One day in Detroit

One day in Detroit

So, you are visiting Ann Arbor but you want to spend one day visiting and exploring the great city of Detroit.

Finding great things to do in Detroit will be no problem at all.

A day in Detroit

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Here are some suggestions for how you can get the most out of your day trip to one of America’s greatest cities from your U of M hotel.

Belle Isle Conservancy

The mission of the Belle Isle Conservancy is to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle as a public park for the enjoyment of all – now and forever.

The Conservancy, a 982 Acre park, is located in the Detroit River and is home to the Great Lakes Museum, a Conservatory, a Nature Center, and the Belle Isle Aquarium which is home to one of the largest collections of air-breathing fish to be found anywhere in the world.

You can reach Belle Isle Park by taking the bridge located at the intersection of Jefferson Ave and East Grand Blvd in Detroit.

The Detroit Zoo, Only 30 to 40 minutes from your U of M Hotel

Lions and Tigers and Bears…plus a red panda.

These are some of the hundreds of animals you will encounter at the world-renowned Detroit Zoo.

The Detroit Zoo hopes to provide broad audiences with unique educational opportunities that lead to the appreciation and stewardship of nature while inspiring through engaging, meaningful, and memorable experiences.

The Zoo is located at 8450 W 10 Mile Rd in Royal Oak Michigan.

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Would you like to take a trip through the history of technology and innovation in the United States?

The Henry Ford Museum provides visitors unique experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Their goal is to inspire people to reach out beyond convention to find new technological solutions for the problems of tomorrow.

Also, don’t forget to balance out your experience with a visit to the other half of the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village where you can travel back through time and experience the history of innovation first hand. Catch a ride on a Model T, visit Thomas Edison’s Lab, or visit four working farms across 80 acres.

Other Great Things To Do In “The D”

Sports fans can visit Comerica Park (home of the Detroit Tigers), Ford Field (home of the Detroit Lions), and the brand new Little Caesars Arena downtown (home of the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings).

If you enjoy games of chance Motor City Casino, MGM Grand Detroit, or the Greektown Casino. There is also the Detroit Opera House, the Greektown area, the Mexicantown area, and everyone needs to visit both Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island in order to come to your own decision over who offers the best Coney Dog in Detroit.

Finally, no trip to Detroit for any serious music fan would be complete without a visit to the Motown Museum.

The Secret: The Bell Tower is Within Walking Distance

Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances near your U of M Hotel.

And, of course, when you look for a hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you!

If you have any questions or want to make a reservation, feel free to contact us at any time at (734) 769-3010.

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