The Top 5: Places In Detroit to Visit on Rainy Days

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Spring is almost here, which means rainy days are right around the corner. But there’s a bright side to this!

Wet weather is a great excuse to spend time inside— and the Motor City has tons of interesting places to visit.

Read on for our Top 5 Places In Detroit to Visit on Rainy Days:

Detroit Institute of Arts | 5200 Woodward Ave.

With more than 100 galleries and over 60,000 works from prehistory through the 21st century, it’s not hard to see why the DIA’s collection is among the top six in the country. And diverse programming for adults, teens, kids and families, and educators means the museum has something for just about everyone.
Admission: $12.50 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students, $6 for youths 6-17, free for children 5 and under

GM Renaissance Center | 400 Renaissance Center

Towering 73 stories above the city, this landmark is a must-see for locals and out-of-towners. More than 30 retailers, 29 restaurants, and a variety of entertainment ensure that visitors never get bored.
Admission: Free. You can even take a one-hour complimentary tour.


The Guardian Building
 | 500 Griswold St.

This Art Deco skyscraper is a beaut! Though its original tenant, The Union Trust Company, fell victim to the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the building was saved by investors who believed in the future of Detroit. And to this day, visitors are awed by its unique blend of Aztec, Arts & Crafts, and Native American design features.
Admission: Free. Pure Detroit offers tours that are also free and open to the public.

Michigan Science Center | 5020 John R St.

A planetarium, an IMAX Dome Theatre, live stage shows, and more than 250 hands-on exhibits, special exhibits, lab activities and more translate to about two dozen ways to customize your MiSci visit. Curious minds of all ages welcome!
Admission: $14 for adults, and $12 for children 12 and under and seniors (60+)

Motown Museum | 2648 West Grand Blvd.

Visitors from America and beyond have come to Hitsville U.S.A. to stand in Studio A, where several famous artists and groups, including Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and the Jackson Five, recorded some of the most popular music of the 20th century. An array of artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia are on display throughout the modest home, where Motown Founder Berry Gordy lived with his family during the company’s early years.
Admission: Ranges from $12-$15 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $8 for children 12 and under

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