Dearborn: A Great Tourist Destination Worth the Trip!
There is lots to see and do in the region before or after attending our annual depression glass show. From dining and nightlife to antiques and museums, Dearborn and the metro Detroit region has it all. Spend a long weekend in the area and take in the glass show and a few other attractions.
The Henry Ford Museum
Explore fascinating exhibits that tell the history of American life including “Your Place in Time”. View transportation exhibits, the Rosa Parks bus, the chair where Lincoln was assassinated, jewelry, clocks, furniture and more. Glimpse the Henry Ford Museum glass collection here.
Enjoy this amazing outdoor museum featuring historic buildings of famous Americans including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park complex, the Wright Brother’s homestead and bicycle shop, the Heinze house, Lincoln’s courthouse, Henry Ford’s birthplace and more. Watch glassblowers demonstrate their craft daily; learn more about their glass artisans here.
Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Dearborn is the hometown of Henry Ford and world headquarters of the Ford Motor Company. Complete your visit by experiencing the town’s automotive heritage at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, including exhibits, interactive theaters, an observation deck tour of the world’s largest living roof and a walk through the assembly plant factory where F-150 trucks are produced.
Dearborn Historical Museum
There’s more to Dearborn than automotive history! Visit the Dearborn Historical Museum, featuring the McFadden-Ross House where the story of Dearborn’s first settlers and the area’s early brick making industry are shared, as well as the Commandant’s Quarters that was a significant building in the former Detroit Arsenal and now displays period furnishings.
Find More Glass in Dearborn!
22630 Michigan Avenue; Dearborn
Look for more glass finds and other antique treasures at this West Dearborn antique mall, packed with a variety of vintage goods.
Retro Image Antiques
14246 Michigan Avenue; Dearborn
Just a short distance down Michigan Ave., this shop is full of estate sale finds, making it a great place to explore.
Best Picks for Regional Antiques!
Plaza Antique Mall
2621 Dix Highway; Lincoln Park
70 dealers a short drive down the Southfield Freeway (M39) from the glass show.
Knightsbridge Antique Mall
Find more than 200 dealers under one roof with a large selection of antiques and collectibles, about 30 minutes from Dearborn, in Northville.
Town and Country Antiques Mall
Find glassware and more at this shop located about 25 minutes from Dearborn, in Livonia.
Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall
30 minutes west of Dearborn in Livonia. 24,000 square feet – half antiques and half crafts.
Livingston Antique Outlet
Located less than an hour from Dearborn in Howell, this antique mall features over 32,000 square feet of shopping and 200+ dealers. It is the largest antique mall in Michigan.
Enjoy Some Downtime, Downtown!
Area freeways make it a short 20-minute drive to downtown Detroit to enjoy the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, theaters, nightlife and the famous Eastern Market.
Gaming in Detroit and Canada
Motor City, MGM and the Greektown casinos in Detroit, plus Caesars Windsor in Canada, provide great gaming just a short distance from Dearborn.
Cross the Border
There’s two ways to cross the International border into Canada from Detroit, via bridge or tunnel, both leading to dining, shopping, nightlife and more.
While in Windsor, your can visit Little Italy where you will find lots of Italian shops, restaurants and bakeries.
Dining in Dearborn: Delicious!
Senate Coney Island
We take Coney’s seriously in Michigan, so take a quick break from the glass show to this convenient retreat just a mile down Greenfield Rd. and then head right back for more shopping fun.
For a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner with friendly service, reasonable prices and a broad selection of menu items.
Dearborn is packed with amazing Mediterranean cuisine restaurants, including this popular favorite in downtown West Dearborn.
Locals consider this to be the best pizza in town.
The best hamburgers in town since 1941. All they serve are burgers, fries, and drinks…but with burgers so good, what else do you need? Cash only!
Dearborn’s first (and currently only) microbrewery! Food is not served here, but can be brought in from other local restaurants.
Find fine dining at the historic Dearborn Inn at “Edison’s” restaurant which serves traditional fare or gather with friends at the “Ten Eyck Tavern” for lite fare and beverages.
Upscale Italian dining.
Have a taste for Thai? Oh, my, my, my! This is one of Dearborn best kept secrets for fabulous Thai food in a casual setting.
Offers a dizzying array of pastries and baked goods from traditional French to Middle Eastern delights.
Hospitality Comes First!
The Dearborn Inn a Marriott Hotel
Built in 1931 by Albert Kahn for Henry Ford; rich history providing superb accommodations.
MDGS member Jennifer Ganem wrote a book about this historic hotel. Pick up a copy at the gift shop!
5200 Mercury Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126
Edward Village – Michigan (formerly Hyatt Regency)
Built in a postmodern architectural style by renowned architect Charles Luckman.
600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126
Best Western Greenfield Inn
Offers distinctive Victorian architecture.
5200 Mercury Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126
A straight shot down Michigan Avenue to the glass show.
20061 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48124
Extended Stay America
260 Town Center Drive; Dearborn MI 48126
Holiday Inn Express Dearborn/Allen Park
Minutes away from the glass show, and across the street from a large shopping complex.
3600 Enterprise Drive, Allen Park MI 48101
There are many other hotel options in the city and surrounding area. Check your favorite hotel franchise or discount booking website.
Getting Here is Easy!
Easy Access to Dearborn
Dearborn is only an hour from the Ohio border, 30 minutes from the Canadian border, 20 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport and is easy to access from I-75, I-94, M-39, US 24 and US 12.
Dearborn’s Amtrak station is just a few minute walk across the parking lot from the glass show making it easy to take the train in and out of town on the same day from Chicago, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor or other Westward line destinations.
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
Land at Detroit Metro Airport and be to the glass show via car in under 30 minutes; check with area hotels for shuttle service schedules, too.