One of the world's largest museums of African American history and culture, this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet (11148 meters) of exhibit space, the Charles H. Wright Museum includes several exhibit galleries, a research library, classrooms and a museum store. The anchor exhibit, “Of the People: The African American Experience,” uses Detroit's own history to tell the story of the African-American experience in the United States. Previously, much smaller incarnations of the museum existed, dating back to 1965.
One of the many spirited attractions in downtown Detroit, Comerica Park is an extensive verdant field which has been a host to some iconic sporting events and concerts in the past. Named after the bank whose funds made its creation possible, Comerica Park overlooks some of the soaring high-rises residing in the city's downtown. Home ground of the Detroit Tigers, this sprawling ballpark is anything but a run-of-the-mill, neighborhood stadium. Strewn across its course are glorious tiger statues, a baseball-themed Ferris wheel, and the enormous Chevrolet Fountain. Hence, Comerica Park harbors a lively, further amplified by enthusiastic cheers and celebrations when the Tigers hit a home run. The ballpark is also home to the Big Cat Court, which offers a wealth of delectable foods like pretzels, deli sandwiches, French fries, Chicago-style hot dogs and more.
The National Football League's Detroit Lions played outside the city at the Pontiac Silverdome since abandoning Detroit's Tiger Stadium at the end of the 1974 season. In 2002, The Lions moved back to the city and into their new digs at Ford Field, a massive 65,000-seat stadium of steel and glass in the city's downtown entertainment district. Besides sporting events, the facility holds concerts, banquets, corporate events and other special events as well.
Restored to its former splendor, the Detroit Opera House is a downtown landmark that finds itself right in the middle of the action, bordered by the Theatre District, Comerica Park and Greektown. The superb acoustics in the hall provide a prime venue for the Michigan Opera Theatre and for a variety of other performing arts productions, including plays, concerts and dance performances. In days gone by, it was a theater, concert and movie house, the fifth-largest in the world when it opened in 1922. The frescoes, marble stairways, draperies and chandeliers from its glory days have been restored. The Opera House reopened in 1996 with a performance by Luciano Pavarotti.
Kids and adults alike love the Michigan Science Center. The interactive exhibits are fun and will teach you about space, engineering, health and more. The IMAX Dome Theatre is a highlight of the museum, showing a wide variety of educational and entertaining films. Make sure you see an amazing laser display and star show at their Dassault Systèmes Planetarium.Â
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.
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.
A spacious and splendid banquet hall housed within the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, the Esquire Room can accommodate a large audience with much ease. Designed in an elegant style, it hosts many corporate events and retreats. The catering for these events, of course, is handled by the expert staff at the hotel itself and they leave no room for disappointment with their impeccable service.
Hip hop, dancehall and electro, if you want to rock to these tunes and more, then come on over to Saint Andrew's Hall where DJ Godfather and Paul Martindale perform. You can also party with the likes of Bowling for Soup and Still Never Fading. The stylish interiors and the state-of-art facilities enliven every event in this eclectic music venue. Throw a party for your friends here or simply come by for some refreshing entertainment!
The Z Lot is nothing like your average parking garage, this is a 10-storey tall behemoth which can easily accommodate more than 1200 vehicles in Downtown Detroit. Leading Graffiti artists from around the globe were hired to paint vibrant murals on the old white building at Liberty Street. The building stretches from the corner of Library & Gratiot to the East Grand River and Broadway. This one-of-a-kind parking lot was the brainchild of the founder of Bedrock Estate Services, Quicken Loans and is the perfect place to watch some of the best muralists in the world at work.
TCF Center, also known as Cobo Center and Cobo Hall, is a spacious convention center located on the Detroit waterfront. It boasts 24,000,000 square feet (222967 square meter) of open floor space. The hall has witnessed several international music and sports events in the past. The Center has also played host to some prestigious events like the International G-7 Job Summit and the annual North American International Auto Show. Besides the massive floor space, the Center also comprises several banquet rooms and 80 meeting halls. Event catering is exclusively provided by the Center. Ample parking space is available.