Introduction to Allen Park, Michigan
Allen Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area. About 29,376 people live in Allen Park.
Allen Park History
Allen Park was named after landholder Lewis Allen. The city is home to the Ford Motor Company, and has the world's largest tire, Uniroyal Tire. This 80 feet tall and 12 ton heavy tire was moved to Allen Park in 1966. Allen Park was on the Money Magazine's 2008's list of "America's Best Small Cities."
Allen Park and nearby Attractions
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Dearborn Historical Museum
- Detroit Waterworks
- Eastern Market
- Sexton And Kilfoil Drain
- Rosedale Park
Things To Do In Allen Park
Allen Park is near a number of historical sites and museums. Visitors can take a look at the Fox Theater Building, Fair Lane, and the Historic Fort Wayne, or travel to the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Dearborn Historical Museum. These places are perfect for those wishing to know the historical and cultural background of the city. The Detroit Waterworks is another popuklar location in Allen Park.
Allen Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Allen Park Higher Education
Residents of Allen Park can pursue higher education opportunities at Davenport University, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College, the University of Detroit Mercy, or the Henry Ford Community College.