Wyandotte - USA, Michigan
Wyandotte is located in southeastern Michigan, approximately 11 miles (18km) south of Detroit on the Detroit River, and is part of the collection of communities known as Downriver. Wyandotte was founded as a village in 1854. The site where Wyandotte sits today in the 18th century was a small village called by the native Indians "Maquaqua" and by the local French "Monguagon". This Native American tribe was known as the Wyandot or Wendat, and were part of the Huron nation originally from the Georgian Bay area of Canada. It was from near here, along the banks of Ecorse Creek, that Chief Pontiac plotted his failed attack against the British garrisoned Fort of Detroit, in 1763. A waterfront community, Wyandotte is rich in history and is known for its distinctive architecture, charming downtown district and variety of cultural offerings. From here you can visit the Henry Ford Museum and explore 12 acres of historical artifacts, including President John F. Kennedy's limousine and the Rosa Parks bus. If you prefer an outdoor excursion, stroll through Greenfield Village, where nearly 100 historical buildings, ranging from the 17th century to today, have been relocated and arranged in a village setting. Highlights include the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop and Thomas Edison's lab.