You cannot run out of things to do or places to visit when you are in Detroit. It does not matter whether you are a visitor or a resident because there is still so much to see and do. Whether you want to have a meal, watch some baseball or even eat out, Detroit will provide you with what you need. Some of the top things to do include:
Visit Historic Fort Wayne
If you would like to learn history and see one of the oldest barracks, take a trip to Fort Wayne. It dates back to 1840 and is located on West Jefferson. The site has impressive tunnels, a parade ground, dry moat, military barracks and a long stone building that once belonged to the Commanding Officer. If you visit Detroit particularly in summer, you will have the pleasure of tour as well as attending various events that are held at Fort Wayne during that time of the year.
Indulge in History
Detroit is rich in history. A lot happened in the city during medieval times all the way through to the present. The best way to learn this history and see different historically-relevant artifacts both from the city and other parts of the world is to visit the Detroit Historical Museum which is on Woodward Avenue. To make the historical excursion even more informative, you can pop into the Detroit Institute of Arts which is along the same avenue.
If you choose to visit the Henry Ford Museum, you will also learn a lot. You get to see the famous Henry Ford’s house where he lived with his wife until they both died. The museum has almost 100 buildings from the 18th and 19th century which are historic. The Greenfield village is located in the museum as well. It has the reconstructed buildings from all over the US. Some of the buildings include the Wright brothers’ bicycle factory and the place where Henry Ford was born.
Detroit is home to the Pewabic Pottery founded by Mary CP Stratton and Horace Caulkins in 1903. Once you visit Pewabic Pottery, you will learn a lot about ceramics in Detroit and the history behind them. One of the facts you will come across is that the place ran for about 60 years until 1961 when Stratton dies. In addition to learning, you can view all the impressive work that is on display and even take up a project and make one of your own pieces. This could be very exciting, especially if you are an artsy person.
One of the best things to do in Detroit is to engage the culture and history. There are a number of museums to do this in including the Henry Ford and Fort Wayne Museum. You can also visit the Motown Museum if you are a Motown enthusiast. In addition to history, there are different creative things such as pottery that you can engage in. all these activities will be memorable once you take part.