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DETROIT ATTRACTIONS

EASTERN MARKET
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.
GREEKTOWN

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.
RIVERWALK

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.

MUSEUMS


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.


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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.



Motown Museum

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.

MOVIE THEATRES

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.

MUSIC


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!


TOURS

DTours

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.
Pewabic Pottery

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.


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