| DETROIT ATTRACTIONS
Open on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, this open-air market features hundreds of vendors selling flowers, fruits, veggies, and locally produced specialty and other foods. Officially located at 2934 Russell Street, the market covers six blocks. Visit www.easternmarket.com for more information.
People Mover Stop: #10 Greektown
The area is a popular restaurant and entertainment that has many restaurants serving authentic Greek cuisine and one of three casinos in the city. Certain buildings on Monroe Street resemble the Parthenon, Pegasus, and other forms of Greek architecture. Greek music is also played on Monroe Street during the day.
People Mover Stop: #8 Renaissance Center
The Riverwalk stretches along the waterfront and features fountains, sculptures and parks. Relax and enjoy views of the skyline, river and Canada.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave., www.chwmuseum.org, (313) 494-5800
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm; Admission $8
This is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Founded in 1965, the museum provides learning opportunities and research that explores the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their origins.
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave., www.detroithistorical.org, (313) 833-1805
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm; Admission $6
Established in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society’s mission is to educate and inspire the community and visitors by preserving and portraying the region’s shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences. The museum features Streets of Old Detroit, Frontiers to Factories and the Motor City exhibits.
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., www.dia.org, (313) 833-7900
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Admission: Adults $8
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area since 1885. Home to Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals. Current exhibitions include: Detroit Revealed:Photographs 2000-2010.
Detroit Science Center
5020 John R, www.detroitsciencecenter.org, (313) 577-8400
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Admission: $13.95 or $19.95 (includes special traveling exhibit)
The Science Center features Michigan’s the Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; and an 8,700-square-foot (810 m2) Science Hall for traveling exhibits.
Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn MI, www.thehenryford.org, (313) 982-6001
Hours: Daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm; Admission $15
The museum brings American ideas and innovations to life, and houses the Rosa Parks bus and the Kennedy presidential limousine from the fateful day in Dallas.
2648 W. Grand Blvd, www.motownmuseum.com, (313) 875-2264
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Admission: $10
Founded in 1985, the museum preserves Motown’s legacy, and educates and motivates people through exhibitions that promote the values of vision, creativity and entrepreneurship. The museum includes: The Gallery-historical photos and memorabilia, The Echo Chamber-how sound effects were made prior to computers, Motown Style-wardrobe and costumes, Berry Gordy’s Apartment, The Control Room and Studio “A.”
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – open late Thursday & Friday evening!
4454 Woodward Ave., www.mocadetroit.org, (313) 832-6622
Hours: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday & Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday; Admission: Free, but some special exhibits/events may have a fee.
Ren Cen 4.
GM Renaissance Building, Tower 200 Level 2, www.riverfront4.com, (313) 259-2370, People Mover Stop: #7 Renaissance Center
The Ren Cen 4 Movie Theater is a state of the art 4-screen, 680-seat movie theater complex that offers first run movies in a contemporary setting.
The Renaissance Center also has limited shopping and restaurants.
Café d’Mongo’s Speakeasy
1439 Griswold St, www.cafemongos.com, People Mover Stop: #12 Broadway
Hours: Open Fridays only 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
An antiques-filled speakeasy with live jazz. Highly recommended!
1048 Woodward Ave., www.dtoursdetroit.com, (313) 965-3313
DTours offers several tours including: Monuments & Memorials, Strolling Dinner, Campus Martius Bar Tour, Houses of Worship Tour and the African American Heritage Tour. For a complete list of tours, times and fees, visit their website.
10125 E. Jefferson Ave., www.pewabic.org, (313) 626-2000
Self-guided tours are FREE and available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. (Not handicapped accessible.)
Wander through the National Historic Landmark building to view the Journey of a Pioneering Spirit: The Life of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, early Pewabic pieces in their Museum, visit the Fabrication Studio where you can watch artisans creating Pewabic wares from start to finish, and stop by the Tile Showroom to view current custom projects.