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Detroit Cultural Center Historic District

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Whether you are a visitor, or someone who lives in the Detroit Metropolitan area, you will be amazed at the wonderful things Detroit has to offer: history, great architecture, gorgeous places like the Guardian and Fisher building and etc.<br><br>When you will take tour with us you will learn about recent changes going on Detroit by visiting unique buildings, access to which have only our tour guide.<br><br>After finishing tour with us you will know a lot about Detroit's history, famous Architectures and gain knowledge about current changes happening in Detroit. <br><br>Let's join us It's go time Detroit!
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MidwestKathM wrote a review Jan 2021
Detroit, Michigan311 contributions141 helpful votes
Home to the many of the city's oldest cultural institutions, Detroit's Cultural Center is walkable and full of vintage houses, museums, and public art! The Detroit Institute of Arts has a world-class art collection and the Diego Rivera Industry Murals as well as fabulous temporary exhibitions; a casting of Rodin's Thinker sits in front. The Detroit Public Library is a jewel for both its architecture and art inside and out as well as its Burton Historical Collection of local history and genealogy materials. The Detroit Historical Museum, the Wright Museum of African American History, and the Michigan Science Center all have permanent collections and exhibits as well as occasional temporary displays. The Scarab Club holds contemporary art exhibitions (sometimes juried) as well as hosting music and other events. The College of Creative Studies has a wonderful campus that features the Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden and the Yamasaki-designed Arts & Crafts Building. Take a walk on Ferry Street to enjoy the beautiful homes, notably the 1890s Victorian homes that comprise the Inn on Ferry Street, the castle-like Hecker House (now Wayne State U Tierney Alumni House), and Freer House (once home to Charles Lang Freer, who donated his art collection to the Smithsonian). Enjoy the architecture and sculptural details of the Rackham Memorial on Farnsworth and the Maccabees Building across Woodward Avenue. And there is more to see on the Wayne State University campus. Check each institution's website for more information on their history as well as admission fees and policies. And during these COVID times, there may be restrictions on entering an institution. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Michael L wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois68 contributions22 helpful votes
Given the location... And I know this sounds snobbish or elitist... The DIA collection is good. They have a few noteworthy pieces and some good surprises. They handled the Covid restrictions well and it was easy to get around without being near a lot of people directly. I have no idea though about their air handling. If you are in Detroit with a few hours to spare the DIA is worth your time. Don't miss the Van Gogh!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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BoomerKool wrote a review Mar 2019
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You can't go wrong by being in this general area where there are museums and interesting location to explore. You can go from museum to food to museum to all the terrific locations along the way and come away with a memorable experience from during the day to evening depending on how you plan your day.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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JXXXR wrote a review Jan 2019
4779 contributions213 helpful votes
The Detroit Cultural Center Historic District is a great place to visit, home to to many of the cities best museums and great hotels this area gives you a nice feel of an old school America.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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StockholmKindaGuy wrote a review Sep 2018
Marietta, Georgia7157 contributions543 helpful votes
Detroit's Cultural Center contains the cities best museums, several impressive buildings, The Detroit Symphony and their home, Orchestra Hall. The biggest jewel of the city's cultural heart would have to be the impressive Detroit Institute of Arts with it's encyclopedic collection. The "Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera are a must see. Three other museums are within walking distance. On the campus of Wayne State University, you can see two nice examples of Minoru Yamasaki's work, the architect of the World Trade Center. Also of interest is Charles Lang Freer's home, an industrialist who gave his entire art collection, including James McNeil Whistler's Peacock Room to the Smithsonian. His collection can be seen at the Freer Gallery in Washington. Most everything is quite walkable. While the dining options aren't as abundant as the downtown area, there arte some nice spots such as Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails. The only place I can recommend in the area to stay is the lovely Inn On Ferry Street. Very nice accommodations. A great central location in Detroit.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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