Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Detroit

Fisher Building

This 1928 masterpiece from the man who built Detroit, Albert Kahn, has an imposing art deco exterior made from Minnesota granite and Maryland marble, and an interior to rival any Italian cathedral. From the soaring …
Top Choice Museum in Detroit

Motown Historical Museum

In this row of modest houses Berry Gordy launched Motown Records – and the careers of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson – with an $800 loan in 1959. Gordy and Motown split for Los Angeles in…
Top Choice Market in Detroit

Eastern Market

Produce, cheese, spice and flower vendors fill the large halls on Saturday, but you also can turn up Monday through Friday to browse the specialty shops (props to the peanut roaster) and cafes that flank the halls o…
Top Choice Museum in Detroit

Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA holds one of the world's finest art collections. The centerpiece is Diego Rivera's mural Detroit Industry, which fills an entire room and reflects the city's blue-collar labor history. Beyond it are Picassos…
Top Choice Park in Detroit

Campus Martius Park

This new public space in the heart of Detroit's downtown is the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon. At the center is the Michigan Soldiers & Sailors Monument: In the warmer months, there's a sandy beac…
Architecture in Detroit

Guardian Building

Commissioned as a 'cathedral of finance,' this distinctive, 40-story, red brick building with green and white accents was the world's tallest masonry structure when it opened in 1929. The interior is a colorful expl…
Notable Building in Detroit

Packard Plant

Renowned architect Albert Kahn designed this 3.5-million-sq-ft factory, which opened in 1905, but after years of neglect it became one of Detroit's most iconic ruins. Now, an Italian developer has plans to turn it i…
State Park in Detroit

Belle Isle Park

Pretty Belle Isle floats in the Detroit River. The entire expanse is parkland where kayaking, walking trails and a glass-domed conservatory await. There's a beach, zoo, aquarium and maritime museum, too. Once you pa…
Public Art in Detroit

Heidelberg Project

Polka-dotted streets, houses covered in Technicolor paint blobs, strange doll sculptures in yards – this is no acid trip, but rather a block-spanning art installation. It's the brainchild of street artist Tyree Guyt…
Monorail in Detroit

People Mover

As mass transit, the monorail's 3-mile loop on elevated tracks around downtown won't get you very far. As a tourist attraction, it's a sweet ride providing great views of the city and riverfront. There are 13 statio…