What to See & Do in Detroit

Here’s some things to check out while in Detroit that accommodate the times & days the Gehring Academy takes place. Please review the Gehring Academy hours when making arrangements, as most days end at 5:30pm. For more suggestions on things to see & do, check out the Visit Detroit website and their interactive trip planner.

*Note: this is an ongoing list; more events and activities will be added in the future.


  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
    4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48201
    Mon – Wed: Closed
    Thurs – Fri: 11am – 8pm
    Sat – Sun: 11am – 5pm
  • Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
    Mon – Tue: Closed
    Weds – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
  • The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit MI 48201
    Mon: Closed
    Tues – Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Public Art

  • The Belt – a “culturally redefined” alley walkway filled with designs by local + famous artists.
    1234 Library St., Detroit MI 48226
    The Belt Instagram
    Open 24/7
  • Windsor Sculpture Park – an outdoor gallery of 31 international, large-scale works of contemporary sculpture.
    Located on the Canadian shores of the Detroit River between the Ambassador Bridge and Festival Plaza
    Open 24/7
  • RiverWalk Garden Rooms – quiet and contemplative area to enjoy urban art.
    Located on RiverWalk path, 1340 Atwater St., Detroit MI 48207
    Detroit Riverfront website
    Open 24/7

Nature & Parks

  • GM Plaza & Promenade – riverfront & event space that connects to the RiverWalk.
    Located on RiverWalk path, 300 Atwater St., Detroit MI 48207
    Detroit Riverfront website
    Open 24/7