I'll give you a tour of Motown!
What are the Top Ten sites you would take me to see?
Oh! It all depends on your "taste".
We have a fine Art Museum - Detroit Insititute of Arts. I always enjoy myself there.
We have a nice Science Center just across the street from the DIA, as well as a historic museum.
There is the Henry Ford museum which is also very interesting. That is in Dearborn, just outside Detroit. They have the car in which JFK was shot, there are whole trains inside the museum, there's an aluminum house for the 1950's, antique everything, example of a drive in theater, and the Wiener Mobile. It's fun.
Next to it is the Greenfield Village - an outdoor museum. Buildings from various periods in American History. Edisons workshop, carriage rides, Tin Lizzies, etc. There are working farms, churning butter, making cookies, etc. Sample slave quarters, manors, steam ship.
Further north we have Frankenmuth Village. German. It's a great place to go walking. They have a River Walk, with great shops and the river meanders through the middle of the walkway, coming out from behind rocks, and then disappearing under the walk, only to bubble forth further down the way. They have a great mirror maze, as well.
There are a number of German restaurants - serving typical German food, and have a great chicken battle - which one makes the best fried chicken. THere's also Oktoberfest, of course.
Bronners is only a few miles from there - it's a 364 day Christmas Store. Closed on Christmas.
There's also Canterbury Village - much like Bronners - Christmas all the time. I take my godchildren there between Dec. 27 and New Year's. Everyone is done with Christmas, but we are still waiting to celebrate on the 7th of January. The crowds are gone and it's all ours! We have a blast!
There are Rouge River plant tours - see how cars are made.
There's Comerica Park - home of the Tigers.
Motown museum - I've never been. It's just a little shack.
As it's late summer - the orchards are fun, too. We have plenty of orchards going North from Detroit.
If you wish to travel further, we have Sleeping Bear dunes, great Lighthouses, parks, etc. The Souix Locks - between the two Great Lakes.
The upper penninsula - Mackinaw Island. It's a lovely island. All Victorian homes, and shops. No cars allowed. You get there by boat and you either walk, bike horse ride or grab a carriage to get around. Very pretty place.
There are many other cool places!