The Motor City put the world on wheels, so welcome to Detroit's main drag: Stretching out from the base of Detroit at the Detroit River, this scenic drive follows the pathway of growth from the heart of the city. Lined with history, cultural institutions, and beautiful architecture, Woodward Avenue travels through downtown Detroit, the Boston Edison neighborhood, past Highland Park, the Detroit Zoo, the delightful city of Birmingham, the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, and into the city of Pontiac.
Nearly every mile of this byway has historical sites that have shaped the industrial life of our nation. Woodward Avenue includes both landmarks of the past and monuments to the future. You can find one of the largest public libraries in the nation as well as one of the five largest art museums. From the Freedom Fireworks Display on the Detroit River to the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade to the phenomenal Woodward Dream Cruise, it's as if this street were meant to blend memories with the future.
Much of the culture in southeast Michigan stems from the development of the automobile.
Your first steps into the DIA will take you to huge two-story murals painted by Diego Rivera that depict life on the assembly line. Woodward Avenue is home to other major cultural institutions as well, including the Cranbrook Educational Community, Orchestra Hall, and the Detroit Public Library, which is among the ten largest libraries in the nation.
The region's culture can also be defined by its faith.
Traveling from Detroit to Pontiac, you pass by more than 50 churches, many of which are on national or state historic registers. Does this place or activity have parking? Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for couples? Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a big group greater than 5?
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Detroit 4-Hour Guided Urban Exploration and Show reviews that mention. All reviews dream cruise royal oak bloomfield hills detroit zoo paved road main artery orchestra hall campus martius detroit river comerica park cars route event downtown parade circus wheel. Reviewed May 27, via mobile Dream cruise. Reviewed April 1, via mobile Tour up and down the street. Reviewed February 4, via mobile Woodward Dream Cruise. Reviewed January 9, Possibly best part of Detroit. Reviewed October 26, try to walk, you see find more.
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See all 35 nearby hotels See all 1, nearby restaurants See all nearby attractions. Is this street in Detroit or in suburbs? We plan to visit the OMD hospital. Response from Cheryl M Reviewed this property. The Woodward Classic takes place in the suburbs. I will be there again in the parade on Friday night, August 17, riding in my cousin's classic 65 Chevyconvertible. Saturday has two lanes on Woodward dedicated to only Saturday has two lanes on Woodward dedicated to only classic cars. On Saturday, we sit it out and watch the classic cars go by.
Detroit has undergone a renovation and is doing well. We will be visiting the area for the Dream Cruise. Anyone have a hotel suggestion??
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M-1, commonly known as Woodward Avenue, is a north–south state trunkline highway in the Metro Detroit area of the US state of Michigan. The highway, called. The list below shows the information on the buildings along Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, USA. This list begins at Woodward's southern terminus at.
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The underground garage was built under the two portions of the park in Constructed as offices and retail; later converted to apartments with retail space at street level. Central United Methodist Church. Little Caesars world headquarters expansion. Fisher Freeway Interstate Home of Temple Beth El until when the congregation moved to Woodward and the building was converted to a theatre; purchased by Wayne State University in