Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Detroit to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Detroit Historical Museum


This museum was established to preserve and document the history, growth, and development of Detroit and its people, including the fascinating "Motor City" exhibit. Children love "Streets of Old Detroit," with its cobblestone streets and...  Read More

Meadow Brook Hall


This extravagant "castle," built during the Roaring '20s for Matilda Dodge, widow of John Dodge, is open to the public. Meadow Brook features 110 rooms, and most of them still present period decor and priceless art and furnishings. The home was...  Read More



This splendid, tasteful mansion overlooks Lake St. Clair. Edsel, the only child of Henry and Clara Ford, and his wife Eleanor built this home in 1929, and it remains today as it was back then – an oversized version of an English country home....  Read More



Belle Isle is a 983-acre island park on the Detroit River. It's a favorite picnic spot and is ideal for fishing and outdoor recreation. The park features a nature center, tennis courts, beach areas, a waterslide, and playgrounds, and it's...  Read More

Holocaust Memorial Center


This center, which opened in 1984, exists as the country's first freestanding facility devoted to remembering the Holocaust and working to prevent future abominations. It presents a variety of exhibits that grimly document the horrors of the...  Read More

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History


This impressive museum, dedicated to the history, culture, and arts of African-Americans, is the largest of its kind in the world. It chronicles the journey of African-Americans, beginning in the 14th century, when African slaves were brought to...  Read More

Motown Museum


The Temptations, Supremes, "Little" Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and other Motown greats helped establish Detroit as one of the most influential centers in the history of pop music. Motown founder, Berry Gordy, from a modest...  Read More

The Henry Ford


Henry Ford Museum showcases the development of technology in the US and documents the width and breadth of American inventions and innovation. The facility occupies nine acres and includes exhibits on agriculture, the automobile, freedom,...  Read More

Bloomfield Hills


[Cranbrook Art Museum will be closed for renovations until Spring 2011.] Cranbrook Art Museum's collection of contemporary art includes works that represent a variety of movements and schools, including Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, Modernism, and...  Read More

Greenfield Village


Greenfield Village, an outdoor re-creation of a 19th-century town, pays tribute to the American people who followed their dreams and made life-changing discoveries along the way. Within the 80-acre site, you'll find historical replicas of the...  Read More