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.

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


Downtown Detroit



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

Stop here for lunch at Z’s Villa or Detroit’s Mediterranean favorite, Bucharest Grill. Their shawarmas are so big, you might want to share.

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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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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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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 few steps to Texas de Brazil 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

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    Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
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    Bucharest Grill - Midtown
    110 Piquette Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Detroit Public Library
    5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202
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    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
    4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Majestic Theatre
    4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Garden Bowl
    4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-833-9700 x20
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    Jolly Pumpkin
    441 W. Canfield St., Ste. 9, Detroit, MI 48201
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    Avalon International Breads
    422 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Bonstelle Theatre
    3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Garden Theater
    3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Red Wings
    Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Tigers
    2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48202
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    Detroit Lions
    2000 Brush St., Ford Field, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Ford Field
    2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre
    1526 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Nike Community Store - Detroit
    1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    American Coney Island
    114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Lafayette Coney Island
    118 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Hart Plaza
    1 Hart Plaza, Jefferson Avenue at Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207