What to do
Cranbrook Educational Community In suburban Bloomfield Hills, this campus of buildings and institutions includes 40 acres of lovely gardens, plus an art museum with works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. The campus is a National Historic Landmark. (248) 645-3000; cranbrook.edu
Detroit Institute of Arts The collection is staggering but renowned for containing Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry mural and for emphasizing the relevance of each piece on display. See reviews and ratings. (313) 833-7900; dia.org
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Edsel Ford (the only child of Henry Ford) and his wife built this country manor in the 1920s. From its setting on Lake St. Clair to its artistic treasures, everything is first-class. Located in Grosse Pointe Shores, 15 miles northeast of Detroit. See reviews and ratings. (313) 884-4222; fordhouse.org
The Henry Ford An evolving roster of family-friendly activities, events and exhibitions in Dearborn celebrates history and its continuing impact. Visitors see historical memorabilia from the automaker’s collection (Lincoln’s seat at Ford’s Theatre) and rotating exhibits. See reviews and ratings. (313) 982-6001; thehenryford.org
Motown Museum The birthplace of Motown Records sits 10 minutes north of downtown. Exhibits of costumes and instruments are great; guides are entertaining. See reviews and ratings. (313) 875-2264; motownmuseum.org
The People Mover At just 75 cents a ride, this is a steal. The People Mover operates on a loop through downtown, with stops close to Comerica Park, Greektown and the RiverWalk. (313) 224-2160; www.thepeoplemover.com
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