Top 5 Things to See in Detroit in 2017
Detroit has long been known as the Motor City, mainly because of its long-standing love affair with the automotive industry. But there is more to Detroit than meets the eye—the city is ripe with culture.
Whether you are looking to visit Detroit in 2017 or you are considering a permanent stay, there are a few things you just have to see when in the Motor City. As the city offers such a large smattering of things to do, we have gone ahead and narrowed down the list of options to the top five things you have to see while in Detroit!
Conveniently located in midtown Detroit, on Woodward Avenue, the Detroit Institute of Arts is host to one of the largest collections in the entire United States. Believed by locals to one of the most popular attractions in the city, it is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in the arts.
The facility was launched in 1885 and spans an impressive 658,000 square feet. There are over 100 galleries contained within the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts, so there is something to suit everyone’s artistic tastes.
Home of the Detroit Tigers, the city’s Major League Baseball team, Comerica Park is one of those boxes you need to tick when visiting the city. The open-air ballpark is centrally located, nestled nicely on Woodward Avenue in the downtown Metro area. Tours are offered from June to September.
Of course, you cannot visit the Motor City without checking out some of the history behind the world-famous nickname. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant offers tours of a “Brass Era” assembly plant. The plant was the first factory owned by the Ford Motor Company. It was built in 1904 and designed to specifically manufacture Ford cars. The plant was home to the original design of the famed Model T Ford.
One of the best ways to take in Detroit is by river. Guests aboard a Detroit Princess Riverboat tour will get a scenic view of the Detroit riverfront, all while being pampered aboard one of the most well-known boats in the Metro area. Several options are available, including lunch, afternoon, dinner, and moonlight river cruises.
Whether you are looking for a fun, family day out or a romantic afternoon for two, the Detroit Zoo is an incredible place to check out. The compound spreads out over 125 acres just north of the Detroit Metro area. One of the most popular attractions in Detroit, the Detroit Zoo has made national headlines as the first zoo to offer barless exhibits.
Approximately 3,300 animals—and approximately 300 species—call the zoo home at any given time.
While this is only a handful of selections available to attraction-seekers of the Detroit Metro area, these are the five most popular locales for both visitors and residents alike. Regardless of what you’re looking to see—museums, shows, scenery, historic landmarks—Detroit has something for everyone.