Detroit Symphony Orchestra
When a group of local musicians and prominent citizens joined forces in 1887 to create the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, they did more than plan a season of symphonic music. They planted the seeds for one of our nation’s longest-lasting – and most forward-looking – orchestras.The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a leader in the world of classical music, embraces and inspires individuals, families and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.
Detroit Institute of Arts
The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. The museum provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins
Despite the passage of time since Motown Records’ establishment in 1959 by Berry Gordy, tens of thousands of visitors pass through Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum, each year. Their presence is a testimony to Motown’s legacy and to the charisma, talent and staying power of the music and those who made it.
Model T Automotive Heritage Complex
Detroit's Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is the birthplace of the Model T. Today, it is the only example of an early Detroit auto factory open to visitors. You can see where Henry Ford designed the Model T and built the first 12,000 "Tin Lizzies."
Self-guided tours are FREE and available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. In Michigan, Pewabic installations can be found in countless churches and many Historic Installations.
GM Renaissance Center
The total square footage of the GM Renaissance Center is 5.5 million. The office towers include 2.2 million square feet of space; 230,000 square feet is dedicated to retail space. The Marriott Detroit at the Renaissance Center is one of the tallest hotels in the world with 1,298 guest rooms.
ComedySportz - Detroit
Finally, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types. ComedySportz" is a completely improvised show in which a red and blue team battle for your laughter. It's not stand-up comedy about sports...it's improv comedy played as a sport!.
Michigan Central Station
Nothing symbolizes Detroit’s grandiose rise and spectacular fall like Michigan Central Station. No other building exemplifies just how much the automobile gave to the city of Detroit — and how much it took away. For seventy-five years, the depot shipped Detroiters off to war, brought them home, took them on vacation and sent them off to visit Grandma. It was Detroit’s Ellis Island, where many generations of Detroiters first stepped foot into the city for factory jobs.
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