Discover the Riverfront (In Photos)

When was the last time you took a walk down the Riverfront? If it’s been a while now’s the time to take a stroll and discover something new. The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) hosts a variety of experiential tours of the city and Discover the Riverfront is one of them. This walking tour is perfect for the budding photographer or Instagram pro as it stops at some of the most beautiful spots in Detroit. The GMRENCEN overlooks the Detroit River and the view can be breathtaking.  If you think you know everything there is to know about Detroit, think again. DXF will share some fun facts along the way that will surprise even the biggest Detroit history buff. If you haven’t had a chance to take the tour, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and unlock some amazing city treasures. Here are some highlights from the tour:

Did you know that Canada has a statue similar to this one on the other side of the river?

Gateway to Freedom Statue on Detroit Riverfront
The Gateway to Freedom Statue

The DXF tour guides share great historical facts about the statues, monuments and art installations that line the riverfront.

Discover details about Detroit landmarks and architecture including the Guardian Building and Hart Plaza.

Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain at Hart Plaza
Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain at Hart Plaza

We see these buildings all the time in photos and articles but the history behind them will blow your mind!

Learn more about the nature surrounding the Riverfront.

GMRENCEN from park

You can go on a nature walk right on the riverfront and walk through Michigan’s first urban state park.

Impress your friends with all of your newfound knowledge about Detroit.

Landing of Cadillac
Landing of Cadillac

Take in some beautiful scenery.

Views of the GMRENCEN

Snap photos of Michigan’s tallest building.


Play #ISpyGMRC and share your photos of the GMRENCEN with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

These free tours are every Tuesday through October starting at noon. So, grab your walking shoes and a camera and sign up today!

Have you been on a tour of the riverfront? What did you learn? Let us know in the comment section!