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Best Museums For Dates In Detroit

What better place to take a date than a museum? There are a multitude of cultural institutions in Detroit, making the hardest part narrowing down which museum would render the perfect date. Take a look below, because we have made it easier for you by choosing the hands-down best spots to take your sweetheart for a great time out.
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3323

The Cranbrook Art Museum displays an extensive collection of contemporary art. The museum features a permanent selection of work, created by esteemed artists. There is also an evolving collection of work from sculptors, photographers, illustrators and painters. Get lost in the pieces and discuss the concepts the artists are conveying through their work with your date, who will no doubt be impressed by your insight. To wrap up your date in a memorable way, end with a stroll at the Cranbrook House and Gardens, just a hop, skip and a jump from the museum.Related: 5 Great Ideas For The Perfect Summertime Date

Motown Museum 
2648 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 875-2264

Take your sweetheart to Hitsville USA – the place where it all went down. Extraordinary musicians recorded in Studio A, helping to shape the music culture of Detroit and bestowing the Motown Sound upon the city. Step through the doors of the unassuming house, turned recording studio, which since 1985 has been transformed into an historical museum. See where a laundry list of iconic groups and solo artists recorded the hits that are still played continuously today. Walk through Studio A, impeccably preserved to look as it did once upon a time. Catch a glimpse into Berry Gordy's apartment, which is located on site. Gordy is the founder of the Motown record label. Check out the well-preserved costumes and archives which depict an era that has remained popular throughout time.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-7900

With its exceptional collection of permanent work and its evolving display of special exhibitions, the Detroit institute of Arts is the place to take someone special for an afternoon date. View infamous works by notable artists and meander through Rivera Court. Check out the highly regarded exhibits that feature a variety of limited-engagement collections including animation, a Samurai exhibit and the portraiture of photographer Bruce Weber. Get daring and take her for a night on the town, starting with Friday Night Live!, an evening of special programming that includes musical performances, guided tours and drawings in the galleries. Schedule an award-winning date by linking arms and showing your sweetheart the way to the lovely museum cafe. Score extra points while strolling through on a Sunday afternoon – the sounds of the piano are sure to bring some romance into the air, and most likely, lead your date right into your arms.

Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-2266

The Arab American Museum offers guests a stunning display of Arab American culture. This institution is known as the premier museum to find the history and culture of Arab Americans. Your date will be in awe of the magnificent displays of art and meticulously designed pieces, including photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings by illustrious artists. There are different areas devoted to the sciences, mathematics and civilization, as well as an expansive area that focuses on the Arab experience in the United States. The opulent architecture of the building itself is an awesome sight to behold, from the grand ceiling to the detailed walls.

4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is an expansive space, perfect for meandering around while getting to know your date on a deeper level. Walk through the gallery, which features up-and-coming artists from near and far. Work displayed ranges from conceptual art to painting, and everything in between. MOCAD offers an endless array of different programming. An endless series of events are offered, including lectures and discussions led by leaders in their respective fields to music performances, film showings and multi-media presentations. Swing by the cafe and grab an espresso to score extra points with your date; this gesture will not slip by unnoticed.Related: Nerdy Night: Best Events For Geeks In Detroit

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and

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