Belle Isle Detroit - Free Things to do in Detroit

Free Activities for Your Family on Belle Isle #visitDetroit

Belle Isle is a hidden gem right off of Jefferson downtown Detroit. Not only does it offer you one of the best views of the city skyline without heading over to Canada, but it can be an educational outing for the whole family – at an affordable price.

Once you cross the bridge onto Belle Isle you will have to pay the $3 per vehicle entrance charge for the state park, that is unless you have one of the recreation passports on your license plate. Besides the views, the park offers a variety of museums and activities that are free or have minimal cost.

After a drive around, a family picnic and enjoying the free museums and spots around the park take a few minutes to find some unique artwork and bridges hidden throughout the island. From a statue dedicated to Dante, military generals and more – the island is filled with history of the city, its inhabitants and a great place to kick back and relax.

BELLE ISLE AQUARIUM

Open Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

3 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Operated by Belle Isle Conservancy

Click HERE for more info

ANNA SCRIPPS WHITCOMB CONSERVATORY

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Click HERE for more info

DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM

Open Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

100 Strand Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

Click HERE for more info

BELLE ISLE NATURE CENTER

Open Wed. – Sun., 10 am – 4 pm from November thru March

Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from April – October

176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit, MI 48207

Click HERE for more info

JAMES SCOTT MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

Runs 7 days a week, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

June 11 – September 18

Sunset & Fountain Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

Click HERE for more info

GIANT SLIDE

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

June 8 – Labor Day

Central & Inselruhe Aves, Detroit, MI 48207

Operated by Riverside Kayak, $1 per ride

Click HERE for more info

BELLE ISLE BEACH

Runs 7 days a week, 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Memorial Day to Labor Day

7845 Riverbank Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

Click HERE for more info

SUNSET POINT

Open 7 days a week, 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunset Drive, Detroit, MI 48207

Click HERE for more info

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Becky

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Becky is an interior designer, an adjunct professor, a foodie, a product reviewer and a gluten free blogger in Detroit, Michigan. Week99er is a family friendly site featuring products, events and recipes for your family. Contact her at [email protected]

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