- The list below includes 217 free or cheap things to do in or near Detroit, Michigan, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Parks, Art Museum and Music Museums.
- From Detroit RiverFront to Campus Martius Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Detroit and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Canton, Dearborn, Westland and Sterling Heights.
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Detroit Comedy Plant Detroit MoreLess Info
The comedy club, focused on creating a family atmosphere, organizes shows performed by both experienced and up-and-coming comedians
91% 806 votes
600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI MoreLess Info
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.
93% 180 votes
800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 MoreLess Info
Centrally located in the downtown of the city, Campus Martius Park is a public space joined by many commercial and retail areas. Activities throughout the year include live concerts and ice skating.
76% 531 votes
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI MoreLess Info
Belle Island is an island and State Park. Sized at 982 acres, the park offers recreation and educational facilities, including walking, running and bicycle paths, an atrium, aquarium and zoo.
84% 57 votes
6925 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48218 MoreLess Info
Situated on a river island, Belle Isle Park is a state park featuring the country's oldest aquarium, a zoo, and a plant conservatory. The park also offers a driving range, ball fields, and is the home of an historic lighthouse.
94% 265 votes
2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207 MoreLess Info
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.
67% 94 votes
One Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226 MoreLess Info
Located alongside the Detroit River, Hart Plaza is an open air public space. The plaza is located on the same spot where Detroit founder Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed in 1701.
98% 1954 votes
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 MoreLess Info
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.
2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208 MoreLess Info
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.
94% 190 votes
315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 MoreLess Info
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.