1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI, 48226
461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202
4 Inselruhe Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48207
645 Griswold Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48226
Detroit, Detroit, MI, 48201
Whether you are a visitor, or someone who lives in the Detroit Metropolitan area, you will be amazed at the wonderful things Detroit has to offer: history, great architecture, gorgeous places like the Guardian and Fisher building and etc. When you will take tour with us you will learn about recent changes going on Detroit by visiting unique buildings, access to which have only our tour guide. After finishing tour with us you will know a lot about Detroit's history, famous Architectures and gain knowledge about current changes happening in Detroit. Let's join us It's go time Detroit!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ford Plant, 91 Manchester Avenue at Woodward Avenue, Highland Park, MIThe Antique Touring Company garage is in Milwaukee Junction, a small industrial district of Detroit that became the incubator of the automobile industry in the first decade of the 20th Century. Specifically, we are in the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, now a museum dedicated to preserving the first Factory built by the Ford Motor Company, in 1904. In those days Henry Ford was not the only Tinkerer on the block. Meet us at 461 Piquette Avenue and we will take you around the neighborhood to see where it all began, and in many cases where it also ended, for automobile companies such as Studebaker, Ford, EMF, Regal, Nash, Detroit Electric, Brush and Packard, as well for suppliers such as Murray, Briggs and Fisher. The neighborhood looks a little rough these days, but Milwaukee Junction is must-not-miss sacred ground of American automobile heritage.A National Historic Landmark, the Highland Park Plant is where the Ford Motor Company built the first fully automated assembly line. The assembly line was a game changer in automobile production, allowing Ford to manufacture cars so efficiently that they could be priced low enough that working class people could afford them. Besides the assembly line, in Highland Park we will also discuss some of Ford's social experimentation, as well as the critical role of the automobile industry in World War I. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Boston Edison Historic District, Detroit, MIWhen the Milwaukee Junction tinkers became titans of the auto industry, many of them, and their white collar colleagues, built homes in the Boston Edison neighborhood of Detroit. On the way back from Highland Park we drive through Boston Edison to see some grand mansions that the automobile titans build in the years before World War I. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI 48202-3547Hear about the start of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford's third attempt at automobile manufacturing. Also the history of automobile companies in the neighborhood including Studebaker who bought the Piquette Plant from Ford in 1911.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Packard Automotive Plant, 6199 Concord St, Detroit, MI 48211-2456Hear the story of why the Packard brothers moved their company from Ohio to Detroit and what made the Packard Plant and Brand special. Plus what ultimately led to the downfall of the company.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay St, Detroit, MI 48211-1972Hear the stories of Murray Body and Anderson Electric Automobile Companies.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Fisher Building, 3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202-3096The Fisher Building, designed for Fisher Body and General Motors, is considered to be Albert Kahn's greatest architectural accomplishment. Duration: 10 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: James Scott Memorial Fountain, Casino Way Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI 48207Begin your tour by hopping in a Ford Model A from 1930 and hear the story behind the man behind Belle Isle's iconic fountain! Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, 900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207Designed by Albert Kahn, the Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is one of the oldest in the United States, dating to 1904. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Belle Isle Aquarium, 900 Inselruhe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207Besides being a delightful place to spend an afternoon, the Belle Isle Aquarium has a fascinating and distinctly Detroit history. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Dossin Great Lakes Museum, 100 Strand Dr Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207-4372Drop in on the yard of the Dossin Museum to appreciate historic memorials and relics such as a pair of cannons from the 1812 Lake Erie fleet of Commodore Perry and an anchor lost by the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1974.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse, 2 Inselruhe Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI 48207-4448See the extraordinary light house in Belle Isle Park dedicated to William Livingstone and learn about the long-gone lighthouse that was replaced when it was built. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Belle Isle Park, 99 Pleasure Dr, Detroit, MI 48207-4373There are many other attractions on the tour to Belle Isle. See the landing pad of a bygone ferry dock. Enjoy the wind in your hair at Sunset Point, see the magnificent beaux arts style casino and the last standing cornerstone of the early 20th Century beach house. Duration: 20 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parker Street, Parker St, Detroit, MI, USAThis brick-lined street is known as Parker's Alley and it is named after Thomas Parker, a free black man who was one of the city's first black landowners in Detroit.Duration: 3 minutesStop At: The Belt, 1234 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226-2208The Belt is named after the alleyway's location in the former garment district which was shaped like a belt.It is part of a larger project by the Library Street Collective to reimagine underutilized spaces throughout the city.Duration: 3 minutesStop At: Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave corner of Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226-3580This park was created in 2004 and is a main hang out in Detroit. It was even named a “Top 10 Public Square” in the USA by USA Today. Not bad for an area that few people felt safe enough walking into 20 years ago.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Penobscot Building, 645 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-4105When it was built in 1928, it was the 4th highest building in the United States and 8th highest in the world. It soars above you like the edge off a cliff with a series of setbacks at the top.Duration: 3 minutesStop At: The Guardian Building, 500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480The Guardian building is one of the finest art deco skyscrapers in the United States. It was completed in 1929 and was originally called the Union Trust Building. It also had the rather cute nickname of the Cathedral of Finance.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Spirit of Detroit, 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3437The sun-like thing on the right is meant to symbolize the rays emanating from God, and the people in his other hand are supposed to represent all human relationships. The Spirit is widely recognized and well-loved and you can find the image all over the city. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Joe Louis Monument, 5 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473oe Louis didn’t just throw his weight around in the boxing ring. He fought against segregation and Jim Crow laws and encouraged young African American men to join the US Army during World War II despite the fact that it was still racially segregated. When he was asked why he did it, he famously replied "Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them."Duration: 3 minutes
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Detroit home with your host Lynne. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in your host's home kitchen. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together. An avid cook and entertainer, Lynne was inspired by her parents who were both excellent cooks, and has been in the specialty food and wine industry for decades. Lynne prefers eating at home than going out and has been cooking farm to table meals before it was a thing. She has always had a small herb and vegetable garden and shopped at local farmers’ markets. Fresh and high quality ingredients are essential to her cuisine. Lynne offers Mediterranean inspired cuisine that is flavorful and simple. Lynne and her husband live in a great space in Detroit that they enjoy sharing with friends. The best part of hosting for her is meeting new people from all over the world.
ItineraryExplore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages. Stop At: • Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070 • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1445 • Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2003 • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1445 • Law Quadrangle, 801 Monroe St Near Legal Research Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1210