Around Detroit

Belle Isle Park


Belle Isle Park, more commonly known simply as Belle Isle, is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. The U.S.-Canada border is in the channel south of Belle Isle such that the island is not in Canada. 

The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village


 The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex and a National Historic Landmark in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, United States.   The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. 

Detroit Zoo


 The Detroit Zoo is located about 2 miles north of the Detroit city limits at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696 in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States. 

Eastern Market


 The Eastern Market area is named for the 19th-century market operating here, with vendors selling everything from tacos to colorful produce every Saturday. Sundays see the space packed with local jewelers and artists. Hip cafes and places serving classic Coney Island hot dogs dot the district whose warehouses are being revitalized with murals. There is live jazz and Motown music at relaxed Bert’s Warehouse Theatre. 



Detroit boasts three local casinos.  The Greektown Casino, MGM Grand, and Motor City Casino.  All three have a variety of gaming options, great restaurants, and are located in the heart of Detroit.

Museum District


Detroit has a wonderful variety of museums located in the Museum District and outskirts o Detroit.  These museums consist of:

The Detroit Institute of Arts

The Charles Right Museum of African American History

The Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Science Center

The Motown Museum

The Cranbrook Musems