Detroit is an international city of creatives with a vibrant and socially-minded culture. There are many ways to explore our rising city.
Detroit’s Cultural Center Art & Science Nearby Local Attractions
Detroit, Michigan is officially in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-4)
New York: No time difference
Los Angeles: -3 hours
London: +5 hours
Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Rome: + 6 hours
Tokyo: + 13 hours
Mumbai: + 9:30 hours
Shanghai: + 12 hours
Sao Paulo: + 1 hour
Mexico City: -2 hours
There are many exciting hotel options in the vicinity of both campuses as Detroit Midtown’s hotels, inns and bed and breakfast spots are experiencing a boom.
History & Music Tours
The Detroit Downtown skyline is dotted with skyscrapers built during the pre-Depression era. Architecture tours are available to see Albert Kahn (map), Minoru Yamasaki (map), George D. Mason (map) and Wirt C. Rowland (map) buildings.
The city, also called Motown, has launched some very big careers (Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Diana Ross, the Jackson 5…). A Motown Museum tour and a Motown dinner cruise on the Detroit Princess riverboat are available.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village are a definite must for history lovers, particularly for those interested in the birth of the automobile. You can also climb on board the bus where Detroiter Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger (about 25 minutes away from CCS).
A 185-foot mural.
A historic 10-story car park in the city’s business district is actually a spectacular open-air museum created by 27 artists from around the world.
A 1.35-mile railroad-turned-recreational path.
An artist urban ode to diversity, discussion and taking action.
As a result of the long and successful journey to erase Detroit’s food desert narrative, the city now has a network of over 1,400 farms and gardens. With this preponderance of urban agriculture, the city has also seen significant growth in the number of farmers’ markets available and is powering the local dining scene where menus are Motown’s new playlist.
More info at visitdetroit.com
Getting to Detroit
Detroit Metro Airport is the closest airport to CCS and is about 25 minutes one way. DTW has two main terminals, McNamara and North.
The FAST Michigan route stops at the ground transportation level of each terminal at Detroit Metro Airport.
Detroit Metro Airport provides access to most major rental car agencies, offering a wide selection of vehicles.
On-demand transportation is available with Metro Cars and Metro Cab.
To make a reservation, contact Metro Cars or Metro Cab or visit the Metro Cars / Metro Cab kiosks located in the Ground Transportation Centers at each terminal.
Metro Cars: (800) 456-1701
Metro Cab: (734) 997-6500