Does just the term "tourist attraction". cause feelings of anxiety? While there certainly are some attractions that you are better off driving on by, there are plenty of good ones too. Our Detroit 10Best list can help you sort the worthwhile from the worthless, ensuring only good memories are created this trip.

Grosse Pointe Woods
Chene Park

This riverfront park, accessible to the Renaissance Center via a promenade, is best known for its covered amphitheater, which hosts fantastic summer concerts. Able to seat 6000, the venue is a favorite of jazz, blues, soul, and classical...  Read More

Bloomfield Hills
Saarinen House

Whether you know of Eliel Saarinen's work from art and architecture classes or by virtue of his son Eero's furniture, you'll want to tour this house that the elder Saarinen designed and lived in with wife Loja, an accomplished textile designer....  Read More

GM Showroom

You haven't "been" to Detroit unless you've paid a visit to the GM Renaissance Center, the city's most recognizable – and looming – landmark. The complex's best-known resident is General Motors, whose world headquarters is located here. In...  Read More

Cranbrook House and Gardens

This historic English Arts & Crafts-style mansion, built for Detroit newspaper mogul George Gough Booth, dates from the early 1900s. The home still contains much of its original artwork, tapestries, and furnishings, affording an insightful...  Read More

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the brainchild of renowned architect Albert Kahn, is home to a variety of different plants and flowers, including Michigan's largest orchid collection. If you're homesick for that bright, Florida sunshine or the...  Read More

Benson Ford Research Center

Although you may think this library and archives documents only automobile-related data, its scope is much broader, encompassing American manufacturing in many arenas. Built initially from Henry Ford's book collection, the research center also...  Read More

IMAX Theatre

Known for incredible cinematography and cutting-edge technology, IMAX constantly provides the most fascinating, educational programs available on the big screen. Digital sound and towering movie screens ensure that each ticket-holder takes in...  Read More


Extending from East Congress to East Fort, this impressive stretch of brick buildings is noteworthy for housing a cornucopia of restaurants, popular nightspots, and trendy boutiques, all products of the city's on-going urban revival initiative....  Read More


Detroit's most well known ethnic neighborhood, Greektown includes Monroe Avenue and its various side streets. Aside from boasting the Motor City's most intoxicating night-life scene, Greektown hums with activity during the daytime, as people...  Read More

Visitors can get a glimpse into one of Ford's industrial production facilities (named for its setting along the Rouge River) on this five-part tour. The entire excursion (buses shuttle folks to and from the site, running 20-30 minutes each way)...  Read More

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