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The Detroit Institute Of Arts
The foundation stone of the 'temple of art” was laid in 1885 in Jefferson Avenue. The museum soon became very popular and also gathered a huge collection in no time. The design of the building was given life under the guidance and supervision of the famous architect, Paul Cret. The museum was then shifted to the Woodward Avenue in 1927. Beaux Arts Building is another name for the museum.The museum has more than 100 galleries inside it, an auditorium of 1150 seating capacity, an art library, and a conservation services laboratory. It has a collection of nearly 66,000 works. Some of the classic paintings in the museum include Detroit Industry of Diego Rivera, and Self- Portrait by Van Gogh. The DIA has a diverse collection which includes American, European, Modern and Contemporary, Islamic, African, Asian works.
Motown museum is a testimony of the fact that how a single man's vision can turn into a never-seen-before reality. It is home to the legacy of one of the largest, most successful record companies of all time and the music created by them which still resides in the hearts of many people. The main highlight of the museum is the legendary Studio A where the company Motown Sound came into reality. It has a wide assortment of Motown artefacts, the musicians' photographs, record tapes, instruments, etc. You can see the place where the famous groups recorded their songs. Due to heavy crowding, tickets are sold on first come, first served basis. Many tours are organised for the visitors on a daily basis. The museum is also equipped with an elevator and has special arrangements for disabled people.
Henry Ford Estate
Fair Lane was the abode of Clara and Henry Ford, which was just a dwelling place for them and is now a place that inspires the world. The premises were donated to the University of Michigan. As of now, the Fair Lane is under renovation, and the project would not be completed anytime before 2020. Though the authorities organise workshops for the visitors. The museum is closed on Mondays. The grounds and visitor centre can be explored from 9 am to 6 pm on Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday timings are from 11 am to 6 pm. The general house tour tickets as well as the premium tour tickets, are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the large urban park stands tall in the middle of the Detroit River in the Belle Isle. This Detroit gem has a rich history and also is a beautiful park. Its main features include the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Nature, Zoo James Scott Memorial Fountain, and many more attractions which are very popular among people of all ages and from all parts of the world. The recreation ground has three lakes, wooded-area sprawling over 150 acres and the soothing view of the surroundings. You can rent a water-craft, a bike, or can opt for snow sports.
Fox Theatre Detroit is an attractive and beautifully designed theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan. . The theatre has a whooping seating capacity of 5,048 seats. It holds the title for having the first built in equipment for showcasing movies with their patented sound system named 'Moviestone.' The theatre is bestowed upon the title of 'Temple of Amusement' and is a popular venue for concerts, comedy acts, musicals, etc in Detroit. It is equipped with well-furnished restrooms for the elderly or handicapped. Famous musicians and comedians such as Chris Rock, Bob Dylan, Kanye West, Cher have graced the stage with their extraordinary performances.
The Detroit zoo covers a sprawling area of 125 acres. Detroit Zoological Society maintains the zoo. The zoological garden is the largest paid attraction of Michigan. Major attractions include Polk Penguin Conservation Centre, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure. It is home to more than 2,000 animals. The entrance fee is $11 for an adult and $7 for a child. One can enjoy various activities which go on around the year such as during September a race near the surrounding of the zoo, in November and December one can enjoy the Zoo lights.
Detroit is a metropolitan city in the U.S state of Michigan. It is the largest and the most populous city in the States. The city is often referred to as dynamic, enthusiastic and ongoing. Detroit has always been a leader and has given the world some of the best creations. The city is recognised as the heart of the American Automotive industry and the world knows it by the name of 'Motor City' for the various inventions it made in this field. The city was the first to have a concrete highway, and a three-colour traffic light.The city also introduced first of its kind Windsor Tunnel. Apart from the automotive ruler, Detroit also has an equally exciting culture. The city is a hub of travellers who visit the place to enjoy its nightlife. It is one of the most famous places for party animals offering a great variety of pubs, casinos, breweries, discos, restaurants, and a lot more. The evenings are colourful with the streets covered with a variety of twinkling and sparkling lights setting the mood of the night. You can find people in the pubs and open restaurants dancing to music.
How to Get Tickets?
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How To Get Around?
Freeways connect almost all the regions of Detroit. Buses, cabs, trains can also be easily availed to reach any part of Detroit.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear anything in Detroit. The locals have a strong sense of fashion. You can wear denim, t-shirts, shorts, skirts, at any time. If you are going to pubs, opt for a shimmery and glamorous attire.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Detroit is in the early summer when the weather is warm, and also the hotels are cheap during this time. If you want to enjoy the snow, then you can visit during November and April. The busiest season is spring.
The currency of Detroit is US Dollars.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy, and you can find everything on this site.
How To Get There?
Detroit can be reached by plane, trains, and buses depending upon the best suitable mode for you. The Detroit Airport is one of the busiest airports and also the largest in Detroit.
The main languages spoken in Detroit are English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French. The legal age for drinking is 21 years. The minimum age for gambling is 19 years.