Art, History, and Oddities of the Detroit People Mover
The Detroit People Mover is our mostly useless, rarely enjoyed, and affordably cheap public transit system in downtown Detroit. Providing 2,413,414 rides in 2015 it hides secrets, fantastic art, heritage sites, and even a three-hundred-year-old artifact throughout its 2.9-mile loop. The People Mover is a driverless, fully-automated, rapid transit system that travels a one-way loop through the heart of the City. The total round trip time is only 14 minutes- so let’s be honest- you’re not traveling that far but the amount you’ll learn will leave you shocked, awed, and happily proclaiming “all hail the DPM”. On this two hour tour, you’ll see millions of dollars of artwork that was included in the 13 stations after one woman’s successful quest to save Detroit from cookie cutter identical stations. You’ll learn why the train runs clockwise, see the man who has spent the last three decades reading the exact same paper, and finally, understand why Detroit has its very own Times Square. We hope you’ll come along and leave with a whole new appreciation for the historic Detroit People Mover.
This tour leaves promptly at 12:15 pm from the Greektown People Mover Station. The station can be accessed through Greektown Casino taking advantage of their free secured parking. Please meet OUTSIDE the turnstiles where our guides will provide you with your token to ride. At the end of the tour we will return you back to the same station. Children are welcome on this tour, however all guests should be able to walk, climb stairs, stand for half an hour stretches, and generally be awesome.