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Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour

Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour

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Detroit, United States
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Capture a different side of Detroit on this guided, 4-hour, small-group photography tour. This ‘urban exploration’ adventure visits the city’s abandoned schools, factories, warehouses, municipal buildings and theaters in search of the perfect picture. Get tips on composition, exposure and more from a freelance fine-art photographer whose specialties include urban landscapes and abandonment. Transportation from one location to the next is included.
  • Experience a photography tour in suburban Detroit
  • Visit abandoned buildings and more
  • Get tips on composition, exposure and more from a fine-art photographer
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience
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Bottled water
Driver/guide
Professional photographer guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

1814 Parker St, Detroit, MI 48214, USA

Departure Point: Things from Detroit Address: 1814 Parker St Detroit, MI 48214 Directions: Meet Inside Things from Detroit Gift Shop and sign in On the corner of Kercheval and Parker St is The Villages Marketplace where you can find coffee and bake goods.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to sign waiver for yourself
  • A liability waiver will be required for signature to take part in this tour
  • Dress appropriately (layers, boots, etc.)
  • Bring a flashlight or use your cell phone light
  • Restrooms are provided at the start and conclusion of the tour
  • No open toe/sole shoes (rough terrain of bricks, glass, and debris my be encountered)
  • Photographers should consider a tripod and wide angle lens
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Motor City Photography Workshops

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Starting point is in a safe neighborhood, parking is no problem." See review

Reviews

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101 Reviews

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chefdc13
, Jul 2019
Can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this. Jessie and Tom are great hosts and a wealth of knowledge about buildings we visited as well as Detroit in general.
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Best Access to Detroit’s underbelly.
Jeffrey G
, Jun 2019
The tour was fantastic. The best part is participants get to wander at will through massive sites. Very intense, often depressing, but too real....Hope this continues!
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Great Tour
Nomad37739514607
, Jun 2019
Perfect for everybody who wants to see the typical abandoned buildings, like the Chrysler factory, churches and schools. Jesse and his driver were very friendly and told us a lot about Detroit.
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Couldn't be better
Tourist633000
, May 2019
Jesse and his driver Tom are extremely friendly and knowledgable people, making for a tour full of insights. Starting point is in a safe neighborhood, parking is no problem.
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Excellent tour for anyone who loves Urban Exploring
Camper784935
, Apr 2019
Out of many tours I've been on, this has to be one of the best. I enjoy Urban Exploration photography quite a lot but have not been to Detroit.. that being said, the tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and knew his stuff in regards to history in Detroit as well as photography. He knew some excellent locations and the itinerary was well planned. If I had the chance to, I would even say I'd do this tour again.
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Real people with something to say and show.
steve j
, Sep 2018
This tour is a gentle but intellectual look at the grittier side of Detroit. It’s thoughtfully put together by people who love and respect Detroit. It’s different, it’s exciting and you learn a lot from all you see and feel. You can’t help but love Detroit too when your intro comes from a tour like this. Highly recommended.....
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Detroit urban photo tour
abcreations2
, Jul 2018
This was a great tour, Jesse had a lot of history to tell. We had a lot of time to explore the buildings. It didn’t feel like a tour, felt like you were exploring with friends. Thanks for the wonderful tour!
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Had a great tour. Love that it was a...
TimC
, Apr 2018
Had a great tour. Love that it was a smaller group of 8. We visited 5 sites 2 were next to each other. I got some great photos and a small history lesson from our tour guide as well. The tour kept a good pace, and our guide gave us plenty of time to explore the areas on our own.
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Excellent guide. Told us a lot about...
Patricia P
, Dec 2017
Excellent guide. Told us a lot about the history of the buildings we were visiting. Great experience.
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I loved the information and the...
Theresa C
, Sep 2017
I loved the information and the locations were awesome. It was a great adventure. The only downside was that water was not provided as promised and the air conditioned coach was a small school bus with blowing air. This could have been overlooked if it hadn't been so hot. That being said I would take this trip again.
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