Enjoy Behind-the-Scenes Tours at These Detroit Attractions

See architecture, operations, and backstage secrets on these behind-the-scenes tours in Detroit.

You have probably cheered on the Tigers at the stadium or attended a concert at a local performing arts venue near Fairlane Woods Apartments. But have you ever gone behind the scenes to learn fascinating facts and see places generally off-limits to the public? If this sounds like fun to you, check out Detroit’s top behind-the-scenes tours.

Comerica Park 

With a Ferris wheel, carousel, and giant water feature, it’s no wonder that Comerica Park is one of baseball’s most unique stadiums. It also features one of the largest MLB scoreboards and concourses that are among the most generous of any facility.

You can sign up for a public tour of the stadium June through September. You can find tickets at the box office on Tuesdays and Fridays. Enjoy a tour on either a game day or when the stadium is empty. The friendly guide will discuss the stadium’s history. Also, you can see the home dugout, the visiting clubhouse, and the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame.

Fox Theatre 

Known as Detroit’s crown jewel, the Fox Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. Today’s you can find it listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it plays host to music’s top performers and touring Broadway productions.

The behind-the-scenes tour offers a 45-minute adventure that highlights the theater’s beauty and extravagant architectural design. Also, the guide will share fascinating stories about Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and other celebrities who have graced the stage.

Detroit Opera House 

Nestled on the corner of Broadway and Madison, the Detroit Opera House dates back to 1922. Originally, it opened as the fifth largest theater in the world. The architects designed it in the Italian Renaissance style. Also, it was the first in a series of palatial vaudeville and movie picture houses in the Grand Circus Park area.

The Detroit House Ambassadors offer fascinating tours where they share the history of the opera house and its restoration. Your tour might also coincide with weekday morning dress rehearsals. However, each tour must be scheduled one month in advance.

Get more behind-the-scenes insight by learning how to blow glass at the Glass Academy. If you would like to call Fairlane Woods Apartments home, please contact our leasing staff. They would love to show you firsthand all our vibrant community has to offer. 

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