Detroit Tour Connections
- Guided tours of Detroit since 2004 -
DETROIT IS WORTH SEEING ON A TOUR:
Detroit has a very interesting history.
This includes a French period, British period and early American period, when we were out in the wilderness.
It includes steady growth in the 1800's and a few decades of incredible growth in the early 1900's.
We were America's 4th-largest city. We were "The Motor City" and "The Arsenal of Democracy".
Detroit has wonderful skyscrapers from the early 1900's.
The Fisher Building, Guardian Building, and Penobscot Building are particularly wonderful.
Other early skyscrapers include the Dime Bldg, Kales Bldg, First National Bldg, Buhl Bldg, Book Tower, Broderick Tower, Cadillac Tower.
Detroit has great performance venues (many from the early 1900's)
This includes the fabulous Fox Theater, the Detroit Opera House, Orchestra Hall, the Masonic Auditorium, Music Hall, Gem Theater,
Century Theater, and the Fisher Theater - and we have great concerts and shows at those venues.
Detroit has great museums.,
We have the Detroit Institute of Arts (with its Diego Rivera mural), the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Science Center,
the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the excellent Motown Museum, and the new Museum of Contemporary Art-Detroit.
Detroit has more automotive history than anywhere else on earth.
We have the factory where the Ford Model-T was initially produced, other historic auto factories, homes where auto barons lived,
the former and current headquarters of General Motors, plus Ford and Chrysler headquarters in the suburbs, and many other auto history sites.
Detroit has the beautiful Detroit River.
We have apartments and parks and the new Riverwalk lining the shore.
We have wonderful Belle Isle (a big island park) and the Ambassador Bridge making its way over the river to Canada.
We have the Dossin Great Lakes Museum , and we still have Great Lakes freighters carrying goods up and down the river.
Detroit has some outstanding mansions and fine neighborhoods
Some of the mansions in the city are huge and beautiful -- particularly in the Boston-Edison and Palmer Woods neighborhoods.
Other beautiful neighborhoods include Indian Village, Arden Park, the University District, Rosedale Park and the Woodbridge District.
And we have the famous Lafayette Park area including townhouses by the famous Mies van der Rohe.
Detroit has a great legacy of music
Of course, the first thing that should come to mind is the fantastic music from Motown Record Company.
Our legacy of great music also includes jazz, blues, techno music, gospel, Bob Seger, the MC-5, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, and Eminem.
Detroit is a great sports town
Teams that play in the city include the Lions and Tigers and Red Wings.
The city is also the site of a recent Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four and NCAA Frozen Four
And sports heroes from Detroit include Joe Louis, Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Barry Sanders, Al Kaline, and Ty Cobb.
Detroit has a fascinating collection of abandoned buildings and ruins
Some people marvel at our abandoned Packard Plant and Michigan Central Railroad Station, and empty 1920s skyscrapers
like the Book Tower and Broderick Tower. We have many (too many) beautiful and/or ugly abandoned buildings and ruins to contemplate.
Detroit is making a major comeback
Detroit is being touted as "America's Comeback City" with a major resurgence in downtown Detroit, midtown, and other parts of the city. Billionaire Dan Gilbert and others have been investing big bucks, abandoned buildings are being restored to their former glory, small businesses have been making an impact, and a young and hip crowd is recognizing what Detroit has to offer.
Detroit Tour Connections.
Phone / cell phone: (313) 283-4332
Mail: 615 Griswold Street #1625, Detroit, MI 48226