Detroit is the largest city in the USA’s state of Michigan. It is also known by its nickname of “Motor City” due to heavy-weights of the automobile industry having set base here. General Motors is one of the biggest companies to open in Detroit.
Located near the Canadian-US border, the huge city of Detroit has an abundance of things to see and do. Here is a list of popular activities that you can do when in Detroit, Michigan:
1. Belle Isle, Detroit
2. Greenfield Village Tour
3. Detroit Institute of Arts Museum (DIA)
4. Detroit Opera House, Detroit
Tickets for shows and information are available on their website.
5. Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan
6. Detroit River
7. Michigan Central Station
8. Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn
9. Detroit Eastern Market
10. Detroit Zoo
11. Ambassador Bridge, Detroit
12. Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
13. Ann Arbor, Michigan
14. Zug Island
15. Motown Historical Museum
The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Sunday, and until 8 pm on Saturdays during the summer. It is closed on Mondays and public holidays. Entry tickets cost 15 USD per person; group admissions can fetch you some discounts, and discounts are also available for students and senior citizens.
16. Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest, Detroit
17. Fisher Building
19. Eat a Coney in Detroit
Head to Detroit
Although there has been somewhat of a downturn caused by the recent economic crisis, Detroit is a buzzling city with many interesting neighborhoods. Enjoy the food and simple living in Detroit and, who knows, you will almost certainly fall in love with the city! With Canada so near, you could even drive into another country as well over the weekend and have more fun. So, why not plan a trip?! Have fun discovering the best of Detroit!
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