HISTORIC. DIVERSE. DRIVEN. Spanning east and west of Detroit’s downtown, this large region is rich with the character of African- and Arab-Americans as well as neighborhoods infused with Mexican, Polish and Italian heritage. Experience culture and community in vibrant Southwest Detroit and on the city’s Historic Avenue of Fashion. In Dearborn, dive into The Henry Ford — the nation’s foremost museum dedicated to ideas and innovation. Middle Eastern dining, the rolling hills of Hines Drive and the thriving downtowns of Wyandotte and the Grosse Pointes are must-sees and -dos.


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Multilevel malls abound with famous-name anchor stores, indoor eateries and attached movie theaters can be found here. Quaint downtowns in Wyandotte, Grosse Pointe and Dearborn have storefronts with those one-of-a-kind gifts.

Food & Drink

Middle Eastern food reigns supreme in this district, and hidden in Dearborn is one of the best burgers in metro Detroit. While cities such as Canton offer every chain restaurant within short distances of each other, smaller communities in the Grosse Pointes have a variety of more singular fine dining and mom-and-pop eats.

Places to Stay

The Wayne County  has a wide selection of award-winning accommodations that range from historic and Victorian to the straightforward, familiar and trusted. Many of this district’s hotels, more than 60, are within approximately a 10-mile radius of Detroit Metro Airport.


Metro Detroit offers nonstop flights to 150 destinations in the world. And once on the ground, the area is known for having one of the most efficient road systems around. When in the city, travel the QLine from downtown up to Midtown.

Things To Do

The Henry Ford, one of America’s premier historical attractions, lives in this district as does the area’s only surviving drive-in. Visit a museum solely dedicated to Arab-Americans, and enjoy waterfront views and quaint downtowns in cities such as Wyandotte, Trenton and Belleville.

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Things You Should Know

Do you still have questions about Wayne? We’ve got you covered!

As of 2020, the population of Wayne County is 1,793,561.

Detroit is in Wayne County. Detroit is about 8 miles from Dearborn, 15 miles from Wyandotte, 20 miles from Trenton and Livonia, and just about 30 miles from Plymouth, Canton, and Northville.

I-75 runs through the Downriver communities, then through the southwest-side neighborhoods of Detroit and serves as the northern border of Downtown Detroit as the Fisher Freeway. I-94 runs east–west through the central parts of Wayne County. Most of 1-275 is in Wayne County. The Detroit Metro Airport is located in Wayne County.

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