Wyandotte - Michigan's best-kept secret!
Wyandotte, Michigan, is a Detroit River community about six miles before the river pours into Lake Erie. It’s a wonderful, self--contained city featuring our own water treatment plant, electrical plant, cable television and internet provider, recycling facility, and much more. Wyandotte is the home of the nation’s first Purple Heart memorial, and that’s in the middle of a huge restoration- improvement program.
Wyandotte is a member of Michigan’s Main Street project, designed to help cities maximize their potential and position themselves to maximum advantage. It’s also a Heritage City and features a serious Historical Society. Wyandotte has a LOT of history and tremendous work has been done to preserve our memories. We have a first-rate library (Bacon Memorial) in one of the historic landmark buildings and part of the historic campus. There are several parks throughout the city including two on the waterfront.
Most important to Willow Tree: Wyandotte boasts a fantastic downtown district that serves as our region’s independent shopping area. Wyandotte is especially well-tuned to women, boasting six stores that sell apparel, a fine jewelry store, several stores that offer mainstream jewelry as well as gift wares galore. We’ve got a tea shop, several beauty salons, a place to get your fortune told, and lots of places to eat and/or have a drink.
Once a month, the merchants in the downtown area host a series of open-house welcome wagon events called Third Fridays (occurring on the 3rd Friday of every month). We offer sales, have a horse and buggy riding around along with a nifty trolley, hire entertainment, raise money for worthwhile charities and causes. We have wine crawls and beer blasts, and we try to feature Michigan products at both of those. If you’re not familiar with Wyandotte, a Third Friday is a great way to get to know this unique suburban Detroit city.
The Wyandotte Business Association represents over 185 members of the business community. Visit them at www.wyandottebiz.org, for information on current events, and to get contact information on the majority of the businesses in Wyandotte. Contact Lynn Steffensky, the WBA’s office manager, at 734-324-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Wyandotte has a newly revamped website. It’s beautiful and it’s a wealth of information in just about all non-commercial areas pertaining to Wyandotte. Visit them at www.wyandotte.org.