Detroit is an amazing city. With its vibrant nightlife, world-class museums, championship sports teams and unparalleled architecture, it’s no wonder the New York Times named Detroit one of the 53 Places to Go in 2008. Whether you’ve lived in Detroit your whole life, or are visiting for the first time we promise to show you a Detroit that will defy your expectations.
The themes that are shaping the new Detroit are community, collaboration and opportunity and on these tours you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout a world class city. By the end of this tour you’ll have an insider’s perspective of Detroit’s rich history, current Renaissance and limitless future.
All bus tours are Saturday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM and begin at the Downtown Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward.
Woodward Corridor Bus Tour $25 1st Saturdays
Billions of dollars in development have happened along the Woodward Corridor in recent years from large-scale renovations of major institutions to numerous small creative businesses popping up. This tour will take you inside Midtown and New Center for a look at the history, culture and renaissance of what is quickly becoming Detroit’s #1 neighborhood.
- Wayne State University
- Cultural Center
- Fabulous Fisher Building
- Unique shops like the Bureau of Urban Living
- Taubman Center for Design Education
- Historic Woodbridge Neighborhood
- Willy’s Overland Loft Development
- The Cass Corridor
- Motown Museum
Inside the Southwest Community $25 2nd Saturdays
Southwest Detroit is more than what most people know as Mexicantown. It not only encompasses the eclectic Corktown neighborhood but also stretches all the way to the Dearborn border. It’s a community that is growing and constantly improving through collaborations between private, public and non profit sectors as well as the community itself. This tour will show you the history, culture and community that make Southwest one of America’s most unique neighborhoods.
- Former Tiger Stadium Site
- Michigan Central Station
- Clark Park
- Historic Hubbard Farms neighborhood
- New development along Vernor Hwy
- Creative neighborhood initiatives like Imagination Station and Spaulding Court
Inside the Eastside of Detroit $25 3rd Saturdays
From Historic Eastern Market to the world-renowned Pewabic Pottery the Eastside, anchored by the Detroit Riverfront, is the home to many of Detroit’s fabulous gems. You’ll see great neighborhoods, unique shops and get an understanding for how the Eastside communities are working together to create the perfect environment to live, work and play.
- R. Hirt Jr. in Eastern Market
- Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette Park
- Belle Isle
- Historic Pewabic Pottery
- The Heidelberg Project
- Earthworks Urban Farm
- The Mayor’s Residence
Greater Downtown Community Bus Tour $25 4th Saturdays
The themes that are shaping the new Detroit are community, collaboration and opportunity and on this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout a world class city. The route includes all the major landmarks as well as Earthworks Garden, the Heidelberg Project, Rivard Plaza/Dequindre Cut, Belle Isle, the Guardian Building and much more.
By the end of this tour you’ll have an insider’s perspective of Detroit’s rich history, current Renaissance and limitless future.
- Stadium and Theater District
- Eastern Market
- The Heidelberg Project
- Motown Museum
- Former site of Tiger Stadium
- The Guardian Building
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‘I HUG STRANGERS IN THE D’ BUTTON DESIGN CONTEST SEEKS support for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DETROIT HUG ATTEMPT
Local artists invited to submit design ideas by November 12, 2010 in a show of love for the City
DETROIT, November 1, 2010 — Inside Detroit, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote Detroit as a preferred destination to live, work and play is leading the charge to attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Group Hug right here in Detroit.
The record-breaking hug attempt will be made Saturday, February 12, 2011 during Detroit’s annual WinterBlast celebration. Inside Detroit wants to get Detroiters and Detroiters-at-heart involved now to bolster excitement for, and participation in, the attempt.
Active and aspiring artists of all ages are asked to design a three-inch button by November 12, 2010. The button must incorporate the slogan “I Hug Strangers in the D” and the Inside Detroit logo. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a high-resolution logo and to submit final designs. All entries are due by close of business on November 12, 2010.
A panel of judges will select a winning design. The buttons will then be sold for $1 each as a fundraiser for Inside Detroit beginning on Noel Night, Detroit’s Cultural Center-wide holiday “open house” held December 4, 2010.
During Detroit’s annual WinterBlast celebration, February 11 – 13, 2011, supporters of Detroit will be asked to gather around Campus Martius Park in an attempt to break the record set in Transylvania in 2009 for the most hugs at one time. More than 10,000 people will need to “hug” Detroit to take the record.
During the WinterBlast all of the design entries submitted to the contest will be displayed in the Inside Detroit Welcome Center just north of Campus Martius at 1253 Woodward Avenue.
For more information, or to learn how to become involved in the record attempt, call 313.962.4590, email email@example.com, or visit us on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/IHugStrangersInTheD.
ABOUT INSIDE DETROIT
Inside Detroit is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote Detroit as a preferred destination to live, work and play by educating the public about Detroit’s history, culture, community and livability. For more information, call 313-962-4590, or visit the Welcome Center at 1253 Woodward Avenue or InsideDetroit.org.
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