Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a major international airport in the United States of America. Also called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or DTW, it serves Detroit, Michigan and is located in Romulus, a suburban city of Metro Detroit. The public airport resides at an elevation of 645 feet or 197 metres above mean seal level, and has six runways: three concrete and three asphalt/concrete.
What to see & do
Belle Isle Park - Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park situated in the Detroit River. Owned by the City of Detroit and managed as a state park by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, it is the largest city-owned island park in the United States. The MacArthur Bridge connects the island to the mainland. Belle Isle has many attractions, including the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and many monuments.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History contains the world's largest permanent exhibit on the African American culture. Other important collections include the Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, the Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, a Coleman A. Young Collection, and more. It is also home to an interactive exhibit called And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture.
Michigan Science Centre - The Michigan Science Centre is a museum lying on the site of the former Detroit Science Centre, the assets of which was purchased by the new centre. Michigan Science Centre is home to the only Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre in Michigan. It also contains the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, the DTE Energy Sparks Theatre, a Science Hall for exhibits, hands-on exhibit galleries, and more.
Comerica Park - Comerica Park is the open-air, 410,574-seater ballpark in downtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. The stadium is used not only for ball games but also major recording artists in concert such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Eminem & Rihanna, Paul McCartney, and The Rolling Stones. Comerica Park is one of the very few outdoor concert venues in Detroit.
How to get around within Detroit
Detroit features a unique street layout, a combination of wheel-and-spoke, grid, and strip-farm layouts. The city is spread over a large area, so renting a car will make it so much easier to get around. The city has an extensive freeway system and plenty of parking, making it one of the most car-friendly regions in North America. Bike rental is another option, available in downtown Detroit. The city is also known for good biking conditions, as cyclists can often have a lane to themselves on the road. The city is also home to many budding bike co-ops.
In addition, Detroit is well-served by taxi, limo, and shuttle services. Bus service within the city is provided by the Detroit Department of Transportation. Lastly, there is an elevated rail system called the People Mover that operates in a three-mile loop downtown.
How to get there
As Michigan's busiest airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is served by several airlines such as Air Canada Express, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, and Virgin Atlantic. Most notably, it serves as the second-busiest hub of Delta Air Lines. There are direct connections to the airport from both domestic and international locations, including Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and London.
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