View nearly 60,000 amazing works of art at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. 100 galleries are filled with sculptures, paintings, and other artworks that will fascinate. The Thinker, the famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin is placed near the entrance. Permanent collections in the museum include Islamic, Flemish, pre-Columbian, European, African, Asian, and American art. Cultural events are held throughout the year at the auditorium and recital hall.
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
Looking to bring the allure of Las Vegas to the Motor City, the MGM Grand brings their quality gaming tables and machines to downtown Detroit. This casino doesn't hedge its bets, featuring over 4500 slot and video poker machines, 90 gaming tables, and a premier poker room to satisfy those with the Hold 'Em fever. Situated on the ground floor of the MGM Grand Detroit hotel, the casino is surrounded by great restaurants and shops to spend your winnings in. What happens in Vegas now happens in Detroit.
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.
Located in the basement of Saint Andrew's Hall, the Shelter is a live music and DJ performance venue. This cellar venue hosts more intimate concerts. Almost every night of the week you will get a taste of the up-and-coming bands in town. On nights where there is no live music you can listen to alternative rock and punk. Some of the city's most famous bands started performing in this basement venue.
The Detroit Princess riverboat is about everything grand! Docked on the Detroit River near Hart Plaza, the ship undertakes both private as well as public cruises and offers separate private charterers too. The cruises are generally two to three hours long, with the quaint and scenic beauty of the Detroit River placed at your disposal. The ship specializes in a variety of cruises including moonlight cruises, fall color cruises and dinner cruises. Serving as many as 1800 people, the beautifully structured Detroit Princess is used for hosting parties, conferences, family outings and a lot more!
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.