Fountain at Belle Isle near downtown Detroit
Urban & Outdoor

Southeast Lower Peninsula

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The art of the Comeback is on full display in Detroit, the heart of southeast Michigan. But the region is full of surprises, and cities, waiting to be discovered. 

There is no better time to visit Detroit and discover a vibrant art and culinary scene, a re-energized entertainment district and a rich history on display at destinations including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Motown and The Henry Ford. Shopping, family attractions and recreation areas, including one of the best bass fishing lakes in the nation, abound in the metro Detroit region.

Experience unique events all throughout the year – celebrating everything from Dickens to Elvis. A journey through the region leads you to college towns and quiet escapes, rural landscapes and a foodie’s paradise. See charming downtowns, cultural centers and Americana at its best, all in the same day. Or, take your time to explore the hidden gems and delights of southeast Michigan. 

Room of murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Travel along I-94 for a one-tank tour of Michigan cities: urban Detroit, the university town of Ann Arbor and the charming small towns of Chelsea and Jackson, all highlights of Southeast Michigan.
Exhibit of famous singers at the Motown Museum.
Detroit is one of those unique places that everyone needs to visit, busting at the seams with culture and life. Guest writer Candace Read gives her tips for exploring the Motor City for the first-time visitor. 
Plane hanging from ceiling at The Henry Ford Museum.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation recounts the story of American innovation and history across 250 acres, over 300 years and with the aid of 26 million artifacts. Come face to face with history at this unforgettable museum.
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