Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.”
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans. The museum comprises 125,000 sq ft and includes over 35,000 artifacts. It is a 6 minute drive from Huntington Place. The museum is open 9am-5pm on Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. It is open 9am-7pm on Thurs. Admission is $15.
The Detroit Riverwalk spans 3.5 miles, offering breathtaking views of the Detroit River, and the skylines of Detroit and Windsor, Canada. The Detroit Riverwalk was voted Best Riverwalk by USA Today. The Detroit Riverwalk is adjacent to Huntington Place. It is open to the public daily from 6am−10pm.
The Detroit Institute of Arts Museum covers 658,000 sq ft with over 100 galleries and an art collection valued at $8.1 billion spanning from ancient Egyptian works to contemporary art. It is one of the largest art collections in the U.S. The museum is a 7 minute drive from Huntington Place. It is open Tues, Wed, Thurs from 9am−4pm, Fri from 9am−9pm, and Sat, Sun from 10am−5pm. Admission is $14.
Located in the heart of downtown, Campus Martius Park is known as Detroit’s gathering place. Campus Martius Park has been named the “Top Public Square” by USA Today. The park is 2.5 acres and is open year-round featuring gardens, performance stages, food trucks, and an ice rink in winter. The park is an 11 minute walk from Huntington Place. It is open to the public daily from 7am−11pm.
The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering, and math in a creative, dynamic learning environment. Besides housing over 200 hands-on exhibits, MiSci features an IMAX theater, the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, the DTE Energy Sparks Theater, the Chrysler Science Stage, and the United States Steel Fun Factory. MiSci is a 7 minute drive from Huntington Place. It is open Wed−Sun from 10am-4pm. Admission is $18.
Belle Isle is a 982 acre island park located in the Detroit River. The island is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Nature Center, and the James Scott Memorial Fountain. Belle Isle Park is the largest city-owned island park in the U.S. The isle is a 10 minute drive from Huntington Place. It is open daily from 5am−10pm. It is free for pedestrians and cyclists, but motorists must pay a $11 fee.
Named for automobile industrialist, the Henry Ford Museum is the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the U.S., sitting on 250 acres. Exhibits include the Rosa Parks bus, the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, and Thomas Edison’s laboratory. The museum is located in the nearby city of Dearborn, which is a 17 minute drive from Huntington Place. It is open everyday from 9:30am−5pm. Admission is $30.
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is only an 8 minute drive from Huntington Place. At this plant, the Ford Motor Company first began production of the Model T in 1908. The museum explores the beginnings of the U.S. auto industry. It is open Wed−Sun from 10am−4pm. Admission is $17.
Founded at its present cite in 1891, Eastern Market encompasses more than 43 acres, making it the largest outdoor farmers market in the nation. It is a large hub for the Michigan food industry with farmers, retailers, wholesalers and vendors. Eastern Market is a 6 minute drive from Huntington Place. It is open Tues from 9am−3pm, Sat from 6am−4pm, and Sun 10am−4pm.
The Fox Theater was first opened in 1928 and has over 5000 seats. Today the venue hosts mainstream acts, award-winning Broadway musicals, interactive stage shows, and treasured holiday favorites. The theater is a 5 minute drive from Huntington Place. For information on upcoming shows, click here.
Detroit is one of the few cities that houses downtown stadiums for the four most popular team sports in America: baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. The Tigers play at Comerica Park, the Lions play at Ford Field, and both the Pistons and Red Wings play at Little Caesars Arena. All stadiums are a 5 minute drive from Huntington Place.