Whenever I visit Detroit, I get a little overwhelmed on what to do and what to see. There are so many things to see and do. It’s a place that you have to spend a few times visiting, plan your trip and make multiple trips. My list of Detroit museums and Detroit attractions is pretty long. Depending on your families attention span, you may need to pick a few and come back for another visit. Or have multiple days to see all of Detroit.
To make things easier on you (and your family). I like to print out a map of the area from Google maps and map out where everything I want to see is located. I then write down the address, hours and days the places are open. It gives a visual on how to map out where to drive to in what order. It also helps me figure out where the best central location to stay would be for the trip.
Detroit attractions & Detroit museums
You could easily spend a couple days just traveling on Woodward Avenue to see all the different museums and attractions on it.
Automotive Hall of Fame – 21400 Oakwood, Dearborn – automotivehalloffame.org
Belle Isle Aquarium (at the Bell Isle Conservatory) – 900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit – belleisleconservancy.org/belle-isle-aquarium
Bell Isle Conservatory – 900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit – belleisleconservancy.org
Charles H Wright Museum of African American History – 313 E Warren Ave, thewright.org
Comerica Park – home of the Detroit Tigers – 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit – detroit.tigers.mlb.com
Detroit Antique Mall – 828 W Fisher Fwy, Detroit – detroitantiquemall.com
Detroit Children’s Museum – 6134 Second Ave, Detroit – detroitk12.org
Detroit Historic Museum – 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit – detroithistorical.org
Detroit Institute of Arts – 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit – dia.org
Detroit Opera House – 1526 Broadway, Detroit – michiganopera.org
Detroit Public Library – 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit – detroitpubliclibrary.org
Ford Field – home of the Detroit Lions football team – 2000 Brush St, Detroit – detroitlions.com
The Fillmore – 2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit – thefillmoredetroit.com
Fox Theatre – 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit – 313presents.com
Greenfield Village – 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn – thehenryford.org
Henry Ford Estate – 1 Fair Ln Dr, Dearborn – henryfordfairlane.org
The James Scott Mansion (converting to hotel, but beautifully restored building) – 81 Peterboro, Detroit
Max M & Marjorie S Fisher Music Center – 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit – dso.org
MBAD African Bead Museum – 6559 Grand River Ave, Detroit – mbad.org
Michigan Science Center – 5020 John R St, Detroit mi-sci.org
Morley Candy Factory (free tours!) – 23700 Hall Rd, Clinton Twp, sanderscandy.com
Museum for Contemporary Arts – 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit – mocdetroit.org
Pewabic Pottery – 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit – pewabic.org
What is your favorite place to visit when in Detroit?