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The Diamond Queen River Boat is a historic boat that can be booked for school or group excursions. With a maximum capacity of 175, the boat also orders buffet meals. Sail along the waterfront on one of the guided tours and enjoy the views of the city in a one-of-a-kind experience. With cool waters on one end and glistening skyscrapers on the other, the sights are unmatched, and so are the prices, because the tour is pretty affordable.
Located on the East Riverfront, Rivard Plaza is a mini-complex filled with activities for both adults and children. To begin, the entire riverfront provides superb views of Canada across the river and here at Rivard, it is no different. In addition to great panoramas, the Cullen Carousel and playground offer kids a chance to run around while adults can rent bikes at Wheelhouse Detroit or embark on a river tour at Diamond Jack's. To eat, the Riverwalk Cafe is the spot to visit and be sure to visit during summer since most of the attractions are closed in winter months.
The DNR Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) is a microcosm of the great outdoors of Michigan. A visit to the OAC is the perfect introduction to the parks, forests, mountains, lakes and rivers of the great state of Michigan, and the plethora of wonders they hold, especially for children. A day spent at the Outdoor Adventure Center is sure to be a fruitful one. With a riverfront location at the heart of the city, the OAC is within easy reach and well-connected. Experience the thrill of the outdoors through a variety of hands-on activities, simulators and interactive exhibits. Take a hike through the pine forest, walk behind a waterfall and crawl inside a tent to know what it's like to go camping. The Outdoor Adventure Center promises an educational experience that is sure to capture your imagination and ignite within you a desire to go out and explore the great outdoors for real.
Since 1889, people on one side of the river have tried to reach Belle Isle, the Detroit river's attractive ait. The first bridge lasted 26 years until it burned in a fire, then eight years later the present structure was constructed in 1923. The city renamed the bridge in 1942 to MacArthur Bridge, however most people in Detroit still call it by its original name, Belle Isle Bridge. It spans 2,356-foot-long and it's perfect for a stroll any time of the week, especially on warm summer days.
Dominating the skyline of the downtown riverfront area, the GM Renaissance Center is a series of seven analogous skyscrapers soaring at 73 floors. These mixed-use structures are an iconic emblem in the city's map and fine examples of the modern architectural style. The central tower is spectacular with sunlight glinting off its cylindrical glass structure and is linked with the other six glass edifices. Besides being the headquarter of General Motors and featuring a massive showroom, the complex boasts of a luxurious five-star hotel, fine dining establishments, a food court and exhibit spaces as well.
Christ Church Detroit was originally founded in 1845 as a wooden building, but after fifteen years the parish decided to build a large church. The church you see today was designed with an American Gothic style and has a welcoming and friendly parish. Take the time to look at the church's stained glass windows, two of which were designed by Tiffany & Co.