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Quick Facts
Designation: Automobile National Heritage Area
Designation: Michigan Heritage Route
Designation: Nominated for National Scenic Byway
Fees: No fees for public sites.
Length, One-Way: 28 Miles (46.67 Kilometers)
Time: 5 hours minimum

General Information

Description - Welcome to Detroit's main drag...Woodward Avenue. Stretching out from the base of Detroit at the Detroit River, Woodward follows the pathway of growth from the heart of the City. Lined with history, cultural institutions, and beautiful architecture, Woodward Avenue travels through downtown Detroit, the Boston Edison neighborhood, past Highland Park, the Detroit Zoo, the delightful City of Birmingham, the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills and onto the City of Pontiac. Woodward Avenue includes both landmarks of the past and monuments to the future. From the Freedom Fireworks Display on the Detroit River, the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, to the phenomenal Woodward Dream Cruise, it's as if this street was meant to blend memories with the future.

Attractions - The Woodward Avenue (M-1) is known for it's Cultural, Historical and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Woodward Ave. is also known as M-1, a state route beginning in the Detroit central business district and running linearly northwest to Pontiac. Woodward is easily accessed from I-75, I-94, I-96, I-696, M-59 and many other state routes. Visitors from Ontario, Canada, can also get to Woodward from Windsor via the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel.

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Additional Information:
Michigan Scenic Byways - Michigan's byways which are described here include a National Scenic Byway nominee, two state designated byways and three National Forest designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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