THE JEWEL OF BELLE ISLE
Long before the three gaming casinos we know of today became a reality, there was one on Belle Isle. However, it wasn’t a “casino” in the sense of what most of us think of today. In parks or garden areas like Belle Isle a “casino” was often built as a covered structure to provide a shady resting place in summer or a place to hold dances and other entertainment. This Italian Renaissance-style casino was completed in 1907 and is a Van Leyen and Schilling structure (however, it is often misattributed to Albert Kahn).
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
- WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE UBER OR LYFT IF YOU'LL BE DRINKING