75 Fun Things To Do In Detroit

A city that has seen a revival in recent years, Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan. The birthplace of Motown Records, the city boasts a rich history of music and the arts. Most of all, it is well known for its involvement in the motor vehicle industry. There really are amazing things to do, see, eat, and drink in Detroit. The food is flavorful, the culture is deeply rooted, and attractions are plentiful. Although the city has in a sense been given a bad rep in the past decade, the revival is here and you really can’t go wrong with taking a trip to visit this wonderful city. When you get there, make sure to try out these 75 activities to start!

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Comerica Park

Scream and chant with the rest of the Detroit Tigers fans on a night out at Comerica Park

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Hart Plaza

Make your way to Hart Plaza, the heart of Detroit’s live music events and festivals

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Detroit Institute of Arts

Check out the various pieces of amazing art on display at Detroit Institute of Arts

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Motown Museum

Take a classy trip down memory lane of black entertainers’ integration into the music business at Motown Museum

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Detroit Downtown

Shop till You Drop at Downtown Detroit Boutiques

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Belle Isle Park

Pay a visit to Belle Isle Park: a magical place for a picnic & fun in the middle of Detroit River

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Concours D'Elegance of America

See rare and magnificent automobiles at Concours d’Elegance of America

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Mercury Lanes

Bowl with the lights down, great music turned up and awesome special effects lighting at Mercury Lanes

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Detroit RiverFront

Take a stroll at Detroit RiverFront to unwind and enjoy great views of Detroit and Windsor Canada

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Galaxy Zone

Play the hottest new games from racing, to shooting, to dance games at Galaxy Zone

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Lake St. Clair

Fish Lake St. Clair and reel in that elusive big one. Full of muskie, walleye and northern pike.

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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Visit The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant: the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world

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Detroit People Mover

Take an aerial ride around the downtown and midtown area for only 75 cents with Detroit People Mover

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Dequindre Cut

Experience urban recreation on Detroit’s Dequindre Cut, now expanded from Gratiot to Mack avenues

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Automotive Hall of Fame

Celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile at Automotive Hall of Fame

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Chene Park Amphitheatre

Hear your favorite Jazz artist on the Detroit riverfront at Chene Park Amphitheatre

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Motor City ComicCon

Dress as your favorite comic book character at the Motor City ComicCon

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Bronx Bar

Come in for food, drinks, a game of pool and to browse the best jukebox in the city at Bronx Bar

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Rouge River Greenway Trail

Walk, Hike or Bike at Rouge River Greenway Trail

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Michigan Science Center

Discover, explore and appreciate science & technology in a fun environment at Michigan Science Center

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Guardian Building

Take a minute and step inside Guardian Building to explore Detroit’s past.

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Baker's Keyboard Lounge

Spend a night at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, listening to some world class Jazz music

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Comedysportz Detroit

Watch an improvisational comedy contest at Comedysportz Detroit & Be a judge to vote for the winner

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Detroit Zoo

Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane at Detroit Zoo

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The Great Escape Room

Feel like you’re in a movie, try to escape from a locked room at The Great Escape Room

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Splurge on good tickets so you sit close to the stage for a rousing performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Detroit Jazz Fest

Get your groove On at Detroit Jazz Fest

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Loui’s Pizza

Try Detroit-style square pizza at Loui’s

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Fisher Building

Take in the spectacular architecture of Fisher Building

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Valentine Vodka

Grab a cocktail at Valentine Distilling Co.

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Renaissance Center

Dine, Shop, Play, Stay & Meet at Renaissance Center: the tallest building in Detroit

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Majestic complex

Eat, bowl and see a show at the Majestic complex

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Eastern Market

Wander through the sheds of Eastern Market for some unique shopping oppotunities

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Mexicantown

Have an authentic taco al pastor in Mexicantown

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Ford Drive In

Watch a movie under the stars at Ford Drive In

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Midway Sports & Entertainment

Enjoy putt putt golf, Hit at the driving range or Bat a few balls at Midway Sports & Entertainment

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Vicente’s

Get out on the dance floor and Salsa dance at Vicente’s

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Wheelhouse Detroit

Experience the Motor City on two wheels by renting a bike from Wheelhouse Detroit

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Ford Field

Catch a football game at Ford Field

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Greenfield Village

Tour the 19th century at Greenfield Village

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Cavills karaoke

Sing your precious little heart out at Cavill’s karaoke

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Experience unmatched high-flyin’ FUN at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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Detroit Historical Museum

Take a fun and interesting look at Detroit’s past at Detroit Historical Museum

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The Rust Belt Market

Buy someone special a unique gift from The Rust Belt Market

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Game on Sports Center

Learn, practice, and play sports at Game On Sports Center

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The Murder Mystery Company

Awake your inner Sherlock Holmes at The Murder Mystery Company

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Le Cigar

Enhance your fandom of Cigars at Le Cigar

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Glass Academy

Blow some glass at Glass Academy

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Campus Martius Park

Hang out at Campus Martius Park for a live outdoor concert or go ice skating there in the winter

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Celebrate black history at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Journey into the center of America’s greatest manufacturing experience at Ford Rouge Factory Tour

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Detroit Derby Girls

Cheer on the team at Detroit Derby Girls

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Bonanza Lanes

Knock down the pins at Bonanza Lanes

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Greektown

Taste the cultural cuisine of Greece in one of the restaurants at Greektown

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Step On Bus Day Tours

Go on an exciting bus tour of Michigan with Step On Bus Day Tours

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Boston Tea Room

Hang out for tarot card reading at Boston Tea Room

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Detroit Princess

Booze and cruise on the Detroit Princess

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Starr Jaycee Park

Play disc golf or ride miniature trains at Starr Jaycee Park

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Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Bundle up and head downtown for Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day parade

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Feet On The Street Tours

Get yourself full from belly to brain with Feet On The Street Tours

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DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Walk behind and touch a waterfall, hit the trail on a mountain bike, or snowmobile at DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

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Gabriel Richard Park

Step into Gabriel Richard Park for lush landscaping, a whimsical fountain, butterfly gardens, a contemplative labyrinth and fishing outlooks

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Detroit Segways

Feel the excitement of riding an amazing Segway® PT with Detroit Segways

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Motor City Photography Workshops

Explore the forgotten Detroit on an amazing and unique tour with Motor City Photography Workshops

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Transitions Skatepark

Ride, Skate, or Rollerblade at Transitions Skatepark

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Kensington Metropark

Spend the day fishing, boating or picnicking along the water at Kensington Metropark

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Fairlane Town Center

Choose among a wonderful selection of stores and restaurants at Fairlane Town Center

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Taylor Meadows Golf Club

Stop in for a round of golf and grab a bite to eat at Taylor Meadows Golf Club

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Take in the great interactive art at Museum of Contemporary Art

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Royal Oak Golf Center

Play an outdoor mountain-style adventure mini golf at Royal Oak Golf Center

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Go Comedy! Improv

Share some laughter with Go Comedy! Improv

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MGM Grand Detroit Casino

Have some gambling fun on the weekends at MGM Grand Detroit Casino

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Joe Louis Arena

Visit 20,058-seat Joe Louis Arena which is is Detroit’s largest indoor venue that regularly hosts college hockey, concerts, ice shows, circuses and much more

There’s plenty to do in the culture rich city of Detroit. Music, museums, food and more, we’ve tried to knock out a list of as many fun things to do as possible here, but perhaps we missed some. Make sure to let us know if there’s something that needs to be added! Don’t forget to check out the things to do in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor while you’re at it.