Detroit’s most famous outdoor art project is the work of Tyree Guyton, who created the projects in response to the ongoing blight and decay in the neighborhood. Constantly changing and evolving, Guyton recently told Culture Trip about his plans to replace some of the famous installations with a new vision, called Heidelberg 3.0. But there’s really only one way to find out what’s happening on Heidelberg Street.
Heidelberg Project, 3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI, USA, +1 313 458 8414
A quick and cheap ride on the city’s monorail, functionally titled the People Mover, is a pretty sweet way to see the city’s resurgent downtown area. The entire loop is only three miles (4.8 kilometers) long, with 13 stops, and takes less than 15 minutes to complete.
Belle Isle is a leafy 982-acre island on the Detroit River between the U.S. and Canada. The island contains a state park, a free aquarium open on weekends, a conservatory, and the Detroit Yacht Club. Walking, biking or jogging the many miles of trails is a great way to see the island and enjoy views of the city and its Canadian counterpart, Windsor.
Connecting the riverfront with the Eastern Market area for pedestrians, the Dequindre Cut is a revitalized greenway and recreational path popular with residents and visitors alike. Formerly a railroad, it now features a wide pathway and urban art and graffiti. Visitors can rent bikes from WheelHouse Detroit.