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Detroit People Mover

Closed Now: 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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Out of the rain

Offered a great option to get to Ford Field from the Renaissance/Courtyard out of the rain! Came... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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People Rider

This was an experience. It is inexpensive. Fast but scary in places. Easy to board and unboard... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mayfield, Kentucky
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The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single-track loop in Detroit's central business district. Launched in 1987, the system’s 13 stations provide quick connections between the courts and...more
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Detroit, MI 48226
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Offered a great option to get to Ford Field from the Renaissance/Courtyard out of the rain! Came on a regular schedule. Not too crowded. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an experience. It is inexpensive. Fast but scary in places. Easy to board and unboard. Main disappointment was not enough places to stop in town. Needs to be lengthened to incorporate more sites.

Thank try5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I grew up in Detroit but live in the burbs now so our children really don’t know much about our city. Since they’re still pretty young, we’ve only exposed them to downtown. This time we walked from the Riverwalk to a restaurant...More

Thank Ladee T
Ericka A, Public Relations Manager at Detroit People Mover, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate that you shared the family outing on the People Mover - kids and their parents some of our favorite riders! Hope to see you back on board soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

For a tourist or recently moved to Southeast Michigan, the people mover is a cheap way to get an overview of downtown. For mass transit, it's a joke as you can pretty easily walk to anywhere it goes. When the weather sucks and you're are...More

Thank strider59
Ericka A, Public Relations Manager at Detroit People Mover, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment. The conversations are indeed happening regarding integrating all of the transit modes. For any of the reasons many take a ride - tourism, conventions, residential, entertainment - the People Mover remains a mobility option for all ages (seniors and commuters find...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of best transportation for downtown Detroit. A total of 7 stops to all great sightseeing locations in City of Detroit! I have taken the people mover more than several times upon traveling Detroit area!

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent downtown safe transportation from Cobo, Marriott, Greektown, Ford Field, and to see a tigers game, the train makes a continuous quick loop around downtown and just .75 per person (carry one's though as the machines don't take change) simply look up to see the...More

Thank obsmiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the corny name and limited miles covered, the People Mover is a great way to get around downtown Detroit. In fact, I’d recommend taking a few loops around as a way to orient yourself if you are unfamiliar with the city. For 75 cents,...More

Thank TakeFiveTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an innovative system that cost only 75 cents to move around downtown Detroit. We got on in Greek Town to get an overview of Detroit. I can see how great this would be on a cold day. Easy to use.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun way to get around. I could see it being difficult with small children, but if you have help then there shouldn’t be a problem. You can get on at the renaissance center and see a good portion of the city this way.

Thank parkemb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good way of moving but also to see the downtown from above. Innovatvi, ultra technological and very beautiful.

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September 8, 2018|
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Response from MCBarber1 | Reviewed this property |
If you get off at Grand Circus Park station, you would be near Comerica Park, which is just in front of Ford Field. You could also get off at Greektown, which is about a mile or so past Ford Field.
Jill A
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth R | Reviewed this property |
No, are you talking about Belle isle aquarium? The people mover only circles down town areas not Belle isle at all.
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Ericka A | Property representative |
The Detroit People Mover does have a token and coin payment system. If the occasion permits, we will offer a special events or convention pass online, or a multi-day pass for large groups. Thanks for your question!