Detroit Historical Museum (Detroit)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

The Detroit Historical Museum was the perfect museum to give everyone a nice introduction to Motor City.  It's not too big and gives a broad history of the various things Detroit is famous for. The kids and I enjoyed the interesting displays, but they did look a little dated.  Detroit is a city that has faced some really difficult times so it wasn't a surprise to find the museum in the condition that it was in. … [Read more...]

Motown Museum – Hitsville USA (Detroit)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

The Motown Museum, the home of Hitsville USA is a treasure trove of musical history. Hopefully you’ve added some Motown hits on your soundtrack that you’ve been listening to on the road—some Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye , Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5—the list could to one and on. There were so many fabulous artists that emerged under the guidance of Berry Gordy and his visionary Motown label. … [Read more...]

Pewabic Pottery (Detroit)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

Pewabic Pottery is a neat little stop if your group enjoys arts and crafts.  Part art gallery, part store, part studio and part museum, this is a great place to learn about the art of pottery making and how the city of Detroit inspired some of Pewabic's historical work.  This studio has been working continuously since 1903 and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Walking around the gallery, we really … [Read more...]

The View From The Road: Detroit, Down but Not Out and Worth a Visit


2nd in a series It’s no secret that Detroit has been hit by some hard times as of late, even so far as debating whether to sell off the city’s prized pieces of artwork at the Museum in order to avert bankruptcy. Huge layoffs and plant closures coupled with a sagging economy have left many in the Motor City barely hanging on. As we drove through the city on our annual road trip, we came face to face with … [Read more...]