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Welcome to Ferndale

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Welcome to Ferndale

Sightseeing
World famous and renowned as a mecca for art lovers, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has a collection of more than 65,000 artworks, spanning the entire length of civilization. Its undoubted centerpiece is Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals, which depict the city’s auto laborers across 27 panels.
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Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
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World famous and renowned as a mecca for art lovers, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has a collection of more than 65,000 artworks, spanning the entire length of civilization. Its undoubted centerpiece is Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals, which depict the city’s auto laborers across 27 panels.
Connecting the riverfront with the Eastern Market area for pedestrians, the Dequindre Cut is a revitalized greenway and recreational path popular with residents and visitors alike. Formerly a railroad, it now features a wide pathway and urban art and graffiti. Visitors can rent bikes from WheelHouse Detroit.
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Dequindre Cut
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Connecting the riverfront with the Eastern Market area for pedestrians, the Dequindre Cut is a revitalized greenway and recreational path popular with residents and visitors alike. Formerly a railroad, it now features a wide pathway and urban art and graffiti. Visitors can rent bikes from WheelHouse Detroit.
Adjacent to the Renaissance Center is the Detroit Riverwalk, connecting a series of areas developed to make the most of the city’s east riverfront. The 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) stretch from the Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park is 80% complete and offers parks, plazas, and pavilions to enjoy, as well as views of Detroit and Windsor.
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Detroit Riverwalk
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Adjacent to the Renaissance Center is the Detroit Riverwalk, connecting a series of areas developed to make the most of the city’s east riverfront. The 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) stretch from the Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park is 80% complete and offers parks, plazas, and pavilions to enjoy, as well as views of Detroit and Windsor.
Learn the story behind the music and have a damn good time while you’re at it at Hitsville U.S.A. Set inside the record label’s first and main building, including the legendary Studio A, passionate guides will show you where the magic happened and tell you how Berry Gordy turned an $800 loan into one of the most famous labels of all.
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Motown Museum
2648 W Grand Blvd
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Learn the story behind the music and have a damn good time while you’re at it at Hitsville U.S.A. Set inside the record label’s first and main building, including the legendary Studio A, passionate guides will show you where the magic happened and tell you how Berry Gordy turned an $800 loan into one of the most famous labels of all.
The Detroit Historical Society’s free museum has been preserving the city’s history for over 85 years. With permanent exhibitions featuring cobblestone streets, an auto assembly line, and a fur trading post from the 1700s, there’s something to enjoy no matter your interests. The museum is closed on Mondays.
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Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
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The Detroit Historical Society’s free museum has been preserving the city’s history for over 85 years. With permanent exhibitions featuring cobblestone streets, an auto assembly line, and a fur trading post from the 1700s, there’s something to enjoy no matter your interests. The museum is closed on Mondays.
This is a drive and in the Upper Peninsula, but worth the visit! No cars are allowed so bring your bike.
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Mackinac Island
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This is a drive and in the Upper Peninsula, but worth the visit! No cars are allowed so bring your bike.
Visit Windsor right across the river!
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Windsor
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Visit Windsor right across the river!
If weird art is your thing.....
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The Heidelberg Project
3600 Heidelberg Street
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If weird art is your thing.....
A National Historic Landmark and one of the finest Art Deco skyscrapers in the U.S., The Guardian Building was completed in 1929 when Detroit was a global hub. Be sure to go into its amazingly colorful lobby that has been lovingly preserved.
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The Guardian Building
500 Griswold Street
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A National Historic Landmark and one of the finest Art Deco skyscrapers in the U.S., The Guardian Building was completed in 1929 when Detroit was a global hub. Be sure to go into its amazingly colorful lobby that has been lovingly preserved.
As well as featuring a number of historical markers and statues, including the 27-foot (8.2-meter) sculpture of heavyweight champion Joe Louis’s fist and the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain, Hart Plaza hosts many free events during the summer months and is one of the city’s top riverfront destinations.
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Hart Plaza
1 Hart Plaza
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As well as featuring a number of historical markers and statues, including the 27-foot (8.2-meter) sculpture of heavyweight champion Joe Louis’s fist and the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain, Hart Plaza hosts many free events during the summer months and is one of the city’s top riverfront destinations.
Detroit’s foremost alternative musical export of the past 15 years may have moved to Nashville, but Jack White’s label Third Man Records was founded in Detroit. And one of only two physical stores sits off the Cass Corridor. Alongside the record store, there is a performance space, novelties lounge, and a recording booth, where you can record and press up to two minutes of audio.
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Third Man Records Cass Corridor
441 W Canfield St
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Detroit’s foremost alternative musical export of the past 15 years may have moved to Nashville, but Jack White’s label Third Man Records was founded in Detroit. And one of only two physical stores sits off the Cass Corridor. Alongside the record store, there is a performance space, novelties lounge, and a recording booth, where you can record and press up to two minutes of audio.
Part of the Wayne State University campus, The Wright Museum, founded in 1965, explores and celebrates African American culture and history. Home to over 35,000 artifacts, the museum’s core exhibit is the largest display on African American history in the world. Rotating exhibitions, events, and educational resources are all available to enhance your visit.
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Charles H. Wright Museum
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Part of the Wayne State University campus, The Wright Museum, founded in 1965, explores and celebrates African American culture and history. Home to over 35,000 artifacts, the museum’s core exhibit is the largest display on African American history in the world. Rotating exhibitions, events, and educational resources are all available to enhance your visit.
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave
Food scene
Best Street Tacos and Margaritas!
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Imperial
22828 Woodward Avenue
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Best Street Tacos and Margaritas!
Lebanese Food
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Anita's Kitchen
22651 Woodward Avenue
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Lebanese Food
Food Trucks/Bar
Detroit Fleat
1820 E 9 Mile Rd
Food Trucks/Bar
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Selden Standard
3921 2nd Ave
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The Apparatus Room
250 W Larned St
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A Coney Island is a hot dog covered in chili and onions, and it’s also a Detroit institution. The two most famous places to get one just happen to be next door to each other on W Lafayette Blvd, and they share a historic rivalry. The only way to know where your loyalty lies is to try both.
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American Coney Island
114 West Lafayette Boulevard
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A Coney Island is a hot dog covered in chili and onions, and it’s also a Detroit institution. The two most famous places to get one just happen to be next door to each other on W Lafayette Blvd, and they share a historic rivalry. The only way to know where your loyalty lies is to try both.
Iconic Mansion serving drinks and food.
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The Whitney
4421 Woodward Avenue
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Iconic Mansion serving drinks and food.
Vegan Soul Food
Detroit Vegan Soul
19614 Grand River Ave
Vegan Soul Food
Local Favorite in Ferndale
Bobcat Bonnie’s
240 West Nine Mile Road
Local Favorite in Ferndale
Best Brunch in Ferndale!
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Toast
23144 Woodward Avenue
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Best Brunch in Ferndale!
Coffee and Amazing Bakery
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Red Hook Cafe
220 West Nine Mile Road
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Coffee and Amazing Bakery
Otus Supply presents a uniquely communal offering, where the simplicity of ingredients combines with the highest quality of craftsmanship along with a fresh and diverse mix of musical entertainment to provide patrons an all-too-often-unavailable opportunity to have dinner and take in a show all under one roof!
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Otus Supply
345 E 9 Mile Rd
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Otus Supply presents a uniquely communal offering, where the simplicity of ingredients combines with the highest quality of craftsmanship along with a fresh and diverse mix of musical entertainment to provide patrons an all-too-often-unavailable opportunity to have dinner and take in a show all under one roof!
Must Visit Sandwich Shop
Ernie's Market
8500 Capital Street
Must Visit Sandwich Shop
Some of the best sushi served in an Asian market.
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Noble Fish
45 East 14 Mile Road
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Some of the best sushi served in an Asian market.
Best Middle Eastern
Pita Cafe
25282 Greenfield Rd
Best Middle Eastern
Norma G's
14628 E Jefferson Ave
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Grey Ghost
47 Watson St
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Lady of the House
1426 Bagley St
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No frills, Jamaican Carry Out.
The Jamaican Pot
14615 Eight Mile Rd
No frills, Jamaican Carry Out.
This destination for seafood lovers is located off the main Nine Mile drag on a residential street. Customers at Voyager can count on the raw bar with one of the freshest rotating selections of oysters around. Order a few to accompany dishes such as peel-and-eat shrimp with Old Bay and comeback sauce or the smoked fish dip with scallion bread. The building is small and seating is very limited, so arrive early or expect a wait.
Voyager
600 Vester St
This destination for seafood lovers is located off the main Nine Mile drag on a residential street. Customers at Voyager can count on the raw bar with one of the freshest rotating selections of oysters around. Order a few to accompany dishes such as peel-and-eat shrimp with Old Bay and comeback sauce or the smoked fish dip with scallion bread. The building is small and seating is very limited, so arrive early or expect a wait.
Modern Italian Food/Pizza in Ferndale
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Pop's For Italian
280 W Nine Mile Rd
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Modern Italian Food/Pizza in Ferndale
Brunch in Detroit!
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Parks & Rec Diner
1942 Grand River Ave
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Brunch in Detroit!
Must Visit Italian in Detroit- also serving brunch.
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La Dolce Vita
17546 Woodward Avenue
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Must Visit Italian in Detroit- also serving brunch.
Food and Axe Throwing in Ferndale
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The Corner Ferndale
344 West Nine Mile Road
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Food and Axe Throwing in Ferndale
Shopping
Great Local Grocery/Speciality Store
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Western Market
447 West Nine Mile Road
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Great Local Grocery/Speciality Store
Upscale Shopping
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Somerset Collection
2800 West Big Beaver Road
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Upscale Shopping
Farmers Market
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Eastern Market
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Farmers Market
Local Artisan Market selling handmade and unique treasures.
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The Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Avenue
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Local Artisan Market selling handmade and unique treasures.
Iconic Detroit Watch Maker
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Shinola Detroit Store
441 West Canfield Street
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Iconic Detroit Watch Maker
Live Music
This is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the U.S.
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Baker's Keyboard Lounge
20510 Livernois Ave
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This is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the U.S.
After a long day of exploring the city, you’re going to need a drink. And what better to accompany that drink than some live music. Cliff Bell’s is a legendary jazz club, dating all the way back to the 1930s, and it still carries that roaring vibe with its nightly performances and classic cocktails.
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Cliff Bell's
2030 Park Avenue
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After a long day of exploring the city, you’re going to need a drink. And what better to accompany that drink than some live music. Cliff Bell’s is a legendary jazz club, dating all the way back to the 1930s, and it still carries that roaring vibe with its nightly performances and classic cocktails.
Dive Bar and Live Music
Sneakers Pub
22628 Woodward Avenue
Dive Bar and Live Music
Neighborhoods
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Greektown
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Corktown
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Downtown Detroit
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Visit the Vintage Mansions of Detroit
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Indian Village
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Visit the Vintage Mansions of Detroit
More Mansions of Detroit
Palmer Woods
More Mansions of Detroit
Cute Shops and Restaurants with a bohemian vibe.
West Village
Cute Shops and Restaurants with a bohemian vibe.
Take a stroll and visit Downtown Ferndale at the intersections of 9 Mile/ Woodward Ave. You’ll find shops, restaurants and plenty of bars.
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Ferndale
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Take a stroll and visit Downtown Ferndale at the intersections of 9 Mile/ Woodward Ave. You’ll find shops, restaurants and plenty of bars.
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Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit
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Parks and Rec
Belle Isle is a leafy 982-acre island on the Detroit River between the U.S. and Canada. The island contains a state park, a free aquarium open on weekends, a conservatory, and the Detroit Yacht Club. Walking, biking or jogging the many miles of trails is a great way to see the island and enjoy views of the city and its Canadian counterpart, Windsor.
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Belle Isle
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Belle Isle is a leafy 982-acre island on the Detroit River between the U.S. and Canada. The island contains a state park, a free aquarium open on weekends, a conservatory, and the Detroit Yacht Club. Walking, biking or jogging the many miles of trails is a great way to see the island and enjoy views of the city and its Canadian counterpart, Windsor.
Heart of Downtown Detroit
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Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave
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Heart of Downtown Detroit
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Kensington Metropark
4570 Huron River Pkwy
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Local Park in Ferndale
Geary Park
1198 Earle Blvd
Local Park in Ferndale
Fitness
Drop in and try a class! They have strength training, Zumba, Pilates, barre, dance, circuit and yoga!
Nafas Fitness
811 North Main Street
Drop in and try a class! They have strength training, Zumba, Pilates, barre, dance, circuit and yoga!