What to See in the Motor City
Detroit, the capital of Michigan is also known as the ‘the Motor City’ or ‘Motown.’ You might have heard a thing or two about this eleventh most populous city of the United States of America, but how much do you really know? Well, let us explore together this incredible city and the many cultural centers and recreations it could offer.
Joe Louis Arena
Check out Detroit’s very own Joe Louis Arena. This hockey arena has been a famous tourist spot to Michigan and was nicknamed “The Joe”. The arena can seat over 20,000 people and has been a venue for several sports event and is known to house its popular “Detroit Red Wings”. This world-renowned ice hockey team won the Stanley Cup in 1997, 1998 and 2002. Other non-sporting events were held in the arena like sold out concert with performers like Janet Jackson, Luther Van Dross, Frank Sinatra and Elton John.
Cobo Hall Center
Not to be missed is the Cobo Hall Center where the International Auto Show is held every year that draws thousands of visitors. The spaciousness of Cobo Center provides every visitor true comfort and enjoyment. With its concession stands and red carpet any guest would receive absolute convenience and beyond doubt feel welcome. The seating capacity of Cobo Hall is at 11,000 and it has over 700,000 feet of area for exhibits.
Detroit Opera House
Any culturally inclined person surely wouldn’t want to miss The Detroit Opera House. Constructed in 1922, this magnificent opera house has a seating capacity of 4,000 thus making it the fifth largest in the world. It was the same man, C. Howard Crane who designed Fox Theater and The Fillmore Detroit that designed the Detroit Opera House. The first few decades of the Opera House, notable jazz legends like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong were among of its first few performers.
Detroit Zoo Park
Not only is the Detroit Zoo Park serves as an entertainment park, but is also a saving facility that houses over 2,000 animals of some 300 various species. The park is situated in Royal Oak on Woodland and has 3 acres of open areas that is very ideal for picnic. Also inside the park are some 40 tables for any visitor’s convenience and catering services. Guided tours are available as well as many different exhibits; other attractions also include animal feeding demonstrations.
This open-air baseball park is home to Detroit’s own Detroit Tigers. Comerica Park was built as a replacement to the historic Tiger Stadium. The park broke ground in October 29, 2007 and was opened in April 11, 2000. It was named after one of its corporate sponsors’ Comerica Bank, which was located in Detroit when the park opened. Standing at approximately 70,000 square feet, it can seat about 40,000 people, which does not include yet the 300 seats allocated for Tiger Club members. A tiger statue is found at the main entrance of the stadium that approximately stands at 15 feet.