Tips for Attending the 2019 North American International Auto Show

Modified: February 04, 2019 | Photos by Bill Bowen

Car enthusiasts, mark your calendars: the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be open to the public Jan. 19–22. The show gives you the opportunity to see the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. But really, you can sit in your dream car and even take a selfie in it. #Goals.

Make your visit a smooth ride with these tips:

  • The show is held at Cobo Center, which within walking distance to downtown hotels, restaurants and entertainment districts. Cobo even has a Detroit People Mover station to help you get around. Check out the Detroit People Mover route before you hop on.
  • Parking is available on the Cobo Roof Deck, Congress Street Garage and Millennium Garage. There are smaller lots in the area, but you’ll need to have cash on hand to pay. Avoid the crowds by parking farther away and riding the People Mover.

 

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  • Tickets to enter the show are $14 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 or older) and $7 for children (ages 7-12) and are available at the door. Kids 6 and younger are free with a parent or guardian. Adult tickets can also be purchased online. Group tickets (30 or more) are available at a discounted rate of $9 per ticket.
  • NAIAS is where you’ll find your next ride. Unlike in a dealership, on the show floor, you can physically do side-by-side comparisons of vehicles from various manufacturers. And of course, take all the pictures you want to stare at while deciding on your next set of wheels.
  • Family Day is Jan. 21 and delivers a fun-filled lineup of celebrities and activities planned for the day in the Cobo Atrium.

 

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  • The Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan makes a pit stop at the NAIAS on Jan. 25. Tigs fans will have the chance to see some of the their favorite players and even Tigers mascot Paws when the team stops by the Chevrolet Display.

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    Cobo Center
    1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-877-8777
  2. 2
    Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
    535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-224-2160
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    Detroit Tigers
    2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48202
    313-471-2000