Visit Detroit for Autopalooza
If all things automotive get you revved, you're in the right place. We're the birthplace of Henry Ford and home of the Big Three, and you'll need a full tank of gas to explore all the car culture here.
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Edsel/Eleanor (Macomb District), Meadow Brook Hall (Oakland District) Tour the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House http://www.fordhouse.org/ and Meadow Brook Hall (former residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson) and Gardens to see how auto royalty lived once upon a time. http://www.meadowbrookhall.org/
Detroit Historical Museum
http://www.detroithistorical.org/ Check out the recently re-branded America’s Motor City exhibit and Automotive Showplace. (Downtown Detroit District)
Detroit Institute of Arts
http://www.dia.org/ Marvel at Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco cycle, inspired by the grind and grit of the city's manufacturing glory days of the 1930s. (Downtown Detroit District)
The Henry Ford
http://www.thehenryford.org/ This family attraction offers Model T rides in Greenfield Village, a Rouge Factory Tour and the all-new Driving America exhibition in Henry Ford Museum. (Dearborn/Wayne District)
Piquette Model T Museum
http://tplex.org/ Explore the birthplace of the Model T. (Downtown Detroit District)
Detroit's calendar is stocked with auto events, kicking off with the North American International Auto Show http://www.naias.com/ in January. (Downtown Detroit District)
A host of fairer-weather auto events include Autopalooza http://www.autopalooza.org/ (ALL Districts)
Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
http://detroitgp.com/ (Downtown Detroit District)
http://concoursusa.org/ (Greater Novi District)
The Woodward Dream Cruise
http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com (Oakland District).
“The lemurs [at the Detroit Zoo] are my favorite ... the way they jump and run and swing around ... and have you ever heard them scream, oh boy!” – Cathy H.
Lace up your corset or don your wizarding finery and head to Holly for some jousting, sword-swallowing and general Renaissance shenanigans. Aug. 16-Sept. 28.
Schedule your own guided bike tour and learn about (and taste) Detroit’s brewing past and present. $35/person, 10-person minimum; bike rentals available.
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