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Attractions

Wherever you go in Metro Detroit you are sure to be close to one of its many attractions. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to go or someplace to call your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you go because they are subject to change. But most of all make sure you go and ENJOY!

Cobo Center

One Washington Blvd., Detroit (313) 877-8777 • www.cobocenter.com Venue for the International Auto Show, home and garden shows, Detroit Economic Club, media and other special events. Cobo is also home to Go Natural.

Comerica Park

Belle Isle

One of Michigan’s new State Parks. Access using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 983 acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs and is open Wednesday - Sunday, April thru October. The Whitcomb Conservatory. Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (844) 235-5375

Campus Martius

www.campusmartiuspark.org Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Compuware and Quicken Loans, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

31 5 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Open Tuesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit.

The city of Detroit’s “Financial District”

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the 2012 AL Champion Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum, and restaurants, add to the fun.

Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists.

Detroit Film Theatre

5200 Woodward Avenue (at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Foreign and art films shown on weekends, fall through spring. Films and live music concerts June and July.

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805• www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1 928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Glancy Trains,” and “Kid Rock” are fantastic! Closed Mondays. Free Admission.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org Open Wednesday-Sunday and late night Fridays. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed.”Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.

(Woodward to Jefferson: Lafayette-Washington) has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Thirty-Six buildings spanning over 150 years of age show off the impressive buildings built by renowned architects such as Albert Kahn’s Detroit Free Press Building, Security Trust and First State Bank. Wirt Rowland designed the landmark Penobscot and Guardian Buildings and Minoru Yamaski’s work can be seen in the Federal Reserve and Michigan Consolidated Gas designs. All styles – Neoclassical to Romanesque and International, are represented, including Phillip Johnson’s Comerica Tower and Hans Gehrke’s Detroit Fire Department Headquarters. It is a fantastic designation for a treasure trove of amazing works of art depicting Detroit’s rich architectural history, past and present. 70

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Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre

1526 Broadway, Detroit Ticket Office: (313) 237-7464 • www.michiganopera.org Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well...for tours call (313) 237-3425.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 576-5111 • www.detroitsymphony.com For nearly a century, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Music Center.

Detroit Experience Factory (DXF)

440 Burroughs St., Ste 129, Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org Offers public and customized tours by and with residents that love Detroit!

Eastern Market

Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 • www.detroiteasternmarket.com Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This eleven acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, flowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants.

Ford Field

2000 Brush, Detroit (313) 262-2100 • www.detroitlions.com Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s), and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours available at 11 :00 a.m. and 1 :00 p.m.; varies – September through December offered Monday, Thursday, Friday; January through August, Monday and Friday.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 471-6611• www.foxtheatredetroit.net Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest survivingmovie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.

Greektown

Monroe Street between Randolf and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover.

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