Get ready to rev your engines in the automotive center of the world – Detroit! Join Matt Fisher as he drives and jives around Motown with 8 hours and $100 before the Tigers’ game in Key to the City: Detroit.
What better way to explore the Motor City than to take a peek at the motors in action at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour? Leap back in time and see classics like the 1965 Ford Mustang in Henry Ford’s original factory built along the Rouge River. You can even see a new Ford F-150 truck assembled from start to finish – be careful not to smudge the paint!
The city’s history doesn’t end there. Take a stroll down Lafayette Street in Downtown Detroit to see two of the most iconic Coney Island restaurants in the country right next to each other – the Lafayette Coney Island and the American Coney Island. Started by Greek brothers Bill and Gus Keros in 1914, the Greek American diner soon became two after a brotherly business dispute. No complaints here though, the more Coney Hot Dogs the better!
After you fill your stomach with hot dogs and chili head over to the Motown Museum to fill your ears with music of the greats and see where the revolutionary sound all started. Stand in Studio A where artists like The Temptations and Eddie Holland recorded their greatest hits, just don’t be surprised if you leave with a song or two stuck in your head.
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Next, head to the water for an unexpected international experience. With views of both the Detroit and Windsor skylines, Diamond Jack’s Boat Tours takes you on a two-hour narrated tour of the Detroit River and all of the beautiful sites along the shore. In one cruise you can see Detroit from a new perspective and explore the architecture of Canada’s closest city – no passport needed!.
Before the first pitch make sure to stop by Nemo’s Bar for a drink and, yes, even more history! Back in the day it was across the street from the Tiger Stadium, right by the Lions’ offices, and walking distance from Joe Louis Arena. While these arenas have moved, Nemo’s is still near and dear to Detroit sports fans’ hearts and is the place to be before a game.
It’s finally game time! As you walk up to Comerica Park in a crowd of orange and blue keep an eye out for the famous roaring Tiger statue and enjoy the game!