Hamtramck Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Hamtramck; our list of the best things to see, including Detroit Institute of Arts, Heidelberg Project and Museum of African-American History.
  • The best place in Hamtramck: Detroit Institute of Arts

    Detroit Institute of Arts

    5200 Woodward Ave
    W-Th 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-10PM, Sa-Su 10AM-6PM. $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 youth. It has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. The DIA ranked as the second largest city-owned museum in the United States with an art collection worth more than one billion dollars. Its first painting was donated in 1883, and today its collection consists of over 65,000 works. The actual building of this 677,000 square foot museum is highly regarded by architects.
    Art Center food nearby
  • Heidelberg Project

    Heidelberg Project

    3600 Heidelberg St
    Located in one of Detroit's poorest neighborhoods known as Black Bottom, Tyree Guyton founded the Heidelberg Project in 1986. It is an outdoor museum that consists of a two block area with houses that are decorated to look colorful and intriguing. Guyton started the project to take the neighborhood from a hard core inner-city neighborhood to a safe place where visitors are welcomed.
    McDougall-Hunt eat nearby
  • Museum of African-American History

    Museum of African-American History

    315 E Warren Ave
    Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. $8 adults, $5 children and seniors. This museum, founded in 1965, holds the world's largest permanent exhibit on African American culture.
    Art Center restaurants nearby
  • Fash Bash

    Fash Bash

    featuring big name celebrities
    Let yourself go!
    Art Center food nearby
  • Fisher Theatre

    Fisher Theatre

    3011 W Grand BlvdSte F100
    This theatre is located inside the Fisher Building and is one of Detroit's oldest venues. The theatre is adorned with marble, Indian rosewood and walnut paneling, and crystal and bronze decorative work.
    New Center eat nearby
  • Russell Industrial Center

    Russell Industrial Center

    1600 Clay St
    A seven-building industrial complex designed by Albert Kahn and constructed between 1915 and 1925. Originally an auto body supplier, it is now home to artists' and craftmakers' studios.
    Milwaukee Junction restaurants nearby
  • The Whitney

    The Whitney

    4421 Woodward Ave
    The David Whitney House was built in 1894 for one of Michigan's wealthiest citizens at the time, David Whitney. It has 52 rooms, 218 windows, 20 fireplaces, a secret vault in the dining room, and an elevator. The house has been a restaurant since 1986.
  • Detroit Historical Museum

    Detroit Historical Museum

    5401 Woodward Ave
    W-F 9:30AM-3PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. $6 adults, $4 seniors and children. This museum chronicles the entire history of Detroit, from the time of French settlement to the 21st century. The Detroit Historical Museum was founded in 1914 when historian Clarence M. Burton donated his collection to the Detroit Public Library, which led to the creation of the museum.
    Art Center eat nearby
  • MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

    MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

    4454 Woodward Ave
    W, Sa & Su 11AM-5PM, Th-F 11AM-8PM. Free. This non-collecting contemporary art museum is housed in a 22,000 square foot building that used to be a car dealership. The architecture is intentionally raw and unfinished, and is intended to reflect the scars of urban blight which surround it.
    Midtown restaurants nearby
  • Avalon International Breads

    Avalon International Breads

    422 W Willis St
    Neighborhood pioneers providing great coffee, baked goods (including vegan), and sandwiches, not to mention the best variety of the best bread around.
  • Buddy's Rendezvous Pizzeria

    Buddy's Rendezvous Pizzeria

    17125 Conant St
    This is the original Buddy's, famous for their Detroit-style crispy deep-dish pizza. Sure, there's some other great Detroit pizza out there, but this is a must-try.
  • Roma Cafe

    Roma Cafe

    3401 Riopelle
    Opened in 1890, Roma Cafe is the oldest Italian restaurant in Detroit. And they do it old school, Little Italy-style.
  • S.S. Kresge House

    70 West Boston Boulevard
    Kresge House, 70 West Boston Boulevard. The mansion of the founder of Kmart, now owned by Sears.
    food nearby
  • Record Graveyard

    2926 Caniff St
    Used records.
  • Underground Railroad at the First Congregational Church of Detroit

    33 E. Forest at Woodward Avenue
  • St. Florian Church

    2626 Poland St
    Florian Church, 2626 Poland St. Built in 1928, this church is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Ralph Adams Cram designed the church in Late Gothic Revival and Bungalow/Craftsman styles.
    food nearby
  • Detroit Public Library

    5201 Woodward Avenue at Farnsworth Avenue
    Tu&W Noon-8PM, Th-Sa 10AM-6PM. Free. Built in 1921, the Italian Renaissance building features white Vermont marble. It holds the second largest amount of books in Michigan after the library at the University of Michigan.
    Art Center eat nearby
  • Russell Bazaar

    Russell Bazaar

    1600 Clay AveSte 3
    F-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Weekend marketplace at the Russell Industrial Center. Also hosts the Russell Gallery.
    Milwaukee Junction restaurants nearby
  • Foxtown

    located along Woodward Avenue
    The name comes from the city's Fox Theatre, which is the largest of the nation's fox theaters. Foxtown is home to dozens of performing arts venues. It is the second largest theater district in the United States, after New York City's Broadway. The theater district lies in the northern end of downtown Detroit, bordering Midtown. The nearest People Mover stations to the area are the Grand Circus Park Station, which is located at Park Street, near Woodward Avenue, and the Broadway Station, which is located at the corner of Broadway and John R. Some of the more popular theaters include: Fox Theatre, 2111 Woodward Ave, ☎ +1 248 433-1515. The Fox is the second largest theater in the country after Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The theater was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1989 and was one of the first theaters to feature live sound. The exterior of the attached 10-story building features an Art Deco facade, which lights up at night and can be seen for several blocks. The Fox is Detroit’s top venue for Broadway shows.
    food nearby
  • Detroit Children's Museum

    6134 Second
    Detroit's Children's Museum is the third oldest children's museum in the country.
    New Center eat nearby
  • Arden Park-East Boston

    on East Boston and Arden Park Boulevards
    This neighborhood was created in 1892 with spacious lots to attract the city's wealthier residents. Architectural styles represented in Arden Park-East Boston include Italian Renaissance, Colonial Revival, Tudor, Bungalow style and Prairie Style. The neighborhood's most prominent landmark is the Gothic-styled Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
    restaurants nearby
  • Majestic Theatre

    Majestic Theatre

    4120 Woodward Ave
    A beautiful theatre designed in Art Deco, now boasting the largest enameled metal panel Art Deco facade in the Detroit metropolitan area. The theater is currently hosts live musical acts.
  • Detroit Children's Museum

    Detroit Children's Museum

    6134 2nd Ave
    Detroit's Children's Museum is the third oldest children's museum in the country.
    New Center eat nearby
  • Colonel Frank Hecker House

    5510 Woodward Ave
    Built in 1888, this Châteauesque-styled house would make you think you were in Paris. It currently is home to offices, but it is still worth a stop to just see the architecture. The house was based on the Château de Chenonceaux near Tours, France.
    Art Center restaurants nearby
  • Detroit Science Center

    5020 John R Street
    M-F 9AM-3PM, Sa-Su 10AM-6PM. This museum features many hands on exhibits and a IMAX Dome theater, a planetarium, and a kids' town during special events.
    Art Center food nearby
  • Submerge Records

    3000 E Grand Blvd
    Record shop in New Center specializing in Detroit techno and other electronic music.
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