Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname "Motor City." Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A.
Known for fast cars and hit music, Detroit doesn’t disappoint when it comes to entertainment. For those looking for musical history, the Motown Historical Museum is careful preservation of all things Motown and Hitsville USA. There are many venues showcasing various other types of music, from the DTE Energy Music Theater to the Detroit Opera House.
Detroit is also home to the Automotive Hall of Fame and the Henry Ford, a collection of pop culture items, automobiles, machinery, and much more started by Henry Ford himself. As if this isn’t enough to keep visitors occupied, Detroit is also home to professional sporting teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and National Hockey League.
From weekend and budget activities to Detroit festivals and Detroit nightlife, your time in The D will never be dull. Take your kids around town, complete your touristy rounds at the Spirit of Detroit and Joe Louis fist, celebrate the seasons at summer and winter festivals, and get your game on at the Detroit International RiverWalk or any of our three areas.
The Henry Ford
Three must-see attractions. 250 acres of unexpected. 1 awe-inspiring experience. At The Henry Ford, discover America — the culture, inventions, people, and can-do spirit — and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it, and be inspired by it. Prepare to be astounded by these attractions: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, and Ford Rouge Factory Tour.
Airlines serving Detroit, MI from Myrtle Beach International Airport