Cue Up the QLine

Twelve stops connecting you to hundreds of things to see and do in The D.

The QLine is a circulating streetcar running 3.3 miles up and down Detroit’s Woodward Avenue. Many of the city’s main downtown attractions, museums, architectural gems, restaurants and shops can be found at every stop.   Here’s a quick guide to some of the sights to enjoy right off the QLine’s dozen stations.
Features

Art & Culture, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Outdoor, Shopping

Destinations

Downtown Detroit

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North End/New Center

Grand Boulevard Station

See the Fisher Building and Albert Kahn’s architectural genius at Cadillac Place. Head east on the boulevard and search out the building painted with a splash of pastel called the Illuminated Mural. Plus, the Motown Museum is just a mile away.

Amsterdam Street Station

Get off here and a few blocks away you’ll find yourself at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the birthplace of the Ford Model T.

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Midtown

Ferry Street + Warren Avenue Stations

Categorized as Detroit’s Cultural District stations, these stops put you a short distance from the Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Historical Museum as well as the city’s public library, museum of African-American history and science center. This is Wayne State University country.

 

DID YOU KNOW? / The QLine runs through Detroit’s downtown, Midtown and New Center areas, and the North End. 

 

Canfield Street Station

Detroit-centric shops, such as luxury goods manufacturer Shinola, are located near here as is the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (aka MOCAD). The sprawling Majestic Theatre is close by (home to Garden Bowl, the oldest continuously operating bowling alley in the country). You’ll also find breweries such as HopCat and Jolly Pumpkin, as well as Detroit’s famously yummy Avalon International Breads.

 

MLK Boulevard/Mack Avenue Station

Another stop in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. From here, it’s easy to get to the Bonstelle and Garden theaters as well as the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Detroit’s Whole Foods Market is in the vicinity.

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The District Detroit

Sproat Street/Adelaide Street Station

The Detroit District and its centerpiece Little Caesars Arena, where the Detroit Pistons now play basketball and Detroit Red Wings play hockey, is easily accessible from this station.

 

Montcalm Street Station

Fans of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions are also fans of this stop since it’s so close to Comerica Park and Ford Field. Fox Theatre ticketholders like this station, too. Also nearby is Hockeytown Café, a sports fan nirvana.

 

TIP: From many QLine stations, it’s an easy hop to the Detroit People Mover, an elevated light-rail system that can take you to other downtown locations away from Woodward Avenue.

 

Grand Circus Station

The stadiums for the Detroit Tigers and Lions are nearby, along with a mix of recreation and music-lover venues, including the Detroit Opera House. Grand Circus Park – be sure to admire the park’s sculptures, fountains and monuments – is this station’s namesake for obvious reasons.

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Downtown

Campus Martius Station

This stop gets you to the downtown centerpiece called Campus Martius Park. Plus, some of the best shopping along Woodward Avenue is close by, including the multilevel Nike Community Store. You’ve also got a short walk to Hard Rock Cafe and Detroit’s infamous battling Coney Islands, American and Lafayette.

 

TIP: Through Sept. 4, 2017, it’s free to ride the QLine. After that, you can purchase single, day, monthly or annual passes, ranging from $1.50 to $285.

 

Congress Street Station

The station closest to the Detroit riverfront.  Walk on over to Hart Plaza, and then make your way to the International RiverWalk. Nearby are the Joe Louis fist and Spirit of Detroit statues as well as architectural significant buildings, including the Guardian and Penobscot buildings as well as Minoru Yamasaki’s One Woodward Avenue.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208313-875-2264 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Ford Piquette Avenue Plant / Model T Automotive Heritage Complex
    461 Piquette Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-872-8759 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. The Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-833-7900 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-833-1805 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Detroit Public Library
    5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-481-1300 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 East Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-494-5800 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202313-577-8400 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Shinola
    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201313-285-2390 Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
    4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-832-6622 Highlight on map | More Details
  10. The Majestic Theatre
    4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-833-9700 Highlight on map | More Details
  11. Garden Bowl
    4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-833-9700 x20 Highlight on map | More Details
  12. HopCat Detroit
    4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-769-8828 Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Jolly Pumpkin
    441 W. Canfield St., Ste. 9, Detroit, MI 48201313-262-6115 Highlight on map | More Details
  14. Avalon International Breads
    422 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201313-832-0008 Highlight on map | More Details
  15. Bonstelle Theatre
    3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-577-2960 Highlight on map | More Details
  16. The Garden Theater
    3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-832-0888 Highlight on map | More Details
  17. Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
    3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-576-5100 Highlight on map | More Details
  18. Detroit Red Wings
    Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-349-5777 Highlight on map | More Details
  19. Detroit Tigers
    2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48201313-471-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
  20. Detroit Lions
    2000 Brush St., Ford Field, Detroit, MI 48226313-262-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
  21. Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-471-2283 Highlight on map | More Details
  22. Ford Field
    2000 Brush St., Ste. 200, Detroit, MI 48226313-262-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
  23. Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-965-9500 Highlight on map | More Details
  24. Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre
    1526 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-3500 Highlight on map | More Details
  25. Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0101 Highlight on map | More Details
  26. Nike Community Store - Detroit
    1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-3319 Highlight on map | More Details
  27. Hard Rock Cafe Detroit
    45 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-964-7625 Highlight on map | More Details
  28. American Coney Island
    114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-7758 Highlight on map | More Details
  29. Lafayette Coney Island
    118 W Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-964-8198 Highlight on map | More Details
  30. Hart Plaza
    1 Hart Plaza, Jefferson Avenue at Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226313-877-8057 Highlight on map | More Details
  31. Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-566-8200 Highlight on map | More Details