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Water can be an interesting element when it comes to art – or it can just be plain old fun to splash around in. Explore some of metro Detroit’s largest and most interesting water-centric displays. Many have interesting back stories of their own.
James Scott Memorial Fountain, Detroit
Who is James Scott? A Belle Isle landmark of white marble designed by architect Cass Gilbert and sculptor Herbert Adams. A fascinating story of ego and fortune helped build this beauty years ago. (DD)
The Orpheus Fountain, Bloomfield Hills
Carl Milles’ masterpiece, The Orpheus Fountain, is on the grounds of the Cranbrook Art Museum. Spend a few moments studying the fountain’s ethereal nine bronze figures and their graceful poses. (O)
RiverWalk Fountain, Detroit
There’s no better place to splash around and cool off on a steamy summer afternoon than the Detroit RiverWalk Fountain. (DD)
Horace E. Dodge and Son Fountain, Detroit
When you walk Detroit’s Hart Plaza and feel that refreshing cool mist, take a closer look at the water’s source. The plaza’s centerpiece fountain is an Isamu Noguchi original. (DD)
Horace Rackham Memorial Fountain, Royal Oak
This Carrado Parducci original lives among the beasts and birds in the Detroit Zoo. Happy bear statues in the water. (O)
Detroit Metro Airport Fountain, Romulus
Watch the water dance and arc in this animated fountain located in Detroit Metro Airport’s McNamara Terminal. (DW)
The Woodward Fountain at Campus Martius Park, Detroit
A centerpiece of the park, this fountain can shoot water up to 10 stories in the air. In the winter, it becomes the base of the city’s majestic Christmas tree. (DD)
Water feature at Compuware World Headquarters, Detroit
The world’s largest indoor, hanging water feature, this 14-stories-tall beauty also features colorful glass kites suspended in air. (DD)
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Book a dinner cruise or go for a late-night moonlight party aboard the Detroit Princess. The five-story riverboat is back in action for the season.
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