Monday, May 02, 2005

Preservation Wayne Offers Unique Tours of Five Detroit Areas

Are you fascinated by Detroit's skyscrapers but don't know a thing about them? Ever wonder who the sculptures around Detroit actually depict? Is the significance behind the street names Gratiot and St. Antoine keeping you up at night?

Whether you're intrigued by a particular building, street, or landmark,
Preservation Wayne's Saturday morning tours are sure to uncover many of the Motor City's mysteries, and then some.

Here's the lowdown on the tours: each one costs $10 and begins at 10 am sharp (so you may want to show up 15 minutes early). All tours are given by Preservation Wayne's trained tour guides and will include historical information, as well as current and/or future projected uses of the specific tour area. Tours usually last 2 - 3 hours and are conducted in small groups, which are based upon a first-come, first-served basis. For this reason, reservations for groups of 10+ are mandatory and can be made by calling
Preservation Wayne at 313.577.7674. (To ensure your spot, get there early.)

The five Saturday tour areas are as follows:

1. Downtown
2. Midtown
3. Auto Heritage
4. Eastern Market
5. Cultural Center

Visit Preservation Wayne's website for complete details on each of the tours listed above, as well as tour meeting places, information on special yearly and Tuesday evening tours, and how to become a member of this wonderful non-profit group.

And let me say this: at $10 per tour, you'll pay nearly as much as the price of a movie ticket, and I guarantee you'll come out with more knowledge on Detroit than any movie could give you. Plus, you'll finally have some answers to some of your questions about Detroit.