Ultimate Detroit Michigan Guide: Top Things To Do! Museums, Best Things to See (The Fist, Belle Isle, Henry Ford, Greenfield Village!), Day Trips, Auto Shows and Attractions in Downtown Detroit MI

Things to do in Detroit Michigan | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

The Famous Motor City is home to a shocking amount of things to do, restaurants to try, museums to explore and fun galore!  We have DAY TRIPS, tours, tips and so many fun things to do in the famous Motor City!  LET'S GO!

Downtown Detroit Mi is enjoying the most dynamic growth in decades – more than $5 billion of new development has taken shape over the course of the last few years. 

From tours to museums to restaurants, this magnificent Motor City is just begging to be discovered.  So let's dive in together and start exploring!  Are you ready?  Here we go!

SO many things to do in Detroit! 

Walking and Driving Tours of the Top Things to See in Detroit MI

Epic Detroit Day Trip

Epic Detroit Day Trip: Great Eats and Must Sees!

We explored the Guardian Building, the Renaissance Building and places you'll want to check out in Detroit MI!

Follow in Guy Fieri and Kid Rock's footsteps as they discover the best Diners, Drive-in's and Dives in the Detroit region!  

Ultimate Detroit Map: 45 Cool Places, Tours, Restaurants, Attractions and Things to Do

Grab this easy to use, interactive Detroit Map to discover cool places you never knew existed! Easily plan your Detroit vacation or road trip!

We make it easy to find Detroit's top landmarks, historical places, art installations and museums.  Don't miss any exciting things to see or things to do!

Discover Detroit's Exciting History!

Detroit's Exciting History

Discover the exciting history of Detroit!  From destruction to toasting to a bright new future!  

It's important to understand the city's history so we can respect where it's been and raise a toast to where it's going. 

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Historical MuseumDetroit Historical Museum

See 300 years of Detroit's rich history at the Detroit Historical Museum

Discover the Gallery of Innovation, the Kid Rock Music Lab, the Underground Railroad, and more!  


Bizarre Detroit Attractions 

Detroit Attractions: 6 Bizarre and Amazing Places To Visit Today

From eclectic art exhibits to colorful alleyways, we've got some bizarre places for you to visit today!

See The Fist!

The Little-Known Story Behind the Massive Joe Lewis Fist

Just for a bit, we need to step back in time to when Hitler was marching into Austria.  It was 1938 and ...

Detroit Holiday Events

Detroit's Art Scene is Growing! 

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Art Museum: Arguably the Best Art Museum In the USA, Featuring Artist Giants, Degas and Van Gogh

Seriously, who doesn't like mummies, ancient churches, 2 story murals and astounding architecture?!  GO TODAY! 

Detroit's Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project: Detroit's Famously Funky Outdoor Art Project is Wowing Crowds While Changing Lives

See who can spot the strangest items: A larger than life Homer Simpson? A polka dot house?

Detroit's Exciting Transportation and Innovation Museums

Detroit museums offer so many diverse and hands-on ways to learn about our automotive history: past, present and future. 

Henry Ford Museum

Don't Miss These Top 8 Must-Sees During Your Visit to the Henry Ford Museum

See presidential vehicles, trains, futuristic homes, machinery, musical instruments and the restored Rosa Parks Bus.

Greenfield Village

Turn Back the Clock to When Model T's, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers Were Making History!

Ride on a steam train, see Thomas Edison's lab, peek into the Wright Brother's bicycle shop and see glassblowing!

Henry Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Rouge Factory TourBe the First to See New Ford F-150 Trucks Being Built on the Assembly Line

Get an insider view on how America’s most iconic truck, the Ford F-150 is produced! 

Ford Piquette Plant

Ford Piquette PlantFord Piquette Plant

Tour the Assembly Plant to See the Oldest Model T in Existence Today

Discover the birthplace of the Model T and the start of modern manufacturing!  

Detroit Motor Bella

Check out Detroit's new premier immersive auto show, Motor Bella!

Stunning Detroit Architecture 

When visiting these stunning buildings, please keep in mind they are places of business, study and worship. Keep your visiting time to a minimum, voices low and be respectful of residents in these locations especially if you are taking photos. 

Detroit Public Library

Detroit Public LibraryDetroit Public Library

Detroit Public Library: Breathtaking Architecture and Untapped Learning Resources for a Bright Future

The library is home to absolutely exquisite architecture and resources for Detroit residents.

Fisher Building

Tour This Astonishing Mosaic and Chandelier Laden Skyscraper Offering Epic 360 Degree Views of Detroit

Discover the history of this magnificent building and see birds-eye views of the city skyline!

Detroit Pistons Performance Center

Massive New Detroit Pistons Practice Facility (why it's worth checking out!)

This new facility is part of a huge $5.1 billion building initiative happening in Detroit. Read about it here!

Detroit Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN)

GM Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) Boasts Great Eats, Shopping and Magnificent Views of the City

The GMRENCEN houses the Detroit Marriott, shopping, businesses and great views of the RiverWalk and Canada. 

  • Ste. Anne de Detroit is the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in America.
  • Penobscot Building

Detroit Parks

Belle Isle

Belle Isle Park is a 2.5-mile-long, 982-acre island park housing the Belle Isle Conservatory, Aquarium, Memorial Fountain, Giant Slide and more!

Detroit Airport, DTW

Detroit Airport Maps, Tips and Information. 

  • Airport terminal addresses, parking maps and valuable information.   
  • Airline reservation phone numbers 
  • Airline baggage service phone numbers 

Navigate Detroit McNamara Airport Like a PRO!

  • Step by step tips to navigate the McNamara Airport
  • What to expect at the TSA checkpoint
  • Photos of the TSA checkpoint
  • How to use the Express Tram
  • Dining tips

Go Exploring in Detroit!

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