As the largest city in Michigan, Detroit is located right on the Detroit River, which in part separates the US from Canada. The city has an incredibly rich history with ties to the automotive and music industries. It is home to the headquarters of GM, Ford, and Chrysler, and is the birthplace of Motown and Techno. Below we have listed 7 accessible activities to try during your next trip to Detroit!
- Detroit Institute of Arts
As one of the 10 top museums in the country, the Detroit Institute of Arts has a variety of arts ranging from modern to ancient times. They offer free augmented reality and guided tours to help explore your way through their exhibits.
- The Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford is home to the Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, the Giant Screen Experience, and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The museums are dedicated to providing inspiring and educational experiences based on the real history of America.
- Detroit Historical Museum
This history museum aims to record and preserve the past and present of the Detroit area to give residents and visitors an understanding of what shaped the city.
- Motown Museum
Since Berry Gordy established it in 1959, Motown has had a monumental impact on both the music industry and society. The Motown museum is in the home where Gordy himself lived, also home to his recording studio where dozens of famous musicians recorded their work. Today you can tour the apartment where Gordy and his family lived, explore the recording studio, and see countless artifacts and memorabilia from that time.
- Michigan Science Center
The live shows, 4D theater, 250+ exhibits, planetarium, and special exhibits are perfect for experiencing science and technology in one place.
- Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Take a tour through the former factory, used by the Ford Motor Company from 1904 to 1910. The building looks very similar to its original appearance, with its original red brick, fire escapes, and windows. Throughout the museums you will learn of the plant’s history and see automobiles from that era, including the Model T.
- Great Lakes
Detroit is situated not far from Lakes Erie, Huron and Michigan, making it a short drive away from dozens of beautiful parks, beaches, and campgrounds.
With all the exciting things to do in and near Detroit, it is the perfect place to rent an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks. During the month of April, we are excited to offer 10% off Accessible Van Rentals * at our Detroit location. All of our rental vans come equipped with easy-to-use retractable tie-downs and are available for a day or weeks at a time. You also have peace of mind with our 24-hour emergency hotline in case of emergency.
Call today to make a reservation at 1.877.275.4915. Reservations also can be requested online at www.mobilityworks.com/wheelchair-vans-for-rent/.