The iconic Michigan Central Station is OPEN and if you want to share this piece of Detroit history with your kids, here’s everything you need to know for the perfect outing.

Where To Park: There is street parking in Corktown but you can also pay cash at the privately operated lot on Michigan Avenue between Vermont and Wabash St or use the LAZ Parking structure at 1501 Wabash St.

What To Do: Michigan Central’s ground floor will be open for public visits on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. Check the website for specific hours because they may vary due to building use. Expanded opportunities to visit will be offered beginning the fall.

Roosevelt Park is in front of Michigan Central, it offers beautiful green space and swinging chairs. Behind the building you’ll also find the Southwest Greenway Bagley Trailhead. This is a pedestrian only path to walk, stroll or bike to the Riverfront. The trailhead leads directly to Centennial Park that is expected to open next year.

Where To Eat: Michigan Avenue is the epicenter for the transformation of Detroit. Since 2005, Slows Bar BQ has been a Detroit staple and it’s always a win. The Mercury Burger & Bar has also been an anchor in Corktown at the corner of 14th and Michigan Avenue (indoor and outdoor seating is available). If Burgers and BBQ don’t fit your family food preferences, you can’t go wrong with pizza at Grandma Bobs. They serve Detroit style pizza and offer vegan and gluten free options. There are plenty other great places to eat but those are right by next to Roosevelt Park and provide just the right amount of walking.

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