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The Riverfront Festival Plaza is a large venue at the Detroit River, where major local events are held. Live concerts, local community events and lots more are celebrated with vigor. Do call for details.
The Riverfront Park is a great place to take a walk along the Detroit River, go for a run or a bike ride or simply enjoy the view of the Detroit skyline across the river. At one time it used to be a group of smaller parks connected seamlessly together. There is a bicycle trail that extends from the Ambassador Bridge at Riverside Drive, to Lincoln Street with a distance of 5 miles (8 kilometers).
This promenade in Downtown Detroit runs along the Detroit River from the Joe Louis Arena to Rivard Plaza. The River Walk is a popular destination for various activities including walking, jogging, and rollerblading. The River Walk passes through and by a number of area landmarks, including the Tri-Centennial State Park Lighthouse, the Detroit River and Hart Plaza with its Underground Railroad Memorial. Detroit River Walk is a great destination for the whole family, and even includes a spouting fountain for kids and people of all ages to play in on a hot day.
The area on the bank of the Detroit river, that stretches from the Ambassador Bridge to the Belle Isle is the Detroit International Riverfront. An area that extend for 5.5 miles (8.8 kilometers), incorporates various hotels, restaurants, parks along with the popular River Walk, Joe Louis Arena, the COBO Center and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. This riverfront, annually plays host to a number of concerts, festivals, fairs and other major events.
The GM Renaissance Center, known to locals as the "RenCen", is located in Downtown Detroit. The RenCen is composed of 73 stories and seven towers of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, movie theaters and even a hotel, among other things. It is also the world headquarters of the General Motors Corporation. A great package of fun and entertainment, this place is surely not to be missed.
With the beautiful River Rouge, River Canard, and the Ecorse River as its tributaries, the views surrounding the Detroit River are truly splendid. One of the busiest waterways in the world, the river itself has been heavily polluted, but over the last few decades major efforts have been made to clean it up and restore it to its natural state. The river has become a major commercial hub over the years, with a number of beautiful hotels and commercial buildings cashing in on its beauty. Cruises like the The Detroit Princess Riverboat are ideal for showing you the best of Detroit's riverfront. Also within the Detroit River you'll find a number of picturesque islands, such as Belle Isle and Grosse Isle, which are always buzzing with activity.
This mile-long tunnel, constructed in 1930 under the Detroit River, is the first vehicular tunnel ever built linking two nations. Heavily used by commuters and travelers, it is one of the busiest border crossings between the United States and Canada, handling nine million vehicles a year, 95 percent of them cars. Its US entrance is right close to the Renaissance Center, and its Canadian outlet is in the middle of Windsor's downtown. Jointly owned by the cities of Windsor and Detroit, it has an elaborate ventilation system that keeps the air clean. It was renovated in the mid-1990s.
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is Michigan's first state park to be built in an urban area. It is located along Detroit's International Riverfront and its entrance is marked by a Conical light-house tower. The park comprises of the St. Aubin Park and Marina, and much of the parks portion has been redeveloped and restored as wetlands, with a view to attract migratory birds. The park is an idea spot for family picnics, fishing and boating trips and also bike riding. It is a must visit attraction while in Detroit.
Dating to the 1840s, Mariners' Church of Detroit was modeled after seamen's chapels on the East Coast of the United States. The Gothic structure has services on Sunday morning and at noon on Thursdays. It is often the site of funerals of Detroit civic notables. The church's mission is to serve Great Lakes sailors and their families, and nautical images festoon the interior. Bells toll whenever a life is lost on the lakes. They most famously rang 29 times in November 1975 with the sinking of an ore ship in Lake Superior, an event immortalized in the popular Gordon Lightfoot song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Come by to offer your prayers or to be simply enchanted by this mystic place.
This gigantic concrete expanse at the foot of Woodward Avenue stretches from Jefferson Avenue to the Detroit River. Designed in the 1960s as a civic space by Isamu Noguchi, it includes his unusual twisted spire and fountain. The plaza has a stage and amphitheater and is used for riverfront festivals on summer weekends, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and ice skating in winter. Hart Plaza provides access to a riverfront walkway; it's a favorite spot for fishing and it has an beautiful view of Canada across the river.
Celebrating the legacy boxer and Detroit hero Joe Louis, the Monument to Joe Louis creates a staggering visual at the very tip of Woodward Avenue. A traditional fighter inside the ring and a civil rights activist outside, Joe Louis's impact on the city is perfectly presented by this conceptual sculpture. Passing through the steel structure that supports it, the fist batters through its confines to deliver a powerful punch to segregationist attitudes of the past, pointing directly South to signify the tumultuous legacy of African-American rights. An important message combines with a powerful visual at the Monument to Joe Louis, letting guests reflect on the multifaceted power one person can yield.
Christ Church Detroit was originally founded in 1845 as a wooden building, but after fifteen years the parish decided to build a large church. The church you see today was designed with an American Gothic style and has a welcoming and friendly parish. Take the time to look at the church's stained glass windows, two of which were designed by Tiffany & Co.