Having the Adult ADHD Conference in the heart of downtown Detroit sure has its perks. Take some time in between workshops to visit all that the city has to offer. Restaurants, theaters, malls and even casinos are just minutes away. Learn how the automobile industry changed the city at the Henry Museum or how Motown got its sound thanks to the Motown Museum nearby. To help you guide your way through the city, here’s a list of the top 6 attractions you should not miss during your stay!
Detroit: Top 6 things to do
If you don’t feel like leaving the hotel, discover what the Renaissance Center has to offer. You’ll find a world of fashion, specialty stores and restaurants. The building’s interior treats visitors to breathtaking views, a showroom of historic vehicles sponsored by GM and a movie theater. For the best view of the city, ride the elevator to the 72nd floor observation tower and enjoy a panoramic view of Detroit… you can see all the way to Canada!
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Home to Greek immigrants throughout the 20th century, Greektown has made a name for itself by being the city’s liveliest district. Before you gamble your money at the Greektown Casino, stop by one of the many restaurants and bars to get a feel of the city. Dominated by Greek inspired restaurants and shops, the area is also known for its historical attractions such as the St. Mary Catholic Church and the Second Baptist Church.
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Michigan can pride itself in saying that it has the most freshwater coastline of any state thanks to the Great Lakes. A true symbol of what the city is actually made of the Detroit River looks south into Canada. This gives the city an exciting tourist attraction and landmark that stretches 5½ miles that includes a Riverwalk with green spaces, art fairs, outdoor dining, fishing areas, historical markers, and breathtaking views of Belle Isle and Windsor, Canada.
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No trip to Detroit is complete without visiting the island of Belle Isle located on the Detroit River between the U.S. and Canada. Home of many attractions including the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, this isle is the largest island city park in the United States.
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Detroit Eastern Market
A true urban adventure, the Detroit Eastern Market is a local food district with more than 250 independent sellers and merchants. Each week close to 40,000 people visit this six-block public market to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables and even flowers from farmers who drove from the Midwest to be there.
The Detroit Zoo
If you’re bringing the kids, you may be considering family-oriented activities. The Detroit Zoo will provide hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Based in Royal Oak, there’s something for everyone from penguins and kangaroos to lions and polar bears. The zoo has a large amount of open spaces and animal exhibitions including the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery and the Amphibian Conservation Center.
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The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford is where dreamers do, where makers shake and where movers rule. With over 200 acres of invention, inspiration and innovation, 300 years of history and 26 million artifacts in an eye-opening and mind-blowing collection started by Henry Ford himself, which one will awaken the dreamer and doer in you!
Including the Henry Ford Museum, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour (closed Sundays) and the Greenfield Village, the Henry Ford is open 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more and get your coupon for $2 off the price of admission here.
This is just a glimpse of what Detroit has to offer. Other attractions, each more exciting than the other, are waiting for you this July. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun with the 14th Adult ADHD Conference! Register Today!