The Detroit sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Detroit. This tourist attractions map of Detroit will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Detroit in Michigan - USA. The Detroit tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The metropolitan region tourism industry depends on drawing large crowds to positively impact the local economy. As the world traditional automotive center, the city hosts the annual North American International Auto Show in January, a multi-day event. Other major multi-day events which reflect the region culture such as the Motown Winter Blast and the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival can draw super sized-crowds of hundreds of thousands to over three million people (see Detroit tourist map). In 2006, the four-day Motown Winter Blast drew a cold weather crowd of about 1.2 million people to Campus Martius Park area downtown. Metro Detroit is one of thirteen U.S. cities with teams from four major sports. Besides casino gaming, the region leading attraction is The Henry Ford, America largest indoor-outdoor museum complex, a museum entertainment complex with an IMAX theater next to the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn.
More than fifteen million people cross the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel annually. An estimated 46 million people live within a 300 mile (480 km) radius of Metro Detroit. Since 2000, the city has seen continuous annual increases in tax revenues from its casinos; the city collected and estimated $178,250,000 in casino taxes alone for 2007, with the casino resorts open in 2008 as its shown in Detroit tourist map. The Detroit International Riverfront hosts an events including the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival in late June with one of the nation largest displays of fireworks and the Electronic Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Movie studios in the metro area help establish the state as a legitimate contender in the 12-month-a-year film business. Detroit Center Studios (2009) will debut at the downtown building which was the start-up casino for MGM Grand to create digital animation and visual effects.
The Mall at Partridge Creek is an upscale outdoor lifestyle center located in Clinton Township as you can see in Detroit tourist map. Other notable shopping malls in Detroit include Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, which was expanded in 2007 to include Nordstrom; and Great Lakes Crossing, an outlet mall in Auburn Hills which is among the largest malls in Michigan. A new shopping center, the Shoppes at Gateway Park, is slated for construction in 2009-10 within Detroit city limits. When complete, the outdoor mall will provide the city of Detroit proper with its first full-line department store in nearly a decade. The Eastern Market Historic District, a farmer distribution center in downtown Detroit, is the largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States and has more than 150 foods and specialty businesses. On Saturdays, about 45,000 people shop the city historic Eastern Market.
The Detroit attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Detroit. This tourist places map of Detroit will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Detroit in Michigan - USA. The Detroit attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Many of Detroit prominent museums are located in the historic cultural center neighborhood around Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies. These museums include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Science Center, as well as the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Other cultural highlights include Motown Historical Museum, the Pewabic Pottery studio and school, the Tuskegee Airmen Museum, Fort Wayne, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), and the Belle Isle Conservatory as you can see in Detroit attractions map. In 2010, the G.R. N'Namdi Gallery opened in a 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) complex in Midtown. Important history of America and the Detroit area are exhibited at The Henry Ford, the United States largest indoor-outdoor museum complex.
The Detroit Historical Society provides information about tours of area churches, skyscrapers, and mansions. Inside Detroit, meanwhile, hosts tours, educational programming, and a downtown welcome center. Other sites of interest are the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle, and Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills as its shown in Detroit attractions map. The city Greektown and three downtown casino resort hotels serve as part of an entertainment hub. The Eastern Market farmer distribution center is the largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States and has more than 150 foods and specialty businesses. On Saturdays, about 45,000 people shop the city historic Eastern Market. The Midtown and the New Center area are centered on Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital. Midtown has about 50,000 residents and attracts millions of visitors each year to its museums and cultural centers; for example, the Detroit Festival of the Arts in Midtown draws about 350,000 people.
An important civic sculpture in Detroit is "Spirit of Detroit" by Marshall Fredericks at the Coleman Young Municipal Center. The image is often used as a symbol of Detroit and the statue itself is occasionally dressed in sports jerseys to celebrate when a Detroit team is doing well. A memorial to Joe Louis at the intersection of Jefferson and Woodward Avenues was dedicated on October 16, 1986 as its mentioned in Detroit attractions map. The sculpture, commissioned by Sports Illustrated and executed by Robert Graham, is a 24-foot (7.3 m) long arm with a fisted hand suspended by a pyramidal framework. Artist Tyree Guyton created the controversial street art exhibit known as the Heidelberg Project in 1986, using found objects including cars, clothing and shoes found in the neighborhood near and on Heidelberg Street on the near East Side of Detroit. Guyton continues to work with neighborhood residents and tourists in constantly evolving the neighborhood-wide art installation.
The Detroit zoo map shows recommended tours of the Detroit Zoological Park. This zoo map of Detroit will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Detroit in Michigan - USA. The Detroit zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Detroit Zoo is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Detroit city limits at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696 in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA as you can see in Detroit zoo map. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), a non-profit organization, operates both the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, located in the city of Detroit. The DZS is responsible for the care and feeding of more than 3,300 animals representing 280 species. The first Detroit Zoo opened in 1883 on Michigan and Trumbull Avenues, across from the then site of Tiger Stadium. A circus had arrived in town, only to go broke financially. Luther Beecher, a leading Detroit citizen and capitalist, financed the purchase of the circus animals and erected a building for their display called the Detroit Zoological Garden. The zoo closed the following year and the building converted into a horse auction.
The Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan largest family attractions, hosting more than 1.1 million visitors annually. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, it provides a natural habitat for more than 3,300 animals representing 280 species as its shown in Detroit zoo map. Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to use barless exhibits extensively. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Detroit Zoo features many award-winning exhibits including the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life, which was named the number-two best zoo exhibit in the U.S. by the Intrepid Traveler guide to “America Best Zoos”. The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery is home to the Butterfly Garden, a tropical indoor habitat featuring hundreds of butterflies from Central and South America. Adjacent to the Free-flight Aviary, the facility also features a 90-seat theater and showcases the Zoo permanent fine art collection.
Among highlights at the Detroit Zoo are the expansive Australian Outback Adventure featuring a walk-through with kangaroos and wallabies, the Giraffe Encounter where guests can feed the Zoo tallest creatures, the Penguinarium (the first facility of its kind created specifically for penguins), the iconic Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain, the Tauber Family Railroad, the Carousel, and the Ford Education Center which houses the Wild Adventure Ride and the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater. The Wild Adventure Ride is an educational, action-packed thrill ride which offers an exciting you-are-there experience from the comfort of a specially equipped motion-simulated big-screen theater seat. The 126-seat Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater, the only theater of its kind at any Michigan zoo, delivers a high-definition viewing experience in 3-D with 7.1 digital audio surround sound, enhanced with full-sensory 4-D special effects such as blasts of wind, mist and scents. The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Mich. It is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m as its mentioned in Detroit zoo map. November through March (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Day). Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61, $12 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $9 for children ages 2 to 14; children under 2 are free.