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The Riverfront Park is a great place to take a walk along the Detroit River, go for a run or a bike ride or simply enjoy the view of the Detroit skyline across the river. At one time it used to be a group of smaller parks connected seamlessly together. There is a bicycle trail that extends from the Ambassador Bridge at Riverside Drive, to Lincoln Street with a distance of 5 miles (8 kilometers).
The Riverfront Festival Plaza is a large venue at the Detroit River, where major local events are held. Live concerts, local community events and lots more are celebrated with vigor. Do call for details.
Replacing the beloved old Olympia Stadium in 1974, Joe Louis Arena did not inspire immediate affection because of uninspired architecture, but it's gone on to become one of Detroit's treasures. Named after the Detroit-born boxer of the 1930s, it's the home of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings but is also used for collegiate hockey, concerts of every variety, wrestling, circus and even Disney on Ice shows. Plus, the Detroit People Mover conveniently stops right by the stadium.
The Church of Ascension dates way back to the 1890s and continues to serve its community. It was refurbished and additions were made to its original structure that was damaged in fire.
Cobo Center, also known as Cobo Hall, is a spacious convention center located on the Detroit waterfront. It boasts 2.4 million square feet (222967 square meter) of open floor space. Adjacent to the Center lies the Cobo Arena, which has hosted several international music and sports events. The Center has played host to some prestigious events like the International G-7 Job Summit and the annual North American International Auto Show. Besides the massive floor space, the Center also comprises several banquet rooms and 80 meeting halls. Event catering is exclusively provided by the Center. Ample parking space is available.
This promenade in Downtown Detroit runs along the Detroit River from the Joe Louis Arena to Rivard Plaza. The River Walk is a popular destination for various activities including walking, jogging, and rollerblading. The River Walk passes through and by a number of area landmarks, including the Tri-Centennial State Park Lighthouse, the Detroit River and Hart Plaza with its Underground Railroad Memorial. Detroit River Walk is a great destination for the whole family, and even includes a spouting fountain for kids and people of all ages to play in on a hot day.
The GM Renaissance Center, known to locals as the "RenCen", is located in Downtown Detroit. The RenCen is composed of 73 stories and seven towers of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, movie theaters and even a hotel, among other things. It is also the world headquarters of the General Motors Corporation. A great package of fun and entertainment, this place is surely not to be missed.
This gigantic concrete expanse at the foot of Woodward Avenue stretches from Jefferson Avenue to the Detroit River. Designed in the 1960s as a civic space by Isamu Noguchi, it includes his unusual twisted spire and fountain. The plaza has a stage and amphitheater and is used for riverfront festivals on summer weekends, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and ice skating in winter. Hart Plaza provides access to a riverfront walkway; it's a favorite spot for fishing and it has an beautiful view of Canada across the river.
This mile-long tunnel, constructed in 1930 under the Detroit River, is the first vehicular tunnel ever built linking two nations. Heavily used by commuters and travelers, it is one of the busiest border crossings between the United States and Canada, handling nine million vehicles a year, 95 percent of them cars. Its US entrance is right close to the Renaissance Center, and its Canadian outlet is in the middle of Windsor's downtown. Jointly owned by the cities of Windsor and Detroit, it has an elaborate ventilation system that keeps the air clean. It was renovated in the mid-1990s.
Celebrating the legacy boxer and Detroit hero Joe Louis, the Monument to Joe Louis creates a staggering visual at the very tip of Woodward Avenue. A traditional fighter inside the ring and a civil rights activist outside, Joe Louis's impact on the city is perfectly presented by this conceptual sculpture. Passing through the steel structure that supports it, the fist batters through its confines to deliver a powerful punch to segregationist attitudes of the past, pointing directly South to signify the tumultuous legacy of African-American rights. An important message combines with a powerful visual at the Monument to Joe Louis, letting guests reflect on the multifaceted power one person can yield.
Dating to the 1840s, Mariners' Church of Detroit was modeled after seamen's chapels on the East Coast of the United States. The Gothic structure has services on Sunday morning and at noon on Thursdays. It is often the site of funerals of Detroit civic notables. The church's mission is to serve Great Lakes sailors and their families, and nautical images festoon the interior. Bells toll whenever a life is lost on the lakes. They most famously rang 29 times in November 1975 with the sinking of an ore ship in Lake Superior, an event immortalized in the popular Gordon Lightfoot song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Come by to offer your prayers or to be simply enchanted by this mystic place.
Centennial Park was founded to mark the 100 years of formation of Canada, i.e. Canada Day. Opened on July 1, 1967, this local park is an ideal spot for an evening stroll or a simple afternoon book reading session. It features the Odette Sculpture Park and a time capsule (to be opened in 2067) donated by Ingram family. The Centennial Park also has separate tracks for walking and cycling respectively.