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Spirit of Detroit statue located along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit


What to See & Do in Detroit

Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Detroit.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Cranbrook
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield, MI
248-645-3323
www.cranbrook.edu
There are so many options here. Enjoy the special exhibits, wander the extensive gardens, note the outdoor art or visit the home of Eliel Saarinen, Cranbrook's architect in residence for 25 years.

Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
www.dia.org
Part of the Woodward Avenue cultural corridor and a must see stop for art aficionados.

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Royal Oak
248-398-0903
www.detroitzoo.org
A Detroit gem and consistently voted one of the best.

Detroit RiverWalk
Stroh's Place
www.detroitriverfront.org
A five-mile walk connecting the city's parks, neighborhoods and even the Ambassador Bridge.

Diamond Jack Cruises
313-843-9376
www.diamondjack.com
Offering several tours on the Detroit River including a dinner cruise.

Guardian Building
500 Griswold
www.guardianbuilding.com
An Art Deco wonder that's been a part of the Detroit cityscape for decades.

Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn
800-834-5237
www.hfmgv.org/museum
Henry Ford's commitment to America's history including technological and innovative contributions is reflected in this one of a kind museum.

Meadow Brook Hall
420 North Adams
Oakland University
Rochester
248-370-3140
www.oakland.edu
Life of the aristocratic auto barons is ornately displayed in the home of John Dodge.

Mexicantown
www.mexicantown.com
Lively and fun shops, bakeries and restaurants.

Motown Historic Museum
2648 West Grand Blvd.
313-875-2264
www.motownmuseum.com
Anyone who saw the movie "Dreamgirls" needs to see the real thing and it's all here.

Cranbrook and some of its gardens
Cranbrook and some of its gardens

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave.
313-832-6622
www.mocadetroit.org
Epitomizes Detroit's urban contemporary art scene.

Polish Arts Center
9539 Jos Campau
Hamtramck
888-619-9771
www.polartcenter.com
Celebrates the city's vibrant Polish heritage.

Tuskegee Airmen Museum
6325 West Jefferson Ave.
313-843-8849
www.nps.gov
Honoring a unique part of Detroit's contribution to World War II. Hours by appointment.

OTHER SIGHTS
Detroit RiverWalk
Detroit RiverWalk

Greektown Casino-Hotel
555 E Lafayette Blvd.
877-424-5554
www.greektowncasino.com

Preservation Wayne
313-577-7674
www.preservationwayne.org

RESOURCES

For more information, contact the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-DETROIT, www.visitdetroit.com


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* Spirit of Detroit statue image by Vito Palmissano for www.meetdetroit.com

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