The Detroit area offers many attractions close to the Inn on Ferry Street, please a list select below:
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124
Located approximately 20 minutes for the Inn on Ferry Street, The Henry Ford includes: Henry Ford Museum: 12 Indoor Acres Celebrating “Genius at Work” Celebrate the people and ideas that have fired our imaginations… and changed our lives forever. National treasures and artifacts that helped shape America include: The Rosa Parks Bus, Lincoln’s Chair, and the Kennedy Limousine. Greenfield Village: Rediscover America at Greenfield Village. Experience 300 years of history as the sights, sounds, and sensations as America’s past comes alive. Come and see Edison’s lab, and ride an authentic Model T. Ford Rouge Factory Tour: Witness the celebration of the innovation of manufacturing in America- where history and future merge. And don’t forget the IMAX Theatre check website for shows and show times.
Hours: Seven days a week 9:30 AM – 5:00 AM
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
461 Piquette Avenue
Visiting the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a unique experience–it the oldest auto plant open to the public in North America. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the Model T, the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford’s day, the museum is a three-story New England-style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with shadows of Mr. Ford’s “Positively NO Smoking” stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The building is the first purpose-built Ford Motor Company building and is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a designated National Historic Landmark , and a Michigan State Historic Site.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren
This 120,000 square foot museum with three exhibition galleries is the largest African-American museum in the world dedicated to documenting, preserving and educating the public on the life and culture of African Americans. Its comprehensive main exhibition, “Of the People: The African American Experience”, covers over 600 years of African American History.
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
History Comes Alive at this museum as you stroll through the famous “Streets of Old Detroit” and experience how people actually lived in the 1840s, 1870s, and early 1900s. Don’t miss the Motor City Exhibition, celebrating 100 years of automotive history in Detroit. Additional permanent exhibits include Frontiers to Factories, which takes a look at Detroiters at work from 1701 to 1901, and the Glancy Trains, an interactive display of model trains that is a longtime Detroit tradition.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Detroit Institute of Arts
5300 Woodward Avenue
One of the nation’s top ten fine art museums, the DIA’s 100 galleries offer art of world cultures from ancient to modern times, as well as special exhibitions, family programs, a gift shop and two restaurants. The DIA possesses an encyclopedic collection, with a multi-cultural, multi-national scope that surveys creative endeavors from pre-history through modern times, with works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse.
On Friday evenings, enjoy art, music, dining, drawing in the galleries and more.
Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fridays 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
MOCAD (Muesum of Contemporary Art Detroit)
The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm
Thursday & Friday : 11am-8pm
closed Monday & Tuesday
The New Detroit Science Center
5020 John R Street
The New Detroit Science Center features 110,000 square feet of scientific exploration, including Michigan’s only IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Ford Learning Resource Center; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the DaimlerChrysler Science Stage; an 8,700 square-foot Science Hall for traveling exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; an SBC Children’s Gallery for pint-size scientists; and a Special Events Lobby.
Winter hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Summer hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Midtown Music & Theatres
Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA
Art and foreign films
5200 Woodward Avenue
IMAX Dome Theatre at the Detroit Science Center
5020 John R
Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue
Listen to the incredible sounds of the world class Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the historic and beautifully restored Orchestra Hall. Experience the new 135,000 square foot expansion featuring a 450 seat performance hall.
Majestic Theatre Complex
This complex features two nightclubs, a restaurant, pizza parlor, and bowling alley.
Masonic Temple Theatre
500 Temple Avenue
This theatre hosts large-scale theatrical productions and general concert venues in one of the largest and finest theatrical houses in the country.
Wayne State University Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward Avenue
Wayne State University Theatre is one of the nation’s leading educational theatres. This historic theatre was beautifully renovated and produces a series of plays and musical productions.
Wayne State University Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Avenue
This is the nation’s only graduate theatre company. Students perform classic and contemporary plays.
Other Detroit Music & Theatres
Bert’s Marketplace has been showcasing the best in local and regional jazz talent since the late 1980s.
One of Detroit’s newest theater gems, the intimate City Theatre is located in the heart of Foxtown inside the Hockeytown Cafe building, next to the fabulous Fox Theatre.
2030 Park Ave.
Cliff Bell’s has joined the ranks of premier jazz venues in Detroit.
Detroit Opera House
This beautifully restored 1922 theater is the home of the Michigan Opera Theater and other performing arts productions.
The Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre
This historic theatre features live entertainment venues.
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
Located in the historic Fisher Building, this theatre features Broadway plays and musicals.
This historic theatre is beautifully restored and is one of Detroit’s gems. The Fox features musicals, concerts and occasionally movies on its enormous screen.
333 Madison Avenue
This recently restored, 450 seat theatre features live comedic and musical productions every Wednesday through Sunday. Theatre and dinner packages are available.
350 Madison Ave
College for Creative Studies Center Galleries
301 Frederick Douglass
Community Arts Gallery (WSU)
150 Community Arts Building
Dell Pryor Galleries
Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Avenue
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery (WSU)
480 W. Hancock
Ellen Kayrod Gallery
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery
66 E. Forest
Re:View Contemporary Gallery
444 W.Willis Street, Unit 111
The Scarab Club
217 E. Farnsworth
Work : Detroit Gallery (University of Michigan)
555 E. Lafayette Blvd.
MGM Grand Casino
1777 Third St.
MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave.