Detroit’s Best Budget-Friendly Attractions

Originally published at Doorsteps.
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It can be tough to imagine that it’s possible to spend a day in a busy metropolis like Detroit, without dropping a lot of money. However, not everything costs as much as a Tiger’s game or a dinner at Coach Insignia. In fact, you can have a long, busy day in the city on a small budget or even for free! Here are some of Detroit’s best free and low-cost attractions that you can enjoy when you’re in between paychecks.

Detroit Institute of Arts (Midtown)

Make sure you change your address when you move to Detroit, because any resident of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County can attend the museum for free. Any adult who doesn’t live in the tri-county areas can visit for $12.50. The DIA has one of the largest art collections in the country, with approximately 65,000 pieces on display, and a collection ranking among the top six museums. Enjoy a latte in the Rivera Court, overlooked by “Detroit Industry, or Man and Machine,” an enormous mural painted by Diego Rivera in 1932. No matter what style of art you prefer, there will be plenty of pieces that catch your eye at the DIA.

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