Belle Isle Park has been a favorite retreat for Detroiters for over 120 years. Whether you're a visitor or a local, you'll learn a lot about the history, cultural attractions, art, and recreational opportunities that abound there. Narrated by Detroit radio veteran Dick Shafran, "Exploring Detroit's Belle Isle" informs you on all major points of interest on the island:
- 18 sculptures and monuments, including its world-class fountain
- 12 historical buildings and structures of architectural interest
- 6 historically significant locales
- 4 indoor cultural attractions
- and much more
The full-featured app employs GPS and helpful audio cues to guide you to over 40 points where narrations automatically provide details. This 2.5-hour guide is a combination car and walking exploration. Biking the 9.5-mile route is an excellent option, too! Explore it all or pick and choose. It's up to you!
For the best experience, download the app and visit the park in person. If you just can't make it to the park anytime soon, use this button to check out the web version.
izi.TRAVEL gives you access to hundreds of free guided audio tours throughout the U.S. and around the world. To get Exploring Detroit's Belle Isle, just download and open the app on your mobile device, then search for "Detroit."
You can also choose Free Walking Mode from the menu to see a subset of our Belle Isle sites presented on a map (minus navigational guidance).
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Audio-D's mission is to help you explore the history, art, and architecture of our favorite city, Detroit, Michigan. As the D morphs into a vibrant 21st Century version of its former self, the old stories become ever more important. Understanding and taking pride in the heritage of this great town and its inhabitants is one spark that helps keep the pistons churning toward new and lofty goals. Sharing these stories with our fellow citizens and the rest of the world is our little contribution to that effort.
Doing it for the love of the D! Exploring Detroit's Belle Isle mobile audio guide is free for personal use and there are no ads within the tour. Please note, however, that the guide is copyrighted and no permission is granted for commercial use or incorporation in any other works.
Audio production services provided through our friends at SuperVO.com.
*Exploring Detroit's Belle Isle is not affiliated with the State of Michigan or any authority that manages Belle Isle State Park. Audio-D is not affiliated with izi.TRAVEL except that we make great guides that display in their awesome platform.