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Things to Do In Detroit

To make your trip to Detroit a memorable one visit:

  • Motown Historical Museum: Visitors who love history and are art lovers as well, this Motown Historical Museum is the perfect place to spend time and know about the history of the place. It is a specialty museum, especially for people above thirty years of age. To know the museum completely book yourself a guided tour and you will be glad in the company of expert docents who will tell you everything and make your trip to the museum a knowledgeable one. They keep your interest fixed and that’s what makes your trip special. A nominal fee of $10 per person is worth the trip to this lovely museum in Detroit.

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  • Detroit Institute of Arts: The best tourist attraction for art lovers in Detroit is its Institute of arts also called DIA. It is considered that this art institute stores one of the best art collections in United States of America. It displays everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. While you plan a trip to DIA, don’t miss onto General Motors Center for African American Art which has exclusive 400 African American art pieces on display. It has a breathtaking art collection that everyone adores.

  • Comerica Park: The third best thing to do in Detroit is visiting the Comerica Park. Home to Detroit Tigers, this is no usual ballpark rather it is a combination of theme park, ballpark and baseball museum. The atmosphere in Comerica Park is that similar to a circus with colossal sculptures of tigers, bats and balls, as well as a carousel and Ferris wheel. You can enjoy the fountain that celebrates each home run with colored lights and music. It is a complete fulfilled tourist attraction in Detroit. You also get Fancy food and pricey amenities in the park itself. It seems as if baseball has taken second place to entertainment activities in this historic park.

  • Hart Plaza: If you have the desire to discover the real Detroit, plan a visit to the city heart the Hart Plaza. It is a nice plaza along the river where you can sit and take pleasure in the designer twisted spire and fountain. It is said to be designed by Isamu Noguchi. His unique creation attracts lot many visitors, local as well as outsiders to the place. An evening stroll along the river adds a unique charm to the place. You can treat yourself with some snacks of your choice at the restaurants nearby. You can buy gifts from the gift shops set up in its vicinity.

  • Model T Automotive Heritage Complex: Detroit has been the city of automobiles since old times. This very place has also been home to the first auto plant owned by ford, and here itself the first T model was built and experimented with the moving assembly line. Declared as a heritage complex it is now owned by a historic group that organizes exhibits on its history. The most attractive feature of this tourist spot is the number of historic cars that have been displayed, shining like they had been in good old days. It’s a must visit for vintage car lovers, they will get to know where it all started.

  • Old St. Mary's Church: If you are looking forward to visit some religious place in Detroit it is the Old St. Mary’s Church. Your search of complete piece of mind is met here in this church. The church has superb brick exterior and an impressive interior. The beauty of the church can not be expressed in words; it has to be seen with one’s own eyes. The fine architecture and great finish given to the church is appreciable. Beside all this on your visit you find solace in this home of God.

  • Detroit Red Wings: A licensed member of the National Hockey League, the Detroit Red Wings have recoiled after decades of vainness to become one of the game's perennial powers. They play from October to May or June at Joe Louis Arena, a modest concrete stadium lodged into a baffling tight spot of freeway ramps and walkways. Parking is available in nearby lots. It’s a better idea to park your car nearby at the downtown and hire a people mover which will drop you right in front of the Joe Louis entrance. This tourist attraction interests young and old alike, you can see kids jumping while their teams play the match. It’s a great outdoor fun to be in Detroit Red Wings.

  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory: Located near the Belle Isle aquarium this age old splendid conservatory even today has the same charm of hosting its tourists as it had in old days.  Its architectural design was made by Albert Kahn who had also designed various other buildings in Detroit. This awesome conservatory exhibits many rare flora including worlrsquo;s largest collection of orchids. Many people know this conservatory by the name of “Flower House” as well. It is a family tourist spot because the exclusive flower and plant collection capture the mind and heart of all its visitors, young or old everybody relishes the visit. Outside the conservatory are beautiful ceremonial gardens where many weddings are held in summer months. If you are single, plan your wedding in this sweet fragranced garden.

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  • Detroit Public Library: Inaugurated in 1921 but expanded in 1963 this beautiful library is made from white Vermont marble and green Maine granite. It adds to be one of the fascinating feature of the Cultural Center. Designed by Cass Gilbert, architect of the U.S. Supreme Court building, this building was given an Italian Renaissance touch and murals, stained glass and a tiled fireplace added to its grace. The library abodes eleven departments and six incredible collections, including the National Automotive History Collection, the nation's premier public automotive archive, and the Burton Historical Collection, an asset of local history and genealogical information to our city.

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