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Transportation to Detroit:
The Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is one of the newest and most efficient airports in North America. With two new passenger terminals, 145 gates, six jet runways, and two modern Federal Inspection Services facilities for international arrivals. Detroit Metro Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the world and offers more than 160 non-stop flights around the globe.
If you enjoy train travel and are coming from Chicago, the Amtrak ride from Union Station to Detroit runs through small rural towns that dot Michigan's picturesque farm country. A round trip ticket is approximately $64.00, and once you step off the train in Detroit a taxi will be waiting for the 7- minute ride to the Westin Book Cadillac. Self-parking and valet parking are available at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.
Megabus also offers a convenient and low cost way to have someone else at the wheel so you can sit back and relax. The Megabus Detroit terminal is one block from the Westin Book Cadillac and offers free Wi-Fi and leaves from a variety of cities with fares as low as $1.50 if booked in advance!
Transportation from DTW to the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit:
Distance from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to the Westin Book Cadillac: 25 miles
Westin Book Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
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A wide variety of car rental agencies are available at the airport.
Click here for a list of local agencies.
- Time: Approx. 45 minutes
- Cost: Approx. $43
- Phone: (734) 997-6500
- Rates: www.metroairport.com/transportation
- Time: Approx. 45 minutes
- Cost: Approx. $53
- Phone: (800) 456-1701
- Site: www.metrocars.com
- Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
- Cost: $2.00
- line(s): 280 transfer to the 200 downtown // 125 bus downtown a block from the Hotel
( Terminate a block from the Hotel at the Rosa Parks Transit Center and are a great way to get around the city.)
- Site: www.smartbus.org/Pages/default.aspx
Detroit is called the MotorCity… but Detroiters prefer to roam downtown by walking, biking or jumping on the Detroit People Mover, a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit's central business district. Buses will provide transportation to off-site conference events, and the Detroit RiverWalk is only a ten-minute stroll from the conference hotel. The city of Detroit is rich with history, art and architecture and offers wonderful tours from Inside Detroit or Dtours.
The Heidelberg Project
It's an open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit's
East Side. Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two-block
area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. Now in its 25th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around
the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives..
Pewabic is a multifaceted institution with active and growing education, exhibition, museum and
design and fabrication programs. Pewabic fabricates heirloom quality architectural tiles for public and private
installations, gift and commemorative tiles, vessels, garden ware, ornaments and both reproductions and
adaptations of its historic designs. Founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry (later Mary Chase Perry Stratton)
and her partner, Horace Caulkins, at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement in America. Pewabic's first
home was a stable on Alfred Street in Detroit. Four years later, Pewabic Pottery moved to a new facility on
East Jefferson designed by architect William Buck Stratton in the Tudor Revival style. In 1991, the building
(which still houses the Pottery) and its contents were designated a National Historic Landmark and today is
Michigan's only historic pottery.
The Henry Ford
It began as a simple yet bold idea to document the genius of ordinary people by recognizing
and preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew into the ultimate place to
explore what Americans past and present have imagined and invented — a remarkable destination that brings
American ideas and innovations to life. The sheer scope and design of Henry Ford Museum is as grand as the
vision that inspired it. It's impossible not to feel a sense of awe as your mind adjusts to a different sense of
scale — vaster, more expansive and more diverse— by far— than anything you'll encounter in everyday life.
The sweeping, single-floor space with its soaring 40-foot ceilings covers nine acres dedicated to showcasing
the finest collection of its kind ever assembled.
Detroit Historical Museum,
The Detroit Historical Museum, established in 1928, is one of America's oldest
and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. Over 80,000 square feet of exhibition space house
more than 600 historic artifacts in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center district. You, your family and your
friends will stroll through more than 300 years of metro Detroit history, including a 19th century street scene
known as The Streets of Old Detroit, and an authentic auto assembly line known simply as The Motor City.
2648 West Grand Blvd., 1959: After working as a trimmer at a Ford Motor Company assembly
plant, Barry Gordy purchased the house and launches the forerunner to Motown Record Corp. He would
apply the quality control management concepts he learned on the assembly line. The house continues today as
the Motown Historical Museum.
Piquette Model T
Detroit's Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is the birthplace of the Model T. Today, it is the
only example of an early Detroit auto factory open to visitors. You can see where Henry Ford designed the
Model T and built the first 12,000 "Tin Lizzies." Learn about the other models Ford built at the Piquette
plant between 1904 and 1910. And the colorful personalities of Piquette who set the world's record for car
production, making Ford Motor Company the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles in less than four
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a
multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. The
DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum
was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger
site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately
referred to as the "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and
expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007. The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes
more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a
state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a flagship of the Midwest's inland lakes
maritime heritage museums, stands on the shore of Detroit's historic Belle Isle, one of America's grandest city
parks. You, your family and your friends will take in a panoramic view of the Detroit River and experience
many rare artifacts, including the reconstructed pilot house of the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford,
the Miss Pepsi championship hydroplane, and one of the largest known collection of scale model ships in the
Anna Scripts Whitcomb Conservatory
Anna Scripts Whitcomb Conservatory is located on Detroit's Belle Isle in the Detroit River, nestled between the city's near East side and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Located just two miles from Detroit's downtown, it will soon be connected to that area via the city's burgeoning International River Walk. The Conservatory,
in operation since 1904, features five distinct horticultural houses showcasing plants indigenous around the
globe as well as an outside Lily Pond Garden and formal perennial gardens. It is a popular spot for weddings
and a Mecca for both professional and amateur photographers.
For more than 75 years, Cranbrook has been home to some of the world's most renowned designers and artists. Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Daniel Libeskind, Michael and Katherine McCoy, and Jun Kaneko have all taught here, to name only a few. Our students have included Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Jack Lenor Larsen, Nick Cave, Tony Matelli, Niels Diffrient, Lorraine Wild, and Hani Rashid. It's reasonable to say that the work emanating from Cranbrook in the 20th century changed the way people live, and the way they understand art and design.
Henry Ford Community College, Sisson Gallery
Sisson Gallery at HFCC presents three shows by professional artists during the fall semester. Another longer run of a professional show runs in the winter. The season closes with a one-
week "exit exhibition" devoted to the work of graduating students and then the annual all-student exhibition.
College of Creative Studies
The College for Creative Studies nurtures the creativity that is vital to the
enrichment of modern culture. The College educates visual artists and designers, knowledgeable in varied
fields, who will be leaders in creative professions that shape society and advance economic growth. The
College fosters students' resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, embrace their responsibilities as citizens
of diverse local and global communities, and learn throughout their lives. The College engages in community
service by offering opportunities for artistic development and opening career pathways to talented individuals
of all ages.
Toledo Museum of Art
Since their founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global
reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our
architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting,
the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art,
sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.