Cool Places in Detroit

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American Coney Island – Detroit, MI

By |April 5th, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

American Coney Island - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #14 Image courtesy of Colin McConnell Back Story - Coney island's really started taking off in Detroit during the rise of the auto industry. Many young people looking for a good, quick meal created perfect customers for the traditional coney islands that we [...]

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The Heidelberg Project – Detroit, MI (Video)

By |April 4th, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

The Heidelberg Project - Cool Place To Visit in Detroit #13 Image courtesy of Colin McConnell The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey ("Grandpa Sam"). It was as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt [...]

Bob-Lo Boat – Detroit, MI (Video)

By |April 4th, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Bob-Lo Boat - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #12 Image courtesy of Colin McConnell Bob-Lo Island Amusement Park ran from 1898 until its closure on September 30, 1993. The island is a five-minute ferry ride from Amherstburg, Ontario, and 18 miles from Detroit. For more than 85 years, the park was serviced [...]

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue – Detroit, MI

By |March 31st, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #11 In Detroit there are locations that just standout to anyone passing by. One of these locations is the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. With its colorful exterior it stands out from the blending city buildings. The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue showcases the beauty [...]

The Detroit Historical Museum – Detroit, MI

By |March 26th, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Detroit Historical Museum - Cool Places to Visit in Detroit #10 Detroit Historical Museum - The Detroit Historical Museum was founded in 1928 by the Detroit Historical Society. The Society was led and formed by Clarence M. Burton in 1921. The Society was actually formed in most part to open the Historical Museum. Burton [...]

Campus Martius – Detroit, MI

By |March 22nd, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Campus Martius - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #9 Campus Martius is a beautiful park in the heart of Downtown Detroit. Located just a few blocks from the riverfront, Tigers Stadium, Ford Field, Greektown, and many businesses, Campus Martius is a natural gathering place. In fact, the park’s tagline is “Detroit’s Gathering Place,” [...]

Greektown – Detroit, MI

By |March 14th, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Greektown - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #8 Greektown - An exciting entertainment district, located in downtown Detroit. The historic Greektown is on Monroe Avenue between Brush and St. Antoine Streets. Most buildings in the area are open to the public and range from dining, to bars, lounges and even a casino. History Image [...]

Nain Rouge Parade – Detroit, MI

By |March 3rd, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Nain Rouge - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #7 Nain Rouge Parade - Every year Detroiters celebrate a new beginning  at the Nain Rouge Parade, more formally known as Marche Du Nain Rouge. This spring festival celebrates all that is going well and all that is creating a better city of Detroit. Image [...]

Stonehouse Bar – Detroit, MI

By |February 26th, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Stonehouse Bar - Cool Place to Visit in Detroit #6 Stonehouse Bar in Detroit is unique in many ways, from the screen door to the wide variety of drinks on the menu. History of Stonehouse Bar Image courtesy of Colin McConnell The building that now holds Stonehouse Bar was originally a farmhouse [...]

Detroit Whale Tower Mural – Detroit, MI

By |February 21st, 2016|Cool Places in Detroit|

Detroit Whale Tower Mural - Cool Place To See In Detroit #5 The Detroit Whale Tower mural painted on the side of the Broderick Towers in downtown Detroit stands 65 feet long x 180 feet high. The mural was painted in life-size dimensions to give a better appreciation for aquatic life.  The "Whale Tower" was [...]