Museums Tour of Detroit, 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.
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Museums Tour of Detroit Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour of Detroit
Guide Location: USA » Detroit (See other walking tours in Detroit)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Museum of Contemporary Art

1) Museum of Contemporary Art (must see)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit or MOCAD is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Detroit's cultural center. The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.

MOCAD is housed in a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) building, a converted former auto...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Wsu Anthropology Museum

2) Wsu Anthropology Museum

You will find Wsu Anthropology Museum in Wayne State University's historic Old Main building on the first floor. The museum exhibits archaeological and ethnographic items that tell the history of the first French immigrants to Detroit and their interaction with the locals. There is also a contemporary collection that speaks to the city as it is today. The museum is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:30...   view more
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

3) Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (must see)

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the Cultural Center of the U.S. city of Detroit. Founded in 1965, it holds the world's largest permanent exhibit on African American culture. In 1997, it moved into a 120,000 square foot (11,000 m²) facility on Warren Avenue. The Wright Museum has dual missions, serving as both a museum of artifacts and a place of cultural retention and growth.

The Museum owns more than 30,000 artifacts and archival materials. Some...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Motor Sports Museum & Hall

4) Motor Sports Museum & Hall

The Motor Sports Museum & Hall is housed in the Detroit Science Center. This museum displays a variety of historic and modern cars. There are classical cars, race cars, snow vehicles, motorcycles and more. You can view portraits of famous manufacturers and motor sports racers. You can also try a simulated driving machine and watch videos of famous races...   view more
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Detroit Historical Museum

5) Detroit Historical Museum (must see)

The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Avenue in the city's Cultural Center Historic District in Midtown Detroit. It chronicles the history of the Detroit area from cobblestone streets, 19th century stores, the auto assembly line, toy trains, fur trading from the 18th century, and much more.

Attorney and historian Clarence M. Burton donated his collections to the Detroit Public Library in 1914 leading to the development of the Detroit Historical Museum. In December...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Detroit Children's Museum

6) Detroit Children's Museum

The Detroit Children's Museum is the oldest children's museum in the U.S. Although it was built with kids in mind, it also can be very interesting and fun for adults. It offers a way for kids to learn about the world and themselves in an enjoyable way. There is a Planetarium where you can catch a "Night Sky" show. The museum displays many artifacts related to important events in the U.S. history, such as WWII. It is open all week except for...   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.
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
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
Cultural Tour of Detroit

Cultural Tour of Detroit

Detroit is a multicultural city heavily influenced by the automobile industry. The city has a thriving arts scene and boasts many art galleries and theaters. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's best cultural attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Churches Tour of Detroit

Churches Tour of Detroit

Detroit is a multicultural city, which is reflected in the variety of churches found here. There are splendid Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals, as well as historic Protestant churches. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's most magnificent places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Landmarks Tour of North Detroit

Landmarks Tour of North 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 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