Detroit is a massive city. It covers over 139 square miles, but only two of these count as the downtown ... More info ›
Detroit is a massive city. It covers over 139 square miles, but only two of these count as the downtown. This makes our rarely enjoyed, super cheap and mostly useless People Mover a great way to learn about the rich history of Detroit.
The People Mover is a driverless, fully-automated, rapid transit system that travels a 2.9-mile, one-way loop through the heart of the city. The total round trip journey is only 14 minutes long and the ride will only cost you 75 cents a person.
There are 13 stations on the loop. If something at one of them catches your fancy, feel free to hop off and explore the area, and then get back on the People Mover when you’re ready. This audio tour will pick back up when you board the People Mover again, or you can end the tour and then restart it by selecting Resume.
The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Detroit Downtown, Detroit, MI
The busy Downtown district centers on Woodward Avenue, lined with indie and chain stores. Campus Martius Park brims with food trucks, plus a man-made beach in summer and an ice rink in winter. Comerica Park is home to the Detroit Tigers baseball team, while the ornate Fox Theatre puts on concerts and musicals. Cocktail lounges, dive bars, high-end steakhouses, and low-key lunch spots are scattered throughout.
Pass By: Greektown, Monroe Street, Detroit, MI
Greektown, as the name implies, is the traditional center of Detroit's Greek community. The Greektown historic district is one of the last Victorian-era commercial streetscapes in Detroit.
Pass By: GM Renaissance Center, Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
Detroiters call this building complex The Ren Cen. It’s the tallest building in Michigan. It's a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers which opened in 1977.
Pass By: TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
Cobo Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall, is Detroit's biggest convention center, attracting three quarters of a million people a year. It was named after Albert Cobo, who was mayor of Detroit from 1950 to 1957.
Pass By: Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
The Joe Louis Arena is a multi-purpose arena that is slated for demolition. The arena is the former home of the Detroit Red Wings Hockey team who completed their last season here in 2017.
Pass By: Grand Circus Park, Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
The Grand Circus Park Station is one of the busiest stops for the People Mover. The park is in a two acre half moon shape that links the city's financial district to the theater district. It was built in 1850 as part of the city’s northward expansion.
Pass By: Cadillac Square, Campus Martius Park, Detroit, MI
Cadillac Center People Mover Station takes its name from Cadillac Square, which is adjacent to it. The stone building with square columns is the Skillman branch of the Detroit Public Library.
Pass By: Bricktown, Detroit, MI
Bricktown separates the Renaissance Center from Greektown. It is home to St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, the oldest standing church in Detroit.