Detroit



Useful websites:



 DetroitHistorical.org  VisitDetroit.com  Michigan.org
Freep.com 
entertainment, news and events
 LonleyPlanet.com ThrillList.com

Detroit downtown


You can take the Tramway Q-line to go downtown

Closest stop to Wayne State is QLINE Canfield St Station on 4265 Woodward Ave

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
211 W Fort St #1000

Detroit People Mover

A 2.94-mile (4.73 km) automated, driverless system which operates on a single rail track, and encircles Downtown Detroit.
Multiple stops around downtown.

GM Renaissance Center and Plaza Promenade on Lake St Clair

Do not miss the nearby “Spirit of Detroit”, a city monument with a large bronze statue

Campus Martius Park
Park with Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument & many bistros
800 Woodward Ave

Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit Public Library
Various buildings and unique architectures

Greektown

Historic commercial and entertainment district with restaurants and casinos
At the intersection of Monroe avenue and Beaubien street

Sport arenas
Comerica Park (baseball), Ford Field (football), Little Caesars (new Hockey arena)

Detroit Princess Riverboat
Party boat with dinner and cocktails Saturday night; Boarding: 6:00 pm. A bit pricey, check Groupon for discounts
201 Civic Center Dr

Note: we will send you more detailed plans for games, shows and events when we come closer to October.

Driving around - within 5 to 15 miles


Belle Isle on Lake St Clair shores, 20 min. north of Detroit
Park, Belle Isle Aquarium; 3, Inselruhe Ave, Detroit

Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn
Huge indoor museum with cars and American history Factory tour (F150 production line)
Greenfield Village museum is outdoor, open on a selected evenings/days outside of the summer time.
Automotive Hall of Fame is also nearby.

Arab American National Museum in Dearborn
13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn

Nice walkable cities within driving distance
Follow Woodward avenue to the north, you will find Ferndale (9 mile), Royal Oak (11 mile, turn right), Birmingham (15 mile, turn left)

Windsor, Canada
Centennial park with nice vistas of Detroit.
Chimczuk museum, a premier museum destination that houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area,
the Original People’s Culture and Legacy, and development of Windsor.
Through tunnel or ambassador bridge, be careful, you have to cross the border, i.e. you need a valid passport and there be could be delays.

Around Wayne State University


Detroit Institute of Arts
Art Museum on 5200 Woodward Avenue
Large art museum displaying global works with the famous Diego Rivera Mural

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Museum with event space for concerts, on 315 E Warren Ave Detroit Historical Society City museum,
features interactive & revolving exhibits on the city's history, including recreated streets.
5401 Woodward Ave

The Fillmore Detroit
Live music venue on 2115 Woodward Ave
Famed rock concert venue

Motown Museum

Collection of the label's art & memorabilia plus infamous studio A & The Supremes' costumes.
2648 W Grand Blvd

Shinola Detroit Store

Upscale retailer of watches & bicycles, plus a line of leather goods & curated gift items.
Lot’s of breweries around W Canfield and Cass avenue
441 W Canfield St
 
Eastern Market on Market Street
A historic commercial district in Detroit, Saturday 7am-4pm (year-round)
Do not miss the 100+ murals in the streets around the market, this is unique! (open anytime)