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10 Cool Things to Do in Detroit

Bindu swetha Jun 7, 2019
Though Detroit has been in the news for all the wrong reasons like an increasing number of abandoned homes and crime rate; young entrepreneurs and artists are turning these buildings into cafes, museums, exhibition centres, and the like.

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Watch Sunset at Belle Isle Island

From lighthouse to James Scott Memorial Fountain and to defunct casino, Belle Isle has beautiful architecture on offer.

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You can take a dip in the river on the northern side and then settle at the southern tip to get that perfect sunset photo!

Visit Fort Wayne

If you are a history buff, head straight to Fort Wayne for a historic tour. Explore the old military barracks, dry moat and tunnel, the parade ground and the historic long stone building. There are a number of events organized at the fort throughout the year.

Head to the Detroit Temple

One of the finest examples of Gothic architecture, the Detroit Masonic Temple, is a visual piece of art.

There are a number of concerts and events regularly held at the temple. Visit the ritualistic tower, the Shrine club and the auditorium.

Shop at the African Bead Museum

The Dabls' MBAD African Bead Museum has a huge collection of African artefacts such as textiles, beadworks, pottery, sculptures from across all cultures throughout Africa.

Go on the Haunted Detroit Tour

Book a Haunted Detroit Tour if you are a braveheart and adventure lover. Charter transport, tour guides equipped with digital cameras, infrared thermometers and EMF detectors are inclusive in the tour.

Visit Hamtramck Disneyland

With interesting rides such as the Ferris wheel, merry-go-round horses to miniature animals, handcrafted aeroplanes; the Hamtramck Disneyland created by Dmytro Szylak is a huge tourist attraction.

Get Immersed in a Sea of Books

For book lovers, 'John K. King Used & Rare Books' is a heavenly place! The huge, 4 storeyed building houses over a million books.
With some very rare books on offer, you will be amazed at the variety of books available at the store. You will be handed over a map of the building as soon as you enter the building.

Visit Breweries

One of the best beer state in the country, Metro Detroit, has a lot of breweries across the state. The iconic Bell's Two-Hearted Ale is Detroit's own creation.
With other famous breweries like Atwater Brewery, Jolly Pumpkin, Batch Brewing Works spread across the state, you will be spoilt for choice!

Go on a Cruise with Diamond Jack

If you are interested in taking a cruise at an affordable rate, then head straight to Downtown Detroit for a cruise with Diamond Jack. With two hours of sightseeing tours, this is the way to see Detroit's iconic landmarks, in a relaxing way!

Visit the Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum focuses on the technological and industrial achievements of the United States.

Though the entire museum isn't only focused on Ford, it does have on display the first Ford Car apart from the first steam locomotive which was built in 1829.