We grew up in Detroit but hadn't been here in years since we now live out of state. With the renovation recently completed it was time for a visit!
If the word 'museum' turns you off because you think it will be boring, have no fear! The Detroit Historical Museum is an interesting look back at Detroit and some of it's roots. There are many exhibits that go into more depth if you press various buttons. They will show short videos and explain more than the placard in front of the different items.
The first level includes a Motor City exhibit that also includes a short auto assembly line including a car drop, an exhibit of the people and places that shaped Detroit, and the Kid Rock Music Lab with a history of Detroit music. The second level includes displays on Detroit's place in WWII and the Underground Railroad. The basement has the Old Streets of Detroit, still my favorite part of the museum! Make sure you look down at how the 'street' changes as you go thru the various eras! There's also a model train area the adults as well as kids will enjoy watching. There's a camera on the front car of one of the trains, so you can watch to see yourself on the screen if you can figure out which train!
It was an enjoyable visit and we'll be back when we're in town again and have some spare time!
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