I visited the central business area and found the beautiful General Motors Renaissance Center on the waterfront. Walking through the Renaissance Center I saw huge food courts with vendors offering... more
our family went to belle isle all the time. it was my younger sisters favorite place so we always had her birthday party there every october. we loved renting a boat and the bikes. it was a clean fun... more
If you visit Detroit during the summer, a great day activity is to catch a Tiger game at Comerica Park. With all the restaurants and bars around the Stadium, as well as, in stadium activities, you can... more
The Henry Ford Museum is incredible! The Dymaxion House is my favorite exhibit. It's a 1946 vision of the future! The Ford offers more than just cars, it's trains, planes, farming equipment, even... more
If you have a free ½ day or day, the Detroit Zoo is a great way to spend it. We’ve been to plenty of zoo’s around the US, and I think this is one of the best. It is easy to get around and they have... more
Been there a couple of times - pretty interesting place. From time to time it has different exhibits (like 'Camile Clodel and Rodin scuptures' one which I visited and enjoyed last year).
For general... more
Hart Plaza is part of the Detroit International Riverfront at the foot of Woodward Avenue, the most important street in Detroit. In 1701, Cadillac landed here to found the city of Detroit. The Hart... more
It is really nice place to go if you love fruits and veggies they are cheap price and you can also get cheap oils and lotions and they jazz music while you shop its really nice.I dont have any photos... more
Among the great gathering centers in Detroit, Campus Martius Park is a circus for seven downtown streets, including Michigan and Woodward Avenues. In winter, there is an open air ice rink and city... more
This is an award winning museum & is dedicated to African-American History and the contributions that African-Americans have made to our society. "And Still We Rise" is the key permanent exhibit &... more
This has got to be one of the best kept secrets in Detroit, friend who had lived there did not know about it. It's well worth a visit even if you are only mildly interested in cars. Housed in a modern... more
I'm listing some landmarks for Detroit music fans here. Note: Boys, please don't cry if you don't see Eminem. I claim no responsibility for your dissapointment.
Hitsville USA: for those fans of the... more
Father Charles Coughlin was an enormously popular Roman Catholic priest who hosted a nation-wide radio show in the 1930s and early 1940s. He was an arch-conservative and rather anti-semitic, yet... more
Deep in the suburbs of Oakland County, Cranbrook is an oasis of educational and artistic excellence. Cranbrook Academy has challenged, enlightened, and developed generations of students since its... more
When I first wrote this tip in 2006, the DHM was NOT open at that time. Since then it has secured funding through private means and is currently open to the public. It is open every day, see the link... more
Not a day goes by that I don't go into the city and do something. When most people hear "Detroit," the first thing that comes to mind is gangs, crime and ghetto. But that's not true at all. All big......
For several years, I've used this house as my "cover shot" for the city of Detroit, because to me it represented the comfortable past of the city and its decaying, squalid present. I took the picture...
Like Dorothy said; "There's no place like home." Granted, Detroit doesn't have the best reputation. And I concur, it is not the prettiest city in the world, or the most hip or a tourist mecca, but it...