Landmarks Tour of North Detroit, Detroit

There are many tourist attractions in the northern area of Detroit. The Motown Historical Museum, for example, tells the history of the city from a musical perspective. There are also an amazing array of architecturally interesting buildings and churches. This self-guided tour will lead to the most notable landmarks in north Detroit.
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Landmarks Tour of North Detroit Map

Guide Name: Landmarks Tour of North Detroit
Guide Location: USA » Detroit (See other walking tours in Detroit)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: vickyc
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The Whitney

1) The Whitney

The David Whitney House is located at 4421 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The building was constructed as a private residence, but is open to the public as The Whitney Restaurant. It was built during the period of 1890-94 by the famous lumber baron David Whitney Jr., who was considered not only one of Detroit’s wealthiest personalities, but also one of Michigan's wealthiest citizens.

The house is constructed using rose-pink South Dakota Jasper stone. It is measured to be...   view more
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First Congregational Church of Detroit

2) First Congregational Church of Detroit

The First Congregational Church is located at 33 E. Forest in Detroit. It was established on December 25, 1844. Two church buildings were built near the Detroit River. The third building was constructed at the present site in 1891, and was designed by architect John Lyman Faxon. An addition to the church, known as the Angel's Wing, was constructed in 1921 by Albert Kahn.

The church is designed in a blend of the Romanesque and Byzantine styles, using rough-hewn, warm red limestone. The...   view more
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St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

3) St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. It is located at 4800 Woodward Avenue in Detroit adjacent to the campus of Wayne State University. The parish of St. Paul was founded in 1824, as the first Episcopal and the first Protestant congregation in the then Michigan Territory. The original site of St. Paul’s church was on Woodward Avenue, between Congress and Larned. In 1851 the church moved to the corner of Congress at Shelby.

The...   view more
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College for Creative Studies

4) College for Creative Studies (must see)

College for Creative Studies (CCS) is an art education institution and was cited by BusinessWeek as one of the 60 best design schools in the world. It is a private, fully accredited, four-year college located in Detroit. CCS is credited with having one of the world’s most recognized programs in transportation design and for placing possibly more graduates in automotive design than any other school. The school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a...   view more
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Tangent Gallery and the Hastings Street Ballroom

5) Tangent Gallery and the Hastings Street Ballroom

Tangent Gallery and the Hastings Street Ballroom is an art gallery and a theater situated in a charming warehouse in an industrial area of Detroit. The gallery hosts a variety of events, concerts, exhibitions, parties, weddings and more. At the theater you can see a traditional play or enjoy a concert. It is one of the few theaters in Detroit that offers...   view more
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Fisher Building

6) Fisher Building (must see)

The Fisher Building is a landmark skyscraper in the United States, located in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit. The ornate building is designed in an Art Deco style, constructed of limestone, granite, and several types of marble. The Fisher family financed the building with proceeds from the sale of Fisher Body to General Motors. It was designed to house office and retail space. The building, which contains the elaborate 2,089 seat Fisher Theatre, was designated a National Historic...   view more
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Motown Historical Museum

7) Motown Historical Museum (must see)

The Motown Historical Museum is also known in Detroit as "Hitsville U.S.A". It is the most visited museum in the city. Motown Records' first headquarters were here. The company was led by Berry Gordy who started his career by composing songs for Detroit singers. "Hitsville U.S.A." was transformed into a museum in 1985. The museum focuses on Motown Records, Motown singers and Motown music- all Motown, all the time. Here you can see costumes, pictures and records from the...   view more

Walking Tours in Detroit, Michigan

Create Your Own Walk in Detroit

Create Your Own Walk in Detroit

Creating your own self-guided walk in Detroit is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Tour of Detroit

Museums Tour of Detroit

You will find many interesting museums in Detroit that specialize in art, history, science and more. The most popular museum in the city is the Motor Sports Museum. Detroit historically has had close ties to the auto industry, and this strong relationship continues to this day. Take this self-guided tour to visit Detroit's best museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Art Galleries Tour of Detroit

Art Galleries Tour of Detroit

There are many art galleries in the city of Detroit. It is also home to the prestigious Institute of Art, so many talented artists live in the area. Here, you can see everything from modern art, traditional fine art and photography to prints, sculpture and other forms of visual art. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's most noteworthy art galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Henry Ford Tour of Detroit

Henry Ford Tour of Detroit

Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, is the town where the famous car maker Henry Ford was born. There are many attractions related to Henry Ford here. Visit the museum of Henry Ford, the Henry Ford Estate, historic Greenfield Village and more. Take this tour to learn more about Detroit legend Henry Ford.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Monuments Tour of Detroit

Monuments Tour of Detroit

There are many monuments and statues in the city of Detroit. Many wealthy Detroit residents have bequeathed money to the city specifically to build notable landmarks. Monuments to great personalities in the history of the city and the country are scattered across the city. Take this self-guided tour to see Detroit's unique monuments and statues.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town

Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town

Detroit's New Town is the more modern part of the city and is where the campus of Detroit University is located. There are many great bars and nightclubs in this area that cater to a younger crowd. Take this self-guided tour to explore the nightlife in Detroit's New Town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Tour of Detroit's Belle Isle

Tour of Detroit's Belle Isle

Detroit's Belle Isle is a wonderful island connected to the city by a bridge. There are many interesting tourist attractions on the island. You can visit a museum, stroll through a fairy-tale-beautiful park, see a memorial lighthouse and more. Take this self-guided tour to explore Belle Isle, which is fittingly named 'beautiful island'.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km