Things to Do in Detroit, MI

Our list of the best things to do in Detroit, Michigan, features the top 293 nearby activities — including 94 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

Detroit, MI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Museums & Galleries.

The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of Detroit, MI , followed by 266 popular activities in nearby cities, including Westland, Canton, Dearborn, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Northville, Livonia, Madison Heights, Taylor, Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Amherstburg, Essex, Roseville, Rochester, Pontiac, Novi, Southgate, Dearborn Heights, Macomb, Shelby Township, Auburn Hills, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Marquette, Adrian and Eastpointe

Detroit, MI

Highlights
  • Theaters - 4 Activities
  • Sports Stadiums (Professional) - 3 Activities
  • Casinos - 2 Activities
  • History Museums - 2 Activities

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Detroit Institute of Arts
1
2.2 Miles

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Art Museum
The Detroit Institute of Art has over 60,000 pieces of art divided into several galleries including Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Americas; American Art; Asia and the Islamic World; and European Art. The institute also has a large gallery of African American art.

Rating

98% 1954 Votes Submit a Review
Fox Theater Building
2
0.5 Miles

Fox Theater Building

2111 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Theaters
Fox Theater Building is a 85 year old theater for concerts, comedy shows and special film screenings. Sound system and seating arrangement are good. It has recently been restored to give you more a more comfortable environment.

Rating

96% 340 Votes Submit a Review
City Theatre
3
0.6 Miles

City Theatre

2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Theaters
Detroit’s City Theatre is a small, intimate performance venue that seats up to 430 guests. The theater has an off Broadway vibe, and presents concerts, comedy performances, plays, and other productions.

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Motown Historical Museum
4
3.2 Miles

Motown Historical Museum

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
Music Museums
Motown Historical Museum guides you through history of Motown and epic music. You find instruments with real digital prints of famous singers. Staff guide you thoroughly through the 2 buildings.

Rating

93% 1250 Votes Submit a Review
Comerica Park
5
0.6 Miles

Comerica Park

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Sports Stadiums (Professional)
Comerica Park is the home field for the Detroit Lions of Major League Baseball. The 41,255 stadium also has a Ferris wheel, baseball museum, nine tiger statues, and a choreographed water show.

Rating

94% 2037 Votes Submit a Review
Detroit RiverFront
6
0.3 Miles

Detroit RiverFront

600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
Piers & Boardwalks
Walk across the riverfront, watching sunsets in the evening; music and other fun activities is what you get at Detroit RiverFront. Some concerts are organized here occasionally. You also see the views of Canada from the riverfront.

Rating

91% 806 Votes Submit a Review
Detroit Symphony
7
1.3 Miles

Detroit Symphony

3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Symphony Halls
The Grammy-award winning Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers regular performances of classical works, as well as pops concerts featuring soundtracks and standards. The orchestra regularly performs at the Max M. Fisher Music Center auditorium, but also does outdoor shows as well.

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The Redford Theatre
8
12.3 Miles

The Redford Theatre

17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219
Theaters
The historic Redford Theatre is a live performance center that presents classic films, organ concerts, and live plays to the public. The theater can be rented for special events, private parties, and community meetings.

Rating

96% 104 Votes Submit a Review
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
9
2.0 Miles

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
History Museums
The documentation, preservation, and interpretation of African American culture and history is conducted at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Each year the site serves as the venue for the African World Festival as well.

Rating

94% 190 Votes Submit a Review
Eastern Market
10
1.2 Miles

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
Farmers Markets
Locally grown produce and other farm fresh items are the foundation of the Eastern Market. It acts as the farmers' market for the area, and the market is held every Saturday throughout the year.

Rating

94% 265 Votes Submit a Review

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