The City of Detroit has long influenced the world with the automotive assembly line, the birth of the Motown style, and modern techno and rock. The Port of Detroit has many attractions that visitors won’t want to miss. New developments and attractions complement world-class theaters and museums, and historic landmarks, museums, mansions, and neighborhoods offer a wide range of must-see sights.
Among the elegant and interesting mansions that rose during the Port of Detroit’s hey-day are the Berry Gordy (of Motown music fame) House, the Cranbrook house and gardens, the David Whitney house (now an elegant restaurant), the Edsen and Eleanor Ford house (open for public tours), the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn (open for tours), the Lawrence P. Fisher Mansion, and the S.S. Kresge house.
Landmarks not to be missed include the 1920s Ambassador Bridge. Belle Isle, the country’s biggest island park, contains 983 acres designed by world-class landscape architect Frederick Olmstead, the beautiful James Scott Fountain, and the world’s biggest marble light house. Belle Isle also offers a public beach, playgrounds, sports fields and tennis courts, picnic areas, a waterslide, and a nine-hole golf course.
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