Discover a true modern American metropolis in Detroit, a well-known innovator of many iconic American industries and styles including automotive assembly and Motown sound respectively. This city is constantly changing, with new attractions and developments constantly popping up amongst the historic museums and buildings. Detroit tours come in a range of styles, from tailor-made city sightseeing to Segway excursions around the old and new highlights. Knowledgeable local guides make it easy to get a distinct taste and feel of the eclectic city.
Don't miss these Detroit attractions
- Michigan Science Center
- Walking and cycling city tours
- Detroit prohibition tours
- Detroit River riverboat rides
- The Henry Ford
Detroit's range of attractions and tours really cater to families of all ages and styles. If you're a sporty family, you may want to head to a Detroit Lions football game at Ford Field – you can even take a stadium tour. For a bit more of an active experience, you can rent bikes from Wheelhouse Detroit (with child seats) for a leisurely ride along the picturesque Detroit Riverfront.
Those who are more into art will enjoy getting hands on with an art-making workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts, which also offers guided tours of the art exhibits. Finally, show the family unique pieces of American history including Rosa Park's bus at The Henry Ford.
Detroit's incredible architecture
Detroit may be a thriving example of modern innovation, but it hasn't lost touch with its history and older architectural styles. City walking, cycling, driving and Segway tours can take you to an array of spectacular buildings such as the Fox Theatre, still holding performances and running regular tours backstage, the Guardian Building and the Fisher Building.
Natural architecture is also one of the city's popular draws, particularly on its river, which you can experience the old way by jumping about a riverboat cruise. Preservation tours are also available if you want to learn more about how the treasured areas of Detroit are looked after.