Though in modern times Detroit has had problems economically it cannot be discounted as one of the forerunning cities to form the United States. Historically a city known for producing cars Detroit was definitely one of the engines that drove the United States economy. Also a city known for music Motown was founded here and the first forms of Electronic house music. Visitors to the city have the chance to soak a bit of this storied past while now enjoy a thriving art scene that has arisen with the lower rent costs around the city. Some fantastic things to do in Detroit include:
2211 Woodward Avenue
One of America’s finest theatres the Fox Theatre is a great place to buy a ticket and soak in some culture while you are in Detroit. A beautiful venue with walls plastered with gold leaf and various painting of people, animals, and flowers with seat upholstered in red velvet. Visitors to the Fox Theatre drips, in many visitors view, with a classic decadence. Visitors also agree that the acoustics are brilliant and the experience of visiting the theatre brings back a feeling of some of the post World War II glamour. For a more complete look at the different events going on at the Fox Theatre visit their web site, which also provides the opportunity to buy tickets too.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue | Detroit
A large museum set within the campus of Wayne State University is the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History. The museum’s ambitious intention is to detail the history of the African American experience from the beginning of time up till the presidency of Barack Obama. With more than 125,000 square feet of floor space the C H Wright Museum has plenty of space for revolving exhibits, a large permanent collection and a library and a theater. Considered one of the best museums of its kind, the African American History museum enjoys lavish reviews from its patrons. Many visitors say that you can enjoy a full day here and that taking a guided tour will help debunk many of the myths about being African American in pop culture and history. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm while being closed on Mondays. Admission to the museum costs $8 dollars for adults and $5 dollars for children.