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Detroit Places of Interest

Bookstores

Source Booksellers

4240 Cass Ave #105
https://www.sourcebooksellers.com/
An independent bookstore in Detroit’s Midtown district, with a unique niche of non-fiction books.

John K. King Used and Rare Books

901 W Lafayette Blvd.
https://www.rarebooklink.com/
Over one million books and an unprecedented collection of rare and collectors editions.

Pages Bookshop

19560 Grand River Ave.
https://www.pagesbkshop.com/
A place for you to become comfortably lost within their curated selection of literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature.

Museums

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave.
https://www.dia.org/
The DIA’s collection is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States with an encyclopedic collection which spans the globe from ancient Egyptian and European works to contemporary art.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren Ave.
https://thewright.org/
The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection, and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit.

The Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave.
https://detroithistorical.org/
The Detroit Historical Museum is a must-see for anyone visiting the Detroit area. It exhibits span the over 300 years of history since the city’s founding with a particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Best of all, admission to the museum is free (though we strongly encourage donations to support their ongoing work).

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

4454 Woodward Ave.
https://mocadetroit.org/
Where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts.

The Dabls M’Bad African Bead Museum

6559 Grand River Ave.
https://www.mbad.org/
The sculpture garden at MBAD African Bead Museum houses 18 outdoor installations as well as the African Bead Gallery, N’kisi House and the African Language Wall.

Galleries

Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Ave
https://detroitartistsmarket.org/
The oldest continuously running non profit gallery in the Midwest.

555 Arts

2941 E Warren Ave.
https://www.555arts.org/
A nonprofit, Foundry, and Artist Residency committed to strengthening community with the arts in Detroit.

The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

52 E. Forest Ave.
http://nnamdicenter.org/
Four exhibition spaces plus offers an array of programming including juried shows, lectures, art invitationals, family events, and an artist in residence program.

Red Bull Arts Detroit

1551 Winder St.
http://redbullarts.com/detroit/
An experimental, non-commercial arts program dedicated to creating new opportunities for artists and fostering public engagement in art.

Library Street Collective

1260 Library St.
https://www.lscgallery.com/
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge contemporary fine art with a focus on emerging and established artists who have pushed the boundaries of traditional medium and exhibition space.

The Scarab Club

217 Farnsworth St.
https://scarabclub.org/
Founded by Detroit artists and art lovers in the early 20th century, the Scarab Club today is a place for artists in all media to make, show, and talk about art.

Architectural Gems

The Guardian Building

500 Griswold
One of the most significant and striking Art Deco skyscrapers in the world, designed by architect Wirt C. Rowland.
Free tours of the Guardian building are available most Saturdays and Sundays.

The Fisher Building

3011 W Grand Blvd.
The ornate 30-story building, completed in 1928, is one of the major works of architect Albert Kahn, and is designed in an Art Deco style, faced with limestone, granite, and several types of marble.
Free tours of the Fisher Building are available most Saturdays and Sundays.

Shopping

Shinola

441 W Canfield St.
https://www.shinola.com/
Shinola sells luxury watches, premium leather goods, jewelry, bicycles, audio products and journals that are thoughtfully designed and built to last.

Third Man Records

441 W Canfield St.
https://thirdmanrecords.com/locations/detroit-storefront/
Founded by musician and Detroit native Jack White, this trendy shop offers an array of music, apparel & gifts, plus live shows.

City Bird & Nest

460 W Canfield St.
https://www.citybirddetroit.com/
Compact gallery & shop features Detroit-themed housewares & gifts crafted by local artisans.

The Peacock Room & Frida

15 E Kirby St.
https://peacockroomdetroit.com/
Located in the Park Shelton and featuring women’s clothing and accessories, with a focus on vintage-inspired and bohemian styles.

The Peacock Room & Yama

3011 W Grand Blvd.
https://peacockroomdetroit.com/
The Peacock Room’s flagship store is located in the Fisher Building and features women’s clothing and accessories, with a focus on vintage-inspired and mid-century modern styles.

Carhartt

5800 Cass Ave.
https://www.carhartt.com/content/content-retail-detroit/
Born in nearby Dearborn in 1889, a venerable retailer of rugged, workwear-inspired apparel, shoes, and accessories for men and women.

City Tours

Detroit Bus Company

https://thedetroitbus.com/tours/
From ghost tours to historic bar tours, Detroit Bus Company offers tours for every group.

Detroit Experience Factory

https://detroitexperiencefactory.org/
The Detroit Experience Factory connects locals and visitors to Detroit’s people, places and projects through contextual storytelling, interactive experiences and innovative resources.

Detroit History Tours

https://www.detroithistorytours.com/
Since its founding in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, Detroit has been a city full of stories. Detroit History Tours invites you to share in those incredible tales of adventure, experimentation, activism, showmanship, and pure Detroit gumption.