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Travel Tips to Detroit (DTW)
Detroit – Attractions at the Canadian border
The metropolitan city of Detroit, is situated on the northeast American state of Michigan. Detroit became famous because of the automotive group General Motors, which has its headquarters in the city, but has a lot more to interest visitors. It is located directly on the border of Canada and its named after the Detroit River, with Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair just beyond the city. The city skyline on the waterfront paints an impressive picture, especially in the evening. Take a flight to Detroit today and see what this city has to offer!
Michigan Central Station
One of Detroit's most important buildings is the former railway station, the monumental Michigan Central Station. The building was built in 1913 and was the largest hub of travel in all directions. The station had strategic importance during World War II. All military operations, shipment of ammunitions to the troops and transport within the United States took place over the railroad. In the 1950s, the station was visited less often, as the popularity of cars and airplanes increased. Finally, in 1988 the Michigan Central Station was closed for good. The restoration of the station is under discussion and has not yet begun, although the former station has served as a film set for movie blockbusters like “Transformers” or “8 Mile” for the Detroit rapper Eminem.
Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra on the Fox Theatre Stage
The impressive Fox Theatre in Detroit is a meeting room for the Performing Arts. The theatre opened in 1928 and was used as a cinema complex at that time. It has more than 5000 seats, a magnificent Art Deco hall and an elevated orchestra pit. This infrastructure vouches for the fact that the Fox Theatre was the largest theatre of its kind in the 1920s. Elvis Presley performed on this very stage in 1956 and Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Liza Minelli have also made appearances there. The building of the theatre was renovated in 1988, and shines in its new splendour since then.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most important American art museums in the United States. The museum was founded in 1885 and was at that time still on Jefferson Avenue. As the museum’s collection grew larger and became more important over the years, the museum had to move to a new building. The new and larger building was designed and built in 1927, with two more wings added later. Numerous works of art from past centuries are exhibited in the halls, with the self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh is hanging there in pride of place. However, the focus remains on American art: from paintings, to sculptures, to fine art. The museum is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Friday till 10:00 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, you can visit the Art between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Book a flight to Detroit with FlyDoha and experience American art up close!