36. Browse by Michigan Central Station
Detroit Artifactry is within eyeballing distance of the famed ex-train station. You can check out a massive elk mount there ($2,000 gets you a lot of elk head), then take the obligatory blight selfie afterward -- though the station's new windows and the growing investment in Cortktown make it pretty likely that the building has a better future than being a backdrop for moody Instagram pics.
This gem designed by legendary Detroit architect Alfred Kahn is undergoing a facelift as part of New Center's renaissance. Visitors today can see the extreme-sports half-pipe newly installed in the building's fabulous main concourse.
Every year in August, a fleet of thousands of immaculately maintained and modified classic cars makes its way down historic Woodward Ave in the largest one-day automotive event in the world, regularly drawing upwards of a million spectators. If you can't make it, settle for cruising down Woodward in your own non-hotrodded family sedan.
Seriously, posting up in the green space outside the aforementioned forsaken landmark is a pretty romantic idea for many Detroiters -- and wayyy better than it would have been before the parks revival.
40. Track down famous graves
Son House, Rob Tyner, Fred “Sonic” Smith, Hiram Walker, etc., are all buried around our fair city. Go pay your respects to these important figures in Detroit history.