Detroit-Area Museums and the Arts
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
The 87-acre estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford displays the couple’s lifelong interest in art and architecture. Today, the Ford Estate is a house museum, fulfilling Eleanor’s wish that the property be used for “the benefit of the public.”
Rediscover America at the newly-restored Greenfield Village …
Experience 300 years of history as the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s past come alive! Take a look inside Edison’s laboratory, or take a ride in an authentic Model T. From Main Street to Working Farms, Liberty Craftworks to Railroad Junction, get ready for a fun-filled celebration of the American experience.
Henry Ford Museum
12 Indoor Acres Celebrating “Genius at Work!”
Celebrate the people and ideas that have fired our imaginations … and changed our lives forever. Explore the national treasures and artifacts that have helped shape America, including the Rosa Parks Bus; Lincoln’s chair, and the Kennedy limousine. Plus, the Greatest Show Off Earth – “Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in Early Flight” – a new 40,000 square foot permanent exhibit detailing the lofty accomplishments of America’s pioneering aviators.
Rouge Factory Tour
Witness the celebration of the innovation of manufacturing in America – where history and the future merge. Experience this spectacular new attraction offered by The Henry Ford.
The most exhilarating motion picture theatre in the world! State-of-the-art digital wraparound sound and breathtaking images come alive on a screen six stories wide and eight stories high. Think big! At the Henry Ford IMAX Theatre.
Automotive Hall of Fame
Experience automotive history through visual and interactive exhibits, automobiles and authentic artifacts.
Detroit Institute of Arts
One of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation. The DIA’s collection of over 65,000 works brings the culture and history of the world to Detroit’s doorstep.
Detroit Fox Theatre
Detroit’s crown jewel, the fabulous Fox Theatre, began as one of the most spectacular movie palaces in the world in 1928 and to this day stands as one of the most glorious theaters in the world.
The Fisher Theatre opened as a movie and vaudeville house on November 11, 1928 and has been a favorite venue of many of Broadway’s brightest stars.
Masonic Temple Theatre
The Masonic is one of the largest and finest theatrical houses in the country.
The Cobo Arena is next to the Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center. Cobo is known to harbor the North American International Auto Show.
The Heidelberg Project
The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side (from Wikipedia).