500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com Built in 1928-29 this significant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 floors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see.
One Washington Blvd., Detroit • (313) 877-8777 www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th floor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store.
Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info are online.
Majestic Theatre Center
4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations.
500 Temple Street, Detroit (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts.
3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • midtowndetroitinc.org Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.
Motown Historical Museum
2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • motownmuseum.org Currently closed for expansion construction. Projected opening in spring 2022. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries featuring numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater, Detroit (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.
10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call for group tours.
Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River.
Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.
121 Gratiot, Detroit (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Open Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are available by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum
Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 (313) 843-8849 • www.tuskegeemuseum.org Honors the legacy and achievements of the nation’s first all-black air fighter squadron.
The Heidelberg Project
Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit 48207 (313) 458-8414 • www.heidelberg.org Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information.
Wayne State University Theatre & Dance
(313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Gateway - New performance complex for theatre, music, dance and art-related events. Coming Fall 2022. • Hilberry Theatre - Will be renovated to become the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center for music and dance performances. • Underground at the Hilberry - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Theatre - Small theatre on the third floor of the Old Main Building.
Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound.
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org Family oriented, hands-on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission charge.
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