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Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
313 833 7900
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Ranked #1 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African... more » Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists. « less
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Grand Cayman
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Even if you only have 1 hour, the quality and variety of the art held here makes this a must for any visit to Detroit. I don't know where else you see so many masterpieces both old world and modern and with such a variety of art works....and just $8 to get in.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent modern collection and Egyptian and African art. Recommend grabbing food and a glass of wine in the Kresge Court (note - NOT the cafe). This is a cozy snug around the back of the cafe with a better menu, sofas, and plenty of books to curl up with. Gorgeous building. Free music and wine in the grand hall on... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We came to Detroit for a concert and stayed an extra day so we could visit the DIA, and we were there for over 4 hours and I ended up buying a membership planning to visit again in the new year. Even if you don't regularly visit art galleries I would recommend visiting the DIA for the following reasons: 1.... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Love the Diego Riviera Mural more than anything else. Lie on the floor and gaze at it... Its a wonderful way to experience Detroit

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Lansing, MI
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Located in an architecturally interesting area of Detroit, the Institute of Arts is a treasure on a par with the art museums of New York and Chicago. Gallery after gallery of beautiful artworks, many of them by the great masters. Many of the exhibits have plaques that not only identify the paintings or sculptures you are looking at, but also... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is fantastic! You can spend some wonderful two hours if you don't have / don't want more: 1) get the audio tour device for a couple of bucks immediately after buying your ticket. You'll have access to short and interesting explanations of some of the most important works exhibited - 5 mins 2) go to the second floor... More

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Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not too busy - more enjoyable than the Louvre - really. A calm place with great art, world class. Family friendly - this is an overlooked regional treasure.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was here on a business trip and took an extra day to see the sights. LOVED! this place. I spent most of the day just taking in the soul stirring art and surroundings. It is not anything at all what you would expect from a city in decline. But it is a hidden ttreasure for sure.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I don't like museums, I loved this museum. It a must see for all ages- totally worth 8 dollars. I'll go back just because I know I missed something.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A world Class museum - Friday nights open late with live music and kids activities in the education center.

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