Experience Motown's sports scene in Downtown Detroit. Once a commercial district lined with extravagant movie theaters and huge department stores, this area has recently become a residential area packed with professional sports venues. Besides Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL's Red Wings, Comerica Park baseball stadium was inaugurated in 2000 to replace Tiger Stadium, and Ford Field became the home of the Detroit Lions in 2002. In the center of the sports action is an area that maintains its old-town charm, with art deco landmarks such as swanky Fox Theatre, the Pewabic-tiled Guardian Building, and comic-book-Gothic One Detroit Center. Catch a game or slide into Hockeytown Cafe for a pitcher of beer, HDTV sports, and deep-fried "red wings."
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Getting Around Detroit
The best way to get around Detroit is on the Detroit People Mover (DPM), an automated light rail system in downtown Detroit that operates every 3 minutes. Fares are $0.75 per ride. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Hailing a cab from the street is nearly impossible; reserve one instead (try Checker Cab Detroit: 313-963-7000). Taxis charge $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile.
Nearby Airports
  • Detroit Metro Airport-DTW
Airport Taxis
  • $45
Things to Do and See Near Southwest Detroit