Peche Island is an uninhabited island, obtained by The City of Windsor in 1999. The natural park is home to many walking trails and can be reached through a boat. Tours are run on regular intervals, ferry rides give a beautiful view of The Detroit City and it is always fun exploring the various local flora and fauna of the region.
Founded in 1995, The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association is located in the west end of the city and is dedicated to preserving aircraft that have been significant contributors to aviation history. Not only is the museum home to a Lancaster Bomber, but one can also find a restored Havilland DH.98 Mosquito which was one of the first Canadian-built Mosquito bombers to be introduced in World War II. Other aircraft at the museum include Boeing Stearman and De Havilland Chipmunk. If you are an aircraft or war history enthusiast, visiting the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association will certainly not disappoint.
Originally a town, Walkerville today is regarded as Windsor's heritage precinct that was incorporated into the city. Credited to Hiram Walker, the town was planned to be a model town. One of the earliest establishments here was a distillery and as time passed on, the automotive industry followed. Today, the neighborhood is lined with shops, eateries and pathways that provide a relaxing atmosphere.
Located on the Canadian coast of the Detroit River, overlooking the Detroit River Walk, Art Gallery of Windsor is a platform for nurturing creative expression. The history of the Art Gallery of Windsor dates back to 1943 when it was established in Willistead Manor. As the collection grew, the gallery moved to a better location, at which time it also came to be known as one of the city's most touted galleries. In the mid-1990s, the Art Gallery of Windsor temporarily shifted and moved back to its original waterfront location but in a new building, where it still proudly stands. If you're looking for an art fix while in town, do check it out.
Located inside the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, Adventure Bay Family Water Park is a great place for the entire family. This indoor waterpark is clean and very well maintained. It has many rides that are sure to make the little ones oblivious to time. Charming decorations make for an endearing wave pool, which is quite vast and therefore perfect for your entire group. Slides at the Adventure Bay Family Water Park include giants like the Python and the Whizzard, both of which will thrill daredevils. The Flowrider is another fun ride and better suited to a general crowd. If you come with toddlers, take them to the Tot Loch, a cute play area designed for younger children. Thanks to these aforementioned features Adventure Bay Family Water Park is recognized as one of Windsor's popular amusement parks.
Located in Dearborn, the Henry Ford Museum showcases the fascinating history of American innovation. You'll find a 1909 Ford Model T on display, as well as the bus that Rosa Parks made a stand on in 1955. See a kitchen from the 1930s, a locomotive, and other interesting historic memorabilia. The range of items in the museum is wide, featuring interesting pieces relating to manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, and technology.
After a planning process, of over ten years, spearheaded by Tom Toth, a City Councillor, administrator and teacher, the Canada South Science City was finally established in 2004. The aim behind creation of this center was to foster a child's interest in the subject, wherein learning could take place through interactive exhibits. The science city is a complex that is akin to an open school. It comprises of a Fossil Dig Site, Exploratorium that takes you into the world of physics, Lagoon featuring reptiles, Biodiversity Exhibit, Computer Lab and a Science Cafe where visitors can binge and talk.
Sunset Point is a splendid hidden gem located within the Belle Isle Park. Situated at the tip of the park overlooking the Detroit River, it offers the perfect vantage point to take in surreal views of the river against beautiful cityscapes. Spend an eventful day at the park with your family or friends, and make your way to the Sunset Point to end it on a sweet note. Unwind and relax by the waterside, and watch the sun go down over the downtown as the sky gets drenched in ethereal hues.
On Belle Isle, two cannons from the Battle of Lake Erie mark the entrance to this marine branch of the Detroit Historical Museums. A visit affords a fascinating short course in Detroit's maritime history. Ship models on display range from 19th-century sailing vessels to modern hydroplane racing boats. You can also see yachts owned by automobile magnates from the 1920s and 1930s.
A masterpiece by artists Cass Gilbert and Herbert Adams, James Scott Memorial Fountain is a magnificent fountain located at the western tip of the Belle Isle. James Scott was an infamous businessman who wished to be commemorated after his death, he left a sizable amount to finance a fountain and the result was simply awe-inspiring. The fountain bowl is as wide as 500 feet (152 meter) and it has eight smaller pools. Bas reliefs celebrating the city of Detroit can be see on a pedestal that holds another larger bowl. Water jets fire from all angles with the highest one reaching more than 120 feet (63.5 meter). A spectacular sight in itself, one simply cannot miss the James Scott Memorial Fountain when touring the city.