Detroit September 27, 2017
by Marika Kazimierska The 10 Coolest Attractions In Detroit That Not Enough People Visit
Here in Detroit, there is so much more to do than simply visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts and hanging out at Campus Martius Park. From one-of-a-kind bookstores where you’ll find rare and strange books to a unique railway turned greenway downtown, here are 10 of Detroit’s coolest attractions we wish more people would visit.
1. The Dequindre Cut Greenway
This railway-turned-greenway is perfect for biking, running, walking, and seeing downtown Detroit. You'll also stumble upon plenty of urban art.
2. John K. King Bookstore
One of the largest bookstores in America, the John K. King Bookstore is comprised of two whole buildings. With so many strange and rare finds, you could spend hours getting lost among the shelves.
3. Belle Isle Aquarium
Belle Isle Aquarium is quintessentially charming, and aside from the awesome marine life, its interior is downright gorgeous.
4. The Russell Industrial Center
A haven for artists and small businesses, the Russell Industrial Center is home to an array of studios and shops. You will also find large spaces that usually host everything from galleries and exhibitions to concerts.
5. Pewabic Pottery
Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery specializes in items like tiles, dinnerware, and vessels. It's a fantastic place to find gifts or attend a ceramic education class.
6. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
This art museum converted from a former auto dealership is home to a variety of interesting exhibits, and features local artists as well as a bunch of other cool activities you won't find anywhere else.
7. Majestic Theatre Complex
Enjoy a night out with friends at the Majestic Theatre Complex. With bowling, beers, bars, pizza, good music, and pool, you'll be having a good time at one of Detroit's most historic places.
8. Baker's Keyboard Lounge
Baker's Keyboard Lounge claims to be the world’s oldest jazz club. Many famous musicians have played here, including Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Nat King Cole, and Mile Davis.
9. Hamtramck Disneyland
You'll see plenty of cheerful folk art installations here at Hamtramck Disneyland. It opened in 1992 and has some of the quirkiest art you've ever seen.
10. The Whitney
This old mansion converted into a restaurant is gorgeous, and you absolutely must dine here at least once to stare at the jaw-dropping interior.
Have you gone to all of these cool attractions in Detroit? Let us know if there are other places Detroiters should visit that aren’t so popular but are a must see!
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