Detroit is the largest city of the state of Michigan located nearby the state border with Canada. For many Detroit is associated with cars. An unofficial status of the city is Motor city. The largest and most famous automobile companies are located in Detroit. They are Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
Detroit became also infamous for its crime. The crime rate in the city is extremely high. At the same time the situation in Canada is opposite. It was discussed in Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine. So be careful visiting Detroit and its suburbs.
Even though Detroit is not that popular among tourists there are still lots of interesting places you should visit staying in Detroit. If you have no idea what to do then start your visit with the architectural tours. You will find lots of amazingly beautiful buildings and skyscrapers built during the 1920s and 1930s. For economic reasons nowadays many of these buildings are abandoned and probably many of them would be demolished. So do not miss an opportunity to see the most outstanding buildings of the pre-depression period of American history. Michigan Central Depot (Michigan Avenue and 14th Street), Guardian Building (500 Griswold Street), Book-Cadillac Hotel (1114 Washington Boulevard), Cultural Center (Vicinity of Woodward Avenue and Putnam Street) are the most popular tourist attractions.
Visiting Detroit you may also find lots of museums and art galleries. The most popular are Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum & Institute of Science, and Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). DIA hosts an impressive collection of visual arts.
If you are interested in automobile industry of Detroit and its history then you should visit Henry Ford Museum. You may also take automotive heritage tours which include visiting Greenfield Village, Automotive Ford Museum, Henry Ford Estate and many other attractions related to automobile manufacturing in Detroit.