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  • 1. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History


    The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the largest museum of its kind in the world, tells the story of the black experience...Read More

  • 2. Detroit Institute of Arts


    Midtown's top cultural attraction, with more than 100 galleries, is the Detroit Institute of Arts. The DIA displays 5,000 years of art treasures...Read More

  • 3. Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory


    Among Belle Isle's other attractions is the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, with one of the largest orchid collections in the country. ...Read More

  • 4. Automotive Hall of Fame


    Adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, the Automotive Hall of Fame has profiles of the individuals behind the machines, a...Read More

  • 5. Belle Isle

    City Park

    Belle Isle, 3 mi southeast of the city center on a 1,000-acre island in the Detroit River, is reached by way of East Jefferson Avenue and East...Read More

  • 6. Belle Isle Nature Zoo


    At the far end of Belle Isle, the Belle Isle Nature Zoo offers family nature programs on weekends focused on Michigan flora and fauna. ...Read More

  • 7. Cranbrook Art Museum


    The Cranbrook Art Museum has major exhibitions of contemporary art and a collection that includes works by Eliel and Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. ...Read More

  • 8. Detroit Historical Museum


    The Detroit Historical Museum hosts numerous exhibits exploring the region's history, its ties to the automobile, and the city's rich legacies...Read More

  • 9. Detroit Zoo


    More than 2,800 animals from about 300 species live uncaged in natural habitats at the Detroit Zoo. Highlights include a large penguinarium...Read More

  • 10. Dossin Great Lakes Museum


    Also on Belle Isle, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum includes a Gothic Room taken from a 1912 Great Lakes luxury liner, and the pilot house from...Read More

  • 11. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

    Historic Home

    Ford's son Edsel built the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, a 60-room Cotswold-style residence on 87 acres. Albert Kahn designed the 1929 home...Read More

  • 12. Fair Lane

    Historic Home

    Henry Ford's Fair Lane blends a Scottish Baronial style with a simple Arts and Crafts design. Here, you'll get a look at the bowling alley where...Read More

  • 13. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village


    Dearborn's is America's largest indoor-outdoor museum. It charts the country's evolution from rural to industrial society through exhibits covering...Read More

  • 14. Historic Cranbrook House and Gardens

    Historic Home

    Historic Cranbrook House and Gardens is an Arts and Crafts-style mansion designed by Albert Kahn for newspaper publisher George Booth and his...Read More

  • 15. Meadow Brook Hall

    Historic Home

    The opulent Meadow Brook Hall was built in the late 1920s for Matilda Dodge, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge. The 110-room, 88,000-square-foot...Read More

  • 16. Pewabic Pottery


    At Pewabic Pottery, founded in 1903, you can see where the brilliantly glazed ceramic Pewabic tiles found in buildings throughout the nation...Read More

  • 17. Second Baptist Church of Detroit

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Second Baptist Church of Detroit, organized in 1836, is Detroit's oldest black congregation. The church was an important stop on the Underground...Read More

  • 18. University Cultural Center


    Located 2½ mi from Downtown via Woodward Avenue, the University Cultural Center, also known as Midtown, is a collection of art, history, and...Read More

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