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Visit Detroit

Find cultural and historical attractions, great spectator sports, a pretty waterfront promenade and fascinating automotive history in America’s Comeback City.

For over 100 years, Detroit has been a global leader in manufacturing automobiles. Learn about this history and see how the city has reinvented itself as an exciting place to live and visit.

Cultural attractions include numerous museums and art galleries. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the nation’s top museums, browse 65,000 artworks from ancient to modern times. The Detroit Historical Museum covers the region’s interesting past, including the Motor City exhibit, relaying 100 years of automotive history. Bring kids to experiment in the Michigan Science Center.

Detroit is home to Motown Records, the innovative label that brought music from The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others to the attention of everyone in the country. Relive the early days of Detroit’s music scene at the Motown Museum, also known as Hitsville U.S.A.

Walk along the Detroit Riverwalk presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. The Detroit Experience Factory offers a free tour, providing information about Detroit’s history, including its role in Prohibition and the Underground Railroad.

Detroit grew along with the automotive industry. Some of the most impressive architectural structures from the city’s heyday remain today. See the art deco skyscraper Guardian Building, once a major financial center for Detroit’s huge industrial complex. The Fisher Building is another tall tower built for automotive industrialists who contributed greatly to cultural and civic development in the city. Visit the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, where Henry Ford initiated mass production of the Model T in 1908.

Watch the NFL Detroit Lions play football at Ford Field and the MLB Detroit Tigers play baseball at Comerica Park. Use the fun Detroit People Mover light rail system to get around the city.

Escape to Belle Isle Park’s nature center, aquarium, golf range, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the popular Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. For a quick international experience, cross the Detroit River for a visit to the Canadian city of Windsor – just remember to bring your passport.

Where to stay in Detroit

Downtown Detroit featuring general coastal views, a bay or harbour and central business district

Downtown Detroit

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

Detroit is known for its architecture, industrialization and the arts. As creative entrepreneurs reclaim downtown, a new urban culture is rising next to the old.

Downtown Detroit
Detroit Institute of Arts showing interior views and art

Midtown

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

While visiting Midtown, you might make a stop by sights like Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and Detroit Institute of Arts.

Midtown
Greektown Historic District

Greektown Historic District

Experience the atmosphere of a Mediterranean town within the city center of Detroit as you dine on European food and enjoy a buzzing nightlife.

Greektown Historic District
Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit

The restaurants and architecture are a few reasons travellers visit Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighbourhood, you can visit Ambassador Bridge and MotorCity Casino, a few notable attractions nearby.

Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit
Corktown, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Corktown

Corktown is well-liked for its live music and historical sites. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, MotorCity Casino and Little Caesars Arena are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

Corktown
Washington, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Washington

When in Washington and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like Fox Theatre or Cobo Center and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Times Square Station or Grand Circus Park Station.

Washington

Top hotels in Detroit

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
£116
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

Situated in Detroit, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Caesars Arena, Fox Theatre and Comerica Park. Ford Field and GM Renaissance Center are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8,680 reviews)

"Staff courtesy, and helpful.,room excellent well pleased with the service from the time of checking in until the time of checking out"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

MotorCity Casino Hotel
MGM Grand Detroit
MGM Grand Detroit
4.5 out of 5
1777 3rd Street, Detroit, MI
£139
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18

Located in Downtown Detroit, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fillmore Detroit, Detroit Opera House and Fox Theatre. Little Caesars Arena and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,637 reviews)

"The concierge were very professional, warm and pleasant. They helped me with all my questions and were very knowledgeable!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

MGM Grand Detroit
Atheneum Suite Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel
4 out of 5
1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, MI
£115
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

Located in Greektown Historic District, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greektown Casino, Ford Field, and Campus Martius Park. GM Renaissance ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,158 reviews)

"Great! The room was nice and clean. The only thing is the plumbing & ventilation is loud."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2020

Atheneum Suite Hotel

Popular things to do in Detroit

Henry Ford Museum
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Henry Ford Museum

4/5(3 reviews)

See the limousine in which JFK was assassinated, historical buildings and vehicles, and exhibits that document the evolution and impact of technology.

Cobo Center
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Cobo Center

After visiting Cobo Center, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Detroit. Discover the acclaimed art galleries and casinos in this vibrant area.

Greektown Casino
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Greektown Casino

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Greektown Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Detroit? Discover the acclaimed theatre scene and casinos in this vibrant area.

Fox Theatre
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Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre is a favourite theatre with a storied past in Detroit. Discover the acclaimed theatre scene and casinos in this vibrant area.

MGM Grand Detroit Casino
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MGM Grand Detroit Casino

4/5(1 review)

Why not try your luck with a visit to MGM Grand Detroit Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Detroit? Discover the great live music and casinos in this vibrant area.

Detroit Opera House
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Detroit Opera House

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Host to enchanting operas, dance shows and Broadway productions, this is one of the city’s most prestigious venues.

Top activities in Detroit

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

£19

Let your imagination run wild at LEGOLAND®, where you can build amazing creations, hoot and holler during 2 exciting rides, and let yourself be swept away during an immersive 4-D Cinema show. With something to delight visitors of any age, this is the ultimate indoor LEGO® attraction.

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

£15

A wonder for all ages, SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures. Explore more than 20 displays including interactive touch pools, a walk-through tunnel with 180-degree views, and an ocean exhibit where a blacktip reef shark swims alongside graceful rays.

CheckMate Escape Room Challenge
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CheckMate Escape Room Challenge

£22

CheckMate is a 75-minute escape adventure. You thought you were going to a party, but now you’re trapped in the sinister toy master’s playhouse. You must play the games his way and escape before the 75-minute timer runs out. No prior knowledge of escape games is required.

Operation City Quest of Detroit, MI
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Operation City Quest of Detroit, MI

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Detroit, MI
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Detroit, MI

£2

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Admission
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Admission

£12

One admission to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Visit the original factory owned and built by the Ford Motor Company. See the only complete collection of the Ford letter cars on display anywhere in the world.

Reviews of Detroit

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4/5 - Good

Nick

Oct 10, 2019

Detroit surprised us. Not what we were led to believe - far far nicer. There has been a renaissance here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 3, 2019

Such an up and coming city with a great vibe. A great choice for a weekend away.

4/5 - Good

Patrick

Jul 12, 2019

The most impressive thing sbout Detroit is it’s people, they are so friendly and accommodating. Downtown Detroit is easilyvto get around on foot and the road network is right up there with any modern city.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 18, 2019

very nice people but was told not to go out alone

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 3, 2019

The Gardian building is a beauty and we are at Tikoi, Ima and Beyond Juice and would recommend all of them

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 7, 2019

Downtown is being done up and will be very nice , lovely buildings

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