10 Fun Activities in Detroit
Looking for a fun weekend trip? Look no further than Detroit. Although its reputation has suffered in the past few years, there are still many fun adventures to be had. Below are ten favorites.
North American International Auto Show
In January, Detroit holds the North American International Auto Show at the COBO Center. This car show started in 1907. It also has a charity night which helps to raise money for children.
Saturday mornings are the perfect time to leave your manufactured home community and check out the local life. The Eastern Market is open every Saturday and is home to fresh local produce, meat and cheeses. The market has a town square vibe which makes it a perfect place to get your groceries.
Belle Isle is located in the Detroit River. The amazing landscape work was completed by the same architect that designed Central Park in New York City. The island has plenty to do such as visiting the zoo and the aquarium. It is a perfect place for people who like to be outdoors.
Ford Rouge Factory Tour
With a quick 20 minute drive from Detroit, you can take the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The factory was built by Henry Ford and is rich in history. Along with videos about the factory, you will get to see classic Ford cars and trucks. The tours can fill up so it is best to get a reservation.
Detroit has its very own sport called Fowling. It is a combination of football and bowling. In Fowling you attempt to knock down bowling pins with footballs. There are currently two Fowling locations, The Eastern Market and in a factory in Hamtramck.
The Fabulous Fox Theater is located in Detroit, Michigan. It has been providing entertainment to the area since 1928. It holds movies, broadway shows and musical events. Their biggest annual event is “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” which features the Radio City Rockettes.
The Guardian Building
The Guardian Building is one of the most spectacular skyscrapers in Detroit. It was originally opened in 1929 as The Union Trust. The architecture and design is amazing. You will experience true beauty the second you walk in. There are shops and cafes inside. Tours are also available.
The Whitney is one of the most spectacular restaurants to eat at in Detroit. It has great food and service. Tours of the mansion and gardens are available. Some say it is haunted. They even have a bar called Ghost Bar.
The Detroit Zoo
The Detroit Zoo sits on 125 acres and is home to a wide variety of animals. The zoo offers several educational and fun opportunities you can try while visiting the animals.
The Holocaust Memorial Center
At the Holocaust Memorial Center you can take guided tours. These are offered to the public free of charge Thursday through Sundays at 1 PM. At the end you are able to ask a Holocaust survivor questions.