Visit Historic Detroit in your Rental Car
If you’re flying into Detroit Metropolitan Airport, get ready to visit the beautiful state of Michigan.
Detroit Music History
Detroit is Michigan’s’ largest city and the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at the legendary music studio Hitsville U.S.A. The name itself is a combination of motor and town. Motown Records had 79 Top Ten records between 1960 and 1969!
Be sure to leave at least a full day to drive and visit the amazing Greenfield Village complex at the Henry Ford Museum -- one of the top attractions in Michigan. Entering Greenfield Village is like stepping into an 80-acre time machine where you are taken back to America’s past, with 83 authentic historic buildings - from Noah Webster’s home, where he wrote the first American dictionary, to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, to the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
Another great attraction is the Detroit Institute of Detroit, located downtown, featuring one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet. Last renovated in 2007, the DIA collection is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States.
Driving Around the Motor City
You can reserve a four door sedan, a luxurious SUV, or a sporty two seater. Thrifty will get you out on the road quickly, and offer any additional assistance you might need to help you motor around the city and surrounding area.