October 11-14, 2009
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Detroit, Michigan
 
 
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Detroit has plenty to offer.

Discount Red Wings Tickets

Join the Detroit Red Wings as they take the ice for the 2009-2010 Season. The Detroit Red Wings are providing 2009 CIT participants with a special savings on tickets during their time in Detroit. Save up to 33% off box office prices, a savings not available to the general public!



Detroit Science Center
(313) 577-8400

After checking out a little ancient history, speed into the future to Star Trek: The Exhibition. Visitors can walk around a replica of the original Enterprise's bridge and the transporter room. The science center also has tons of hands-on exhibits for kids, including the Rocket Laboratory and Lumenarium.

Detroit Institute of Arts
(313) 833-7900

At the recently renovated and expanded art institute, don't miss the must-see American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit that features every Saturday Evening Post cover and a large number of Rockwell's exquisitely detailed paintings. Another popular work of art is the famous Detroit Industry fresco cycle by Diego Rivera, which depicts the importance of industry to the city while surrounding visitors with vibrant color and bold forms.

Motown Historical Museum
(313) 875-2264

There will be dancing in the street at this popular museum celebrating all things Motown (motor + town). You'll stand in the spot where Motown greats like The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, among others, stood and recorded their hits. The museum is housed in what used to be Hitsville USA, the birthplace of Motown Records. This year marks Motown's 50th anniversary.

The Henry Ford Museum
(800) 835-5237

Take a short drive to Dearborn to see the bus made infamous by Rosa Parks, John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, the Dymaxion House, Abraham Lincoln's chair and countless pieces of America's history.

To focus more on the present and future, watch as a Ford F-150 is built at the Ford Field Factory Tour and catch the newest movie on Michigan's largest IMAX screen.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
(313) 494-5800

There's no shortage of museums in Detroit. Start with this one where the permanent exhibit And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture shines a light on the men and women of Detroit who made a difference in civil rights.


Traveling to Canada
Windsor is just a short trip from downtown Detroit by the Ambassador Bridge, the longest international suspension bridge in the world, or the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel, which leads into the heart of downtown Windsor. There’s plenty for visitors to enjoy and explore.


Additional Points of Interest

Guided Tours

Detroit Guided Tours
(888) 416-5060

DTOURS is dedicated to showing your group “a time they won’t soon forget”. We bring you the best of Detroit. Whether it’s for 10 of your best friends, 50 co-workers, or 200 people you’ve never met, DTOURS presents a great way to see Detroit. You will discover hidden treasures and forgotten charm while having an amazing time. Who better to bring it all to you than the experienced veterans at DTOURS?

     
 


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