Detroit, the largest city in the state of Michigan, also called Motor City. The population has dropped significantly under the 700,000 inhabitants and many shops have put the key under the door in recent years, but the city is on the road to recovery. There are still lots of wonderful things to do and see in Detroit. Music fans can visit the Motown Historical Museum, but for a cup of tea, visit Joe Louis Arena, Ford Field, Comerica Park, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Ford Piquette Avenue Plant or hotel Casino Greektown for a variety of enjoyable experiences. Don’t forget to cross the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
JOE LOUIS ARENA
Home to the famous national hockey team of the Detroit Red Wings. Joe Louis Arena is a hockey arena can accommodate 20,125 spectators and located in the Detroit city center. The arena, built in 1979, was named after the former boxing heavyweight champion Joe Louis. A new arena is being built in the city center and should be completed next year. The Joe Louis Arena will be demolished after the construction of the new arena and the Detroit Red Wings will move into their new home .
Motown Historical Museum is located in the USA on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. This museum was founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards in honor of Motown Records. The purpose of this museum is not only to preserve the history of Motown Music Company, but also to educate and motivate young people who would be interested in a future in the music industry. Studio is where many artists and movement of popular bands recorded their discs. You can even try to sing a few notes during your visit.
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is an underground highway tunnel connecting Detroit, Michigan, USA, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Completed in 1930, it is the second US Canada border crossing over the Ambassador Bridge borrowed after the close from there, crossed by more than 130,000 vehicles per day. The tunnel is jointly owned by both cities. This is the third underground tunnel built between two nations in the world and the first underground tunnel for vehicles between the two countries. Go through the tunnel, it’s like stepping into another world.
Greektown Casino-Hotel is located in the historic neighborhood of Greektown in Detroit and is one of the three casino hotels in the city. The hotel’s construction started in 2006 and was completed in 2009. The hotel’s tower is 30 stories high and 105 meters. The hotel also features free parking, 13-storey, 9,300 square meters of gaming space, a play area for VIPs, a poker room and a conference center. Through its performances of world-renowned artists, this is a great place to spend the evening and have fun.
DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Maritime Museum of Detroit, is located on the shore of Belle Isle Park on the Detroit River. It has one of the largest exhibitions of large boat models in the world and outlines the role of Detroit in maritime history. Originally founded in 1949, the museum was closed due to damage in 1956. Donations from the Dossin family and subsidies founded again the historical commission of the city, the museum was started in 1959 and re-opened in 1961. Permanent exhibitions include Miss Pepsi, the SS William Clay Ford Pilot House and the SS City of Detroit II.
GM RENAISSANCE CENTER
The Renaissance Center and GM Renaissance Center is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers located in downtown Detroit. The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the third tallest skyscraper. The hotel has the largest terrace restaurant, the Coach Insignia. The Renaissance Center is owned by General Motors and houses their International Headquarters. The Renaissance Center is the perfect place to stay, eat, go shopping and play. There is a mix of specialty shops, services and places restorations in the GM RenCen the Millender Center and River East Center.
THE FORD PIQUETTE AVENUE PLANT
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Plant is located at Milwaukee Junction and was the second automotive production plant of the Ford Motor Company, famous for being the birthplace of the Ford T. This site was turned into a historic monument. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is the oldest car factory in the world open to the public and presents the failures and successes of Henry Ford started. The main office of Henry Ford is in the same condition as when used in 1908 at the height of Milwaukee Junction, presenting the life of the neighborhood when he was served by two railway lines. Do not forget to stop in the gift shop before leaving this fascinating museum.
INSTITUTE OF ARTS
The Detroit Institute of Arts is located in the cultural heart of Detroit and has one of the largest collections of art in the United States. Last year the collection was estimated to be worth $ 9.1 billion. The museum has over 100 galleries and is the 6th largest art museum in the United States. The building itself is wonderful with its exterior of white marble, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but because of its rapid expansion, it was moved on Woodward Avenue.
Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team, is a baseball stadium outdoor located in Detroit city center. It replaced Tiger Stadium and has a seating capacity of 41,681 spectators. The name comes from Comerica Comerica Bank was once located on this site. In 2006, Comerica Park hosted its first World Series game. More than just a baseball stadium, the park has a beautiful ornate carousel, a Ferris wheel, sculptures and a huge pond which can be choreographed to music.
Ford Field is home to the football team of the Detroit Lions. The stadium also hosts basketball and football matches and can accommodate up to 80000 spectators. The naming rights were purchased by the Ford Motor Company, and the Ford family also controls the franchise Lions. This is an indoor stadium with a large roof window that opens at the corners, allowing natural light to illuminate the grass without distracting the players on the field.