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Belle Isle Conservancy

Belle Isle Conservancy

900 Inselruhe Ave
Detroit, MI 48207   Directions

(313) 821-5428


Pay a visit to the Belle Isle Conservancy, the program responsible for the impeccable maintenance of the park ground from the closed Belle Isle Aquarium to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and other attractions. Thanks to BIBS staff and volunteers, the Conservatory, gardens and greenhouses in the sprawling Belle Isle Park are a delightful sight to behold.

C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment Center

C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment Center

21750 Hall Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038   Directions

(586) 469-2800


Get a bit of an adrenaline rush while still enjoying some quality time with family and friends at the C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment Center in Clinton. This family entertainment center and amusement park is fun for all ages. Enjoy everything from leisurely games of mini-golf and arcade games to go-karts, bumper boats, recreational rock-climbing and laser tag.

Campus Martius Park

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(313) 963-2225


Originally a central point of early Detroit lost in the reconfiguration of roads and traffic, the famous Campus Martius Park was re-established as a Renaissance City focal point in 2003. Located in the heart of downtown, this urban park was designed to resemble New York City’s Rockefeller Center with its sculptures, monuments, fountains, bistros, patches of greenery and skating rink hemmed in by towering buildings and other downtown attractions.

Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201   Directions

(313) 494-5800


The world’s largest institution dedicated to African American culture, the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History serves a dual purpose–it is both a museum of artifacts and an incubator of cultural retention and growth. View a permanent collection of over 30,000 artifacts and archived materials as you explore attractions throughout the seven exhibition areas and immerse yourself in the African American experience.

Detroit Historical Society

Detroit Historical Society

5401 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202   Directions

(313) 833-7935


Learn about the rich history of this metro area at the Detroit Historical Society as you study 300 years worth of artifacts. Located in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District, this 80,000-square-foot museum has been around since 1928, making it both America’s largest and oldest museum dedicated to a metropolitan history. The exhibits and attractions here are both interesting and engaging.

Detroit Princess Riverboat

Detroit Princess Riverboat

201 Civic Center Dr
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(877) 338-2628


Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo

8450 W 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067   Directions

(248) 541-5717


Just north of the city limit, the Detroit Zoo offers guests an up-close animal adventure. Observe more than 270 different species in naturalistic habitats and learn fun and fascinating facts as you explore the attractions throughout seven major exhibits: Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Museum of Living Reptiles, Penguinarium and Butterfly Garden!

Diamond Jack’s River Tours

Diamond Jack’s River Tours

1340 Atwater St
Detroit, MI 48207   Directions

(313) 843-9376


Roll on down the Detroit River with Diamond Jack’s River Tours. Stop by the dock on Thursday-Sunday at 1:00PM or 3:30PM for a two hour cruise in this busy international waterway. Choose between three riverboats and enjoy a lovely, sunny day on the water as your guide shares fun facts and points out popular landmarks and Detroit attractions.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

100 Strand Dr
Detroit, MI 48207   Directions

(313) 833-1805


Learn about the role the waterways played in shaping Detroit and vice versa at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Belle Isle Park. This special interest maritime museum outlines the history of ships and water travel along the Great Lakes and the Detroit River. You’ll be able to get up close to artifacts from the 1800s as you explore this ship-themed building.

GM Renaissance Center

GM Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243   Directions

(313) 567-3126


As you stand at the base of the GM Renaissance Center, you can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. These seven interlocked skyscrapers, nicknamed the Ren Cen, are the tallest buildings in the state. In addition to serving as General Motors’ world headquarters, this spectacular complex also houses the tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, a shopping center, restaurants, private clubs, banks, offices, a four-screen movie theater and other Detroit attractions.

Greektown Casino

Greektown Casino

555 E Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(313) 223-2999


Taste a slice of Vegas nightlife without ever leaving Detroit when you go to the Greektown Casino where the motto is “play, dine and stay.” One of Motor City’s three casino resort hotels, this particular casino is located in the fun and fascinating Greektown District. Test your luck at the table games or slots, stuff yourself at the best restaurants, take advantage of weekly drink specials and spend the night in a luxurious room.

Heidelberg Project

Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St
Detroit, MI 48207   Directions

(313) 974-6894


Experience art in the great outdoors when you visit the Heidelberg Project in the city’s east side. A project begun by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather, Sam Mackey, this project has drawn the interests of artists and non-artists worldwide and sparked hope in the impoverished Heidelberg Street by using bright paint and salvaged items to transform dilapidated houses into colorful works of modern art. This unique attraction is definitely one of Detroit's must-see destinations.

Heritage Park Petting Farm

Heritage Park Petting Farm

12803 Pardee Rd
Taylor, MI 48180   Directions

(734) 374-5946


Drive out to Taylor for a fun day at the Heritage Park Petting Farm, where guests young and old alike can have fun meeting the friendly, domesticated animals. Head inside the big red barn to interact with all sorts of barnyard life, from goats and ponies to piglets and alpacas. Or, stroll over to the nature pond where you can admire koi fish, frogs and turtles (but don’t pet the wildlife!).

MGM Grand Detroit Casino

MGM Grand Detroit Casino

1777 3rd St
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(877) 888-2121


Adults can escape to their own wonderland at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino, one of three casino hotels in the city and the first major luxury casino resort outside of Las Vegas. Not a gambler? This hotel resort is also filled with first-class restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs as well as a relaxing spa and a trendy boutique.

MotorCity Casino-Hotel

MotorCity Casino-Hotel

2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201   Directions

(866) 782-9622


Relax and unwind one evening at the MotorCity Casino-Hotel, one of the three resort hotel casinos in Detroit. Play at the most exciting game floor in the city, featuring classic reel games, new five-reel games, video poker and video slots. You can also join in one of the 57 table games in the casino or head to the Poker Room for a classic card game.

Motown Museum

Motown Museum

2648 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208   Directions

(313) 875-2264


Stop by one of Southeastern Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions. Motown Museum preserves and cultivates Motown in its first headquarters. Located in the Hitsville U.S.A. building, this unique museum displays costumes, photos and records from Motown's successful era and shares the legacy of the record label, its artists and its music.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201   Directions

(313) 832-6622


Become engaged with the art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The MOCAD leads the way in Detroit’s contemporary culture through its constantly rotating contemporary art exhibitions and attractions. Since first opening in 2006, this non-collecting museum has focused on responding to modern cultural content, promoting collaboration and fueling crucial discourse.

Northland Roller Rink

Northland Roller Rink

22311 W 8 Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48219   Directions

(313) 535-1666


Lace up your roller skates or rollerblades and head on over to the Northland Roller Rink, one of Detroit’s largest roller rinks, for a fun time. Skate during the public sessions to some of your favorite oldies as well as a few of the more current songs. Or, opt for a skating class or laser tag game.

Sanders and Morley Candy Makers Factory Tour

Sanders and Morley Candy Makers Factory Tour

436 S Main St
Rochester, MI 48307   Directions

(248) 656-2590


Anybody with a sweet tooth will find it hard to resist a trip to the Sanders and Morley Candy Makers Factory Tour. You’ll begin with a video explaining the story of chocolate and how Sanders and Morley got their start in Detroit. Afterward, you can observe the actual creation of these luscious, chocolatey treats. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the shop for some edible souvenirs.

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124   Directions

(313) 982-6001


Detroit is known as the Automotive Capital of the World for a reason. The Henry Ford, also known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village or the Edison Institute, explores the city’s rich history and contributions to the world of transportation. This indoor and outdoor museum complex showcases many significant items that influenced the Industrial Revolution, shaped American history and changed the world.

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