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Detroit Riverfront: Past, Present & Future Socially Distant Walking Tour

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Cullen Plaza

1340 Atwater Street

Detroit, MI 48207

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The Detroit RiverWalk is one of the city’s (and nation's) greatest public spaces and is operated by the Riverfront Conservancy.

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The Riverfront Walking Tour series is generously sponsored by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

Detroit Riverfront: Past, Present and Future Tour

Detroit’s award-winning RiverWalk features multiple parks and green spaces connected by a scenic promenade along the Detroit River. On this walking tour you’ll get to take a stroll along the RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut as you learn about the riverfront’s integral role in the region’s history, the amazing spaces and programs that exist today, and the incredible future plans for what USA Today calls, the Best Riverwalk in the U.S.

Whether you’ve been in Detroit a day or a lifetime this tour will give you a better understanding of the riverfront's past, present and future.

Highlights include:

  • Cullen Plaza
  • Milliken State Park
  • Dequindre Cut
  • Valade Park

Total Walking Distance = ~1.3 miles

Tour begins at Cullen Plaza at the concrete ground map near the carousel and ends at Robert C Valade Park.Tour begins promptly at the start time. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at Cullen Plaza. Parking available at Cullen Plaza and on the streets adjacent to it.

REGISTERING: Our tour tickets are donation-based to support our non-profit mission; however, please contact us at hello@detroitexperiencefactory.org if you are unable to pay.

If RSVPing for more than 1 person, please register 1 donation ticket and each additional person under "Additional Tickets if RSVPing for more than 1 person"

ENCOURAGED: Masks are encouraged for non-COVID vaccinated participants.

CHECK-IN: The tour begins promptly at starting time, please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of the tour and check in with your guide who will be wearing a blue Detroit Experience Factory t-shirt or scarf.

TICKETING: No need to print your ticket. Arrive a few minutes early to check-in and give the guide your name. That's it! If your plans change and you can't make it, please cancel your booking to open up your spot to another participant.

Have a group of 10 or more? Try booking a custom tour or contact our office at 313.962.4590 for accommodations. Children ages 5 and under are welcome free of charge when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information, visit our FAQ: detroitexperiencefactory.org/faq

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Cullen Plaza

1340 Atwater Street

Detroit, MI 48207

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Detroit Experience Factory is a nonprofit that uses immersive storytelling to educate locals and visitors about Detroit's people, places and projects. DXF has taken more than 130,000 people on experiential tours of Detroit since we were founded in 2006.

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