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Museums in Detroit

Museums in Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and is known for its contributions to music, art, architecture, and design. Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River, and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most critical hubs in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the bridge, making it the busiest international crossing in North America.

Detroit is best known as the center of the automobile industry, and General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit. Detroit’s diverse culture, particularly in music, gave rise to the genres of Motown and techno and played an essential role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music.

Many of Detroit’s prominent museums are located in the historic cultural center around Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies. These museums include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Science Center, as well as the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Other cultural highlights include Motown Historical Museum, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum, the Pewabic Pottery studio and school, the Tuskegee Airmen Museum, Fort Wayne, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), and the Belle Isle Conservatory.

Museums in Detroit

  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Michigan Science Center
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museums
  • Tuskegee Airmen Museums
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
  • Motown Historical Museum


  • City:                          Detroit
  • Country:                   United States
  • State:                        Michigan
  • Founded:                  1701
  • Incorporated:           1806
  • Population:               4.3 million – Metro

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