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Detroit: Spirit and History Self Guided Audio Tour

1. Detroit: Spirit and History Self Guided Audio Tour

Experience the spirit and history of Detroit on a self-guided audio tour. See the historical buildings and statues like The Guardian Building, Campus Martius Park, Penobscot Building, and more with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Start your tour at a famous pizza shop on Broadway, and have a chance to grab a slice of pizza before spending some time in the city. See the golden era buildings and hear interesting stories of the city. Visit the famous like Joe Louis Statue, The Kern's Clock, Parkers Alley, etc. You'll hear stories about the artistic rise of the city and the inventors of the famous Detroit-style pizza. Stroll through the artistic alleyways of the city and discover the hidden gems and historic spots. Explore the city with a smartphone GPS navigated audio tour at your own pace and schedule.

Detroit: Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game

2. Detroit: Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game

Discover Detroit with a self-guided photo scavenger hunt using your smartphone. Solve riddles and challenges to complete on the scavenger hunt app and see the sights of the city as you complete the accompanied challenges to get points. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges! Find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, have fun with family and friends! Discover the major sights of the city and explore downtown in a fun and interactive way.

Detroit: Segway Tour Strait to the Point

3. Detroit: Segway Tour Strait to the Point

Explore the Detroit Riverfront and downtown on a Segway tour. Ride along the Dequindre Cut, a bike path, and see the Renaissance Center, GM World HQ, and Hart Plaza. After a thorough training and practice session on your Segway PT, head to the Dequindre Cut, a 2-mile beneath-grade rail line turned bike path, where you can gain riding experience without the worry of vehicles. Continue to Milliken State Park on the Riverfront. Take a break at Cullen Plaza, the hub of the RiverWalk, then move on to the Renaissance Center/GM World HQ, and Hart Plaza, the main civic plaza in the city. The second half of this route is into downtown, with some traffic, street-crossing, pedestrians, bikes, and scooters. Amongst the tall buildings, stop at the Spirit of Detroit and the Point of Origin before rolling back the sidewalk on Gratiot, one of the city's spoke streets.

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What people are saying about Hart Plaza

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(3 reviews)

Audio tours are nice because you can do them in your own time. This specific tour had some glitches with the app and wasn’t as easy to use as ones we’ve used previously. As a neutral point, it mentions going inside a couple of buildings to see more but we weren’t comfortable doing so.

I enjoyed the self guided tour. I saw the heart of Detroit at my leisure. and I also learned the Detroits Awsome history.

Very nice activity. A little longer would have made it even better