Introduction to Wyandotte, Michigan
Wyandotte, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area. There are an estimated 28,006 people in Wyandotte.
Wyandotte was initially a village for the Native American tribe, Wyandot. In fact, the community received its name from this tribe. At this time, it was a part of the Huron nation. After the Native Americans left the region, John Biddle was the first white settler to come to Wyandotte. A master plan for the city was laid out by John Van Alstyne in the late 1850s, and in 1867, Wyandotte was officially incorporated as a city. The Eureka Iron Works played a major role in the establishment and development of the city.
Wyandotte and nearby Attractions
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Dearborn Historical Museum
- Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge
- Libra Marina
- Seaway Boat Club
- Ricks Cove
Things To Do In Wyandotte
The city of Wyandotte is ideally suited for museum lovers. From here one can visit a number of historical sites and museums nearby, including the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dearborn Historical Museum, the Detroit Science Center and the Museum of African American History. The city itself has picturesque marinas and coves like the Libra Marina and Ricks Cove. The Bishop Park, the Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge and the Pulaski Park offer amusement facilities for both adults and children.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is nearby.
Wyandotte Higher Education
For higher education, students can enroll at the Wayne State University, the Marygrove College, the University of Detroit Mercy and the Wayne County Community College District.