If you’re looking for a fun-filled weekend getaway, look no further than Detroit, Michigan (my hometown)! This Midwestern city is brimming with activities for all ages, from exploring the Detroit Institute of Arts to witnessing a Tigers game at Comerica Park.
Table of Contents:
To help you make the most of your trip, here are the top 5 things to do in Detroit:
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is a Detroit institution that is dedicated to the story of African Americans in America.
The museum features a number of exhibits that tell the history of African Americans in America, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. The museum also has a research center that contains a wealth of information on African American history.
Today, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is a vital part of the Detroit community. It is a place of learning and discovery for people of all ages, and it is a proud symbol of African American achievement.
If you’re looking to learn more about African American history, the Charles H. Wright Museum is a great place to start. The museum offers a wealth of information and insights into the African American experience in America.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is one of the leading art museums in the United States. Founded in 1885, the DIA has a collection of over 100,000 works of art, making it one of the largest art museums in the world.
The DIA is located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan and is a short drive from many major cities in the Midwest. It was across the street from my university (Wayne State University), and I loved visiting the museum and its lovely grounds.
The DIA has something for everyone, with a wide variety of artworks on display from different cultures and eras.
Whether you’re interested in paintings, sculpture, or photography, you’ll find plenty to see at the DIA. And if you’re looking for a unique gift or souvenir, the DIA also has a great gift shop with a variety of art-themed items.
The Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford Museum and the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Detroit is the premier museum for Henry Ford and automobile history in North America. Covering 150 acres, visitors can stroll through dozens of buildings housing landscape displays, shops, exhibits and restaurants.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House stands as a testament to modernism where you can explore architect Albert Kahn’s iconic design while taking in the views of beautiful Lake St. Clair.
Inside you will discover unsurpassed craftsmanship and original artworks throughout the estate grounds which include 12 acres of gardens with walking paths along a private beach that makes its way around an inviting boathouse with large dock area perfect for picnics or relaxation moments by the water.
Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center – formerly known as the Detroit Science Center – is a state-of-the art campus designed to spark creativity and encourage learning about science, technology, engineering and math.
With hands-on exhibits, mind-blowing shows in a massive IMAX Dome Theater, tons of fun events for adults on Friday nights plus much more, this might just be your new favorite place!
The Detroit Zoo
The Detroit Zoo is a world-renowned facility that is home to over 2,000 animals representing 225 species.
The Detroit Zoo is committed to wildlife conservation and providing a great experience for visitors, and it shows in everything they do. The penguin exhibit is my absolute favorite!
From the moment you enter the zoo, you can feel the joy and excitement that comes with being surrounded by so many amazing animals. The zoo staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and they go out of their way to make sure everyone is having a good time. Even the animals seem happy, and it’s clear they are well-cared for.
If you’re looking for a fun and educational place to take your family, the Detroit Zoo is the perfect choice. You won’t be disappointed.
If you enjoyed this blog post, be sure to join Michelle Valentine’s email list to get weekly travel tips and lots of information on new destinations to discover!
Love festivals and food & wine events? Visit our Events Calendar!