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HandleBar Detroit offers a unique tour. This is a mobile bar showing patrons around Downtown, Detroit while potent drinks keep their spirits high. The vehicle used to move people around is called a 'peddle pub', and it can easily accommodate close to 16 people. A driver steers the vehicle while patrons on board are required to peddle it. You can bring your own drinks to enjoy them during your sightseeing excursion or you can quench your thirst at one of the many bars that the 'peddle pub' takes pit stops at. Patrons only above 18 years of age are allowed on the tour.
Established in 2006, Detroit Experience Factory is a community-based welcome center which helps locals, newcomers, and tourists to connect with the places, projects and people of Detroit. With the privilege of taking over 70,000 people on tours, Detroit Experience Factory creates experiences that are entertaining and enlightening, led by fellow Detroiters. This company also offers customized and public tours, including bus, bar tours and walking tours, providing you with an insider’s perspective of the city.
This mile-long tunnel, constructed in 1930 under the Detroit River, is the first vehicular tunnel ever built linking two nations. Heavily used by commuters and travelers, it is one of the busiest border crossings between the United States and Canada, handling more than nine million vehicles a year, 95 percent of them cars. Its US entrance is right close to the Renaissance Center, and its Canadian outlet is in the middle of Windsor's downtown. Jointly owned by the cities of Windsor and Detroit, it has an elaborate ventilation system that keeps the air clean. It was renovated in the mid-1990s.
Only 22 when he became the first Governor of Michigan, Steven T. Mason brought about many important advances in fields of education since then. Fondly remembered as the Boy Governor, Mason has been interred and reinterred many times. His final resting place is, aptly, beneath a beautiful bronze sculpture of himself over a granite pedestal designed by artist Albert Weinert. The statue portrays Mason in a confident posture fit for a reigning Governor.
The epicenter of downtown Detroit's arts scene, Capitol Park Historic District should feature on your list of places-to-visit while in the city. The area is dominated by scaling residential complexes with commercial units leased out to eclectic galleries and a range of eateries. The triangular namesake park is dotted with benches making perfect meeting spots under shady trees. This park is also used as a venue for several performing arts events.
Inside the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch Library, you'll find not just a treasure trove of books, but also the National Automotive History Collection, which contains artifacts relating to motorized transportation in the United States.