Detroit Michigan: Top Source for Incredible Travel Guides and Things to Do While Saving You Time and Money

Detroit Michigan | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

Detroit, Michigan 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 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!

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

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

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!  


Detroit Attractions Worth Seeing Today

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!

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'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

Visit the Ford Piquette Plant to discover the birthplace of the Model T and the start of modern manufacturing!  

Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show-It's more than a car show, it's entertainment for the whole family!  All terrain vehicle rides, fudge shops, VR experiences and concept vehicles!  Plus we have lots of in-the-know tips you should know before you go. Click here for freakin' great tips!

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 LibraryDetroit Public Library

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

Tour the Fisher Building with Pure Detroit’s guided tours to discover discover the history of the building and see amazing views of the city skyline!

Detroit Renaissance CenterDetroit Renaissance Center

The Detroit Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) houses the 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.
  • Guardian Building
  • Penobscot Building

Detroit Day Trip Itinerary-The Ultimate Guide

OMG! We had an amazing day exploring a small slice of the city when we were there for the International Auto Show.

We explored the Guardian Building, the Renaissance Building and a restaurant you are definitely going to want to check out for yourself.

We have lots of tips to help you make the bet of your Detroit Day Trip!

Click here for the nitty gritty details!

Belle Isle

Belle Isle Park is a 2.5-mile-long, 982-acre island park, located in the Detroit River.  Almost one third of the island is a natural wooded area that is home to a wide variety of small animals and birds. The park features a number of historic public landmarks. What a hidden gem!  

  • Belle Isle Conservatory
  • Belle Isle Aquarium
  • James Scott Memorial Fountain
  • Belle Isle Nature Center
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • Public Swimming and Beach
  • Giant Slide
  • Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse
  • Golf Range


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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