The 30 most beautiful places in Detroit

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but at these Detroit landmarks, it's hard to argue that they're anything but stunning. Browse to see 30 of Detroit's most beautiful places.

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Bethel Community Transformation Center, the former Temple Beth El
8801 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Albert Kahn designed this synagogue to be a home for the Temple Beth El congregation, but they later moved to Bloomfield Hills. Now the building belongs to a Christian organization and they're working to restore this still-beautiful edifice to its original glory. 
Photo by James Feldman

Bethel Community Transformation Center, the former Temple Beth El

8801 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Albert Kahn designed this synagogue to be a home for the Temple Beth El congregation, but they later moved to Bloomfield Hills. Now the building belongs to a Christian organization and they're working to restore this still-beautiful edifice to its original glory.
Photo by James Feldman
Dequindre Cut
Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit
The Dequindre Cut Greenway is a bike and pedestrian-friendy urban recreation path connecting the Detroit riverfront to Eastern Market. At just two miles long, Dequindre Cut offers a quiet retreat away from main roads and is embellished with artwork by both Detroit and international muralists.  
Photo via@rachelxbolt

Dequindre Cut

Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit

The Dequindre Cut Greenway is a bike and pedestrian-friendy urban recreation path connecting the Detroit riverfront to Eastern Market. At just two miles long, Dequindre Cut offers a quiet retreat away from main roads and is embellished with artwork by both Detroit and international muralists.
Photo via@rachelxbolt
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St., Detroit
This truly opulent building was designed by C. Howard Crane, the same mastermind behind the Fox Theatre and the Fillmore. The Michigan Opera Theatre purchased the building in 1988 and the building underwent extensive renovations. 
Photo via@igotface

Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway St., Detroit

This truly opulent building was designed by C. Howard Crane, the same mastermind behind the Fox Theatre and the Fillmore. The Michigan Opera Theatre purchased the building in 1988 and the building underwent extensive renovations.
Photo via@igotface
Lafayette Greens
132 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit
Located in the heart of Downtown Detroit, Lafayette Greens is a lush urban garden space to relax in. In addition to providing an attractive spot of greenery, the garden donates much of what it grows to local churches or community food banks.
Photo via@jamiecamp

Lafayette Greens

132 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit

Located in the heart of Downtown Detroit, Lafayette Greens is a lush urban garden space to relax in. In addition to providing an attractive spot of greenery, the garden donates much of what it grows to local churches or community food banks.
Photo via@jamiecamp
Michigan Central Station
2001 15th St., Detroit
Opened in 1914, Michigan Central Station was an ambitious passenger railway project that began at the cusp of the auto manufacturing boom. During its peak, Michigan Central Station serviced nearly 4,000 passengers per day, but as the popularity of the automobile continued to rise, the demand for rail travel began to slide. In 1988, the Michigan Central Station shuttered and for the next 30 years, the monolith kept a watchful eye over the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. In 2018, it was announced that Ford Motor Company had purchased the former railway station and would be converting the building into the headquarters for its autonomous and electric vehicles businesses.
Photo by Jerilyn Jordan

Michigan Central Station

2001 15th St., Detroit

Opened in 1914, Michigan Central Station was an ambitious passenger railway project that began at the cusp of the auto manufacturing boom. During its peak, Michigan Central Station serviced nearly 4,000 passengers per day, but as the popularity of the automobile continued to rise, the demand for rail travel began to slide. In 1988, the Michigan Central Station shuttered and for the next 30 years, the monolith kept a watchful eye over the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. In 2018, it was announced that Ford Motor Company had purchased the former railway station and would be converting the building into the headquarters for its autonomous and electric vehicles businesses.
Photo by Jerilyn Jordan
The Siren Hotel
1509 Broadway St., Detroit
Located in the former Wurlitzer Building in downtown Detroit, the boutique Siren Hotel offers several intricately-decorated, beautifully-designed rooms to book a night in. If you don’t want to spend the night, the Siren also hosts “Candy Bar,” an ornate candy pink cocktail bar.
Photo via@thesirenhotel

The Siren Hotel

1509 Broadway St., Detroit

Located in the former Wurlitzer Building in downtown Detroit, the boutique Siren Hotel offers several intricately-decorated, beautifully-designed rooms to book a night in. If you don’t want to spend the night, the Siren also hosts “Candy Bar,” an ornate candy pink cocktail bar.
Photo via@thesirenhotel
The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit
The former home of Detroit lumber baron David Whitney Jr., the Whitney has been well-maintained by its current owners who utilize the place — and its beauty — as an upscale restaurant and bar. It is rumored that Thomas Edison designed some of the home's lighting himself.
Photo via@thewhitneydetroit

The Whitney

4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The former home of Detroit lumber baron David Whitney Jr., the Whitney has been well-maintained by its current owners who utilize the place — and its beauty — as an upscale restaurant and bar. It is rumored that Thomas Edison designed some of the home's lighting himself.
Photo via@thewhitneydetroit
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit
This enormous glass greenhouse is the oldest running conservatory in the country. Split into five sections, you'll find the Palm House, the Tropical House, the Cactus House, a sunken Fernery, and the Show House.
Photo viaFacebook/Belle Isle Conservancy

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit

This enormous glass greenhouse is the oldest running conservatory in the country. Split into five sections, you'll find the Palm House, the Tropical House, the Cactus House, a sunken Fernery, and the Show House.
Photo viaFacebook/Belle Isle Conservancy
Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre
2600 Atwater St., Detroit
Formerly known as Chene Park, this music venue is situated right on the Detroit River, making for a beautiful blue backdrop during summer concerts.
Photo viaFacebook/Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre

Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre

2600 Atwater St., Detroit

Formerly known as Chene Park, this music venue is situated right on the Detroit River, making for a beautiful blue backdrop during summer concerts.
Photo viaFacebook/Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre
Brightmoor Flower Farm
15133 Grayfield St., Detroit
In addition to being a vibrant and alluring urban flower farm, Brightmoor Flower Farm offers flower bouquets throughout the year for weddings, parties, or just because.
Photo viaFacebook/Brightmoor Flower Farm

Brightmoor Flower Farm

15133 Grayfield St., Detroit

In addition to being a vibrant and alluring urban flower farm, Brightmoor Flower Farm offers flower bouquets throughout the year for weddings, parties, or just because.
Photo viaFacebook/Brightmoor Flower Farm