Comfort Inn Near Greenfield Village
20061 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 436-9600
Fax: (313) 436-8345
Located in Dearborn, the Henry Ford Museum showcases the fascinating history of American innovation. You'll find a 1909 Ford Model T on display, as well as the bus that Rosa Parks made a stand on in 1955. See a kitchen from the 1930s, a locomotive, and the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated. The range of items in the museum is wide, featuring interesting pieces relating to manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, and technology.
Get a feel for American life in a different era at Greenfield Village. This village showcases everyday activities of citizens living in the 18th and 19th centuries. On a visit here, you'll find demonstrations of typesetting, blacksmithing, and glass blowing. Visit Thomas Edison's Menlo Park workshop in this village, as well as other historic homes relocated from across the country. There's a working farm in the village and you can watch baseball games played with the rules from the 1860s.
Commandant's Quarters is located at Dearborn Arsenal, Michigan. It is a military structure and is one of the oldest and most significant landmarks there. In the 19th Century, this place was a supply depot for the Army to store, maintain and repair arms and ammunition. By 1830, the depot had to close down as the population of the city had grown and it was no longer safe to operate a depot. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1970.
The Dearborn Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is a blend of all that you could possibly imagine in a community center. The Padzieski Art Gallery is a showcase of local art and culture and holds regular exhibitions for budding local talent. The Center has a Michael A. Guido Theater, a 1201 seat auditorium with all the latest in light and sound technology. It is the perfect location for community arts programs. Besides these, there's also a sports center, a climbing wall, and a swimming pool! If all these activities leave your tummy rumbling, grab a bite at the Au Bon Pain Center Court Cafe. Fees and hours vary depending on which facility you wish to patronize.
One of the most popular roadside attractions in the United States, Uniroyal Giant Tire has been a landmark for more than four decades now. Located on Interstate 94, near the airport, the mammoth tire was built as a Ferris wheel for New York World Fair in 1964. With a seating capacity of 96 people, the giant wheel catered to more than two million people that year, including Jacqueline Kennedy. It was later moved to Allen Park, MI, where it still stands about eight stories high, drawing many tourists each year.
Located in Dearborn, this academy dedicated to all things glass is just a few miles from Detroit off of Highway 12. Founded by artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, the academy strives to promote and educate on the art of glass blowing. Various programs and courses on this unique art are offered throughout the year, as well as a variety of workshops and events. A one-of-a-kind attraction, find out more about this fragile medium by paying a visit to the academy.
Dedicated to the memory of a former mayor of Dearborn, the Mayor Orville Hubbard Statue near the city hall has been a topic of much debate. Given his controversial career and statements, there were many who questioned a monument in his honor. Still, the statue depicting a happy, joyful Hubbard stands right outside the City Hall in downtown Dearborn.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, the Fort Street–Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct is a local landmark. It features six lanes as well as four railway tracks. Although not in use, it stands as a testament of the progress of Detroit's transportation system.
The Henry Ford Square House is a private residence that is declared as a Michigan State Historic Site and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. This monumental mansion is also fondly called as the Henry Ford Honeymoon House.
With a mission to provide a peaceful, warm and hospitable environment for all visitors, the St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat & Conference Center, which was built in 1948 and opened its doors to the public in 1960, is a nice place to visit on one of their retreats or conferences. The retreat center designs several conferences which are not just for members of the clergy and religious persons but also for men, women, youth and married couples. The accommodations have been recently renovated and are quite affordable for staying at during a retreat.
Aprroximately 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) away from downtown Detroit, Heritage Park in nearby Taylor city is a popular destination, especially in the spring and summer. This huge recreation park features many things that would entice you to visit this place time and again. A picnic area with grills and tables is just the perfect setting to start a lovely Sunday morning in a lovely way. Kids love coming here as well, enjoying a refreshing swimming session at the pool or simply getting all mud-decked, playing in the garden. There are historic buildings, a fishing pond, promenade and petting farm.
A historic neighborhood in north-western Detroit, the Rosedale Park is a National Register of Historic Places site since 2006. With 1533 structures, this neighborhood is one of the the largest historic districts in the sate of Michigan. Most of the houses in the area are brick houses and the first houses were designed by Albert Kahn in 1916. Subsequent additions were made to the district, where a combination of architectural styles like Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, American Foursquare, Arts and Crafts, Dutch Colonial can be found among many others.