Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan. It is near Downtown, which is known as Motor City. Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records which has many tourist attractions. The highest temperature of this city is about 16 degree Celsius. According to the statistics, total population of this city is about 688,701. Detroit is located on the northwest bank of the Detroit River and on Lake St Clair, between Lakes Huron and Erie. A large number of foreign tourists visit this city in every year because of the following reasons, these are given below:
Detroit Institute of Arts
It displays a number of cross-sections of man’s artistic creation from the ancient cultures to the current days. It has a great collection includes the art of Africa, Oceania and the ancient Americas. It is a famous place of the culture of classical antiquity and the Near East. There are many collection includes the masterpieces of European painting. Among are Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Matisse, and Picasso.
It is a combination ballpark, baseball museum and theme park. There is a carousel, a huge water feature in center field; a Ferris wheel and a museum of baseball are some of the attractions. The park is also famous for the home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. A large number of visitors visit this park.
Henry Ford Estate
It is another attractive tourist spot in Detroit. This estate is Located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. Fair Lane is the location of former automaker Henry Ford and his wife Clara. Henry Ford settled a new home in 1915. He lived there until his deaths in 1947 and 1950. According to the map, the grounds of Fair Lane have a hydropower plant. Once, it was supplied power to the estate. It produced its own power, heat and light. This estate has a summer house, staff cottages, gatehouse, root cellar, vegetable garden, man-made lake, pony barn, skating house, greenhouse, peony and gardens and five hundred birdhouses.
GM Renaissance Center
This center has huge skyscraper complexes. This GM Renaissance center is equipped with the 73-storey Mariott Hotel and six other towers containing theatres, restaurants, offices, shops, conference space, and public institutions.
It is a small shingle-clad building where there are some studios. These studios were established from 1957 to 1972. In this studio, the “Motown sound” was produced. Visitors can easily see the recording studio where Marvin Gaye and others produced their hit songs.
It was founded in 1903. This Pewabic Pottery was established by Mary Chase Perry Stratton and her partner, Horace Caulkins. This famous studio was operated by Stratton. He operated this studion until her death in 1961. After that it was operated by her assistant. Now, this Pewabic Pottery operates the gallery workshop , ceramics museum and studio.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History
It explains the historical role of blacks in the US and their position in the city of Detroit. It deals with a variety of topics, like the underground railway which enabled the slaves to flee from Michigan into Canada.