Things to do in
Detroit

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Detroit: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Entry & Guided Tour

1. Detroit: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Entry & Guided Tour

Explore the Ford Motor Company’s first purpose-built factory. Built in 1904, the Piquette Avenue Plant is the birthplace of the Model T car. The Plant is designated an official National Historic Landmark and is recognized as one of the world's most significant automotive heritage sites. Your entry ticket includes access to the facilities and a 90-minute guided factory tour. Begin your tour with watching a documentary film about the early automotive industry. Then, continue on through the 3 floors of the former Ford factory and see impressive iconic vehicles. View the "Secret Experimental Room", accessible to only select employees at the time. See where the Model T was designed and created, as well as cars converted for various tasks and industries. Finally, learn how cars were built during the early 1900s in Detroit.

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Detroit Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

2. Detroit Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Detroit, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

3. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

See the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan. Enter the LEGO Factory Tour to learn how the LEGO bricks are made in so many shapes and colors. Hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess on the interactive Kingdom Quest adventure ride. Discover insider tips and super tricks from an expert LEGO builder in the Creative Workshop. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™ A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where the whole family controls an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a Detroit cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit, too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time.

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What people are saying about Detroit

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 27 reviews

The local guide was prompt and professional. He sent me a list of highlights to visit with links to read on each one - so I could decide on a plan. He was friendly , passionate for travel and new experiences and gave a balanced view of the city - positives and negatives. Definitely recommend it to anyone!!!

Nice visit but lacking in content.

Detroit is a city with a history and if you just want to go to interesting places it's ok but it lacks the knowledge to explain who represents this statue, what this man did, who is the artist .... too bad because the guide was nice in itself!

It has been an excellent way to check out the neighborhood (not just downtown), and to know where to go. Second main benefit is the discussion with someone living there, able to provide some keys to decrypte what I saw during my first day alone.

Super nice guide, were surprised at the many faces of this city! Great

Very friendly and professional

Thanks for discover Detroit with Mark and share a life moment with him