get fascinating insight into the car that changed the world.
A historical commercial and entertainment district located just northeast of the heart of downtown, along Monroe Avenue between Brush and St. Antoine Streets.
Detroit is home to 3 casinos: Greektown, Motown, and MGM
Campus Martius Park
A re-established park in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. After the fire of 1805, Campus Martius was the focal point of Judge Augustus Woodward’s plans to rebuild the city.
A grand theater with gilded, Asian-inspired decor hosts theater productions, musicians & comedians.
Philip A. Hart Plaza
This sprawling 14-acre plaza is home to the iconic Dodge Fountain, Jazz Fest & other major events.
Corktown is a historical district located just west of Downtown. It is the oldest extant neighborhood in the city.
Detroit Historical Museum
The museum features interactive & revolving exhibits on the city’s history, including recreated streets.
Michigan Central Station
Michigan Central Station is a historical, former main-intercity passenger rail depot in Detroit. Built for the Michigan Central Railroad, it replaced the original depot in downtown Detroit.
An outdoor, nonprofit art space showcasing funky installations made from recycled materials.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
An educational facility that documents and celebrates the African American experience, this museum has been enthralling visitors of all backgrounds since 1965.
Belle Isle Aquarium
Housed within a grand historic building, this aquarium has been providing an exciting and educational experience to the local Detroit community for many years.
Belle Isle Conservatory
Historical series of stately greenhouses filled with many plants, including flowers, ferns & cacti.
The Spirit of Detroit
An iconic 26-ft.-tall bronze statue at Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, by Marshall Fredericks.
Dequindre Cut Greenway
The Dequindre Cut is a below-grade pathway, formerly a Grand Trunk Western Railroad line, located on the east side of Detroit, just west of St. Aubin Street.
Monument to Joe Louis
A 27-ft. bronze memorial, AKA “The Fist,” to African-American heavyweight champion Joe Louis.
The Detroit International Riverfront is a tourist attraction and landmark of Detroit extending from the Ambassador Bridge in the west to Belle Isle in the east, for a total of 5.5 miles.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
An ex-auto dealership turned cavernous gallery of ever-changing contemporary art exhibits & lectures.