Welcome to Detroit

Detroit has significantly influenced the world, from the advent of the automotive assembly line, to the Motown sound, to Detroit techno, Detroit continues to shape American and global culture. The Detroit area is bustling with new developments and attractions which complement its world class museums and theaters. Metro Detroit offers myriad things to see and do, an exciting travel destination filled with technological advance and historic charm.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
+1 313 471 2555
The Detroit Tigers, charter members of Major League Baseball's American League, abandoned historic Tiger Stadium at the close of the 1999 season. Their new home is close to team owner Mike Ilitch's holdings in the downtown Theatre District. Enormous sculptures of tigers, bats and balls--and a carousel and ferris wheel--add a circus atmosphere to Comerica Park, named after a bank which loaned money to help build it (the public chipped in about USD 100 million).

Detroit Lions at Ford Field
2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226
+1 313 262 2000
The National Football League's Detroit Lions played outside the city at the Pontiac Silverdome since abandoning Detroit's Tiger Stadium at the end of the 1974 season. In 2002, The Lions moved back to the city and into their new digs at Ford Field, a massive 65,000-seat stadium of steel and glass in the city's downtown entertainment district. The facility plays host to Super Bowl XL in 2006.

Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Dr, Detroit, MI 48226
+1 313 396 7600
Replacing the beloved old Olympia Stadium in 1974, Joe Louis Arena did not inspire immediate affection. Views are good even from the most distant of its 19,275 seats, but the architecture is uninspiring. Deck parking is available nearby, but the arena itself is jammed between the river and a freeway, and its exterior is confusing and indistinct.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
+1 303 388 3900
The most famous features of the sixth-largest fine arts museum in the United States are the Diego Rivera murals, starkly depicting the artist's view of world history, the industrial revolution, and the automobile.

GM World
100 Renaissance Center Level A, Detroit, MI 48265
+1 313 667 7151
Admission is free to this interactive exhibit showcasing the products and services of the world's largest automaker. The 50,000-square-foot showroom displays a rotating roster of 26 vehicles, including many never seen in North America.