Detroit has many incredible places to check out. From the iconic Fox Theatre to the amazing double imperial staricases in the Detroit Public Library, the amount of beauty the city holds is endless. Check out these 20 amazing places in the city that will drop your jaw to the floor.
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1. Detroit Public Library
Architect Cass Gilbert took inspiration from the Italian Renaissance and created one of the most beautiful libraries in the U.S.
2. Fox Theatre
Fox Theatre is the largest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. The theatre is one of Detroit's crown jewels where you can see your favorite performers take the stage.
3. Guardian Building
What makes the Guardian Building so beautiful is what lies inside. Right when you walk in you'll understand why it's nicknamed the Cathedral of Finance.
4. Detroit Institute of Arts
The DIA is home to some of the world's most precious art, but don't forget to look up at the ceilings and all throughout the building to see the magic of what makes this place so beautiful.
5. Old Main
Old Main is located at the campus of Wayne State University. This old and historic structure looks like it came straight out of a Harry Potter film.
6. Ford Field
Ford Field is a staple in Detroit and a sports arena that is unlike any other.
7. Museum of Contemporary Art
Interested in contemporary art? Then the MOCA in the downtown area is definitely a must see.
8. Campus Martius Park
Campus Martius Park is a great place to relax by yourself or with family and friends and get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city around you. You'll feel like you're in a totally different place.
9. Detroit International Riverfront
You can get the best views of Belle Isle and Windsor, Canada along Detroit's Riverfront. The riverfront spans five and a half miles and is one of the best locations to see the Ford Fireworks.
10. Mariner's Church
Detroit may have amazing skyscrapers, but it's the churches around the downtown area that are real gems.
11. Hart Plaza
Hart Plaza runs along Detroit's Riverfront and is a great destination for festivals and concerts.
12. Views from Motor City Casino
Motor City Casino's Iridescence's restaurant is located on the 16th floor and offers incredible views of Detroit.
13. Kensington Park
Kensington Park spans 4,486 acres and surrounds the beautiful and peaceful Kent Lake. Walk along the nature trails, take a swim, or just have a cute picnic with your significant other.
14. Comerica Park
Comerica Park differs from all the other baseball stadiums in the U.S. because it offers views of Downtown Detroit and all its wonders.
15. Belle Isle
Belle Isle is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River and is home to an aquarium, zoo and conservatory.
16. Eastern Market on Flower Day
Eastern Market is known for the fresh food, but on Flower Day, the market is filled with a variety of flowers of all colors, making it a must do for all Detroiters.
17. Fisher Building
The Fisher Building is known as "Detroit’s largest art object." The building features mosaics, marbles and a painted ceiling that is a must see.
18. Views from the Renaissance Building
You can't beat the views of Downtown Detroit at the Renaissance Building. They are breathtaking.
19. Greenfield Village
Located in Dearborn, The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village are an indoor and outdoor historic museum that allows you to take a look back at America's great history. The area is over 80 acres and is a beauty to walk through.
20. Paddling Detroit's Canals
See the city at a different angle as you kayak along the Detroit River.
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