About Detroit, MI Attractions
With its 300-plus-year history and slate of innovations, Detroit certainly has more than a few attractions to show off. A number of them are tied to the inimitable Henry Ford, whose breakthroughs helped give rise to the city's prominent automobile industry. His wealth, interests, and talents are showcased in The Henry Ford, a complex of museums, living history sites, factory tours, and archives. These fascinating places provide a detailed look at Detroit's past and its heyday, and they also elucidate the Ford family's lifestyle when paired with visits to the Henry Ford Estate Fairlane and to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. These marvelous mansions highlight stunning grounds and interiors, but they also offer special events and activities that make them more than gorgeous set pieces. Museums, too, are a Detroit strong suit, especially in the form of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Cranbrook Art Museum. Both of these facilities regale visitors with amazing works, contemporary and otherwise, that demonstrate art's beauty and its requisite questioning. Celebrating perseverance in the face of adversity are the Charles H. Wright Museum and the Holocaust Memorial Center, which document, respectively, African-American and Jewish experiences, with an eye towards our shared humanity. GMnext Showroom stylishly inundates visitors with cars vintage, new, and planned in a tribute to the hometown industry, and an IMAX Theatre mixes technology, documentary, and spectacle in one impressive building. If you've exhausted all of these possibilities and want an energizing chance to vie with Lady Luck, head to one of Detroit's seductive casinos, which are as eager to test your resolve as they are to entertain you along the way.
About Kelly Sigmon
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.
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