Detroit Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Detroit - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

  • Garden/Arboretum

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

Automotive Hall of Fame

  • Museum/Gallery

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

Belle Isle

  • Park/Playground

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...

Belle Isle Nature Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

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

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

  • Museum/Gallery

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...

Cranbrook Art Museum

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

Detroit Historical Museum

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

Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Detroit Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

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

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

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...

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