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Few cities have anything as splendid as this nearly 1000 acre (404.68 hectares) island park. Accessible by the MacArthur Bridge, Belle Isle has been a favorite place for relaxation and recreation, plus it's a great spot to watch the ore freighters gliding down the river. Around the island, there is a beach, a conservatory, formal gardens, an old lighthouse, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, lagoons, picnic areas, and much more. The Scott Fountain, with its imposing gargoyles, provides a great evening light show. Entry to the park itself is free, however there is a fee for vehicles entering the park.
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 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.
This promenade in Downtown Detroit runs along the Detroit River from the Joe Louis Arena to Rivard Plaza. The RiverWalk is a popular destination for various activities including walking, jogging, and rollerblading. The RiverWalk passes through and by a number of area landmarks, including the Tri-Centennial State Park Lighthouse, the Detroit River and Hart Plaza with its Underground Railroad Memorial. It's a great destination for the whole family, and even includes a spouting fountain for kids and people of all ages to play in on a hot day.
In the summer months, take a two-hour tour of one of the world's busiest international waterways, the Detroit River. This fun cruise leaves twice a day from docks in two locations, The Upper Detroit River Tour departs from Detroit's Rivard Plaza while the Lower Detroit River Tour departs from Bishop Park in Wyandotte. The ships Diamond Jack and Diamond Queen have sailed the Great Lakes for many years and are Coast Guard approved. The Detroit tour passes by modern downtown Detroit and along the Canadian shore passing under the famous Ambassador Bridge.
Malden Park is a nature park in Windsor that was once a garbage dump. The park features a large pond where visitors can feed fish and a 300-foot (90 meter) tall hillock offering breathtaking views of the region's scenic beauty. Biking and hiking trails are easy to find here, making this a great place for adventure sports. Various local events are occasionally held at the on-site concert center.