Introduction to River Rouge, Michigan
River Rouge, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SE of Dearborn, Michigan (center to center) and 6 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan.
River Rouge History
River Rouge is located on the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Wayne County, which was the first county formed during the formation of the Northwest Territories, was named after "Mad Anthony Wayne," an American General. Officially incorporated in 1796, the boundaries of Wayne County stretched from the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in the east to Fort Wayne in the west.
River Rouge and Nearby Attractions
- City Hall Coney Island
- Kensington Metropark
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Detroit Science Center
- Proud Lake State Recreation Area
- Detroit Historical Museum
Things To Do In River Rouge
River Rouge has several park including Lower Huron Metropolitan Park and Maybury State Park. Lower Huron Metropolitan Park has a golf course, tennis and basketball court, water slide, camping, hiking, and picnicking areas. Those interested in films can visit the Walk-in Movies for a unique experience. The Detroit Historical Museum and Fort Wayne are frequently visited by those interested in history. Other historical sites nearby include Fox Theater Building and Pewabic Pottery.
River Rouge Transportation
Flights are available from Detroit City Airport.
River Rouge Higher Education
Colleges near River Rouge include Wayne State University, Marygrove College, the University of Detroit Mercy, and Henry Ford Community College.