Introduction to Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 7 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 7 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan.
Grosse Pointe History
Grosse Pointe, a wealthy suburban city, was established in 1893. The name 'Grosse Pointe' is derived from the French word for 'large point.' Sometimes referred to as 'The City,' Grosse Pointe is one of the five municipalities with similar names. Since the last century, this city has hosted numerous resorts, farms, cottages, and mansions. It was officially incorporated as a home rule municipality in 1934.
Grosse Pointe and Nearby Attractions
- Algonac State Park
- Fox Theater Building
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- African Safari Wildlife Park
- Toledo Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Grosse Pointe
There are numerous museums near Grosse Pointe. Cranbrook Art Museum, Ferndale Historical Museum, and Dearborn Historical Museum are some of the museums that provide historical information about the city. Cranbrook, Historic Fort Wayne and Fair Lane are historical sites located near the city. Recreational opportunities are available at Addison Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, and Algonac State Park.
Grosse Pointe Transportation
Oakland County International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Grosse Pointe Higher Education
The closest colleges to Grosse Pointe are Baker College of Auburn Hills, College for Creative Studies, and Concordia University Ann Arbor.