• Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 75.00 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour

Discover Detroit

Customer Reviews

Patricia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent guide. Told us a lot about the history of the buildings we were visiting. Great experience.

Jacqueline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour.

Ron Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Access to these sights gave us insights!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Took the tour with Jesse and what was slated as a 4.5 hour tour turned into a 6.5 hour with a couple of side trips thrown in at no extra charge. Jesse is very personable and seemed to know the parts of the city he took us to very well. For someone who grew up in Detroit and moved away, this trip took me to places that even I hadn't visited before. If you're into urban ruins and the air of yesteryear, then this trip is for you. Make sure you follow the tour recommendations regarding apparel and if you have respiratory issues, a mask would also be beneficial.

Venugopal J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Highly recommended for anyone who's visiting Detroit or already staying here. This tour checks all the boxes you would expect if you are looking to explore Detroit and it's history. Jesse was really informative and patient about the photographers me included taking time to click every photo meticulously.
I would take this tour again to some different spots.

Greg D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour. Jesse was very informative in the history of the sites we viewed.

Doris R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our group of 4 grew up around Detroit about 50 years ago! We loved the tour and got to see a lot of Detroit's character in its continuing comeback to prosperity. Our thanks to the host and tour guide!

Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour is a must for anyone wishing to do some urban exploration in Detroit. Jesse is an awesome tour guide he is very knowledgeable and is a great guy. He was accommodating to the interests of the group and made everyone feel comfortable on the tour. We went to 5 or 6 spots and were given plenty of time to explore and take pictures. I would definitely recommend this tour and I hope to do it again! before they start turning these sites into loft apartments.

Dimitar D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

It was a great experience!

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This trip was awesome! Although advertised for for about three hours, this tour continued for 4.5 hours! We had to leave early to meet another appointment. This trip was everything as advertised. The guide was very knowledgeable and allowed much time for exploration and photographs.

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